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Summer Hydration Tips with Dr. Brandon Eck

Summer is upon us! Here we are counting down to many of this years best races! 5k’s to marathons, even long trail runs during these dog days of summer.

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Exercises To Get Strong for Spring

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Nothing is better than the sight of cherry blossoms in full bloom, or the first lawn being mowed. Southeastern PA has exceptional seasons, and it’s time to take advantage of it.

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Spring into Fitness Tips

The days are getting warmer, which means it is time to remove the winter layers and revive yourself with some exercise. Now is the best time to start your fitness regime and Premier physician and best-selling author Dr. Nick DiNubile has a few tips on how to stay safe and healthy when working out.

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Concussions: Still Under-Reported

A recent study published this year showed that 4 out of 10 concussions are never reported by the athlete. When asked about the classic “bell ringer”, less than one out of seven are ever reported. With the recent push to educate players, coaches and parents about concussion the way we treat concussion has changed to protect the athlete from further injury. This doesn’t help if the athlete is reporting the injury.

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Medical Acupuncture: Exploring an Ancient Alternative Treatment

ACUPUNCTURE: WHAT IS IT?

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This procedure is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.

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Ski Season is Coming: Be Aware…or Beware!

As the temperatures turn colder, skiing enthusiasts of all skill levels will wait with anticipation for that time when snow—real or “manufactured”—will fall on the slopes of resorts all across the nation. But whether you ski the “bunny slopes” or expertly maneuver around moguls, being properly prepared can help prevent injury and ensure a season of excitement.

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Rebuilding And Regenerating Damaged Knees: The Future Has Arrived!

If you grew up in the 1970s, you may remember the Six Million Dollar Man TV show with Steve Austin. The show began with a futuristic-type regeneration of an injured Steve Austin, and they would say, “we have the technology, we can rebuild him.” It was a great one-liner, but seem so far-fetched. Fast forward 30 years, or just one generation. The future is now. We have the technology!

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Exploring New Physical Therapies: Active Release Technique

Physical Therapy (PT) is an ever-changing and advancing field these days with constant advancements in the field of sports medicine and rehabilitation.  When it comes to athletes, PT is on the cutting edge of the newest, non-invasive treatments that get you back in the game quicker than ever before. One of the newer tools being utilized by a lot of health care providers in the sports medicine field is Active Release Technique (ART).

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Neck Pain and Mobile Devices

Text Neck Syndrome is the term used for neck pain caused by repeated stress and pain due to use of a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. This has become a worldwide health concern and global epidemic. There are over 4 billion mobile devices in use around the world and the number continues to rise.

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Carson Wentz’s Long Road Back From ACL Surgery

In the blink of an eye, the NFL lost one of its most promising young players for the 2017 season. More importantly for Eagles supporters, in an instant, a franchise cornerstone, in the midst of a MVP-worthy campaign, had his year cut short from serious injury. Jarring news that seemed to dash all hopes for the team earning its elusive first Super Bowl victory, at the very least, for the foreseeable future.

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Balance and Fall Prevention in our Mature Adults

You are so excited to be celebrating your 65th birthday with your two best friends. You are at your favorite restaurant, enjoying the food and company. Now you look across the table and have to decide which one of you will fall in the next year. Unfortunately, 1 out of 3 mature adults, over the age of 65, falls each year.

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It’s the second most common sports injury, but a fall onto an outstretched hand (FOOSH) can happen at any age

A fall onto an outstretched hand is a common event in any age group—so common it has its own acronym, FOOSH. The cause of the fall can run the gamut: a sports injury, slip on ice, trip on an uneven surface, or simple loss of balance. Common among athletes—runners, skiers, skateboarders, pole vaulters—the injury can also occur in car accidents and whenever you try to break a fall by reaching out with your hand.

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Understanding Arthroscopic Surgery

ARTHROSCOPY

Just think about being able to peek directly into your injured joint through a little telescope and not only seeing what is wrong, but also being able to fix it! This is no futuristic dream: It’s what is being done today with arthroscopic surgery, one of the most common surgical procedures being performed in our nation. The arthroscope has revolutionized the field of orthopedic surgery, especially the care of sports and recreational injuries. Many of these injuries include the joints, or moving articulations, of the body such as the knee and shoulder. The arthroscope is a small surgical tool that allows direct visualization of the interior of the joint, and in many cases, the repair of damaged or injured areas through tiny incisions.

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Cervical Disc Replacement May Be a Great Option for You

Neck pain is almost as common as lower back pain. Over 80% of individuals will experience neck pain at some point in their lives. At any given time, up to 20% of people can be dealing with symptoms related to neck problems. The most common causes of neck pain are due to posture, injury or the natural progression of arthritis and disc degeneration. Symptoms can be confined to the neck region, however arm pain, numbness and weakness are often present. Less obvious symptoms, such as hand numbness, loss of coordination and balance can also be present.

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Best Places to Go For a Hike in Chester County

Hey, take a hike! Literally. Chester County is filled with picture perfect landscapes, perfect for all sorts of things from apple and pumpkin picking, horseback riding, and of course, hiking! We have some incredible kid-friendly destinations for perfect hiking spots all over the county.

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Best Foods To Eat Before and After a Workout

Get the most out of your workout routine by picking the right snacks for warm up and cool down. By sticking to the right before and after snacks you feel your best and fuel up the right way, making sure your body is getting the most out of your workout. Learn these key rules, and you’ll always know what your body needs – and what it doesn’t – and when.

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Local Kid-Friendly Activities in Delco and Chester Counties

Spring fever manifests in a major way for kids. They need to get out there and blow off some steam. We have some great ideas for fun activities, keeping them busy and moving in the Delaware and Chester county area.

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Back to Running with Graston Technique

Running is one of the most popular types of physical activity in the world. It is estimated that the U.S. participation rate is more than 30 million people (Almeida, M. et al). Despite the fact that running offers participants many health benefits, it does, however, also lead to a higher likelihood of sustaining an injury due to its repetitive nature.  Lingering or chronic symptoms are common among musculoskeletal injuries and can limit the way you move and feel while exercising. Some common injuries include: Achilles tendonitis/tendinosis, plantar fasciitis, Patella-femoral pain syndrome, Iliotibial band syndrome, and Quadriceps/Hamstring Strains. Foam rolling and massage sticks have become common tools in your “first aid kit”, but they don’t always fix the problem.

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Reasons To Look Forward To Spring

“Spring forward, fall back,” right? Well, we for one are very pleased to have spring on the cusp. Premier Orthopedics has put together a list of all the reasons we cannot wait for spring, as if you don’t already have one started yourselves.

