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How to correct bunions

Bunions are more common than you may think. These cause painful deformities in the feet, but there is something you can do about them. Read on to learn more about this common yet painful condition. When your big toe pushes against the next toe, it forces the joint of the big toe to become enlarged […]


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What causes shoulder pain?

Pain in your shoulder can have many causes, but sometimes you may not know what is causing the pain, especially if you don’t have an injury. Read on to learn more about the different types of shoulder problems and what can be done to correct them. Symptoms The ball-and-socket joint in your shoulder gives you […]


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Tips to keep your hips healthy

Aging is inevitable, but how well you age can be up to you. About 50 percent of older adults say they have hip pain, but there are things you can do now to keep your hips feeling good and to minimize pain. One of the best things you can do to prevent hip pain is […]


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What you need to know about herniated discs

We all get back pain from time to time, but how do you know when it needs more attention? Herniated discs are a common reason for back and leg pain. Here is what you need to know about herniated discs and what you should do about them. What are herniated discs? The bones or vertebrae […]


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Tips for a better surgical consultation

Well-informed patients lead to better surgical outcomes. If you are preparing to undergo orthopedic surgery, here is a list of things you should do before and during your surgical consultation. When you first meet with your orthopedic surgeon, you will want to share with him or her in full detail how your problem began, how […]


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Getting back on your feet after knee surgery

If you are preparing to undergo a total knee replacement, then you may be wondering what life looks like after surgery. The pain of your knee problems before surgery and the pain and swelling after surgery will weaken the knee. Regular exercise is going to be key to getting back on your feet and back […]


Common sports injuries and how to prevent them

Children and adults are at risk of getting injured during exercise or while playing in a sport. If you aren’t regularly active or warm up properly, you could be prone to a major injury. Here are things you need to know about sports injuries and treatment options.   Sprains   Ligaments connect bones to one […]


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What you need to know about wrist and hand injuries

Wrist and hand injuries either happen as a result of an accident or over time often due to overuse. Here are some of the more common wrist and hand injuries and their corresponding treatment options. Carpometacarpal (CMC) and thumb arthritis CMS and thumb arthritis is a chronic condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in […]


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Joint replacement questions you should ask your surgeon

If you have tried non-surgical treatment such as physical therapy and medication to relieve your symptoms and they aren’t improving, you may now be thinking about a joint replacement surgery. Here are some of the questions you should ask your doctor when consulting about a joint replacement surgery: Have I exhausted all non-surgical treatment options? […]


Can exercise improve bone health?

Did you know that our bones are living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced? But when the creation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the loss of old bone, that’s what’s called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle. Age-related bone loss is gradual and eventual, but there are […]


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