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Noninvasive Treatments for Ankle Fractures

Ankle fractures can be very painful and can significantly interfere with your mobility. Although some fractures require surgery, in many cases, your orthopedist can offer noninvasive treatments that ...
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A Patient's Guide to Chronic Shoulder Instability

A common condition seen by orthopedists is shoulder instability. The shoulder is particularly vulnerable to this kind of injury because it has such a broad range of motion. The need for the shoulder ...
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Recovering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is among the most common types of wrist injuries treated by orthopedists. If you have been diagnosed with this condition, then read on for some helpful information on the ...
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Preventing Infections After Orthopedic Surgery

Following any surgical procedure, taking steps to avoid an infection can be crucial for the patient’s health and the success of the treatment. Are you scheduled to see an orthopedist for ...
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How Do Orthopedists Classify Sprains?

Sprains are a common type of sports injury treated by orthopedists. Because of this, using a classification system can make diagnosing and treating this type of problem simpler. Orthopedists use ...
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The Basics of Rotator Cuff Tears

Has your orthopedic surgeon diagnosed you with a torn rotator cuff? If so, then you probably have questions about this type of shoulder injury. Watch this video to learn the basics of rotator cuff ...
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Stopping Properly on the Ice

Figure skaters are susceptible to a number of sports injuries, including ankle injuries caused by improper stops. Stopping correctly on the ice is a skill that takes patience and persistence to learn. ...
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Diagnosing and Treating a Torn Meniscus

A meniscus tear is a knee injury that is particularly common among athletes who play contact sports such as football. The menisci are sections of cartilage that are responsible for absorbing the shock ...
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Choosing an Ergonomic Snow Shovel

Living in New York is not without its perks, but it does come with at least one major disadvantage: The inevitable need to shovel snow. If you’re rehabbing a sports injury or you are otherwise ...
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A Look at the Link Between Smoking and Poor Orthopedic Outcomes

If you’re a smoker, you probably already accept that smoking increases your risk of respiratory diseases and cancers, among other life-threatening health problems. But did you know that it can ...
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Recovering from Frozen Shoulder Injury

A common type of shoulder injury treated by orthopedists is frozen shoulder. If you were recently diagnosed with this condition, then read on to learn about recovering from this kind of injury. ...
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Common Problems Caused by Poorly Fitting Ice Skating Boots

When it comes to winter sports injuries, orthopedists sometimes see patients who have hurt themselves while ice skating. Continue reading to learn about common issues caused by poorly fitting ice ...
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A Look at Our Emergency Orthopedic Services

The skilled orthopedic surgeons at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine realize that when an emergency injury occurs, it’s important to seek treatment right away. For this reason, our team can ...
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Helping Your Child Cope with Wearing a Cast

Active kids sometimes suffer injuries while playing sports or participating in other activities. If your child recently saw a sports medicine doctor or orthopedist because of an injury, then he may ...
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The Dos and Don'ts of Knee Pain Management

Knee injuries and arthritis are both common causes of knee pain but, no matter the reason for your symptoms, several things can minimize or exacerbate your discomfort. Read on to learn what you should ...
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Rehabilitating a Wrist Injury

Wrist injuries are often seen by orthopedists and sports medicine specialists, and they can develop for many reasons, such as from overuse or when a person suffers a fall. If you’ve injured your ...
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Reduce Your Risk of Ice Skating Injuries

Ice skating is an excellent form of exercise and a popular winter sport. However, it’s smart to take precautions against getting hurt while you’re on the ice. To help prevent suffering a ...
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Are You at Risk of Frozen Shoulder?

The shoulder is a complicated joint that is at risk for several injuries, including frozen shoulder, which is characterized by pain and stiffness. If you’re suffering from a lack of strength or ...
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Breaking the Cycle of Knee Pain

Knee pain is an incredibly common problem, and many sufferers feel like they are trapped in a cycle of immobility and weight gain. Dealing with knee injuries can be a lengthy process, but it is ...
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Are You Warming Up Properly?

One of the easiest and most effective ways of preventing sports injuries is warming up before any kind of physical activity. Watch this video to learn a simple warm-up routine that could stop a sports ...
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The Basics of Proper Cast Care

Your orthopedist may place you in a cast to immobilize a broken or injured bone or joint to allow it to heal. It’s normal to have a period of adjustment as you get used to wearing your cast, but ...
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A Quick Look at the Basics of Your Knee Anatomy

Knee injuries can be debilitating and leave you facing mobility issues for an extended period of time. Without proper treatment, a knee injury can progressively get worse, and in the long term, lead ...
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How Will Your Doctor Remove Your Cast?

Many sports injuries require a cast as part of the treatment plan. Once the cast is in place, it’s common for people to wonder how their orthopedist will remove it without harming the skin ...
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How Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Diagnosed?

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve that runs through your wrist into your hand via a small canal called the carpal tunnel becomes compressed. When the compression occurs, you may experience ...
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Breaking the Cycle of Knee Pain

Knee pain is an incredibly common problem, and many sufferers feel like they are trapped in a cycle of immobility and weight gain. Dealing with knee injuries can be a lengthy process, but it is ...
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