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How to Find and Select your Non-Operative Physician

When you’re dealing with a sports or spine injury, you want pain relief as soon as possible. That’s why it’s important to find a reputable doctor who will provide you with quality care and individualized attention. It’s crucial that you’re comfortable with your doctor and that you trust him or her with your health and quality of life.

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Non-Operative Treatment for Sports and Spine Injuries

When you’ve experienced a painful sports- or spine-related injury, you may be apprehensive about seeking treatment. However, treating this type of injury can be done safely with a minimal amount of pain. Non-operative treatment options, such as physical therapy, exercises, injections, bracing, medications, acupuncture and chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation, have been proven to be very effective in helping patients with sports and spine injuries feel better and get on the road to recovery.

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How Athletes can Prevent Foot and Ankle Stress

Athletes are susceptible to injury from the physical contact that they endure and even activities as simple as running and striking the ground. While some injuries are unavoidable, there are precautions that athletes can take to decrease the risk of injury.

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Preventing Muscle Wear and Tear

Athletes constantly challenge their muscles by putting them through grueling training sessions and competitions. While staying in shape and performing well go hand in hand, overworking muscles can result in damage that can bench an athlete for the season.

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Top Five Tips for Keeping your Muscles Healthy

If you exercise daily, it’s important to maintain muscle health in order to avoid tears and strains. Keeping your muscles healthy will also help you enhance your performance and allow you to gain more muscle strength.

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Tips for Exercising after a Mild Sports Injury

When you’ve experienced a sports injury, it’s important to allow time to fully recover before getting back to your normal exercise routine. If you put stress on the affected area before it’s completely healed, you risk injuring it all over again, and that can result in more damage and more recovery time.

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Sports Medicine 101 for Athletes

Athletes are constantly pushing their bodies to meet the many demands involved with training for a sport and participating in games. While it’s important to stay in shape as an athlete, these intense activities can be damaging to the body.

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Non-Surgical Sports Medicine Treatments

Orthopaedic doctors try to avoid surgery if they believe an injury can be healed with other methods. There are many techniques available for effectively treating sprains, fractures, tears, and other sports injuries. In general, these treatments are less invasive than surgery and usually involve a shorter recovery time.

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Tips for Preventative Stretching

The body performs better when the muscles are warm, limber, and flexible. Stretching before workouts or any form of exercise can be beneficial in helping you perform your best and improve your range of motion and strength. It also increases blood and oxygen flow to muscles, tendons, and ligaments to help reduce soreness and speed recovery.

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How to Prevent Running Injuries

It’s common for new runners to hit the road and just start running as far and as fast as they can. Although running seems like it’s a pretty straightforward sport, it’s important to slowly work your way into it and give yourself time to train. Even if you consider yourself to be physically fit, running requires preparation, and planning out your approach is a great way to do it safely.

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Top Tips for Athletes to Maintain Peak Performance

Putting your body through a series of demanding workouts every day can be challenging. It’s important to take care of your body to ensure that you stay in shape and perform the best as you can to avoid injury.

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How to Avoid Strains While Training

Staying physically fit is important to your health and overall well-being, but exercise can be damaging if you’re not careful.

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Safe Ways to Maintain Fitness after an Injury

After suffering an injury, your physical activity may be limited. This can be frustrating, especially if you’re used to daily exercise or if you’re conditioning for a specific sport or a marathon. It’s very important to immobilize your injury or risk injuring it again.

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Dealing with a Concussion

Athletes, especially those playing contact sports, risk suffering a concussion each season that they play. A concussion is a blow to the head that disrupts brain function. Since this type of injury can be serious, it should be addressed as soon as possible.

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How Can a Chiropractor Help After Sports Injury?

If you’re an athlete, you understand the numerous demands of participating in a sport such as running, jumping and tackling. Putting your body through these activities can result in painful tears, sprains, and strains. But seeing a chiropractor can help you when you’ve suffered sports injuries and also help to prevent them.

