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Feb 01, 2023

Mild to moderate meniscus tears can heal without surgery. Our knee experts recommend that patients rest the knee and avoid putting weight on it as much as possible. Icing and using an elastic bandage, straps, or sleeves to compress can also control s...

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Jan 25, 2023

As the connections between your bones, joints will sustain a certain amount of wear-and-tear as we age. Remaining pain- and arthritis-free requires practicing good joint preservation techniques. The following techniques will help you to treat your jo...

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Jan 08, 2023

Genetics, lifestyle, and shoe wear all come into play with the development of foot deformities. Hammertoes and bunions especially are the typical result of cramped, ill-fitting shoes worn consistently for long periods of time, and as such, they are m...

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Jan 02, 2023

January is the season of New Years resolutions! As we strive to make 2022 better than 2023, many people will undoubtably want to improve their physical health.  Before trying new and different movements for your body here are some helpfu...

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Nov 13, 2022

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

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Nov 06, 2022

Total knee replacement surgery removes damaged and painful areas of the femur and tibia, replacing them with specially designed metal and plastic parts. In order to speed up recovery time, our experts suggest preparing for this procedure by performin...

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Oct 23, 2022

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 t...

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Sep 21, 2022

The Rotator Cuff is known as the group of tendons and muscles surrounding the shoulder joint. These tendons and muscles are meant to keep the upper arm bone firmly within the shoulder socket. A Rotator Cuff tear is when one of these tendons or muscle...

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Sep 19, 2022

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 compl...

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Sep 05, 2022

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 f...

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