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Hurricane Injury & Illness Prevention Tips

It’s important to take the appropriate measures to prevent injury & illness before a hurricane, even if one isn’t headed your way. However, since Hurricane Dorian is now on track towards Florida we all need to be as prepared as possible. Injury prevention is very important and we should all be careful during and after [...]

Preparing for a Hurricane

Living in Florida, we've had our share of hurricanes. In 2017, Irma was projected to hit the East Coast of South Florida, quickly gaining speed. At the last minute, it switched paths and made a beeline towards the West Coast. Devastating many people who were not prepared for this turn. This being said, we should [...]

A Surprisingly Common Knee Condition Affecting Young Athletes

Many people have never heard of Osgood-Schlatter disease, even though it affects about 21% of adolescent athletes. This condition is common in physically active children between the ages of 8 -15. Although, it also occurs in less active children and teenagers who are experiencing a growth spurt. During this time, muscles, bones, and tendons rapidly [...]

Tiger Woods Stunning Comeback after Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery

Tiger Woods brings home his 5th jacket from The Masters this past Sunday. This will be his 15th major golf tournament victory. His previous championship was over 10 years ago in 2008 when he triumphed at the U.S. Open. Two years ago in 2017, Tiger Woods had undergone his fourth back procedure. At this time, [...]

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 [...]