How an Orthopedist Can Help You Recover After a Work-Related Accident

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When you experience a work-related accident, it can be a physically and emotionally challenging time. Whether you've suffered from a fall, a repetitive motion injury, or a traumatic accident, seeking the right medical care is essential for your recovery. One crucial healthcare professional to turn to is an orthopedist specializing in treating musculoskeletal injuries. This blog post will explore how an orthopedist can help you recover after a work-related accident and get you back on your feet.

4 December 2023

How Sports Medicine Can Help You Manage Your Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome And Stay Active

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a collective term for a broad group of connective tissue disorders that typically manifest, in its most common form, with hyperflexible joints and overly stretchy skin that can have problems healing.  While people with EDS can and do have active lifestyles, physical activities and sports can present unique challenges. Many people who have EDS can highly benefit from using sports medicine strategies that are tailored to their specific needs by focusing on helping the patient learn more about how to develop more strength and stability in their joints.

20 July 2023

Know Your Potential Treatments For An Achilles Tendon Rupture

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It can be very painful to experience an Achilles tendon rupture and it will require the right type of treatment to recover successfully. That's why it's important to know your options so that you can get on the right road to recovery quickly and safely. Non-Surgical Treatment Depending on the severity of the rupture, your doctor may recommend a non-surgical treatment. You'll need to wear a brace, boot, or cast on your foot to immobilize the ankle, which will allow the tendon to heal on its own over time.

26 May 2023

2 Times You Should See A Heel Pain Doctor

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Heel pain can be debilitating. When dealing with heel pain, it may be difficult to figure out what's happening and if you should go to the doctor. With some issues, going to the doctor isn't as necessary as with others. For example, if your feet hurt because you went hiking, your heel pain may disappear after a couple of days because your feet are just tired, and once they get a break, they can start to feel better.

15 February 2023

Choosing Orthotics For Hiking

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If you hike a lot, you need to take care of your feet. One of the best ways to take care of your feet, especially when you hike regularly, is by wearing orthotic inserts inside of your shoes. Orthotics come in many varieties though. So, how do you pick the right ones? Here are a few tips to guide you.  If you have diabetes or ongoing injury problems, go custom.

30 September 2022

How Can You Tell If You Need To See An Orthopedist For An Anterior Hip Replacement Procedure?

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Despite how common hip replacement surgeries are, a good number of people tend to be wary about getting this procedure for various reasons. Unquestionably, the leading cause of uneasiness is the fear of having to be in pain for several weeks or months post-surgery. Further causes of this apprehension include the fear of protracted healing times as well as concerns about being immobile for a prolonged period. But these fears are unfounded when it comes to anterior hip replacement procedures.

26 May 2022

3 Frequently Asked Questions About Plantar Fasciitis And Treating It

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The foot muscles are among the most overworked muscles because they support the entire body weight. However, if you are careful about your posture and buy shoes that support your muscles, you should not experience foot problems. One of the most common complications affecting the foot is plantar fasciitis. The top symptoms for the condition include pain on the bottom of the heel, increased pain after exercising, swollen heels, and pain that feels like pricking needles when you step down in the morning.

15 February 2022

Fighting Back Against Plantar Fasciitis: 3 Pain-Reducing Strategies

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Plantar fasciitis occurs when the band of tissue connecting the arch and the ball of your foot becomes inflamed. In most cases, the point of pain is where the heel connects with the arch, but pain can also occur where the arch meets the ball of your foot. There are a few ways to reduce the pain of plantar fasciitis: Exercises Exercises can seem counterintuitive, but various types of movement can have long-term benefits.

31 August 2021

Prepping For Joint Replacement? 3 Preparation Steps You May Need To Take

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Making a decision to undergo joint replacement can be a logical option for those who have become increasingly debilitated by joint pain. In most cases, joint replacement surgery is considered most appropriate for patients who are at or near retirement age. In part, retirement age is the point where human life expectancy is closely matched to the expected lifespan of many of the mechanical joints currently used in replacement procedures.  

22 June 2021

Injuries And Advanced Arthritis: Reasons For Shoulder Replacement Surgery

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Shoulder replacement surgery is less common than knee or hip replacement, but orthopedists perform many of these operations every year. A severe injury to the shoulder or serious arthritis may cause a need for this surgery to relieve pain and allow the arm to regain function. Quality of life is impaired when someone must deal with this type of problem. Relevant Statistics Every year, some 53,000 people in the United States have a shoulder replacement operation.

26 February 2021