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May 29, 2018

At 82 years old, some people wonder how I continue to play tennis. In the summer of 2014—and the years since—I have found that a good orthopaedic surgeon is like a good doubles partner: it takes skill, trust, and a common goal to get the victory. On...

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May 29, 2018

I hadn’t been bothered by my spinal stenosis in years. That is, until last summer. In June of 2016, I noticed my big toe on my right foot started becoming numb. I didn’t think much of it, but when it started spreading up my leg, I became concer...

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May 29, 2018

Through 60 years of marriage, raising three children, and going back to get my GED so I could work full time when my husband became ill and was no longer able to work, pain never stopped me from doing the things I set my mind to. At some point, you l...

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May 29, 2018

As a heavy equipment operator, I am used to stiffness and soreness in my body. There have been times I have ignored the pain, but my most recent experience reminded me why it is so important to get any pain or abnormalities checked by a doctor. What...

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May 29, 2018

Dr. Colin Kingston, knee and sports medicine surgeon at Tidewater Orthopaedics, was the area’s first surgeon to perform a joint replacement procedure in an ambulatory surgery center, and he is now offering outpatient total knee replacements a...

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May 29, 2018

The shoulder is composed of the shoulder blade (scapula), collarbone (clavicle), and upper arm bone (humerus). With two joints, the glenohumeral and acromioclavicular, the shoulder is widely considered to be the most unstable joint. It can move in mu...

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May 29, 2018

Whether you are training over a long period or playing hard in competition, hydration can keep you not only at peak performance, but it also helps you avoid serious health risks. Dehydration in athletes can lead to fatigue, headaches, decreased coor...

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May 29, 2018

While a large percentage of tennis players suffer from tennis elbow, they only make up a small percentage of all reported cases of tennis elbow. Tennis elbow can strike anyone whose job or activity requires a repetitive motion of the wrist and forear...

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May 29, 2018

Most injuries to the meniscus are a result of trauma. The menisci are vulnerable to injuries in which there is both compression and twisting across the knee. Meniscus tears are common in contact sports like football, but can occur from taking a...

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Dec 13, 2017

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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