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What You Need to Know About A Broken Toe

August 6 is National Wiggle Your Toes Day, which is something many people may take for granted.  However, breaking or fracturing a toe can cause a lot of pain and discomfort, especially when wiggling.  Fracturing a toe often occurs through stubbing it or dropping something on it, but it can also occur from overuse during [...]

How Losing Weight Reduces Knee Pain

Approximately twenty percent of all adults in the United States suffer from knee pain! And more than two out of three Americans are overweight. One of the most common complications of being overweight is knee pain. And knee pain can also lead to osteoarthritis. However, losing even a small amount of weight loss can make [...]

Reducing Chronic Inflammation for Better Orthopedic Health

Inflammation plays a role in the body’s natural healing process and serves to help localize and remove the problem. It allows damaged cells and tissues to be cleared away and replaced by healthy cells at the site of an injury to assist with the healing process. Acute inflammation that lasts only a few days is [...]

4 Ways to Identify a Possible ACL Knee Injury

A sprain or tear to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common knee injuries, with approximately 400,000 people a year suffering from it. Athletes are especially at risk, and women have a higher risk of suffering an ACL injury than men, probably due to both anatomical and hormonal differences. There are [...]

The 4 Simple Steps for Treating Ankle Sprains and Pains

Ankle sprains can happen at any time, but frequently occur when participating in sports. In fact, ankle sprains, which are ligament injuries, are the most common sports injury. Tearing of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle are the most prevalent type of sprain, although pain on the inner side of the ankle may [...]

Understanding Flat Feet or Fallen Arches

Typically, there is a a gap under the arch of the foot when standing, but for people with fallen arches or flat feet there is little to no space, causing the entire bottom surface of the foot to be in contact with the ground. Some people may experience no pain or obvious problems from this [...]

Holiday Travel with Prescription Medications

Sharing time with family and friends, or simply enjoying time away from it all is part of the fun during the holiday season. Although traveling with prescription medicines can be challenging, proper planning can help keep your trip a relaxing and enjoyable one. Here are a few suggestions to help you plan. • Ensure that [...]

A Doctor’s Empathy is the Key to Patient Satisfaction

Understanding people, not just science, is crucial to being a good physician. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, or in other words, to put yourself in their shoes. It expresses the desire to understand and to help, and is imperative to establishing a trusting relationship. Which is also key [...]

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