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What You Need to Know About Spinal Stenosis

Due to the wear-and-tear effects of aging, our spines can change over the years. One of these changes that can occur is the narrowing of the spinal canal, which is a condition referred to as spinal stenosis. This results in pressure on the spinal...

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What You Need to Know About Whiplash

Whiplash is a neck strain injury often associated with car accidents, but it can also occur in contact sports, such as football. The impact or blow causes the head to quickly jerk forward or backward, resulting in stretched or torn muscles and...

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Sciatica: Signs & Solutions

Sciatica is the result of a protruding or herniated disc in your spine. The out-of-place disc puts pressure on the nerves in your lower spine, resulting in mild to severe pain in the lower extremity.

Typically, sciatica occurs in...

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Home Projects: Do It Yourself—Safely

From roof repair and landscaping to the perfect do-it-yourself home décor, during COVID-19 many more are finding it fun and rewarding to complete projects at home, but DIY also comes with some safety risks. Be sure to follow the safety...

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Warning Signs of Carpal Tunnel

What are the warning signs of carpal tunnel syndrome? The most common warning signs are pain, tingling, and numbness in the fingers (all but the pinky). Other symptoms may include:

  • A feeling that your fingers are full or swollen...
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Do I Have Trigger Finger?

You can move your fingers because of soft tissues called flexor tendons that are attached to your fingers and the muscles in your arm. These tendons glide through channels called tendon sheaths, and trigger finger is the result of inflammation or...

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Overusing Your Arms: 5 Injuries to Watch For

Overuse injuries are the result of small, repetitive forms of trauma to the structures in your arm. Whether you’re an elite athlete or work with a computer daily, learning about upper extremity overuse injuries can help you practice caution...

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How to Spot a Rotator Cuff Injury

The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that covers the top of the upper arm bone, helping to hold the shoulder joint together. The structure allows the arm to rotate in the joint so you can throw a ball, pick an apple, or give someone...

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Top 5 Tips for Taking On Arthritis

Taking a positive approach to arthritis can make all the difference in creating and sustaining life-altering habits. Since arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body, it’s important for those suffering to...

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How to Get Back in Action With Your New Knee

How long do patients need to wait before returning to their lifestyles? Every patient is different, and recovery times will vary. When the surgery is complete and the patient has returned home, they must commit to an extensive rehabilitation...

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Anterior Hip Replacement: What You Need to Know

People suffering from hip pain, arthritis, stiffness, or limited hip movement can choose minimally invasive surgery when a hip replacement is needed. Anterior hip replacement surgery is one of the least invasive joint replacement options. This...

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5 Vital Tips for Hydration

Whether you are training over a prolonged period or playing hard during a competition, hydration can keep you at peak performance and help you avoid serious health risks.

Dehydration in athletes can lead to decreased coordination, fatigue...

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Athletes and Meniscus Tears: The Need-to-Know Basics

In young athletes, most injuries to the meniscus are a result of trauma. The menisci are vulnerable to injuries that involve both compression and twisting across the joint, which is a common occurrence in contact sports, like football, as well as...

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ACL Injuries Can Take a Toll on Female Athletes

It’s a trend happening on playing fields and basketball courts at an alarming rate: a young girl jumps or pivots and collapses in excruciating pain. In fact, teenage girls sustain serious knee injuries, like ACL tears, at much higher rates...

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3 Tips to Get Great Posture

Back and neck pain will afflict nearly 80 percent of Americans at some point in their lifetime. Our spine doctors say one of the most common causes of that pain is poor posture.

The following tips will keep you aligned, help improve your...

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Eliminating Neck Pain

The lower back is one of the most common sources of pain, but the upper portion of the spine—called the cervical spine—can also be a pain in the neck. Artificial disc replacement is a procedure that can offer pain relief and restore...

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery—Maximum Benefits

If you are suffering from back, neck, or spine pain and are in need of surgery, minimally invasive surgery may be an option you should consider. Minimally invasive spinal surgeries offer many benefits, such as shorter recovery times, smaller...

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Does the Shoe Fit?

When your shoes don’t fit right, your feet can be subject to injury or even permanent deformity. These problems include soreness, blisters, calluses, corns, bunions, and hammertoe. Wearing well-fitting shoes can prevent pain and discomfort...

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Getting Help for Heel Pain

Your feet are built to handle lots of stress. Sometimes, excess force and other issues can overwhelm the structures of your foot or ankle, leading to short-term or chronic heel pain. This heel pain typically occurs beneath the heel, behind the...

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Ankle Pain: Sprain or Strain?

Sprains and strains in the ankle are different injuries requiring different methods of care. Knowing the difference between these injuries is important.

An ankle sprain involves a stretching or tearing of the ligaments connecting the...

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Is Joint Replacement Right for You?

According to our joint replacement experts, you may be ready for a joint replacement if you’re experiencing the following:

  • You have joint pain that keeps you awake at night
  • The pain in your knee prevents you from...
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Lessen Your Stress for Joint Health

High levels of stress can cause headaches, disturb sleep, and lead to high blood pressure and depression. Coping with stress properly becomes even more important if you are one of the more than 40 million Americans living with arthritis. ...

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Tips for Planning for Your Recovery

Planning for your return home prior to surgery can help assure a smoother recovery. The following are some things to keep in mind when returning home from a joint replacement:

  • Bring in help. Sometimes, patients...
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Don’t Let Ankle Sprains Keep You on the Sidelines

An ankle sprain is caused by the stretching or tearing of the ligaments that connect the bones in the foot, ankle, and lower leg. It is a common injury among athletes, particularly in football, basketball, and soccer, as these sports require...

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Tips for Avoiding ACL Tears

One of the most common knee injuries among athletes is a torn ACL. The anterior cruciate ligament is one of four major ligaments that provide stability to the knee joint. The fibrous bands attach bone to bone and help to limit excessive movement...

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Overtraining: When Less Is More

Not allowing your body adequate time to rest and recover from exercising will only make it harder to reach your fitness goals. Typically associated with little rest and excessive repetition, overtraining can result in injury or illness.

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Don’t Let Golfer’s Elbow Keep You off the Green

Golfer’s elbow is similar to tennis elbow (both are forms of elbow tendonitis) but occurs on the inside of the elbow rather than the outside. There will be inflammation along the inner side of the elbow, where the tendons of the forearm...

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Avoiding Shoulder Injuries

The shoulder is composed of the shoulder blade (scapula), collarbone (clavicle), and upper arm bone (humerus). With two joints, the glenohumeral and acromioclavicular, the shoulder is widely considered to be the most unstable joint. It can move...

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Treatments for Trigger Finger

The cause of trigger finger is generally unknown. However, it is found more commonly in women than men as well as in those suffering from other health issues, such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. 

Symptoms of trigger finger...

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Herniated Discs Can Be a Pain in the Back

A herniated disc is the rupture of a spinal disc, which is the soft cushion that sits between each vertebra of the spine. When the disc ruptures, a small part of the spinal disc is pushed outside its normal boundary, and the spinal nerves and...

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