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Stress Fractures: What the Athlete Needs to Know

A stress fracture is a common sports injury, often occurring in weight-bearing bones, such as the tibia or 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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Catastrophic Brain Injuries Hit All-Time High in High School Football

For each of the past 20 years, the number of football-related brain injuries resulting in permanent disability at the high school level has remained in the single digits. But now, experts say the tally has risen to as high as 13 in recent years,...

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Joint Pain at the Computer

Whether at work or home, those who sit at a computer extensively are prone to suffering aches and pains in their fingers,...

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5 Tips to Help Preserve Your Joints

With so many products on the market to help you reverse the effects of aging, it’s unfortunate that there are no creams or ointments available to reduce the pain you could feel as your joints age.  However,...

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Weight Loss = Pain Relief

Research shows that losing even a little weight can make a big difference in reducing joint pain.

For those with joint pain, often caused by ligament or cartilage damage, walking and most type of exercises exacerbate the pain;...

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Are You Ready for Joint Replacement?

The joint replacement doctors at Coastal Orthopedics say if you’re experiencing the following signs, you may be ready for a joint replacement procedure.

  • You...
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Minimally Invasive Procedures

A recent trend in surgery has nearly become standard. Read more to find out what makes a procedure minimally invasive and how it can benefit the patient.

Surgeries that are categorized as minimally invasive involve one or a few...

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Is It Time for New Shoes?

Love your old pair of tennis shoes? Find out why you may want to replace that torn-up pair of shoes with newer, more comfortable footwear.

While you may feel out of your comfort zone without your trusty pair of shoes, hanging on to them...

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About Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an irritation of the thick tissue, known as the plantar fascia, located on the bottom of the foot.  The plantar fascia is a thick ligament that runs from the heel bone to the toes and supports the natural arch of the...

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Preventing and Treating Wrist Tendonitis

Wrist tendonitis is a condition caused by trauma or repetitive use that results in wrist pain and swelling. Our wrist specialist offers several treatment options for wrist tendonitis.

Splinting the wrist is often the first step in...

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