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Practical New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year from Premier Orthopaedics – Have you made your New Year’s Resolution list yet? We know that many goals on these lists sometimes seem impossible, and therefore are never reached. This year, instead of making tall orders for lifestyle changes that you cannot fill, let’s be practical. Here are some attainable goals, easy to work into your everyday without too much of a shock.

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911: The Detox this Holiday Season

The holiday season means time with friends and family, all pairing perfectly with overly decadent menus. This can leave us all feeling a bit bloated. Why wait for New Years Resolutions to clean up your act? We have some manageable tips for a quick detox after overloading on stuffing and pumpkin pie.

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High Ankle Sprain: Different Than Your Average Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries treated by the foot and ankle physician, accounting for approximately 20-40% of all athletic injuries.

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This typically consists of a sprain of one of the three lateral ankle ligaments (Fig – BLUE; below black line): anterior talofibular (ATFL), calcaneofibular (CFL), or posterior talofibular ligament (CFL), each defined by the direction they occur and bones they connect. ATFL sprains occur 70% of the time with ATFL and CFL simultaneous sprains 20% of the time. The PTFL is rarely sprained at less than 5-10% of the time.

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What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used since the 1970’s. The last decade has seen tremendous focus on PRP applications in musculoskeletal medicine. The potential for PRP to promote tissue healing following injury or disease is attractive to many physicians, researchers, and patients alike. Unlike medications or cortisone injections, which suppress or mask the underlying problem, PRP shows the potential to heal. PRP is derived directly from a patient’s own blood.

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Happy Halloween from Premier Orthopaedics!

It brings no surprise that the spookiest night of the year comes with extra things to look out for. Premier Orthopaedics wants to wish you a Happy Halloween with some useful safety tips to make sure the night is as fun (and carefree!) as it could possibly be.

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Does weather affect joint pain?

The weather is changing, and with that change comes new temperatures and conditions that factor into play when trying to get a proper amount of daily exercise and activity. A lot of times, this change in weather also brings new aches and pains as the temperature and humidity shift to fall, and shortly after, winter. But why is this?

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The Benefits of Pilates

There’s a reason you have probably heard the term, “Pilates Butt.” Pilates started showing up in the fitness scene about a decade ago, but what’s the hype about?  Pilates was actually designed by German athlete, Joseph Hubertus Pilates, as a cure for his constant struggle with activity-induced asthma. The idea came from Greek culture and ideologies, primarily, the idea that the mind, body, and spirit should always be in balance. Thus, Pilates was born.

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The 411 on Back to School Sports

It’s Back To School Season! And we all know what that means – new classes, new clothing, new schedules – it’s the time of year for adjustments. Sometimes this time of year also introduces a new season of athletics, whether for your returning MVP or new coming rookie. Here are some tips for starting (or restarting) the school sports season off right.

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The proper way to cool down after a hard workout

It goes without saying that a great workout is beneficial to the body for various reasons. It helps to improve overall health, lowers risk of disease and obesity, adds self-esteem, and supports emotional stability and mood, while helping to develop and support regular sleep patterns. Experts joke that it is the cure-all for any ailment that comes with getting older. And, have you ever noticed that people who regularly exercise seem to be the happiest people you have ever met? There’s a reason!

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How much water should your kids drink during a hot day outside?

This summer heat wave has no end in sight, but no one wants to be stuck inside in the air conditioning the entire time. When your kids need to blow off some steam, it can be easy for them to overdo it with the heat and humidity. Most of us know how to keep ourselves hydrated in high temperatures, but what about your little ones who sometimes need some extra guidance? Making sure they get enough water can ensure an easier day outside for everyone during the hot summer months.

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Sports Injury Prevention for Baby Boomers

Until a fountain of youth is discovered, we?ll have to find other methods of slowing down the aging process. One of the most effective ways is through regular exercise. Here are some helpful tips on participating in physical activities in a safe manner:

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Unexpected Health Benefits of Gardening

For many people, springtime means planning the yearly garden. Over the span of the summer, various fruits and vegetables fill the countertops and pantry shelves, offering delicious and healthy alternatives to store-bought snacks and junk food. But the nutritional value is not the only benefit in growing your own fruits and vegetables. Obviously, gardening is a great way to get your family away from the screens, and outside in the fresh air, but what about other benefits that are not as obvious?

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Flip-Flops – Good or bad for feet?

Flip flops used to be a drugstore dollar bin buy—what you wore for an afternoon at the pool or a trip to the beach, but not anymore. For many Americans, these summertime staples have become the preferred footwear for warmer months, thanks to their convenience and ‘footloose’ feeling.

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What’s the deal with quad sparing knee replacements?

Knee replacement surgery is a procedure that can be life changing for many patients with chronic pain from arthritis or past injuries. This surgery can provide pain relief and mobility for an otherwise “worn out” knee. This is beneficial for active people trying to get back to an active lifestyle. Traditional knee replacement surgery is a viable option, but is considered invasive, and requires a great amount of rehabilitation, especially for the first few months. This timeline can be daunting for someone who is already living with daily chronic pain, normally works a forty-hour week, and has already used up his or her vacation time. What then?

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Common campground injuries – how to care for injuries when far away from home

Interested in roughin’ it? Camping is a fun and kid-friendly way to spend time with the family while experiencing the outdoors. While it is appealing because of the low price tag, it is also an opportunity to bring funny stories back to civilization on Monday morning. But when you have little ones in tow, the issue of safety is always on the forefront. What if something happens and we are out in the middle of nowhere without a cell signal?

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Tips for safely exercising while pregnant

So you have a bun in the oven, but you don’t want to abandon your weekly workout class. You might have to go easy on breaking your record for consecutive suicides, but exercise is considered safe and is even encouraged while your little one is in utero. Here are some tips for making it as safe and effective as possible.

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The Benefits of Pilates

There’s a reason you have probably heard the term, “Pilates Butt.” Pilates started showing up in the fitness scene about a decade ago, but what’s the hype about? Pilates was actually designed by German athlete, Joseph Hubertus Pilates, as a cure for his constant struggle with activity-induced asthma. The idea came from Greek culture and ideologies, primarily, the idea that the mind, body, and spirit should always be in balance. Thus, Pilates was born.

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Getting the Star Treatment

Pop culture is evolving into somewhat of a phenomenon. Social media has provided us with an opportunity to track our idol’s every move, with Periscope offering a live feed of day-to-day activities, combined with Instagram and Twitter covered with celebrity updates all day, every day. We are all left scratching our heads, wondering why we feel the need to watch Gigi Hadid pick out what to wear, but alas.