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New Technology in Sports Medicine

Within the past decade, several new technologies have emerged in the world of sports medicine. They have benefited physicians with diagnosing and treating patient injuries. New technology is always being researched in medicine so physicians and surgeons can utilize different techniques and methods to help patients heal quickly and more effectively from their sports-related injuries.

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Recent Advances in Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is always utilizing new techniques, exercises and methods to treat patients’ injuries and help them regain range of motion. It’s crucial for physical therapists and surgeons to work together, think creatively, and take advantage of breakthrough technology to determine the best therapeutic modalities for patient treatment.

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What are the Options for Non-Surgical Sports Injury Treatment?

If you’ve been putting off treatment for a sports injury because you fear having to undergo surgery, you may not have to worry any longer. Many sports injuries can be treated through various methods that don’t include surgical procedures. In fact, in many cases, a non-surgical approach is often the best course of action.

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How to Select the Right Sports Medicine Doctor

If you’ve experienced a sports injury, you’ll want to seek evaluation and treatment from a trusted sports medicine physician equipped to handle such an injury. But before you settle on any physician, it’s crucial to explore your options and make sure he or she is reputable and will be able to meet your needs as a patient.

By following these helpful tips, you’ll find a great sports medicine physician who’s right for you. 

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Ways Football Players Can Prevent Shoulder Injuries

Football players are susceptible to shoulder injuries due to the physicality of the sport. Whether the shoulder is absorbing impact from contact or the ground, it’s easy for the delicate joint to become damaged.

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Common Shoulder Injuries in Football

Football leads all other sports in the number of injuries that occur during play. The rough nature of the sport and high-speed contact make injuries common. Whether athletes are tackled or run into each other, their bodies absorb the impact, which can cause serious injury.

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A Women’s Guide to Shoulder Surgery

A

shoulder injury

is often associated with a blow to that area or with a fall with an outstretched arm. While many such injuries, depending on severity, are treated first with physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications, sometimes surgery is needed.

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How to Prepare for Shoulder Surgery

The shoulder joint is exceptionally vulnerable to being injured and obtaining arthritis. When the traditional treatments do not work, or nor longer work, shoulder surgery may ensure that you regain strength and movement. Before shoulder surgery, you will need to prepare for the procedure.

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Exercises that can Affect your Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder injuries

are a cause of discomfort and pain for many people. The reasons behind shoulder injuries vary but usually are a result of loss of elasticity in joints and flexibility in the elderly or trauma in younger people.

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What You Need to Know During Shoulder Surgery Recovery

Post-surgery rehabilitation

is an important step in recovering from shoulder surgery. After undergoing surgery, there are some things one should keep in mind to make the period less stressful and more manageable. One of the things to remember is that you should not be moving the shoulder too much; too much movement of the shoulder could result in a sling.

Physical therapy is essential for one to regain their strength and range of motion on the treated shoulder. There are several stages involved in post-surgery rehabilitation and they are immobilization, passive movement of the affected arm and shoulder and active movement.

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Physical Therapy for Shoulder Surgery


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Physical therapy

is an integral part of shoulder treatment involving surgery. Physical therapy is done both before the surgery (pre-habilitation), and after surgery (post habilitation). Though not prevalent some years ago, the benefits of pre-hab are increasingly recognized in treatments involving surgeries.

Physical therapy for shoulder surgery during pre-hab is meant to increase the rate of recovery after surgery. However, since one is already injured, the exercises devised should not be too strenuous on the shoulder joint. This is because it can lead to more damage being inflicted on the affected shoulder. Pre-hab should start 6-weeks before surgery. If one can start earlier then it is even better as it leads to better results.

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How long is the Recovery Period After Shoulder Surgery

In the majority of cases, most

shoulder injuries

should not require surgical intervention. However, a major tear in the rotator cuff – the tendon and ligaments that are attached to and enfold the head of the arm bone or humerus – does usually require surgery. While the procedure can be performed with minimal invasion using an arthroscope, there is usually an extensive recovery period which can last for up to six months. The reason for this is that it takes some time for the tendon to heal and to re-attach properly to the bone. The recovery period will, of course, vary from patient to patient and depend on the severity of the tear.

