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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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Get the Answers to Your Questions About Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis is a potentially serious condition that can affect both children and adults, especially those with diabetes. It requires immediate treatment by an orthopedist to prevent complications ...
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Reasons to Use Athletic Taping

Athletic taping is a valuable tool that can help athletes with both rehabilitation and performance. Sports medicine specialists often use athletic taping to improve the comfort and stability of ...
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Reducing the Risk of Sports Injuries

If you’ve ever suffered a sports injury, then you know how frustrating it can be to deal with this type of setback. Proper preparation before you compete is essential if you want to avoid issues ...
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Is It Time to Consider Knee Replacement Surgery?

Your knees play an important role in your ability to perform everyday movements like walking, bending, and climbing stairs, and when they don’t function properly, this can greatly impact your ...
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A Look at Common Injuries Among Olympic Athletes

While certain sports injuries suffered by Olympic athletes stand out due to their severe nature, these are not the ones that occur most frequently. Compared to overuse injuries, broken collarbones and ...
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Understanding ACL Tears in Female Athletes

An ACL tear is a fairly common sports injury that occurs when one of the major ligaments in the knee, called the anterior cruciate ligament, is injured. This type of injury frequently happens when the ...
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The Dos and Don'ts of Ergonomic Texting

While people often visit an orthopedist for sports medicine, non-sports injuries are also commonly treated ailments. Individuals often ignore their posture while using their mobile devices but, over ...
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Spotting the Signs of a Torn Meniscus

Meniscus tears are one of the most common knee injuries, and they are typically caused by a quick twist or turn of the leg. The meniscus is a large section of cartilage that functions as a cushion ...
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Coming Back from an Ankle Sprain

Sprained ankles are a common type of sports injury. If you have sprained your ankle, your orthopedist may recommend a variety of exercises to help recover the joint’s strength. Watch this video ...
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Practicing Good Posture in the Garden

Spending time in the garden this time of year can be extremely pleasant and relaxing. However, when it comes to digging, weeding, and raking, many gardeners end up developing aches, pains, and even ...
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Stay Injury-Free This Softball Season

Sports injuries are some of the most common problems that orthopedic specialists treat. This time of year, plenty of people injure themselves on the diamond but, in many cases, these injuries are ...
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Spotlight on Ankle Ligament Injuries

Sprained ankles are common sports injuries that many athletes will suffer from at least once in their lifetime. This type of injury occurs when the ligaments that support the ankle are stretched too ...
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Practicing Better Cell Phone Ergonomics

While sports medicine specialists and orthopedists commonly treat patients with neck, hand, and wrist injuries caused by sports and physical activities, these problems can also develop as a result of ...
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