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What Makes the Shoulder So Delicate?

What Makes the Shoulder So Delicate?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Shoulders are the most mobile joint of the human body. They offer the greatest range of motion – and because of this flexibility, it is one of the most injured joints in the body.

Biceps Tendonitis

Biceps Tendonitis

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Sometimes our shoulders can ache and hurt, but it is not necessarily due to a shoulder injury – it may be due to a slow development of biceps tendonitis.

How Chiropractic Care Can Worsen Your Hip Pain

How Chiropractic Care Can Worsen Your Hip Pain

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
When you’re experiencing moderate to severe hip pain, you just want the hurting to stop. So, in an effort to avoid surgery, you may try all sorts of alternative treatments.

Finding the Best Orthopedic Surgeon in Colorado Springs

Finding the Best Orthopedic Surgeon in Colorado Springs

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
An orthopedic injury or chronic condition can be more than just painful – it can seriously affect your ability to perform routine activities, including those you enjoy.

Technology in Sports

Technology in Sports

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Technology has made its way into nearly every aspect of a person’s life – even for athletes. Wearable technology like Fitbit is the new trend in tracking and enhancing nearly every aspect of health and fitness.

Overuse Injuries – How Can You Prevent Them?

Overuse Injuries – How Can You Prevent Them?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
There are two basic types of injuries: acute injuries and overuse injuries. Acute injuries happen as a result of a single, often blunt-force trauma to the body.

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 Difference Between Orthopedic Urgent Care and Regular Urgent Care

The Difference Between Orthopedic Urgent Care and Regular Urgent Care

by Stephanie Meadows
You’ve just sustained an orthopedic injury. You need medical attention, but the injury probably doesn’t warrant a trip to the emergency room. So, where do you go – to the nearest urgent care facility or an orthopedic urgent care center?

Can Scoliosis Occur Later in Life?

Can Scoliosis Occur Later in Life?

by Stephanie Meadows
Scoliosis is a condition where the spine curves to the left or right. It can be slight or severe, and there may or may not be a defined reason for developing the condition. Most of the time, scoliosis develops around the time of puberty. Adolescent girls get scoliosis more than boys, and children more than adults. In rare cases, scoliosis can also develop during adulthood.

What is Nursemaid Elbow Syndrome?

What is Nursemaid Elbow Syndrome?

by Stephanie Meadows
For a lot of children, one of their favorite games they used to play with your parents was having them hold onto both of their hands or arms, and as they’d count to three, they would lift and swing you up high up into the air over and over as if you were flying. We think of little kids as having pretty resilient bones, but this fun and warmhearted scenario doesn’t always end up favorably.

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