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How to Control and Treat Seasonal Allergies

What is more exciting than springtime in bloom? The new, gorgeous weather brings picnics, concerts, and sports games. Fun in the sun, however, can introduce abrupt exposure to plants in bloom and changes in allergens floating around the air. Suddenly, you find yourself sneezing with watery eyes and itchy hives. You know you aren’t getting a cold, so what gives?

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Running shoes have found a new home on the Catwalk – are trends driving us to stay in shape?

The saying goes that “spring brings new beginnings.” This spring, the world of fashion is departing from its usual mindset and running towards something else. Designers from Gucci to Alexander Wang have debuted the “updated” tennis shoe, sparking a new love of comfort. The question on everyone’s minds: why suffer in heels when you can wear sneakers and turn even more heads?

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Are Fitbits making fit hip?

Lately, it seems that “fitness” is everywhere. Instagram accounts promoting juice cleanses, waist trainers, and new accessories and apps that help to monitor your food intake, hydration, and step count throughout the day. Studies urging office workers to “get up and move!” – one thing is clear: we cannot escape it.

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Healing Foods for Speedy Recovery after Replacement Surgery

Replacement surgery is usually a step towards a more mobile lifestyle, but the recovery can be lengthy and disruptive of every day life. During the healing process, it is common to crave “comfort” foods to ease the psychological strain ? who doesn’t want a big bowl of ice cream after any medical procedure? However, new studies are finding that certain types of “super foods” can help to speed up the stages of recovery.

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How to Use Heat and Cold Therapy to Treat Pain

Healing after an injury can be a long and painful process. And while there are many restorative practices you can do to speed along the process including physical therapy, massage, and other natural healing modalities, there’s also something quite simple you can do yourself at home to treat your pain. It’s head and cold therapy.

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The Link Between Posture and Technology: How Your Gadgets May Lead to Injuries

In today’s technologically advanced world, it’s easy to spend the entire day looking at and/or using our electronic devices. Between checking in on social media during the morning commute to using the computer for your daily work routine, it’s easy to spend the entire day locked into a screen. But what effects does it really have on your body?

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What You Need to Know About Neck Sprains and Strains

If you’ve ever been in a fender bender automotive accident, you have probably experienced some degree of whiplash. The pain of your neck being jolted can be incredibly painful, and when you consider that the average weight of a human head is around 10 lbs., you can imagine why.

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How to Stay Fit During Winter

Staying in shape during the winter can be challenging, especially if you’re still healing from an injury. Cold weather is known to lead to stiff and achy joints, and even the healthiest of athletes can have a hard time during the winter months.

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Do I Need Orthopaedic Urgent Care?

If you have an injury that simply can’t wait until you get an appointment later in the week, you have two choices: go to the emergency room or come to the urgent care center at Premier Orthopaedics.

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Places to Cut Christmas Trees in the Philly Suburbs

If you’d like to cut your own Christmas tree this year, you’re in luck because there are several great tree farms in the Philadelphia suburbs where you can do just that. For your convenience, your friends at Premier Orthopaedics have put together a list of our favorite farms in the area.

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Tips for Preventing Knee Pain

When it comes to knee pain, there’s nothing quite like it. It can be debilitating pain that will have you missing out on all of the fun things, from doing that event you’ve been training for to playing with your favorite tiny humans.

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What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Degenerative disc disease isn’t technically a disease but instead is a collection of symptoms caused by a damaged spinal disc. This disease typically begins to manifest as you age, but this isn’t always true. Let’s take a closer look at this fairly common disease.

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3 Tips for Relieving Joint Pain in Winter

With little scientific evidence to suggest that cold weather does actually affect joint pain, many physicians don’t have many suggestions for finding relief aside from using over-the-counter pain relief and anti-inflammatory drugs.

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Scoliosis Treatment: What You Need to Know After Diagnosis

Usually diagnosed in childhood, it can be scary to learn about a scoliosis diagnosis, and you may be thinking of the worst-case scenarios you’ve heard about. Fortunately, the majority of scoliosis cases won’t need surgical treatment and will, at most, need treatment with a brace or rehabilitative therapy.

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Why Do I Need an EMG?

If your doctor instructed you to undergo an EMG, or electromyography test, you may be wondering what exactly this test is for. You may also be nervous to have an EMG done, especially when you aren’t sure what it is or why you need it.

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What You Need to Know About Recovering from Hand or Wrist Surgery

Undergoing surgery is always a little unsettling, but hand and wrist procedures are very common and allow many people to regain full range of motion once again. These procedures are sometimes necessary if you’re dealing with a severe injury that cannot be treated through non-surgical methods.

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How Does an MRI Scan Work?

If you’ve recently suffered an injury or are dealing with a condition, your doctor may have ordered that you have an MRI done to help him or her better understand the issue and determine how to treat the issue. If this is your first MRI, you may be nervous to go through the process, however it’s a standard test, similar to an x-ray.

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The Different Types of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is one of the most common conditions in the U.S., affecting approximately 8 million women and 2 million men. This condition is a skeletal disorder that makes bones weak and more prone to fracture. While normal bones can handle some impact, bones weakened from osteoporosis can break from everyday activities and minor falls.

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What to Do When Your Child Breaks a Bone

Children are at a high risk for enduring sports and play-related injuries which can end up leading to bone fractures. Fractures are always unfortunate, but it’s especially upsetting when your child breaks a bone. Although children are resilient and can typically bounce back after a bone fracture, it’s still important to get the proper pediatric fracture care for the long-term well-being of the child.

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3 Osteoporosis Prevention Tips

While there is no way to prevent osteoporosis from developing, there are a few ways you can help reduce your risk. These tips are simple lifestyle changes and habits that you can adopt to make your bones healthy and strong in an effort to avoid osteoporosis.

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Surgical Treatment for Osteoporosis

If you’ve been dealing with the painful effects of osteoporosis, you understand how impactful this disease can be on your daily life. Physicians will begin by treating a patient with osteoporosis patient with non-surgical methods, such as medication, diet changes, and a daily exercise routine. However, for some patients, osteoporosis has already reached later stages that cannot be treated with these comprehensive methods. If you haven’t seen an improvement within three months of treatment, surgery must be considered.

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5 Ways to Add Exercise to Your Black Friday Shopping

Shopping is the perfect excuse to burn some calories, and Black Friday shopping is an even better excuse for moving quickly throughout the stores and malls. Keep reading to learn the top five ways for you to add exercise to your Black Friday shopping.

