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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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May 31, 2017

Your ankle supports a force about five times your body weight when you walk. Normally, the cartilage in the ankle joint cushions the bones, so walking is painless, something we often take for granted. But as you age, your ankles may develop osteoarth...

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May 24, 2017

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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Dec 30, 2016

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 favorite recreat...

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Dec 29, 2016

Taking a positive approach to arthritis can make all the difference in creating and sustaining life-altering habits. Since arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body, it’s important for those suffering to accept the...

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Dec 28, 2016

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 03, 2016

Dr. Michael Higgins is the first Orthopaedic surgeon in Virginia to use the Navio robotic system to perform partial knee replacements. He is performing this cutting edge technology at the Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex. Blue Belt reaches 1...

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