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What Are the Different Types of Shoulder Instability?

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Shoulder instability is a condition that occurs when the ligaments surrounding the joints are weakened or stretched for some reason. There are different types of shoulder instability. Read on to learn what they are, how they happen, and what can be done to reverse their course. Three Types of Instability There are three different types of […]

How to find relief from bunions and hammertoes

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If you suffer from bunions or hammertoes, you know how painful these common conditions can be. Often, these can be treated without surgery. Here is what you need to know about bunions and hammertoes and what you can do to reduce pain and get relief. Bunions A bunion develops slowly over time. It’s develops on […]

Why does my elbow hurt?

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When it comes to elbow injuries, most injuries are due to overuse and not an accident or trauma to the arm. Over time, the repetitive nature of certain sports and activities such as golf and tennis can cause inflammation and breakdown of the elbow joint. In other cases, constant pressure on the elbows can lead […]

Ways to keep your hips healthy

It’s easy to take your healthy hips for granted. You need them for standing, sitting, walking and bending, so when they hurt they can interfere with basic, everyday activities. If you’re in pain already, you may need the help of an orthopedic specialist to help you find the relief you need through medications, therapies or […]

How to prepare for your orthopedic surgery consultation

When you are preparing for any kind of surgery, whether elective or not, it’s important that you prepare for your consultation and understand fully what is going to happen for the best outcome. Here are some tips to help you prepare for orthopedic surgery.  Bring a family member or friend with you to your appointment as […]

How to prepare for your orthopedic surgery consultation

Patients who are active in decisions about their health care are more likely to have better outcomes, according to research. There are many things you need to do to prepare for your consultation for orthopedic surgery. Here is a quick guide to getting the most out of your consultation and surgical preparation. Whether during your […]

How to prepare for orthopedic surgery

If you are getting ready to go under the knife for surgery, there are many things you can do to improve the success of your surgery and ensure a smooth recovery. Here are some key things to keep in mind: Ask all the questions. During your consultation and pre-operative appointments, make sure you ask all […]

What are the different types of shoulder injuries?

When you’ve suffered from a shoulder injury, you likely experience a pain in the shoulder or shoulder blade that radiates down the arm. Read on to learn more about the different types of shoulder injuries and what you need to know about them. Symptoms  In addition to pain in the shoulder or shoulder blade that […]

What can be done about a hand injury?

If you’ve fallen on your hand or jammed a finger, then you know the discomfort and pain associated with a hand injury. Or maybe you’ve experienced inflammation from overuse or aging and degradation of the joints. How do you know which hand injuries need medical treatment and which ones just need ice and medication? Read […]

20 questions you need to ask your doctor about knee and hip replacement surgery

If you are facing a potential knee or hip replacement surgery, it’s a good idea to put together a list of important questions to ask your doctor during your consultation. Here are 20 good questions to get you started as you prepare for your next steps: What else can I do to ease my symptoms? […]

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