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Yes, You Can Exercise While Your Fracture Heals

Maintaining an exercise routine in the wake of a bone fracture is often difficult, since you may have mobility or movement issues associated with the fracture and its treatment. Casts can help you heal, but they can also prevent joint function.  
Aug 31st, 2023

Does Frozen Shoulder Get Better on Its Own?

Though your shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in your body, inflammation of the shoulder capsule can reduce the range of motion dramatically. Called frozen shoulder, the condition can be very long-lasting but usually resolves with time.
Jul 3rd, 2023

How Orthotics Work to Restore Your Foot Health

Your feet are the foundation of your body, supporting your entire weight while providing remarkable movement and mobility. Problems with your gait can create issues elsewhere in your body. Custom cast orthotics can keep your body in line.
May 14th, 2023

Here Are Some Reasons to Consider Arthroscopy

Arthroscopes revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of joint injuries. By minimizing the impact of surgery on healthy tissue, arthroscopy makes it less painful and easier to recover from when compared to open surgery.
Apr 11th, 2023

Can Plantar Fasciitis Go Away on Its Own?

A common cause of heel pain, plantar fasciitis results from inflammation of a thick tissue band that connects heel and toes along the bottom of the foot. Because it’s hard to rest your feet completely, plantar fasciitis can be slow to heal.
Mar 10th, 2023

7 Common Sports Injuries and How They're Treated

The risk of injury is always part of sports participation, no matter how seriously or casually you play the game. Some athletic war wounds happen more frequently. Here are seven common sports injuries and how they’re treated.
Feb 13th, 2023

How Stretching Can Help You Prevent an Injury

Stretching before the game was once presented as a necessary part of warm-up, and one that would prevent injury. While research doesn’t support this concept of the pre-game stretch, stretching remains important for flexibility and overall performance.
Jan 1st, 2023

Preparing for Arthroscopy

Arthroscopic surgery is a go-to procedure when you have joint problems. It allows the surgeon to see inside your joint with just a minimal incision. You can help make the process a success by preparing for your procedure.
Dec 6th, 2022

Working Out When You've Fractured Your Ankle

Maintaining your fitness routine when you’re injured can be difficult. Working out when you’ve fractured your ankle may seem impossible. Much depends on the nature of your injury and treatment, but you can still keep up the reps if you’re careful.
Nov 2nd, 2022

Helping Your Young Athlete Avoid Injuries

Return to school often means a return to sports for your young athlete. That means an increased chance of a sports injury. You can help your child transition into the season while preparing them to avoid injuries and the associated recovery time.
Oct 1st, 2022

Signs It's Time for Joint Replacement

Joint replacement surgery can be a gamechanger when it comes to reducing pain and restoring mobility. It’s still a big decision that you must balance before undertaking. Consider these signs that it’s time for joint replacement.
Aug 1st, 2022

Tips for Preventing Stiff Muscles

Virtually everyone has days when movement feels restricted, as though your muscles are tight with reduced range of motion. You may also feel discomfort or pain, but that’s not always the case. Muscle stiffness is a common problem you can avoid.
Jul 1st, 2022

Your First Steps After Dislocating Your Shoulder

The mobility of your shoulder makes it the most common joint to suffer dislocation. Despite this, it’s painful and unsettling, and the stress may make thinking difficult, since it takes a forceful trauma to cause the injury. Here’s how to cope.
Jun 1st, 2022

Common Ankle Injuries and How They're Treated

With the load your ankles handle, it’s surprising they don’t suffer injury more often. However, when things go wrong, it could result in damage to bone, ligaments, or tendons. While sprains are the most common, you can suffer other injuries too.
May 4th, 2022

Yes, You Can Release The Ligament Causing Carpal Tunnel Pain

The carpal tunnels in each wrist are a common site of nerve irritation, the dreaded carpal tunnel syndrome. While splints and physical therapy can treat moderate cases, sometimes the only solution is to make more room for the median nerve.
Apr 1st, 2022

The Role of Steroids in Shoulder Repair

Shoulder injuries are sometimes slow to heal on their own. Pain and mobility restrictions can interfere with sleep and daily activities. Corticosteroids are commonly used to aid healing, but they must be used with care.
Mar 1st, 2022

What Is the Meniscus and How Can it Get Injured?

Your knees are the largest joints in your body, able to withstand the forces created when you’re moving. Each knee has a pair of shock absorber pads in front called the meniscus, and they’re the site of the most common knee injuries.
Feb 7th, 2022

What You Should Know About Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

The knee is both a complex and vitally important joint. When you have knee issues, everyday mobility is compromised. Arthroscopic knee surgery permits the investigation and repair of many knee issues while allowing the fastest recovery time.
Jan 1st, 2022

Could Your Ankle Pain Stem from Your Achilles Tendon?

Though sprains are one of the most common injuries to the ankle, they aren’t the only reasons for pain in those joints. Connecting the calf muscles to the foot, the Achilles tendon is another place where ankle pain can originate.
Dec 1st, 2021

Why You Should Never Ignore a Potential Fracture

While bone fractures, on their own, aren’t usually life-threatening, they still require prompt treatment. Without immediate medical care, a fracture can damage surrounding tissue, become infected, or heal poorly, causing long-term complications.
Nov 10th, 2021

5 Tips For Preventing Shoulder-Related Sports Injuries

If you love sports, you don’t want to miss a game due to an injury. However, in many sports, shoulder injuries are common. Keep reading to learn how you can prevent injuries to your shoulder during your favorite activities.
Oct 18th, 2021