262017May
Treating Herniated Discs

Treating Herniated Discs

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A herniated disc slips out of position and puts undue pressure on one or more nerves in your back. The pressure on your nerve may cause moderate to intense pain. The pain could be worse with activity or prolonged periods of standing or sitting. You might also experience weakness or numbness. If the herniated disc…

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212017Apr
Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Often characterized by numbness and tingling sensations in the hand and wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome is an orthopedic condition that affects anywhere from 4-10 million Americans. Frequently triggered by movement, the resulting discomfort stems from irritation of the median nerve in the wrist. It’s a condition that typically gets worse over time with no attention,…

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172017Mar
Diagnosing and Treating Osteoarthritis

Diagnosing and Treating Osteoarthritis

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Affecting more than 30 million adults, osteoarthritis (OA) is a form of arthritis that’s characterized by the gradual breakdown of the cartilage and bones of joints. Hands, hips, and knees are often affected, although it can also be a source of lower back pain if the joints of the spine (facet joints) become worn or…

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202017Feb
Successfully Treating Dislocations

Successfully Treating Dislocations

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A dislocation occurs when a joint is out of its normal position. Dislocations often result when extreme pressure causes bones connected by ligaments or other soft tissues to separate. While the ball-and-socket shoulder joint is where most dislocations occur, both larger and smaller joints, including knees, ankles, toes, and fingers, may become dislocated. Immediate attention…

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182017Jan
The Rise in Concussions in Children

The Rise in Concussions in Children

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A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that causes a temporary alteration in the way that your brain functions. This condition is serious, and repeated concussions can lead to permanent changes in the brain. Children who receive a concussion early in life or who experience multiple concussions are at an increased risk of complications. What…

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212016Dec
All About Spinal Stenosis

All About Spinal Stenosis

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Most common in adults 50 and older, spinal stenosis is a progressive narrowing of the spinal canal. Over time, this narrowing may place pressure on nerve roots, resulting in a “pinched nerve.” The discomfort from this nerve compression is called radiating pain, which is often felt as numbness or tingling sensations in the legs, hips,…

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212016Nov
Common Orthopedic Problems in Kids

Common Orthopedic Problems in Kids

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Orthopedic problems can affect children just as often as adults. While some problems may be the result of an accident, others may be congenital and present at birth. The following is an overview of common orthopedic problems in kids and how they are treated. Juvenile Arthritis Kids who complain of pain in the joints for…

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202016Oct
Risk Factors of Tennis Elbow

Risk Factors of Tennis Elbow

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Often resulting from overuse or repetitious motions, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a condition affecting forearm muscles. Despite the name, it’s not solely linked to tennis. Tendons supporting forearm muscles located on the outside of the elbow become inflamed or damaged to some extent, often resulting in pain along the outside of the elbow that’s…

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152016Sep
Understanding Common Concussion Symptoms

Understanding Common Concussion Symptoms

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The symptoms that can come from a concussion may not be always be immediately apparent. Symptoms can last for weeks or even longer than that. Some of the more common symptoms of a concussion are amnesia, confusion, and headache. The amnesia usually comes with the victim’s loss of ability to remember the event that caused…

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202016Jul
Do You Need Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis?

Do You Need Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis?

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One in 10 people will experience plantar fasciitis at some point during their lifetime. Primarily affecting people between the ages of 40 and 60, it’s an inflammation of a thick band of connective tissue supporting the arch of your foot. As a common source of chronic heel and foot pain, plantar fasciitis is a condition…

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