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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 [...]

4 Perfect Purposes for an Orthopedic Visit

Often people seek care from an orthopedic physician for neck and back pain or injury, sports injuries, or arthritic joints, and these are only a few of the musculoskeletal conditions that affect many others. An orthopedic doctor diagnoses and treats disorders and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Additionally, they can help with the prevention of [...]

How Losing Weight Can Help Your 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, which can also lead to osteoarthritis. Yet losing even a small amount of weight loss can make a big [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Simple Tips to Avoid Common Halloween Injuries

It may come as no surprise that Halloween is one of the top three holidays when an emergency room visit is made, but some of the risks may not be the ones you’d guess. Of course, pumpkin carving is a unique danger this time of the year, not only for children, but for adults attempting [...]

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