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What is Sports Medicine?

What is Sports Medicine?

by Yenny (SU)
Whether you’re a teen athlete, a soccer mom, or an adult weekend warrior, it’s good to have an understanding of sports medicine. After all, you never know when you or your child might need it.

How to Deal with an Orthopedic Emergency While at Work

How to Deal with an Orthopedic Emergency While at Work

by Yenny (SU)
Just because you sit at a desk all day doesn’t mean you can’t experience an orthopedic emergency on the job. Hazards are everywhere! Slipping over spilled coffee; straining your back while lifting a box of printer paper; suddenly experiencing frozen shoulder.

Exercises that Strengthen Your Hand and Prevent Injuries

Exercises that Strengthen Your Hand and Prevent Injuries

by Yenny (SU)
As an athlete or active individual, you know how to power your game and keep your body at its fighting best. Workouts and cardio work keep your arms, legs, and torso ready for action – but have you thought about your hands?

Is Ankle Pain A Sign of Arthritis?

Is Ankle Pain A Sign of Arthritis?

by Holly (SU)
While it’s important to consider other potential causes of your ankle pain before attributing it to arthritis, and arthritis can only be diagnosed by a medical doctor.

Orthopedic Tests for Hip and Pelvic Problems

Orthopedic Tests for Hip and Pelvic Problems

by Holly (SU)
Pain of the hip and pelvic area is one of the most frequent types of joint pain seen by orthopedic doctors.

5 Causes of Wrist Pain

5 Causes of Wrist Pain

by Holly (SU)
Whether you enjoy an athletic, energetic lifestyle or live a more sedentary, relaxing life, you may sometimes experience wrist pain that can slow down or stop your activities.

What is the Difference Between Orthopedic Urgent Care and the Emergency Room?

What is the Difference Between Orthopedic Urgent Care and the Emergency Room?

by Holly (SU)
It is very important to know the difference so you can get the best immediate care you need for the specific nature of your condition.

The Most Common Sports Injuries by Season

The Most Common Sports Injuries by Season

by Crystal (SU)
There’s a sport for every season – and an injury for every sport. Every year, an estimated 2 million sports injuries result in approximately 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations. And that’s not even counting professional athletes, adult weekend warriors and other sports enthusiasts prone to injuries! As long as sports involve vigorous physical activity and contact, common injuries will occur. Let’s take a look at some of those injuries for some of the most common sports by season.

Should I See a Sports Medicine Specialist?

Should I See a Sports Medicine Specialist?

by Crystal (SU)
Any medical condition that does not improve with appropriate measures while compromising daily activities requires attention. Making the right choice of physician, whether family practice doctor or specialist, is an important decision in dealing with any illness or injury.

Is Age a Consideration for Joint Replacement?

Is Age a Consideration for Joint Replacement?

by Crystal (SU)
Often, people with joint pain and other issues are told they are too young for joint replacement surgery because implants have a lifespan and, if performed too early, may require being redone, surgically, later. Or, they are told they are too old or have age-related medical issues might preclude major surgery.

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