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Preventing Falls at Home After Orthopedic Surgery

Preventing Falls at Home After Orthopedic Surgery

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Thanks to advances in modern surgical techniques, many injuries today can be treated on an outpatient basis.

The Benefits of a Sports Performance Doctor

The Benefits of a Sports Performance Doctor

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
For athletes of all skill levels, the advantages of seeing a physician who specializes in sports medicine far outweigh those of a doctor unfamiliar with cutting-edge athletic treatments.

Resting Is As Important As Working Out

Resting Is As Important As Working Out

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
You often hear about the importance of getting a good workout to keep your body in shape, whether it's stretching, strengthening, or aerobic activity.

What Causes Gout?

What Causes Gout?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Being born of royal blood sounds like a dream come true. Unless of course if you suffer from gout. Known throughout history as “the disease of kings,” gout often is associated with indulgent cuisine and a privileged lifestyle. B

Most Common Skiing Orthopedic Accidents

Most Common Skiing Orthopedic Accidents

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Skiing is a great winter activity that not only serves as great exercise but is also a fun and exhilarating pastime. However, skiing can also be a trap for a variety of orthopedic accidents.

Black Ice & Twisted Ankles in Colorado Spring

Black Ice & Twisted Ankles in Colorado Spring

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Coloradans know that black ice not only is a winter phenomenon; it occurs in springtime, too, when temperatures soar during the day only to rapidly drop after sundown.

Does Repetitive Motion Cause Arthritis?

Does Repetitive Motion Cause Arthritis?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Arthritis is a very common joint disease that causes pain, inflammation, swelling, and weakness in the joints. Doctors are often asked if repetitive motion causes arthritis.

The Benefits of Going to an Orthopaedic Urgent Care

The Benefits of Going to an Orthopaedic Urgent Care

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Americans work hard, and they play hard. So when an orthopaedic accident or injury occurs at home, on the job, or while exercising or playing sports, many choose to go to the Emergency Room.

Warning Signs of a Shoulder Condition

Warning Signs of a Shoulder Condition

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Do you have a shoulder pain that makes you wonder whether you have a shoulder problem or if it’s just a normal ache that will go away? If so, below are some warning signs that may signify a shoulder condition.

Preventing Sports Injuries of the Hand

Preventing Sports Injuries of the Hand

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
There is always a risk of injury when playing sports. Twisted ankles, torn ACLs, stress fractures. But rarely does a sportsman consider an injury of the hand.