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  • Stretches for Tight Hip Flexors

    Stretches for Tight Hip Flexors

    Hip flexors refer to the muscles both in and near the hips that move the legs and the torso. The hip flexor grouping of muscles helps the lower body move, and if those muscles are tight, they can cause pain and stiffness.

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  • Essentials to Know About Rotator Cuff Tears

    Essentials to Know About Rotator Cuff Tears

    Rotator cuff tears are considered a serious injury that requires urgent medical attention. Your rotator cuff is vital for proper range of motion and bearing weight. When your rotator cuff is torn or injured, it is best to stop doing the activity that caused the injury to prevent further damage to your muscles. If you are unsure whether you have injured your rotator cuff, seek medical attention as soon as possible to avoid aggravating or worsening your injury.

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  • Stress Vs. Sprain

    Stress Vs. Sprain

    Stress injuries tend to take place over time. This group of soft-tissue injuries is also known as overuse injuries. That is because this type of injury typically has to do with repetitive motions. Tendinitis is the classic example of a repetitive motion stress injury. Sports injury specialists commonly see this soft-tissue injury. As explained by the AAOS, baseball players, golfers, swimmers, and tennis players tend to experience this inflammation of the tendons in their arms and shoulders.

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  • Carpal Tunnel Release

    Carpal Tunnel Release

    Historically, carpal tunnel syndrome has primarily been attributed to overuse/repetitive motion of the wrist and/or hand. However, it’s felt that, from some patients, carpal tunnel syndrome is more congenital in nature, meaning that some individuals are simply born with smaller carpal tunnels. This means that the median nerve and tendons (which is what allow your fingers to move) pass through a narrow passageway in the wrist called the carpal tunnel which is much smaller for some people.

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  • When It’s Time for a Joint Replacement

    When It’s Time for a Joint Replacement

    Joint replacement is a type of surgery in which portions of an arthritic or damaged joint is removed. They are then replaced using a prosthesis device that is created from ceramic, metal, or plastic material. The prosthesis devices are designed to imitate the movements found in a healthy, normal joint.

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  • What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

    What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

    The type of anesthesia used will depend on the duration of the procedure. There is local anesthesia (blocks a limited area, like a knee) regional anesthesia (numbs the lower half of your body) and general anesthesia (places the patient unconscious).

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  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Part 2

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Part 2

    Let’s start with how this painful disorder is diagnosed. As with the diagnosis of anything, early diagnosis and treatment is important. The earlier Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caught, the sooner treatment can begin, which lessens the likelihood of any permanent nerve damage. And, even though carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common cause of pain, weakness, and numbness in the hand(s), it’s not the only cause.

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  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Part 1

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Part 1

    Well, it’s the result of the median nerve – which runs from the forearm to the palm of the hand – becoming compressed at the wrist. This can happen because, to get from the forearm to the hand, the nerve must pass through the “carpal tunnel”, which is a narrow passageway comprised of both bone and ligaments and is located at the base of the hand. For a variety of reasons, the tunnel can narrow and compress the nerve…leading to weakness, pain, and numbness that can affect the entire arm (as opposed to just the hand and wrist).

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