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Easing Into Activity Following Knee Replacement

After a knee replacement it is important to slowly build up your activity level; every patient is different, and your recovery time will vary. When the surgery is complete, and you have returned home, you must commit to an extensive...

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What You Need to Know About Stress Fractures

A stress fracture is a common sports injury, often occurring in weight-bearing bones, such as the tibia and the bones in the foot. There are typically only a few symptoms related to stress fractures: either a generalized area of pain and...

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Don’t Let Strains Put You on the Sideline

Muscle strains can happen while playing sports, hiking, running, or while performing everyday activities. Sometimes referred to as a pulled muscle, a muscle strain leaves you with a sharp pain that can cause swelling and discomfort.

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How to Ice or Heat an Injury

Ice packs and heat pads are among the most commonly used treatments in orthopedics. So which one is the right one to use for your injury?

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Ice treatment is most commonly used for acute injuries. If you have...

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Thumb Pain? Arthritis Could Be the Culprit

If you notice increasing pain with activities as simple as opening a jar or turning a key, you may be experiencing the effects of thumb arthritis, also known as basal joint arthritis. This condition is common in postmenopausal women, with nearly...

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Signs and Symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that covers the top of the upper arm bone (humerus) and holds it in place in the shoulder joint. It allows the arm to rotate at the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff tears are a common source of...

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What Is a Steroid Injection?

Steroid injections are a useful tool for both the diagnosis of back, neck, leg, and arm pain and the treatment of pain. There are several different types of steroid injections, including epidural injections, facet joint injections, and sacroiliac...

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Reduce Back Pain While Getting Better ZZZZ’s

For those who suffer from back pain, finding the most comfortable sleeping position can be difficult. Mattresses, pillows, and sleeping positions are all factors in a good night’s sleep with back pain, and there are ideal sleeping positions for...

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Nonsurgical Treatment Options for Back Pain

Many people experience back pain at some point in their lives. However surgery is not always needed to relieve chronic back pain. There are many nonsurgical treatment options that quickly and effectively treat back, neck, and spine pain.

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Walk Your Arthritis Pain Away

Osteoarthritis of the knee, often referred to as wear-and-tear arthritis, is a condition in which the cartilage within your knee wears away.

When your cartilage begins to wear away, the bones of your knees rub more closely against one...

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