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Athlete’s Guide to Shoulder Surgery

In the competitive world of amateur and professional sports, winning or losing is literally determined in a matter of split seconds. Boxers thus push themselves harder so they can punch harder and faster; racquet game players train for speed and power too; weightlifters want to be stronger and fitter? and the list goes on.

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Good and Bad Exercise Machines After Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder surgery can be performed for a number of reasons, either as a preventative or a repair of an existing injury. It is tempting to believe that once you have been pain-free for a while, you can return to your normal gym exercise routine. With that being said, you should be aware of what you can do and what will simply re-introduce or worsen your injury.

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Acupuncture for Sports Injury

Whether you’re a beginner athlete or you’ve been in the game for years, acupuncture can be a beneficial method for reducing the pain of injuries and improving your overall performance. This procedure is becoming more popular among runners and athletes for its fast-acting and effective pain relief. Acupuncture can be used to treat injuries to the neck and shoulders down to the knees and ankles.

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At Home Physical Therapy for a Sports Injury

Physical therapy

is a way to treat your sports injury by strengthening the muscle and increasing its flexibility using repetitive exercises. This method will relieve your pain and increase your mobility without surgery.

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Diet Before Shoulder Surgery

Getting ready for any major surgery involves some worry and the need to make some advanced preparations. One of the biggest preparations includes adjusting your diet. The right diet before surgery can make your recovery easier.

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Types of Spine Surgery

Deciding to have back surgery is a big decision and it is often a last resort for those who have suffered from pain or injury and have found relief nowhere else. Additionally, many people do not understand the ins and outs of the surgery procedures and do not know what to expect or what they are getting into with surgery. Learning about back surgery before it is time to take that step and knowing its risks and benefits can help you make an informed decision that works best for you and your unique situation and needs. The most important thing is to understand advantages and disadvantages that back surgery can bring.

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Home Remedies for Back Pain

Back pain can occur for many reasons and can range from mild to severe. Mild, short term back pain may be caused by a cramped muscle, poor posture, sleep disturbances or stress.

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Safe Exercises to Preserve your Back

When an individual has severe back pain, it can put their entire life on hold. The back provides the other parts of the body with strength and stability. However, that doesn’t mean that having back pain means sitting back and taking it easy. Even though exercise is often the last thing on the list of priorities when pain is present, there are safe exercises that can be done not only preserve the back, but that can also strengthen it and heal it in the process.

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The Risks of Non-Surgical Spine Treatment

Being diagnosed with a spinal cord injury is considered a serious case as it can result in loss of movement and later paralysis. Major spinal cord injuries are caused by car accidents, diving accidents or sports accidents where one may land on the head causing a spinal injury. The other common cause of a spinal injury is aging. This is where the lumbar discs wear out causing some form of herniations that later result inback pains. The middle part of the body may also twist when one is aged and this leads to a spinal cord defect.

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What Does Spine Surgery Correct?

The human spinal column is as amazing as it is important. Nearly 30 bones, 23 discs, more than 120 muscles, 220 ligaments and more than 100 joints, working together to support the entire body, allow for movement and flexibility, and protect critical nerves.

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The Most Critical Questions to Ask When Evaluating a Spine Surgeon

If you or a loved one need spinal surgery, finding a top-notch surgeon is your first step toward recovery. If you want to find the best lawyer, interior designer, or nanny, the first step would be to interview potential candidates. Hiring a surgeon is no different, but many people are intimidated by the idea of interviewing a doctor. There is no reason for you to be intimidated. When you are choosing a service provider, you must determine what characteristics are important to you and then choose someone who matches those characteristics. If you are still uneasy, begin the conversation with these five critical questions to ask when evaluating a spine surgeon:

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Signs You May Have a Pinched Nerve

Nerves carry electrochemical signals back and forth between the brain and the rest of the body. There are two kinds: motor nerves and sensory nerves. Motor nerves are pathways that are used for signals from the brain to the rest of the body; these signals include the command to muscles to contract. Sensory nerves are used to send signals from the body to the brain; these nerves are responsible for sensations like taste, touch and smell. When a nerve is pinched, the ability to carry the signals is hindered.

