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Skate Safe to Prevent Injuries

Skating is a fun way to stay in shape while enjoying the winter season. But whether you’re a recreational skater or a professional, it’s important to be aware of the potential for sports ...
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Do You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, it’s important to visit an orthopedist for treatment sooner, rather than later. Early treatment can reduce the risk of further damage to the nerve in your ...
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Preventing Wrist Injuries at Work

Repetitive motions at work can put your wrists in jeopardy, leading to acute injuries and chronic pain. The good news is that there are several steps you can take to reduce the chances of wrist ...
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What to Expect After Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery can end chronic pain and restore mobility, but many patients wonder what to expect during the recovery period. Your orthopedic surgeon will work closely with you before and ...
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Preventing Injuries in Basketball Players

The fast pace of basketball makes players prone to a variety of injuries, from ankle sprains to knee ligament tears and hand injuries. Every player who takes the court, from weekend warriors to pros, ...
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Understanding Tendonitis

Tendons are thick fibers that attach muscles to bones, and tendonitis refers to inflammation of one of those tendons. It can cause pain and tenderness that interferes with mobility. If you develop ...
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What Is the Proper Way to Carry a Backpack?

Heavy backpacks can lead to chronic back and shoulder pain, particularly if the strap is only worn over one shoulder. An orthopedist would recommend choosing an ergonomic backpack with well-padded ...
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What Are the Signs of Bone Tumors?

A bone tumor can develop when abnormal cells begin to grow in a bone. Although a bone tumor can affect any bone in the body, it is most commonly diagnosed in the long bones of the arms and legs. Bone ...
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A Look at the Most Common Types of Arthritis

There are dozens of different types of arthritis. Although different types of arthritis can cause varying symptoms, the most common symptoms include pain, stiffness, and difficulty with physical ...
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The Basics of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

An orthopedist can treat patients who have wrist injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when pressure is exerted on the median nerve. This nerve extends from the ...
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Treatment Options for Knee Injuries

If you’re suffering from a knee injury, an experienced orthopedic specialist can provide you with a diagnosis and treatment options. Knee injuries can be a result of repetitive stress, aging, ...
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Recognizing the Signs of Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle

Arthritis is a disease that affects the joints, and causes pain, stiffness, degeneration, inflammation, swelling, and deformities. An orthopedist or orthopedic surgeon can diagnose and treat arthritis ...
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Prevent Orthopedic Injuries While Swimming

Because swimming puts a lot of stress on every joint and muscle in the body, it can cause sports injuries such as rotator cuff tendonitis, shoulder injuries, lower back pain, neck pain, and knee ...
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Injury Prevention Tips for Football Players

Sports injuries are common amongst football players, but you can avoid suffering permanent damage by following injury prevention tips. Visiting an orthopedic specialist who practices sports medicine ...
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How to Select a School Backpack

Wearing a heavy backpack all day can take a toll on the health of your child’s shoulders, back, and spine. This may lead to shoulder injuries further down the line. Visiting an orthopedic ...
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How Are Knee Sprains Treated?

Knee injuries, such as knee sprains, are a very common sports injury. Treating a knee sprain quickly and effectively will ensure that no further cartilage damage is suffered. If you have suffered a ...
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Finding the Perfect Fit in Your Running Shoe

Whether you’re an athlete, or you run regularly as part of your fitness routine, it is very important that you wear running shoes that fit properly. Running shoes that fit incorrectly can cause ...
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Protect Yourself from Knee Pain When You Run

Running is an effective way to burn calories, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and enjoy the great outdoors. However, it can also lead to sports injuries. Knee injuries are especially common among ...
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Understanding Different Types of Ankle Injuries

Although sports injuries such as ankle sprains and strains may seem relatively minor at first, they can lead to lasting effects such as chronic pain if not treated properly. If your orthopedist ...
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Is Texting Setting You Up for Arthritis?

While it may be convenient, texting may also be hazardous to your health. You probably already know that texting behind the wheel isn’t a good idea, but did you know that excessive use of your ...
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Could You Have a Broken Bone?

Sometimes it can be difficult for athletes to determine whether they have suffered a sprain or a bone fracture. Since a broken bone requires immediate care, it’s best to err on the side of ...
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Stay Safe from Injury on the Softball Field with These Tips

When you’re eager to play ball, the last thing you want is to get sidelined with an orthopedic injury. The running, fast stops, throwing, and repetitive motions involved in softball mean that ...
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Shoulder Injuries: Know the Signs

Your shoulders are responsible for a range of different motions, and as such, they are very vulnerable to orthopedic injury. A shoulder injury can be debilitating, so pay attention to the early signs ...
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Tips for Avoiding Orthopedic Injuries While Gardening

Many people enjoy gardening during the summer months, but unfortunately, many people also find themselves in need of help from an orthopedic doctor after tending to their gardens. Orthopedic injuries ...
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How Are Ankle Sprains Treated?

Ankle sprains are the most common type of sprain injury. They occur when you roll your ankle or step incorrectly, overextending your ligaments. Whenever you suffer any kind of sprain, be sure to see ...
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