202018Aug
How to Enjoy Walking When You Have Knee Pain

How to Enjoy Walking When You Have Knee Pain

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Walking is an excellent low-impact, aerobic exercise because it can be done at a pace that’s just right for you regardless of your age. If knee pain is part of the equation, however, you may have some concerns about strolling through your neighborhood with a loved one, taking your cherished four-legged buddy for daily walks,…

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202018Jun
Ways to Reduce Summer Joint Pain

Ways to Reduce Summer Joint Pain

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Aches and pains in joints can be especially distracting in the summer. If you’re among the estimated 100 million Americans living with chronic joint pain, heat and humidity may make symptoms more noticeable. Being more active as the days get longer can also place some added strain on joints. But this doesn’t mean you have…

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202018Apr
5 Must-Have Items to Get Before Spine Surgery

5 Must-Have Items to Get Before Spine Surgery

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When spine surgery is successful, it can lead to increased productivity at work and a more active and social lifestyle. But before you reach the point where you enjoy these benefits, you’ll need to spend some time recovering. This is why you’ll want to be as prepared as possible when it comes to what you’ll…

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202018Feb
Relieving Pain From a Slipped Disc

Relieving Pain From a Slipped Disc

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A slipped disc in your spinal column can quickly bring your normal routine to a halt. This painful yet common orthopedic condition often warrants prompt medical attention. You can heal from a slipped disc in your back by learning what this condition is and how doctors treat it today. What is a Slipped Disc? A…

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212017Dec
Most Common Reasons for Hand Pain

Most Common Reasons for Hand Pain

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Consisting of 27 bones, 29 joints, 48 nerves, and an assortment of muscles and ligaments, each of your hands plays a key role in many of the daily tasks you perform. Anything that injures or irritates any of these parts can be an instant source of distraction, or even frustration if there are certain tasks…

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312017Oct
Scoliosis in Adolescents

Scoliosis in Adolescents

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Most adolescents go through puberty without any complications or prolonged side effects. In less common instances, however, children can develop a spinal condition called scoliosis. Learn what scoliosis is and how doctors address this condition in children today. What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that typically occurs as a child goes…

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202017Aug
How Do Your Bones Heal?

How Do Your Bones Heal?

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The human body has a remarkable ability to heal itself. When a bone breaks, referred to as a fracture, your body starts to make efforts to repair the damage and heal tissues immediately. How much assistance will be necessary to successfully complete this process will depend on the extent of the break, where it’s located,…

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202017Jul
How to Avoid Sports-Related Injuries

How to Avoid Sports-Related Injuries

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Sprains (affecting ligaments) and strains (affecting muscles), stress fractures, and dislocations are among the most common sports-related injuries. Often affecting children and teens, sports-related injuries can sideline anyone who plays sports occasionally or on a regular basis. While not all injuries are avoidable, there are steps that can be taken to minimize the risk of…

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202017Jun
Orthopedics Throughout History

Orthopedics Throughout History

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Did you know that the principles of orthopedics were developed and used even during the ancient times? Ancient civilizations used these systems in describing the methods of recognizing and managing the most common orthopedic conditions. Additionally, the study of medicine in a systematic manner by Romans and Greeks significantly improved the understanding of surgical techniques…

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242017May
Eating for Your Musculoskeletal System

Eating for Your Musculoskeletal System

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Your musculoskeletal system is made up of all the bones and muscles in your body. It is easy to understand that keeping this system healthy is essential if you want to be active, flexible, and pain free. What isn’t so obvious is the way to achieve this healthy goal. You can influence your musculoskeletal system…

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182017Jan
Can I Prevent Osteoporosis?

Can I Prevent Osteoporosis?

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Osteoporosis is a chronic and progressive disorder that causes your bones to become increasingly brittle and weak. Your bones could be weakened so much by osteoporosis that coughing or a slip and fall in your home could cause a fracture. While some risk factors for osteoporosis cannot be controlled, such as your race and sex,…

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212016Dec
Types of Broken Bones

Types of Broken Bones

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Breaks in bones, also called fractures, can occur anywhere within the body where there’s a bone or joint. Bones can break completely, become fractured in specific locations or patterns, or break into multiple pieces. Treatment for broken bones depends on where the break occurs, the severity of the break, and whether or not other tissues…

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