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Nov 03, 2020

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is among the most common causes of heel pain. When you are looking down at your foot the portion that you see is called the dorsal side and what runs underneath is the plantar side.  You have a very...

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Oct 20, 2020

“The Mako robot is a twenty-first century tool for twenty-first century joint replacements” -Dr. Michal Higgins, Hip & Knee Replacement Specialist Mako SmartRobotics™ uses 3D CT-based planning software so your surgeon can know...

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Oct 06, 2020

Can Traction Treatment Help You? Traction is a technique that is done by certain certified chiropractors or physical therapists. Typically, you must have a very specific type of table that allows the patient to lay down and stretch the spine. There...

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Sep 22, 2020

As someone who has suffered from this condition, it can be rather debilitating. What is it? De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a condition when two extensor tendons along the radial aspect of the wrist become inflamed. These two tendons, the abdu...

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May 29, 2018

High levels of stress can cause headaches, disturb sleep, and lead to high blood pressure and depression. Coping with stress properly becomes even more important if you are one of the more than 40 million Americans living with arthritis. The complic...

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May 29, 2018

According to our joint replacement experts, you may be ready for a joint replacement if you’re experiencing the following: You have joint pain that keeps you awake at night The pain in your knee prevents you from participating in your favorite re...

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May 29, 2018

A shoulder injury is typically associated with a sudden or traumatic event such as a sports-related injury or fall. As a result, shoulder separation or dislocation is common. However, the difference between the two begins with the location of the inj...

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May 29, 2018

Golfer’s elbow is similar to tennis elbow (both are forms of elbow tendonitis) but occurs on the inside of the elbow rather than the outside. There will be inflammation along the inner side of the elbow, where the tendons of the forearm muscles attac...

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May 29, 2018

The cause of trigger finger is generally unknown. However, it is found more commonly in women than men as well as in those suffering from other health issues, such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms of trigger finger include a lump in the...

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May 29, 2018

The repetitive use of the tendons and ligaments surrounding your wrist could result in the pinching of a nerve or inflammation around your wrist joint. These two symptoms are better known as carpal tunnel and wrist tendonitis. Wrist tendonitis, also...

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