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Heat vs. Ice for Back Pain

Back pain

 is a condition almost everyone suffers from at some point in his or her lifetime. To relieve the condition, over the counter medicines and prescriptions are what people find useful. When medication provide only a little to no relief, orthopaedic doctors usually recommend hot and cold compresses to help ease the back troubles away. However, the type of compress that would be useful depends on the type of back pain he or she is suffering from. In order to know what compress is best it is wise to speak with an orthopaedic doctor about the back injury before using the wrong kind of compress.

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How to Prepare for Spine Surgery

It’s normal to be nervous before any type of surgery, including spinal surgery. By following these tips on how to best prepare for the surgery, patients can not only help out the surgeon and hospital staff but can also reassure themselves that they did all they could to prepare.

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When to Go to a Doctor for Back Pain

Back pain

is tricky. It can sneak from behind and strike without warning, or it can be ever-present, a constant reminder of a lesson learned the hard way. It can manifest itself in the form of a sharp pain, or it can tingle, go numb or feel dull and mildly uncomfortable. Work can cause it, or it can make it impossible for you to do your job.

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Recovery After Spine Surgery

The

spinal cord

is an essential part of the body that transfers information to the brain on a regular basis. People who suffer from dysfunction in this area aren’t able to complete the simplest tasks that are normally taken for granted. For this reason, persistent discomfort may lead to advanced care from qualified orthopaedic specialists. Treatment plans typically range from

non-surgical procedures

and the use of orthopaedic equipment to intrusive operations that aim to provide maximum relief to the spine.

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Getting Back to Living: The Benefits of Spine Surgery

Your

spine

, also known as your backbone, is a complex construction of 24 vertebrae, along with the cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and muscles attached to them. The primary function of the spine is to support your neck, head, and shoulders, but many of the major muscle groups in your body are also connected to your spine. Your spine is one of the most important parts of your skeleton.

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Seven Signs it’s Time to Consider Spine Surgery

Many conditions, diseases, or injuries can cause problems with your spine. The spine is connected to many of the muscle groups in the body, and because of this, just about any part of the body may be affected by spinal problems. Even minor problems with your spine can have a major impact on your quality of life. If your spinal problems are particularly bad, you may require surgery to correct them.

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Most Common Causes of Neck and Back Pain

Your spine is one of the most important parts of your body. Quite a few of the major muscles in your body connect to the spine, but its most essential function is protecting your spinal cord. Your spinal cord is the bundle of nerves that carries signals from your brain to your body. If you have spinal problems, you may be plagued with symptoms ranging from headaches and fatigue to severe pain. This pain can make it nearly impossible to live a normal life.

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The most important questions to ask your knee replacement surgeon

You should never make the decision to proceed with any medical procedure lightly, and the decision to proceed with knee replacement surgery is no different. There are over 700,000 total knee replacement surgeries performed in the U.S. every year. Even though it is such a common procedure, every surgery carries certain risks. If you or a loved one will be having knee replacement surgery, you probably have many questions and concerns. Be certain to address these concerns with your physician before the procedure is scheduled. Remember, you are not just asking questions to get information, you are evaluating your physician’s personality and customer service skills.

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All about the knees: common causes of knee problems and how to keep your knees healthy

Knee problems are common, and they may affect people of any age. If you or a loved one has knee problems, you understand how quickly they can put you on the sidelines of life. Whether brought on by injury, overuse, or disease, even minor knee problems can severely limit your activities. Keeping your knees healthy and functioning correctly will go a long way towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle – especially as you age. In this article, we will discuss what causes knee problems and how to keep your knees healthy. As we stated earlier, there are three typical causes of knee problems:

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Partial knee replacement versus total knee replacement: Which is right for you?

Knee problems may be the result of injury, overuse, or disease. Whatever the cause, knee problems can make it difficult or impossible for you or a loved one to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. In patients with severe knee problems, a total knee replacement may be the best hope for recovery. For some patients, a partial knee replacement may be a better option.

