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What Types Of Medical Specialist Can I See For A Musculoskeletal Injury?

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If you have a broken bone or an ankle sprain, you might be wondering who you should see for care. There are a few different professionals who can play a role in healing these injuries.  Primary Care Doctor Your physician may be your first line of defense in diagnosing and treating a bone or muscle injury. They can help to judge the severity of the injury and recommend you to a specialist for x-rays if needed.

29 September 2016

Important Preparations That Will Make Recovering From Knee Replacement Surgery Much Easier

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When facing knee replacement surgery there are a few important things you'll need to know. For starters, this type of major surgery requires a recovery time that can last several weeks. Fortunately, there are preparations you can make to help this time of transition go smoothly.  Choose Your Surgery Date Carefully Ask your orthopedic surgeon how long you can expect to stay in the hospital before being transferred to either a rehabilitation center or a nursing home.

19 April 2016

Physical Therapy: Helpful In Relieving Back Pain Caused From Overuse

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About 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life. This annoying and often agonizing discomfort causes them to seek back pain relief from their primary care physician, a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic doctor. One of the most common causes of back pain is overuse. Causes of Back Pain from Overuse Back pain is often caused from over-doing a physical activity. You may lift an object improperly or one that is too heavy, or you may participate in the activity for an extended period and strain your muscles.

21 September 2015

Orthopedic Stress Fractures: 4 Ways To Ensure A Speedy Recovery

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Stress fractures in the foot are very common, especially among athletes. Generally, a stress fracture occurs over time, as a particular bone in the foot is subjected to long periods of stress from running, biking, walking, or another physical activity. Unfortunately, stress fractures can take awhile to heal, which is why it's important that you take the necessary steps to promote a quick recovery so you can get back to your normal way of life.

4 September 2015

Solving The Age-Old Sports Medicine Question: Heat Pack Or Cold Pack?

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With all of the topical analgesics available today, pain and injuries from sports have many options for relief. Still, when you do not have a cream to treat a sore muscle, you can reach for a soothing pack. Which do you choose? In what situations is a heat pack a better choice than an ice pack? It is an age old question which people continue to be perplexed by. The answers below help you best understand why you would choose one over the other.

22 October 2014