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The Healthiest Thanksgiving Foods to Eat

Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for what you have and celebrating with family, friends and great food. So enjoying this occasion shouldn’t come with regret from eating too many unhealthy foods. Thanksgiving can be full of healthy foods and recipes that will allow you to indulge without feeling too full or ruining your diet.

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How to Prepare for Joint Replacement Surgery

When you experiencing debilitating pain in your joints, it can drastically hinder your ability to perform even the simplest everyday tasks. Joint pain can strike any joint in the body and can be caused by a multitude of conditions or problems. Many patients benefit from nonsurgical treatment methods, but in some cases the joint pain is too severe to be treated with these types of methods, leaving surgery as the only other option.

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Staying Fit with Asthma: Six Exercises You Need to Know

Sometimes it can be difficult to exercise when you have asthma, but there are exercises that even people with exercise-induced asthma can perform successfully to stay fit. In fact, exercising can help reduce asthma symptoms, strengthen lung muscles, improve breathing, and reduce stress and anxiety. It’s all about choosing the right exercises for you.

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How to Prevent Back Pain at Your Desk Job

Sitting at your desk for eight hours a day isn’t good for your overall health, and it could be the cause of your back pain. Even if you’re not experiencing it now, computer use at your desk could lead to severe back pain in the years to come.

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Four Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Arthritis

While there’s no surefire way to prevent arthritis from affecting you, there are ways you can reduce your risk and delay the potential onset. If you’re lucky enough to have healthy joints right now, you should do all you can to avoid the pain that comes with arthritis.

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A Guide to Recognizing the Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis and affects about 1.5 million people in the United States, with nearly three times as many women suffering from the disease as men. However, over the years treatments have improved greatly and helped many people who are affected. Studies show that when rheumatoid arthritis is caught early and patients receive treatment soon after the first signs appear, they are more likely to continue leading an active life. It’s crucial that you’re aware of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis so that you can get treatment as soon as possible. Continue reading to learn more about rheumatoid arthritis and how to identify its symptoms.

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What to Expect After a Hip Replacement

If you’re having a hip replacement, it’s best to be as informed as possible before undergoing surgery. While this is a common procedure that successfully restores mobility to many patients, it’s still a major surgery that you need to be fully prepared for.

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The Ultimate Fall Foliage Viewing Spots in Chester County, PA

Autumn is here once again and Chester County, Pennsylvania, is the perfect place to

witness the beautiful changing of the leaves this time of year. If you’re looking for the best spots to view the fall foliage, the following locations are gorgeous spots where you can immerse yourself in all Pennsylvania’s natural beauty.

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Tips for Keeping Kids with Broken Bones and Casts Busy

As a parent, it can be especially difficult to keep children entertained when they are in a cast and healing from a broken bone. After dealing with the initial pain that goes along with a broken bone, children typically bounce back quickly and want to resume their normal routines. Unfortunately, sometimes having to wear a cast can make that very challenging. It could be difficult for your child to stay entertained when one of their limbs is restrained by a cast. However, a broken bone doesn’t mean that your child can’t still participate in activities they enjoy.

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The Best Halloween Attractions in Philadelphia

As Halloween approaches, the people of Philadelphia are dusting off their witch hats and jack-o-lanterns and hitting the town for some festive entertainment. Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in the country which has helped it become a prime location for daring ghost hunters and thrill-seekers to explore. If you’re looking to do something outside the realm of trick-or-treating, check out the best Halloween attractions in Philadelphia this year.

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Five Natural Foods that Improve Bone Health


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Bones in the body help you move, protect your internal organs, and maintain the structure of your body. It’s critical to start thinking about your bone health because as early as age 25, it’s possible to start losing more bone than you’re building. When this happens, it can lead to thin, weak bones and osteoporosis.

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Three Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Risk of Sports Injury

Sports are wonderful activities for children to get involved in, but you want them to have fun and not worry about possible injuries. Getting involved in sports is a great way to learn discipline, responsibility, and teamwork. It’s also a great way to stay healthy by reducing their risk of developing a chronic illness such as diabetes, obesity, cancer, or cardiovascular diseases. While the risks may be low, it’s still very important to take every precaution and keep them protected from possible injuries.

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Nonoperative Rehabilitation for ACL Injury

An ACL sprain or tear is one of the most common knee injuries that frequently occurs during activities such as soccer, football and basketball. Although surgery may be necessary in order to regain full function of your knee, this will depend on certain factors. In some cases, you may be able to recover from your ACL injury with nonoperative rehabilitation.

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Nonoperative Shoulder Rehabilitation

Dealing with a shoulder injury can affect every aspect of your daily life and can make certain activities almost impossible. Fortunately, there are ways to deal with shoulder injuries that don’t require surgery. Explore nonoperative options first so you can hopefully avoid surgery and a lengthy healing period.

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Nonoperative Spine Rehabilitation

If you’re dealing with pain as a result of a spinal injury or disorder, you may be able to find relief from nonoperative rehabilitation. Depending on the specific injury, there are many different treatments and rehabilitation plans that will reduce your pain and increase your range of motion.

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Rehabilitation for Achilles Tendon Rupture

An Achilles tendon rupture is a very painful injury that typically occurs suddenly without any accompanying symptoms. This injury is usually treated with rehabilitation and/or physical therapy. These treatment methods reduce the pain associated with the injury, help strengthen the surrounding muscles, and help the tendon heal.

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What Swelling Can Tell You about Your Child’s Injury

Many children get involved with sports at a young age. This is a great way for kids to learn about sportsmanship, expend some energy, and meet new friends. It also helps children stay healthy and has been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes, obesity, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases. However, because children’s bodies are still developing, any injuries they sustain have the potential to be very serious.

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What to See in Philly in Fall 2015

In Philadelphia, as the summer heat makes way for cooler temperatures, many fall festivals and events are just around the corner. Whether you’re interested in something spooky around Halloween or the city’s art scene, there are many exciting opportunities and festivals to explore. Philadelphia has a lot to offer in every season and the fall is no exception. Check out what’s going on in Philly in fall 2015 and prepare to mark up your calendar!

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What is the Recovery Period after a Complex Fracture?

If you’re dealing with a complex fracture, you know how painful the injury is. The recovery after a complex fracture may not be a simple process, but with some patience and a great doctor, you’ll be feeling better before you know it.

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How to Keep Bones Strong and Healthy

Bones are very important to the overall function of our bodies because they provide structure, protect our internal organs, and anchor our muscles. Many of the physical activities we participate in daily can lead to fractures that damage our bones. It’s crucial that we take care of our bones so they can hold up against fractures and are protected against diseases such as osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to become weak and brittle.

