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Orthopaedic Urgent Care vs. the ER

Injuries are not scheduled and tend to occur when you least expect them. When you or your loved one suffers an injury, you want the best care available as soon as possible. In some cases, that means a trip to the emergency room. Other times,...

Understanding Fractures

There are typically only a few symptoms related to a fracture. If you or your athlete has suffered a fracture, the pain levels will vary depending on the location and type of fracture. Other common symptoms are swelling and/or bruising and...

Is That Pain From Shoulder Impingement Syndrome?

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common cause of shoulder pain for athletes who participate in sports and activities that involve significant use of overhead arm motions, such as swimming, tennis, and baseball. It occurs when the scapula, or...

Don’t Let an Achilles Tendon Rupture Interrupt Your Life

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It helps you walk, run, and jump. But when the tendon gets stretched too far, it can rupture, resulting in a complete or partial tear. This is usually due to a sudden and strong force on the...

Understanding Hammertoe

A hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third, or fourth toe. This condition causes a bend in the toe’s middle joint, which makes the toe resemble a hammer—hence the name.

Hammertoes can be caused by a muscle imbalance as...

6 Expert Tips on Using Crutches

Using a walking aid, such as crutches, is an important part of your recovery because it allows your foot or ankle to heal properly. Learning how to balance with your walking aid is one of the most crucial steps in using it effectively.

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Is Partial Knee Replacement Right for You?

The knee is a common place for osteoarthritis or the loss of cartilage in the joint. One option to correct this is a total knee replacement, which is an extensive, open procedure with an extended recovery time. If the osteoarthritis only affects...

Top 6 Ways to Exercise With Arthritis

Maintaining a healthy weight and activity level keeps your muscles strong and can delay joint replacement. But how do you help your arthritis when it hurts to work out?

Our experts say that focusing on low-impact exercise options can help...

Biking for Better Joints: 5 Safety Tips

If you’re among the many mountain bikers and cyclists looking to ride out the COVID-19 pandemic while staying healthy, active, safe, and working on your joint health, then our expert cycling guidelines should help you avoid a variety of...

Home Projects: Do It Yourself—Safely

From roof repair and landscaping to the perfect do-it-yourself home décor, during COVID-19 many more are finding it fun and rewarding to complete projects at home, but DIY also comes with some safety risks. Be sure to follow the safety...

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