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  • How to Know When It’s Time to Consult a Physician on your Shoulder Injury

    How to Know When It’s Time to Consult a Physician on your Shoulder Injury

    The first thing you have to know is what the shoulder exactly is. It is made up of three bones, the collarbone, shoulder blade, and the upper arm bone (humerus), two tendons, and three ligaments. The shoulder has the largest range of motion of all joints in the human body which makes it an unstable joint.

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  • Winter Shoulder Injuries

    Winter Shoulder Injuries

    Snow, ice, and sleet increase the risk that people will slip and fall, and winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and ice skating increase the likelihood of a shoulder injury. If you already experience shoulder pain, the dropping temperatures may increase your issues.

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  • How to Be More Active at Work

    How to Be More Active at Work

    Our bodies are meant to move, which is why sitting at a desk for hours is bad for your health. Sitting for long periods has been linked to a handful of health concerns, such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Research has shown that less sitting and more activity can positively impact your health. Quite simply, take advantage of any chance you get to stand up instead of sitting during your day. In this blog, we’ll share some tips on how to be more active at work.

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  • Common Lower Leg and Foot Injuries in Children

    Common Lower Leg and Foot Injuries in Children

    Many injuries that young ones sustain occur from the knees down – their feet and lower legs bearing the brunt of all their jumps, runs and kicks.
    Something that’s not an injury but IS something to keep an eye on is mild “torsional” imbalances – you might know this as “in-toeing” or “out-toeing” (aka, “pigeon toed” or “duck footed”). This is pretty common in the youth population, with the vast majority of kids grow out of these imbalances with no medical intervention whatsoever; however, they can increase the risk of injury and, therefore, should be monitored in regards to the susceptibility of foot and/or ankle injury.

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  • After the Surgery – What Now? (Part 1)

    After the Surgery – What Now? (Part 1)

    Before your discharge you’ll be visited by physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers (who assist in discharge planning) and, depending upon your specific needs, potentially some other allied health professionals as well.

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  • Upper and Middle Back Pain

    Upper and Middle Back Pain

    Upper and middle back pain isn’t quite as common as pain experienced in the lower back, simply because the bones in this area aren’t required to flex as much as those in the lower back and neck areas. However, the upper and middle back does work in conjunction with the ribs to help maintain back stability and provide much-needed protection to vital organs like the heart and lungs. The ribs attach to the spine in the back, and to the sternum (breast bone) in the front, forming this protective “cage”.

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Back Pain

    Everything You Need to Know About Back Pain

    So what causes back pain? There are tons of things that lead to back pain, and many are due to mechanical problems with the back itself. Back pain can also be a result of certain conditions, diseases, infections, and stress. Pretty much anyone and everyone is at risk for developing back pain at some point in their life.

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  • Risk Factors and Osteoporosis

    Risk Factors and Osteoporosis

    Whether or not an individual will develop osteoporosis depends on several factors, such as the thickness of their bones in their younger years, as well as their overall health, diet, and activity levels. Some of the things that can increase the risk of developing osteoporosis include:

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  • What Is Internal Fixation?

    What Is Internal Fixation?

    Internal fixation is a surgical procedure that is done to help set a fracture and reposition bones/bone fragments into normal, proper alignment. This is accomplished with a variety of different implants including plates, screws, rods, and wires (that are made from either titanium or stainless steel). Now, while this may sound a bit scary, it’s really not…we promise! Here’s how the various implements that orthopaedic surgeons use for internal fixation work to ensure optimal healing:

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  • Growth Plate Fractures

    Growth Plate Fractures

    The seriousness of growth plate fractures lies, in large part, to the fact that if a growth plate fracture is not treated properly – and promptly – the affected limb could grow crooked or to an unequal length as its opposing side. Fortunately, though, serious complications are relatively rare and, with proper treatment, the majority of growth plate fractures heal without complication.

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