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How Long is the Recovery Period After Ankle Surgery?

An ankle fracture is one of the most common injuries, as twisting, rolling, or bending it can cause the bone to break. People constantly use their ankles to walk, jump, or run, and one wrong move is all it takes to push the joint too far. Ankle fractures typically happen because of falls, car accidents, or twisting of the ankle. The ankle joint is made up of the tibia (shin) and fibula (outer leg). There are two malleoli (bone ends) on the tibia and one on the fibula. When an ankle is fractured, the malleoli are broken. One, two, or all three malleoli can be broken.

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5 End of Summer Activities in Philadelphia

As the summer comes to an end, you may want to do a few things to celebrate the past few months of sunshine and warm weather before the fall makes its debut for the year. Philadelphia is just the place to soak in the last of summer’s rays and get together with friends and family to enjoy the weather. So before the temperatures start to drop, experience all that the city has to offer for the final weeks of summer.

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5 Common Myths About Growing Pains

You’ve probably heard someone tell a child something along the lines of it’s just growing pains. Many people believe that throbbing pain in the legs or arms of an underdeveloped child can be attributed to the child growing. However, there’s no evidence that growth can be painful. As a child gets older, they’ll experience some pain due to other problems. Learn more about common myths people believe in regarding growing pains.

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Is It a Sprain or Fracture?

When you suffer an injury and experience pain in a certain area of your body, it can be difficult to determine on your own whether it’s a sprain or a fracture. A sprain is classified as a stretched or torn ligament or tendon, while a fracture is a broken bone.

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Has Your Young Athlete Had Too Many Injuries?

Three out of four American families with school-aged children have at least one child involved with a sports team. Children gravitate towards sports because they’re a fun way to socialize with other children and typically run around outside. Parents also encourage their kids to play sports because they teach responsibility, confidence, and teamwork. Staying active and playing sports also reduces the risk of a child developing a chronic illness such as diabetes, cancer, or cardiovascular disease.

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Summer Fitness Activities in Philadelphia

Summer is in full swing in Philadelphia—the temperatures are soaring, the sun is shining, and there are plenty of activities to enjoy. Getting your heart rate up for at least 30 minutes a day can do wonders for your health, but it’s easy to get bored of the mundane walk around the block or jog on the treadmill. Instead, participate in something new and exciting that you may not have done before.

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What to Do if You Think You Have a Fracture

Fractures are common injuries that people experience, especially with sports and other physical activities as well as motor vehicle accidents. A fracture occurs when a bone is struck with a force that’s so great that the bone breaks. Some fractures are more severe than others depending on how hard the bone is struck. Treatment for this type of injury is typically straightforward, but it’s crucial that you address your fracture immediately to prevent it from getting worse. If you’re hurt because of a fall or a collision and are experiencing a great amount of pain, there’s a good chance you’re dealing with a fracture. Read on to find out what to do in this case.

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Recovering from a Fracture

A fracture occurs when a fall or other blunt force trauma breaks a bone. While they can bend slightly or give when struck by a force, bones will break when the force is too great. The severity of the fracture depends on the amount of force applied to the bone, and recovery time depends on the severity of the fracture. Fractures are painful no matter the cause—a fall, an automobile accident, or a tackle during a football game—but recovering from a fracture typically is straightforward.

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Treatment Methods for Complex Fractures

A complex fracture is when the bone is broken into many pieces and the surrounding tissue and cartilage is also damaged as a result. This can cause joint dislocation and loss of bone fragments. Complex fractures are complicated and are completely different from one patient to the next. That’s why it’s important to the professionals at Premier Orthopaedics to provide a specialized treatment plan for each patient. Because complex fractures are very painful and difficult to recover from, it’s crucial that the treatment plan is carefully designed and well thought out. Learn more about treatment methods for complex fractures and what you can expect if you or a loved one is dealing with this injury.

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Most Commonly Fractured Bones

You can fracture any bone in your body, but some bones are easier to break compared to others. Fractures typically result from a fall, a collision, or other trauma caused by physical activity or a motor vehicle accident. Learn more about the bones in the human body that are most commonly fractured and what you can do to treat them if they break.

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Different Types of Fractures

A fracture is a common injury that can occur to any bone in the body. When a bone receives a force that’s too great to absorb, it breaks or fractures. Fractures typically result from a fall, physical activity, or a motor vehicle accident. However, other fracture causes include osteoporosis, which is a condition that weakens bones, and overuse caused by repetitive motion that tires out muscles and puts more stress on bones.

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Risk Factors of Complex Fractures

A complex fracture occurs when the bone is broken in multiple pieces, causing damage to surrounding soft tissue and cartilage. This can result in joint dislocation and the loss of bone fragments due to the severe trauma. While each complex fracture varies from patient to patient, there are certain people who are more at risk than others.

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Pediatric Fracture Care

Dealing with injuries in children presents its own challenges, as a child’s bones are still developing and aren’t as strong as an adult’s. If a child suffers a bone fracture and it’s not properly addressed, the child could face lifelong issues. A child’s bones also heal more quickly compared with an adult’s, so it’s crucial to provide the right type of pediatric fracture care and to treat the fracture immediately. The staff at Premier Orthopaedics includes doctors who specialize in pediatrics and who will accurately diagnose your child’s injury and determine what type of treatment they need. Then, using Premier’s advanced technology, they’ll treat your child’s fracture and help them recover as quickly as possible. If your child has experienced a fracture, learn more about pediatric fracture care and how Premier Orthopaedics can help you.

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Fracture Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

A bone fracture occurs when your bone breaks due to a force the bone can’t handle. Bone fractures are common, and many people deal with thi s type of injury every day. Fractures vary in severity level, and there are many different treatment methods for them based on this severity. Your doctor at Premier Orthopaedics will utilize advanced technology and wide range of skills to diagnose your injury and provide an effective treatment. Read on to learn more about fracture causes, symptoms, and diagnosis.

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Preventing Fractures in Philadelphia This Summer

Summer is a season for broken bones, and with all of the exciting events going on in the Philadelphia area, you’ll definitely be enjoying the many outdoor activities available. So whether you’re heading out to a Phillies game, checking out the Philadelphia Zoo, or walking around the city to visit historical landmarks or museums, you’ll need to take care not to fall and hurt yourself. Here are some tips to get through this blazing summer fracture-free as well as what to do if you do find yourself taking a tumble and suffering a painful injury.

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Summer Fun in Philly

There’s nothing better for your health than aerobic exercise to work your muscles and raise your heart rate, and when the summer months hit in Philly, there are plenty of things to do! Find out some of the newest events and happenings in the summer.

