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ACL Tears vs PCL Tears

ACL Tears vs PCL Tears

by Stephanie Meadows
Our knee is important, as it provides us with a foundation to stand on. The knee provides stability and mobility, and is vital to all types of movement, especially for athletes. If you ever had any sort of injury, especially a knee injury, you probably appreciate how your knees power you through various activities. To avoid knee injuries, it helps to understand how your knees work and what you can do to protect them.

The Overlap Between an Orthopedic Specialist and a Rheumatologist

The Overlap Between an Orthopedic Specialist and a Rheumatologist

by Stephanie Meadows
If you are one of the 100 million Americans in the United States suffering from joint pain, and the unpleasant effects associated with it, you know how difficult carrying out or completing everyday tasks can be. Getting healthcare is a privilege and a right, however, not everyone is fortunate enough to receive good healthcare. Good healthcare depends largely on the specialist you see, and for joint pain it can get tricky. Doing research, and talking to others can help you choose the right doctor.

How Weight Loss Can Help Joint Replacement Surgery

How Weight Loss Can Help Joint Replacement Surgery

by Stephanie Meadows
As we age, our joints begin to break down. Without adequate blood volume, so that nutrients can move through your blood and into your joints, our joint health is compromised. Just like our bodies need to be hydrated by drinking water, and nourished with food, our joints need to be exercised and taken care of, in order to function properly.

How an Orthopedist Can Enhance Sports Performance

How an Orthopedist Can Enhance Sports Performance

by Stephanie Meadows
Orthopedic and sports medicine specialists are dedicated to focusing on the rehabilitation and the performance needs of athletes, and the prevention of sports-related injuries. Most people think that when an athlete is hurt, they see a physical therapist (PT) for rehab and training. This is often the case, but if they are looking to run faster, jump higher, or get stronger, an orthopedist (who specializes in the musculoskeletal system) is devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries. While a physical therapist can help recover from and prevent future injury, an orthopedist specialized in sports medicine can help a healthy athlete improve their performance, too.

Top Tips for Surviving Arthritis

Top Tips for Surviving Arthritis

by Shearly (SU)
There are several forms of arthritis, the most common of which is osteoarthritis. Often called wear and tear arthritis, osteoarthritis is caused by a breakdown of the cartilage that cushions and protects your joints. Rheumatoid arthritis, another condition that is extremely widespread, is known as an autoimmune disorder, meaning that the immune system sends a signal to the body to essentially attack itself. The reason for this is not well understood, but it’s believed that the immune system no longer recognizes the tissues as being part of the body. Regardless of which kind you have, here are some helpful tips for surviving arthritis.

What to Do If You've Dislocated Your Hip?

What to Do If You've Dislocated Your Hip?

by Stephanie Meadows
Your hip is a ball and socket joint, which means a joint that there in a ball within a socket, allowing the joint to move in all directions. Due to the hips unique structure, it happens to be one of our most flexible joints, which allows a greater range of motion than all other joints in the body except for the shoulder, which contains the greatest amount of mobility

 The Complete Guide to Carpal Tunnel

The Complete Guide to Carpal Tunnel

by Shearly (SU)
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause of hand pain, sensations of numbness and weakness, and that “pins and needles” feeling in the hands. At the Colorado Center for Orthopaedic Excellence, we are experts in all aspects of hand and wrist care. That’s why we created this complete guide to carpal tunnel syndrome.

Questions to Ask Your Podiatrist

Questions to Ask Your Podiatrist

by Stephanie Meadows
A podiatrist is a licensed health care professional who specializes in the care of feet, ankle and legs. A podiatrist is also a fully trained foot surgeon with a medical designation of DPM (doctor of podiatric medicine) instead of an MD (medical doctor). A licensed podiatrist can diagnose and treat medical conditions of the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. Some PDM’s focus on one areas of care, such as diabetic complications that affect the foot. If you visit a podiatrist, here are some questions you might want to ask. Tags: podiatry, podiatrist, foot care, diabetic foot care, foot surgery, ankle care, ankle surgery, painful feet, bunion

Types of Hand Pain

Types of Hand Pain

by Shearly (SU)
The anatomy of our hands is complex. The hand has 27 bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments. Due to the fragility of the hand, they are extremely prone to injury. Hand pain can also be caused by disease or injury affecting any of the structures in the hand.

Proper Sports Techniques to Prevent Hip Pain

Proper Sports Techniques to Prevent Hip Pain

by Stephanie Meadows
The hip joint is one the large joints of the body and serves in movement as the thigh moves forward and backward. The hip joint also rotates when sitting and with changes of direction when walking. The hip joint is where the ball of the thigh bone (femur) joins the pelvis at a socket called the acetabulum. There is cartilage covering both the bone of the femur and the acetabulum of the pelvis in the hip joint. A joint lining tissue, called synovium, surrounds the hip joint. The synovium tissue produces fluid that lubricates the joint and provides nutrients to the cartilage of the joint.

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