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Five tips to finding the best surgeon for your knee surgery

Each year, surgeons perform about 700,000 knee replacement surgeries in the United States. Knee replacement has become so common it’s now considered routine. Though it may be common, knee replacement surgery is still a serious medical procedure. If things go wrong, you could be left with a lifelong disability or serious health challenges. In the worst-case scenario, you could even lose your life. Knee replacement is also a costly procedure that can total more than $50,000 when the costs of the procedure, hospital stay, and rehabilitative care are all added up. Most people have health insurance that will pay at least some of the bill, but as the patient, you still have the responsibility to seek out the best medical care.

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How to Prepare for Hip Surgery

For many years, physicians reserved hip replacement surgery for people age 60 years and older. The belief was that older people are less active and consequently, will put less stress on artificial hips than their younger counterparts. However, as technology has improved artificial parts and more doctors are performing hip replacement surgeries on young people, the surgery has become commonplace. There are approximately 285,000 surgeries in the United States and nearly one million worldwide each year. Once you’ve decided to proceed with the operation, check out the following tips for how to prepare for hip surgery.

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5 Tips to Keeping Your Spine Healthy

For hundreds of years, those three words were the only spine health advice most people ever received. Occasionally, they heard the corollary, “Don’t slouch.”

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5 Foods That Can Help with Pain Management

Although there are a number of pharmaceutical products for alleviating pain, these often come with a range of unpleasant side effects and many have addictive qualities. More importantly, most pain medications merely mute symptoms and do little to address the underlying causes of patient issues. Fortunately, there are a number of all-natural foods that can provide significant pain relief. Moreover, they can do this absent of side effects and while helping to resolve underlying health issues. Following are five foods that can help with pain management.

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Living with an Artificial Hip: Three Best Exercises

A regular exercise routine is critical for recovery, as well as any long-term health goals, following

hip replacement surgery

. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist about specific exercises that you can do to strengthen your legs and make your

hip joints more flexible

, such as hip extensions and quadriceps setting.

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Seven Signs It’s Time to Consult an Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon

Is your hip pain or stiffness leading you to believe that you may need hip surgery? The following list includes the top seven signs that it’s time to consult an orthopaedic hip surgeon. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, talk to your primary care physician about getting a referral for an orthopaedic surgeon.

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The Most Common Causes of Hip Pain

The hip is the joint where the thigh bone meets the pelvis bone. The top of the thigh bone resembles a ball, and it moves around in a space in the pelvis that looks like a cup – this is why hips are referred to as ball-and-socket joints. When this joint is damaged, pain is generally the result. Typically,

hip pain

presents as a symptom of a disease or it stems from overuse, playing sports, running, or falling. The following list details the most common causes of hip pain.

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Preparing for Back Surgery

As a team, you and your orthopaedic doctor have determined that

back surgery

is the next step in your care plan. So, now what? Preparing yourself ahead of time, both physically and psychologically, will make the procedure and the transition back home smoother and more comfortable.

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Proper Running Techniques

Humans owe their existence to running.  Known as persistence hunting, our ancestors used packs of runners to chase down game until the animal became so tired it could no longer flee.  Aside from being a way to maintain fitness, running can be beneficial to your mind.  Endorphins are released by your brain during moderate to high intensity physical activity, and lead to a state of mind referred to as ‘runner’s high’.

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Health Benefits of Going Organic

Individuals that decide to go organic in the way that they eat and live do so in order to enjoy the benefits of an organic lifestyle.  An organic lifestyle and going completely organic can reap a lot of benefits for the body.  Let’s take a look at some of these benefits and why they are specific to going organic.

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Avoiding Golfing Injuries

To someone observing golfers out enjoying their weekend game on the links, it most likely looks to be an injury-free sport. After all, it’s low-impact, played at a leisurely pace, and many golfers don’t even walk the course; they use golf carts. But looks can be deceiving. It turns out there is indeed quite a bit of physical stress involved in the game. This is mostly due to the swiftness of motion and the possibility of hyper-extension during the back-swing and downswing.

