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9 Tips for Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

If you are living with diabetes, one of the best things you can do is to keep your blood sugar levels under control. If not properly managed, diabetes can result in severe complications such as poor blood flow and nerve damage. Which can ultimately lead to diabetic ulcers in the feet which can worsen over [...]

TIPS ON HOW TO PREVENT A GOLF INJURY

Golf is considered a low-impact game but it’s also the cause of a considerate amount of injuries. A golf injury is typically related to poor posture or an overuse of joints. Common injury areas are the elbow, lower back,  wrist, hand, and shoulder. There are many ways you can avoid a golf injury. Start off with [...]

5 Self-Tests To Determine If You Have Tennis Elbow

If you experience pain around the elbow then there is a high chance you have Lateral Epicondylitis. This is a condition commonly referred to as Tennis Elbow. Lateral Epicondylitis is caused when there is damage to the tendons that connect the forearm to your elbow. Also commonly referenced as tendonitis. Tennis Elbow got its name [...]

4 Low-Impact Exercises to Strengthen Your Core and Back

Our core is made up of a group of muscles that run down the center of our body - is the epicenter of balance and strength for virtually everything we do. Examples of these muscles include the abdominal muscles, back muscles, and the pelvis. The core muscles work together to assist the body in maintaining [...]

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 [...]

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

National Arthritis Awareness Month in May is meant to raise awareness about this condition. In fact, arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the U.S., affecting one in five adults and over a quarter of a million children nationally. Arthritis takes many forms including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus and nearly 100 [...]

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 [...]