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Back Exercises for Spine Health

While back pain can drastically disrupt your normal routine, there are some exercises you can incorporate into your daily life that will help ease the pain. It’s a common misconception that exercising while you’re suffering from back pain will increase that pain. However, exercising actually improves your spine health and can also improve your posture over time.

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Preparing for Back Surgery

Sometimes, back surgery is the only option left to help return you to your normal life. Fortunately, back surgery is a very common procedure these days and is used to improve the lives of countless people by relieving their pain for good. Although this procedure is straightforward and typically successful, it’s completely normal to be apprehensive just as you would with any type of surgery.

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The Importance of Hydration

You know that staying hydrated is important, but you may not understand just how crucial water is to your body. Water plays an important role in your body, making it a critical nutrient to consume so your body functions properly.

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Who is Most at Risk for Back Pain?

Standing, walking, bending, and twisting are just a few of the movements you rely on your back to perform a countless number of times each day. Dealing with even the slightest back pain can be especially frustrating when it disrupts your normal routine. While back pain is one of the most common issues people deal with today, some people are at greater risk than others.

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5 Common Causes of Hip Pain

As one of the largest weight-bearing joints in the body, it’s common to experience pain in your hip. Your hip allows you perform many motions, such as walking, sitting, and bending. However, pain in the hip can make these basic motions nearly impossible.

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Everyday Habits that Cause Back Pain

Your back is used for everything from the slightest movement, bend, or twist, to keeping your body standing upright. Unfortunately, this puts a lot of responsibility on the back that can lead to wear and tear over the years. There are also specific movements that can cause back pain and disrupt your daily routine and evening sleep.

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Non-Operative Treatments for Hip Pain

When you’re dealing with hip pain, you know how much it affects your daily life. Your hip is a ball-and-socket joint held together with ligaments and surrounded by muscles. Whether you’re experiencing a torn ligament, a fractured bone, or inflammation caused by arthritis, the pain in your hip joint hinders your ability to walk, turn, and bend.

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Five Ways to Relieve Daily Hip Pain

Whether you’re experiencing hip pain from osteoarthritis or a different condition, you know how difficult it can be to complete everyday tasks. The joint inflammation and swelling can hinder your movements when you walk, bend, and turn.

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Five Hip Strengthening Exercises

Strengthening your hips can help to relieve any hip pain you may be experiencing while also building up muscle to prevent future injuries from occurring. Workouts for your hips can help to improve your flexibility as well as your range of motion.

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How to Properly Fit Protective Gear for Concussion Prevention

Athletes are typically taught from a young age the importance of wearing protective gear during high-impact sports and other rigorous physical activity. This protective gear is meant to prevent broken bones and other injuries from occurring, as well as to reduce the risk of receiving a concussion.

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Common Concussion Myths and Misconceptions

Concussions are common among athletes and those who participate in rigorous physical activity. They also occur frequently when people experience motor vehicle accidents. While concussion symptoms can be easy to identify, it’s often difficult for physicians to diagnose the actual concussion. For this reason, there are many myths and misconceptions when it comes to this type of brain injury.

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Long Term Effects of Concussions

Concussions are common among athletes, especially those involved in high-impact sports, but even so, the severity of this injury should never be minimized. If you or someone you know suffers from a concussion, you should seek treatment immediately and take steps to prevent a future concussion from occurring. If not, the long-term effects on the brain could be very serious.

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Recent Technology in Concussion Management

Technology allows physicians and surgeons the ability to provide their patients the best health care possible. As new technologies continue to emerge in the industry, diagnoses and treatments are becoming more reliable and allow patients to recover more effectively.

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What to Do if You Think You Have a Concussion

Concussions are common brain injuries that occur from forceful blows to the head or the body. This injury alters the function of the brain and must be taken seriously. Concussions frequently occur during contact sports and other forms of physical activity.

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Prepping for a 5K: The New Runner’s Cheat Sheet

If you’ve been thinking about running a 5K but have been apprehensive to do so, you may be more capable than you think. A 5K is great run for beginners because at 3.1 miles, it’s not a very long distance, so you can prepare for the run in just a couple of months.

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How to Avoid Getting a Concussion

A concussion is a serious brain injury that is, unfortunately, common among athletes and in contact sports. This brain injury occurs when a person collides with another person, an object, or the ground with a great amount of force.

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Most Common Concussion Symptoms

A concussion is a brain injury that occurs because of a blow to the head or the body that alters the way the brain functions. This injury is common during contact sports and other rigorous activities. It’s important to be as informed as possible when it comes to a concussion so you’re prepared if you or someone else experiences one.

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Dealing with a Concussion

A concussion is a serious injury that alters the way the brain functions and can result in brain damage if left untreated. This injury is common among athletes who participate in contact sports and can occur when they collide with another athlete, a ball, or the ground.

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Best Places to Bike Ride

Biking is a great form of exercise because it works many muscles in your body, and many people enjoy doing it. The best part is you can find numerous bike trails throughout Chester County and the surrounding area. And now that the warm weather months are upon us, it’s the perfect time to get outdoors for some bike riding.

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Spinal Arthritis and Non Operative Treatment Methods

The spine is one of the most important parts of the body because it allows you to stand, bend, and move while also protecting the spinal cord. Unfortunately, our spine becomes susceptible to arthritis as we age. There are several types of arthritis, but they all cause debilitating joint pain. While there’s no sure way to prevent arthritis from occurring, there are non-operative treatment methods that can help you deal with your pain and continue to live a healthy lifestyle.

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Maintaining a Healthy Diet and Sports Nutrition

When you’re an athlete dedicated to pushing your body to reach the many demands of a sport, it’s crucial that you eat a balanced, nutritious diet to get the necessary fuel as well as replenish the vitamins and minerals your body loses. If you don’t eat the right foods, your body could suffer, which will affect your performance and could lead to serious injury.

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Dealing with Back Strains

Back strains can be painful and limit your mobility so that performing daily tasks becomes nearly impossible. If you’re experiencing pain in your back, you may be dealing with a muscle strain. This common injury can be treated effectively, but it’s crucial to seek help at the first sign of pain.

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Spinal Disc Problems

The spine is one of the most important parts of your body because it holds up your head, shoulders, and torso. This important structure is made up of many crucial elements that allow you to move, and each one works together so that you can walk, bend, and twist. However, if there is disease or injury in any one of your spinal discs, the spine will not function properly.