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Choosing the Right Orthopaedic Surgeon

Whether you’re in need of arthroscopy for your knee, a total

hip replacement

or a 

shoulder procedure,

ensuring you choose the right orthopaedic surgeon for the job is the first step in both a successful operation and a rapid return to your regular lifestyle. But how do you know which surgeon is right for you? Today we’ve got a few simple tips to help you evaluate potential

surgeons

to yield the best possible outcome from your procedure.

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Rehabbing a Torn ACL

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the ligaments that connects the upper leg to the lower leg. It helps keep knees stable, but the ligament can be injured if the knee is moved in a stressful way. Unfortunately, it is a common sports injury. People often associate players colliding with each other as the cause of sports-related knee injuries. In fact, 70 percent of ACL injuries occur when players land hard on the ground or twist their leg in an attempt to maneuver out of the way of another player.

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Five Critical Questions to Ask before Considering Orthopaedic Surgery

Choosing whether or not to have

orthopaedic surgery

is a big decision. Patients and surgeons alike do not decide to proceed with surgery on a whim. If you are facing a joint replacement, need back surgery, or another orthopaedic treatment or arthroscopic procedure, you should visit your doctor prepared with the proper questions.

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Why Would I Need to See an Orthopaedic Doctor?

Do you suffer from long-term tendon, muscle, or joint pain? Do you have chronic back problems? There are more than 28 million Americans who develop some type of musculoskeletal problem each year. These problems include, but are not limited to, sprains, strains, and overuse injuries, as well as knee, shoulder, and back pain.

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What to Expect During an Orthopaedic Evaluation

When you meet with an orthopaedic surgeon for the first time, it is helpful to know what to expect during the orthopaedic evaluation. Your initial appointment will most likely include one or more of the following: an exam, X-rays and/or MRI, and physical tests.

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Pain Management: Understanding Your Options

Do you live with pain? From the sharp pain caused by problems like plantar fasciitis to the aches of arthritis to the throbbing pain of migraine or tension headaches, pain is always unpleasant. Unfortunately, some pain is just a normal part of life. If you suffer from severe pain or long-term pain, whatever the cause, you may need to see a pain management specialist.  A pain management specialist is a physician who is specially trained in pain management methods.  When you see a pain specialist, he or she will help you develop the pain management protocol that best meets your needs. Here are a few of the primary pain management options:

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Finding the Right Orthopaedic Doctor

Our bones take a lot of wear and tear over time and the need for a good orthopaedic doctor is necessary in nearly everyone’s life at some point.  Seeing that this is a specialty, it can be confusing to know how to go about finding the right doctor for you and your situation.  Let’s try to make this less stressful.

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How to Deal with Back Pain

According to the

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

(AAOS), everyone in the world will at some time in their life suffer from some type of back pain. The pain affects each person in different ways. It may come on suddenly and be so debilitating, the person cannot even function. In others, the pain is chronic and miserable, but the person can carefully make it through their daily routine.

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Shoulder Injuries and Baseball

Baseball is a game that includes a lot of throwing and pitching motions. This is why shoulder injuries are common among baseball players. In order to improve the “throwing arm”, players need to practice consistently. The key aspects that need to be developed are flexibility, muscular strength, coordination, synchronicity of muscular firing, and neuromuscular efficiency. However, these will expose the shoulder muscles, bones and joints to excessive amounts of friction and stress. Insufficient conditioning such as stretching and strength training can also increase chances of shoulder injuries.

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Running Injuries that Require Physical Therapy

Running is an effective way to stay physically fit. It strengthens bones and knees, lowers risks of cancer and stroke, thwarts depression, improves lung function, burns calories and builds muscles. These benefits should be considered sufficient to include running in one’s daily routine. But before deciding to become an avid runner, it is essential to be informed that running can lead to certain injuries and most of these require

physical therapy

.

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Hip Injury Prevention in the Elderly

According to the

National Institute of Health

(NIH), of people in the U.S. over the age of 50, approximately 10 million of them have osteoporosis of the hip. Nearly 34 million others have osteopenia of the hip, which puts them at risk for osteoporosis. By 2020, the NIH expects that half of all people over the age of 50 will have osteoporosis of the hip and more will be at risk for developing the disease in other bones.

