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What to expect from physical therapy

Physical therapy is designed to decrease pain and increase support for bones and joints to improve your mobility and quality of life when you’re recovering from an injury or other physical impairment. Read on to learn how physical therapy works and what to expect during your appointments. What do physical therapists do? Physical therapists are […]

Ankle sprains and fractures: What’s the difference?

If you’ve injured your ankle, you probably wonder whether it’s a sprain or something much worse. Do you nurse it at home or seek immediate medical care? Read on to learn more about ankle sprains and fractures and treatments for both. What is an ankle sprain? An ankle sprain happens when you damage the ligaments […]

Steps you can take to avoid shoulder injuries

Your shoulders are responsible for so much movement. It’s the most movable joint in the body and must be mobile enough to accommodate the wide range of actions of the arms and hands as well as provide stability for actions such as lifting or pushing and pulling. Is it possible to avoid shoulder injuries? Perhaps […]

What can you do about bunions?

If you wear tight, narrow shoes that squeeze the bones in the toes, or if you have a medical condition or foot deformity, then you may be susceptible to bunions. Bunions can cause pain and swelling and lead to limited movement of the toe and foot. It’s important to seek treatment early to help reduce […]

Treating common knee injuries

Our knees can be injured through trauma or over time through wear and tear. No matter how you injured your knee, getting proper care to get you back on your feet and back to the activities you love are key. Read on to learn about common knee injuries and how they’re treated. Symptoms The most […]

How are ankle injuries treated?

If you’ve ever experienced an ankle strain, sprain or fracture, then you know these injuries can happen at the worst time. How do you know if it’s an emergency situation that needs attention right away? It’s important to know the differences between sprains and strains and how to treat each for the best long-term outcome. […]

What you need to know about carpal tunnel syndrome

Tingling. Numbness. Pain. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that involves inflammation in the carpal tunnel, which is the small passageway of bones through which nerves pass from the arm to the hand. Symptoms start gradually, but will worsen over time. If you think you have carpal tunnel syndrome, read on to learn more about […]

Say Bye-Bye To Your Bunions with Lapiplasty

Other than making it hard to find shoes to wear, bunions can also be downright painful. Every step you take, your bunions bear some of your body weight, leading to pain and irritation. If you’re tired of living with bunion pain, there’s a new solution that’s an alternative to older, more traditional bunion surgery. Check […]

How to Avoid Hip Injuries as You Age

Hip injuries become a much scarier and debilitating occurrence as we get older. One fall can mean the loss of independence for many people after such an injury. Every year, 250,000 people age 65 and over are hospitalized for hip fractures. Besides serious hip injuries, hip pain and issues related to osteoarthritis can make mobility […]

Ankle Sprain or Knee Injury? Try RICE

Rice isn’t just for eating, it’s an important acronym that can be used to help heal after a minor sprain or injury. RICE stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. If you follow these tips, you can help to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and hopefully counteract your body’s natural response to injury using this method. […]

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