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Three Main Types of Back Surgery

Dealing with back pain is frustrating and can affect many aspects of your daily life. It can make moving, bending, or walking nearly impossible. If you’ve undergone non-operative treatment methods without any pain relief, it may be time for you to consider your surgical options.

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Best Walking and Hiking Trails in the Area

Walking and hiking are excellent forms of exercise. They get your blood pumping, increase your heart rate, and allow you to take in the spectacular views of the Delaware Valley and surrounding areas.

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Non-Operative Methods for Ankle Injuries

When you’re suffering from an ankle injury, you know how difficult it can be to perform the simplest task. It’s crucial to seek help at the first signs of injury so you can get back to living your life. However, it’s understandable and very common to be nervous about complicated treatment methods. Fortunately, most ankle injuries can be treated with non-surgical techniques, so you don’t have to worry about invasive procedures.

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Treating Muscle Sprains and Strains

As an athlete, you constantly put your body through physical activity that causes wear and tear. Some of the most common injuries you may suffer include sprains and strains. While these injuries aren’t usually severe, they can be painful. Fortunately, there are many ways to deal with these types of injuries that will have you feeling better and get you back in the game as soon as possible.

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Three Ways to Strengthen your Spine

Dealing with spine and back pain can cause stiffness, limited range of motion, and in severe cases, prevent you from performing your daily activities. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce back pain by strengthening your spine through various stretches and exercises. Find out more about these simple, yet effective methods.

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Common Foot Disorders

We use our feet much more than we realize. They help us get around and enable us to walk from one place to another. We put a lot of stress on them when exercising and performing other strenuous tasks that require them to support our body weight. For this reason, our feet are prone to many different types of injuries and disorders.

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Three Signs it’s Time to Consult a Foot and Ankle Specialist

Dealing with foot and ankle pain can be unbearable, so it’s best to seek treatment at the first sign of discomfort. However, patients sometimes mistakenly think that their problem is not severe enough for a foot and ankle specialist.

A foot and ankle specialist will be able to effectively diagnose and treat your injury, disorder, or condition in order to relieve your pain and allow you to begin living your life again.

If you’re experiencing any of the following issues, it’s time to contact a foot and ankle specialist.

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Understanding Ankle Surgery

The ankle is a very sensitive joint in the body and is easily injured. Non-surgical treatment methods could be effective in treating mild injuries, but when an ankle injury is severe, such as with a ligament tear or a fracture, surgery may be necessary.

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Non Operative Methods for Foot Injuries

When dealing with a painful foot injury or disorder, it can be incredibly difficult to perform even the simplest task, so it’s crucial to find relief as soon as possible. It’s best to explore non-surgical and non-invasive methods first. Non-surgical and non-invasive treatment methods are the easiest ways to treat your injuries.

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Common Orthopaedic Conditions of the Spine

The spine gives you the ability to stand up straight, hold up your head, shoulders, and upper body, and also the flexibility to bend and twist. When you suffer from a spinal condition, you may experience pain in all of these body parts, and daily activities can become increasingly difficult.

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Five Signs of a Spine Injury

If you’re suffering from a spine injury, it’s important to seek treatment at the first sign of pain. Your spine is one of the most important parts of the body because it allows you to stand up straight, perform all of your daily activities, and it contains the spinal cord that carries signals from the brain to other parts of the body. No matter how minor your injury or pain is, it’s crucial that you contact your doctor immediately.

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Operative Methods for Sports and Spine Injuries

If you’re dealing with the painful effects of a sports or spine injury, you understand how difficult simple tasks can become. While non-surgical methods can help relieve pain, they may not be able to actually treat the injury. If non-surgical methods haven’t improved your condition or reduced your pain, it may be time to consider a surgical procedure.

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Physical Therapy and Daily Exercise for Sports and Spine Injuries

If you’re dealing with a painful sports or spine injury, consider treating the injury with physical therapy and daily exercise. These methods use your own body to perform stretches and repetitive motions in order to reduce pain.

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Sports and Spine Injury Prevention

Sport and spine injuries are extremely painful, debilitating, and could result in serious damage. It’s crucial to do all you can do prevent them from occurring in the first place. While certain circumstances are unavoidable, there are precautions you can take to reduce the risk of sport and spine injuries.

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Surgical and Non-Surgical Options for Joint Pain

If you’re dealing with a great deal of pain in your joints, you may be suffering from a serious injury. It’s crucial to see your doctor immediately for an evaluation. He or she will determine why you’re having pain and what type of treatment is necessary to help you feel better soon.

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Physical Therapy after Knee Joint Replacement

Knee joint replacement is a major surgery and returning to your daily activities will take some time. Following the surgery, you will have to avoid putting additional stress on your knee until it heals properly. After the knee heals, you’ll have to work with it to gain full range of motion once again. This is where physical therapy comes into play.

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How to Reduce the Risk of Complication after Joint Replacement

Joint replacement surgery is a safe, effective procedure that many have undergone to regain motion in their joints. This surgery is crucial for some patients who have suffered a great deal of joint damage and were unable to perform activities that they once enjoyed.

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How to Avoid Infection after Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement surgery is a straightforward procedure that has improved the quality of life for thousands of people each year. It has the power to relieve pain and restore range of motion to various joints in the body that were once damaged such as the knee or hip. However, like all major surgeries, there are risks that need to be considered.

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How to Keep Joints Healthy

You have many joints throughout your body located wherever two or more bones are joined together. These joints allow you to move areas such as your knees, hips, and shoulders. Healthy joints allow you to move easily and painlessly as you perform various activities, but a damaged joint can cause a great deal of pain and limit your mobility. It’s important to do all that you can to keep your joints healthy in order to prevent injury or damage from occurring.

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Am I a Candidate for Joint Replacement?

Experiencing the debilitating effects of a damaged joint is a painful situation that you shouldn’t have to deal with. If this is the case, you could be a candidate for joint replacement which is one of the leading surgical procedures for aging members of the population.

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Finding an Orthopaedic Surgeon for Joint Replacement

If you’re dealing with debilitating joint pain or a severe joint injury, you understand how much it affects your daily life. If you’ve tried non-surgical treatment methods without success, surgery may be your only option. While you may be apprehensive about undergoing surgery, joint replacements and other othopaedic surgeries have been perfected over the years and are very commonplace today.

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Signs you May Need Hip Joint Replacement Surgery

If you’re experiencing pain in your hip due to an injury or arthritis, you understand the affect that it has on your everyday life. When arthritis or injuries are severe, many times your only option is to have a

hip joint replacement

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Most Common Types of Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement surgery is a safe procedure that many patients undergo to relieve pain and restore their quality of life. If you’re dealing with pain and limited range of motion in a joint, it’s important that you’re treated properly so you can live the life you want to live. Be sure to see your doctor to determine if joint replacement surgery is right for you.