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Top 5 Questions to Ask on Your First Orthopaedic Visit

Your first visit to the orthopaedic doctor may happen any time of your life- a mishap in the playground can send your little one to an orthopaedic doctor, or perhaps old age forces a hip or knee replacement. Most commonly, general decline or bone health sends people in their middle ages to see an orthopaedic doctor. Osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and such conditions are rampant due to erratic lifestyle and diet. If it is your first visit be sure to ask these questions.

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Signs of a Concussion

What Is A Concussion? A concussion is a medical condition that occurs when the brain becomes injured, often resulting from a blow to the head. The cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds our brain normally acts as a cushion to protect it against injury, but severe trauma can disperse this fluid, causing the brain to make contact with the skull.

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Top 5 Most Common Sports Injuries

While participating in sports on a regular basis is good for your heart and can help you to maintain a fit waistline throughout the years, most sports activities come with a serious chance of having to deal with injuries at one time or another. Whether due to running, playing basketball, or jumping rope, here are five of the most common sports accidents that you need to be aware of as a sports enthusiast:

#1 Sprains and Strains

The most common types of injuries among athletes and sports enthusiasts are strains and sprains.

In fact, just about any type of physical activity can result in these injuries (even walking!) if care is not taken before, during, and after being active. Because these injuries are so common, it is a good idea for those with weak ankles, knees, or wrists to wear braces while playing sports.

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Combating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at the Office

Sitting down for around eight hours per day, five days a week isn’t that good for us, and yet that’s what the average office worker does.  Factor in the fact that the vast majority of that time is spent working on a computer, and the risk of musculoskeletal problems increases, especially as “how to sit down safely” isn’t helped by the average work station.  Ideally, Mr. or Ms. Average Office Worker would then go home and do something completely unrelated, but there’s a good chance they’ll sit down at a computer or games console at home, still carrying out repetitive hand movements, and probably at a considerably less ergonomically designed desk than their workspace.

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Top 5 Steps to Free Joint Pain

Joint pain is among the top concerns within the health community, and for good reason. Half of Americans over the age of 65 suffer with joint pain and symptoms of arthritis. This is over 70 million people, which is more than the entire population of the United Kingdom. Taking preventative action to remedy any pain within the joints and bones is critical: even making choices today if you are suffering will alleviate your symptoms dramatically. Medications do not heal and resolve the issue, and physical therapy becomes a reliance. Did you know that certain foods contain vitamins and minerals that actively promote healthy joints and bones? It really is as easy as spotting the right choices to make when shopping at the grocery store or dining out for a meal with family and friends.

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Premier Physicians Named TOP DOCS in the 2014 issue of Main Line Today


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Premier – Main Line Sports Medicine Division Celebrates Its Two-Year Anniversary and Its Top Physicians:

Premier ? Main Line Sports Medicine, a division of Premier Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Associates, celebrates its second year of helping athletes and patients of all ages return to a healthy and active lifestyle. The two-year old practice is led by top doc Dr. Kevin Walsh, M.D. who is thrilled to commemorate the occasion. He’s also happy to welcome their newest doctor, Dr. Keli Donnelly.

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The votes are in!


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Premier Orthopaedics Physician Dr. Nick DiNubile receives prestigious award:


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Premiere Ortho on The NBC 10 Show!


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Dr. Jeffrey Malumed: Getting rid of knee pain

Originally aired on CBS-Philly:

You know the feeling. You climb out of bed and your knees are stiff. You take a walk, or try to exercise and the pain sets in. Even when it rains– you know — by that ache. Here to talk about getting rid of that knee pain for good– is Dr. Jeffrey Malumed of Crozer Keystone Health System.

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Premier joins forces with Crozer-Keystone


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Premier named founding partner of Philadelphia union


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ABOUT PREMIER ORTHOPAEDICS

Premier Orthopaedics is the largest orthopaedic group in Delaware and Chester counties. Premier provides patients with the full spectrum of orthopaedic services; including bone, muscle and joint care. Patients trust our specialists for their experience, expertise and commitment to exceptional patient care.