202016Jul
Options for Herniated Discs

Options for Herniated Discs

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A common source of back and neck pain, herniated discs can result in little or no discomfort or extreme pain aggravated by movement, depending on how nearby nerves are affected. If your pain isn’t going away with conservative treatments or it’s becoming progressively worse, you may be directed to an orthopedic surgeon. What Causes a…

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272016Jun
Five Common Types of Tendon Tears

Five Common Types of Tendon Tears

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There are several types of tendon tears that can lead to immobility or severe discomfort for a patient. One: An Achilles Tendon Rupture An Achilles tendon rupture happens frequently in a foot, especially during sports that include running or jumping. Older individuals are also more likely to incur this type of injury due to natural…

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172016May
Common Orthopedic Problems in Adults

Common Orthopedic Problems in Adults

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Orthopedic problems are often related to some type of stress, strain, or damage involving muscles, ligaments, and joints. Adults in particular can experience muscle-related discomfort due to age-related conditions, temporary inflammation, and corresponding medical conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. Arthritis Affecting approximately 50 million Americans, arthritis can place pressure on joints and muscles…

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132016Apr
Could You Have Osteoarthritis?

Could You Have Osteoarthritis?

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Caused by age-related wear and tear on the cartilage that provides a cushion for your joints, osteoarthritis is a common cause of pain associated with movement. If you’re experiencing a level of discomfort that’s affecting your quality of life, your regular doctor may refer you to an orthopedic surgeon for a more extensive evaluation to…

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142016Mar
Preventing a Hamstring Strain

Preventing a Hamstring Strain

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The hamstrings are a group of three muscles located along the back of your thigh. Activities that involve sprinting combined with sudden starts and stops can pull or strain these muscles. Certain factors, such as age and a history of previous injuries can make you more prone to hamstring injuries; however, there are steps you…

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122016Feb
Common Orthopedic Problems in Seniors

Common Orthopedic Problems in Seniors

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Senior citizens experience several orthopedic problems after many years of wear and tear on the joints of their bodies. In addition to having degrading bone and cartilage in weight-bearing joints such as the knees and hips, senior citizens can develop health conditions such as arthritis or diabetes mellitus that contribute to their orthopedic issues. Fortunately,…

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132016Jan
Dealing with Osteoporosis

Dealing with Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis can be a difficult condition to live with due to the fact that it leads to the brittleness of bones throughout the body and makes it more difficult to partake in numerous activities. If you’re living with osteoporosis, there are a number of ways that you can deal with the disease and substantially reduce…

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182015Dec
Common Orthopedic Problems in Athletes

Common Orthopedic Problems in Athletes

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Athletes commonly have orthopedic problems due to injury or overuse of the musculoskeletal system. Sometimes little treatment must be done to fix an injury, and sometimes more in depth measures are taken in order to promote healing. Ankle Fractures One very common orthopedic problem among athletes is ankle fractures or broken ankles. This is often…

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242015Nov
Common Orthopedic Problems in Teenagers

Common Orthopedic Problems in Teenagers

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Although teens are typically healthy, adolescence is a time when orthopedic problems may develop. Growth spurts can place extra stress on tendons and muscles, increasing the risk of some injuries. Conditions such as scoliosis may become apparent. Sports injuries are also fairly common among high school athletes of both sexes, although teen boys and girls…

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212015Oct
Overcoming Runner’s Knee

Overcoming Runner’s Knee

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Runner’s knee is obviously common with runners, but it is also seen in any athletes that bend their knees a lot, such as those that do a lot of biking or jumping. Runner’s knee, also called patellofemoral pain syndrome, is actually a general term for many different disorders. It is typically caused by problems such…

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252015Sep
Understanding Bursitis

Understanding Bursitis

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All over your body, bursae work to cushion your muscles, bones, and tendons. Bursae are small sacs that are filled with fluid. Bursitis occurs when the bursae become inflamed. Bursitis is most commonly located in the hip, shoulder, and elbow, but can also develop in areas like the knee and heel. Essentially, the condition is…

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202015Aug
Common Orthopedic Problems in Kids

Common Orthopedic Problems in Kids

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As your child grows and develops, you may notice things about their movement or growth that concerns you. In many cases, these things are temporary and occur as your child is beginning to walk, or are otherwise not requiring treatment. In other cases, there are real orthopedic issues at play. Although there are many different…

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