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Surgical Options for Severe Gout

If you’re suffering from severe gout, you understand how painful and frustrating it can be. Treatment methods may not be working on your gout any longer, or maybe they never worked. Fortunately, there are surgical procedures that can take care of this condition and have you feeling better soon.

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Common Symptoms of Tendonitis

Tendonitis is a painful condition that affects the tendons, which are the thick cords that join muscles and bones together. When tendons become irritated or begin to breakdown, this causes inflammation and swelling that can result in tendonitis.

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Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Have you been dealing with the painful effects of carpal tunnel syndrome? This frustrating condition causes hand numbness and pain which can make even simple tasks difficult. Fortunately, there are treatment options available that help relieve your pain and get you back to normal. Keep reading to find out how these methods can benefit you.

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How Arthritis Can Affect your Hands

There are many joints that make up your hands and wrists that all work together to perform small motions such as threading a needle or turning a doorknob. However, dealing with arthritis can make these simple motions difficult and painful. If you’re dealing with debilitating arthritis, you understand how challenging it can be to perform daily tasks. Keep reading to learn more about how arthritis can affect your hands.

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Wrist Arthroscopy Procedure and Recovery

If you’re dealing with wrist pain or a wrist injury, an arthroscopy may be the right choice for you. This minimally invasive procedure will allow your surgeon to identify, diagnose, and treat your condition.

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Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a debilitating condition that causes numbness and pain in the hand. These symptoms can make daily tasks difficult for those suffering with them.

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Surgical Options for Severe Gout

If you’re suffering from severe gout, you understand how painful and frustrating it can be. Treatment methods may not be working on your gout any longer, or maybe they never worked. Fortunately, there are surgical procedures that can take care of this condition and have you feeling better soon.

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Hand and Wrist Surgery for Early-Onset Arthritis

If you’re dealing with the painful symptoms of arthritis of the hand or wrist, you understand how much the pain can affect your daily life. Simple activities have become difficult and you experience pain almost every day. Luckily, hand and wrist arthritis surgery is an effective option that is safe and has changed the lives of many people. If you are fortunate enough to have caught your arthritis in the early stages, the damage that has been done is probably minimal. If this is the case, there should be no reason why you couldn’t make a full recovery after undergoing treatment.

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Wrist Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that attacks joints throughout the body and starts with the smallest joints like those in the hands and wrists. This painful disorder causes swelling, pain, limited motion, and weakness. Rheumatoid arthritis is also symmetrical, so both wrists will be affected by the disease.

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Protecting your Wrists: 5 Exercise for Computer Users

Many people have desk jobs that require them to work on a computer all day long, for forty hours each week. This much repetition and overuse can cause wrist issues. Even those who use a computer recreationally and spend several hours per day typing on the keyboard can be at risk for a wrist injury.

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Protecting Wrist from Wear and Tear

It’s easy to overlook how often we use our hands and wrists throughout the day. We use them to touch things, hold items, get dressed, brush our teeth, open doors, and just about everything else that we do. However, it becomes even more apparent how important they are to our daily lives when they’re damaged and painful to use.

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Exercising after Foot Surgery

Foot surgery can cause you to miss your usual workouts for weeks or even months. You rely heavily on your feet to walk, get you from place to place, and complete your everyday activities, so recovery can be difficult. Luckily, there are some great exercises that you can do to stay fit and strengthen your foot after surgery.

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When Do You Need Foot Surgery?

If you’re dealing with a painful foot injury, deformity, or disease, you may beconsidering foot surgery to relieve the pain in order to live a normal, healthy lifestyle. However, you may not be sure that surgery is necessary. Keep reading to learn about the situations that typically indicate when foot surgery is necessary.

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Treatments for Common Foot Disorders

Dealing with the pain of a foot disorder, condition, or injury can be dreadful, especially if the pain of putting any weight on your foot is preventing you from walking around and completing daily activities. Luckily, there are plenty of treatments that will reduce your pain and have you back on your feet in a few weeks. However, it’s important to take the time to rest so your injury doesn’t get any worse.

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Bunions: Causes, Symptoms and Solutions

Bunions cause a lot of pain and stiffness, make it difficult to walk, impair the function of the foot, and make wearing shoes nearly impossible.

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Understanding Foot Pain

Feet support our body weight as we walk around every day performing our daily tasks. We put our feet through years of wear and tear that can sometimes result in injury. It’s not feasible to stay off your feet and spend your whole life in bed, but it is beneficial to understand foot pain and what certain symptoms mean.

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How to Choose a Foot and Ankle Physician

When dealing with an injury of the foot or ankle, you know how much it affects your daily life. That’s why you need a reputable physician who is experienced in treating your specific injury. You don’t have much time to waste when searching for a foot and ankle physician you can trust, so these tips will help you find someone as quickly as possible.

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What Causes Ankle Swelling?

The ankle is one area of the body that is commonly injured. Twisting the wrong way, colliding with a person or object, and landing in a certain position are all easy ways to injure your ankle and cause swelling.

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Finding the Proper Shoes to Prevent Foot and Ankle Pain

The right shoes will support your feet and ankles, while the wrong shoes will only cause additional stress on your joints. It’s important to find the right shoes for you in order to prevent damaging foot and ankle pain that could lead to health problems in the legs, hips, and spine.

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Best Shoes for Preventing Foot and Ankle Problems

Many foot and ankle problems can often be caused by shoes that don’t fit, are too tight, and don’t have enough room. A proper-fitting, well-padded pair of shoes can keep your feet and ankles healthy and reduce everyday wear and tear.

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Preparing for Foot Surgery

Sometimes, a foot injury is too severe to be treated with non-operative methods. After being evaluated, your physician may determine that surgery is the best option to treat your injury. While you may be apprehensive to undergo foot surgery, it may be the only option to regain normal function in your foot.

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How to Prepare for Non-Operative Sports and Spine Treatment

Not all orthopaedic sports and spine injuries require surgery, and many can be treated with non-operative methods. While these treatments are less invasive than surgical procedures and require less preparation, it’s still important to be informed so you know what to expect. Most are performed in an outpatient setting, so recovery time and pain is minimal.

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The Four Most Common Sports and Spine Injuries

Athletes involved in sports, especially contact sports, are likely to experience an injury at some point in their athletic career. Even when they take precautions and wear protective gear, injuries can still occur. It’s particularly important to take a spine injury seriously because these injuries can have long-lasting, damaging effects.

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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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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.