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10 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries

10 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries

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Whether it’s softball, football, basketball tennis, golf or soccer, participating in sports can be a fun but physically demanding activity, making you prone to injury.

What are Cartilage Defects

What are Cartilage Defects

by Shearly (SU)
Cartilage is a flexible tissue that exists at the end of your bones at joints and also exists in other parts of your body such as your ears and nose. Cartilage allows the bones at joints to move against each other easily without causing pain.

Tackling Long-Term Chronic Pain with Your Orthopedic Team

Tackling Long-Term Chronic Pain with Your Orthopedic Team

by Holly (SU)
Pain is no fun, but do you know what’s worse than pain? Chronic pain.

Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist

Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist

by Yenny (SU)
When you have a problem with your foot or ankle that needs medical attention, where do you go – to a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon? And does it make a difference?

One on One with Rob Quirk: Top Docs at US Olympic Training Center

One on One with Rob Quirk: Top Docs at US Olympic Training Center

by Yenny (SU)
As we draw closer to the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February, the realization of years of training is finally coming into focus for our elite U.S. athletes.

Olympian Gus Kenworthy posted videos of a massive blood-filled bump on his hip — after also breaking his thumb

Olympian Gus Kenworthy posted videos of a massive blood-filled bump on his hip — after also breaking his thumb

by Yenny (SU)
Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy has had a rough couple of days at the Winter Olympics: He broke his thumb and fell hard during practice sessions, causing a large blood-filled lump to form on his hip. On his Instagram story Friday, Kenworthy shared video of the bump before doctors drained it.

Occupational Therapy Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Occupational Therapy Reduces Hospital Readmissions

by Stephanie Meadows
By definition, Occupational therapists must often determine whether the patient can complete daily functions on their own, or whether a caregiver is ultimately needed. They focus on the patient’s well being, both in and outside of therapy, with the ultimate goal of determining and maintaining a person’s capability to function in regular society. In some circumstances, an occupational therapist is tasked with evaluating whether someone will continue to be at risk of hospitalization if left in their current living or working situation.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Vs. Arthritis

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Vs. Arthritis

by Stephanie Meadows
Like everybody else, you rely on the use of your hands for almost everything you do on a daily basis. Unfortunately, when you start to experience constant pain and discomfort in your hands and wrists, these simple tasks often become uncomfortable and more difficult. Two big culprits of this type of pain are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and both conditions are infamous for the pain and discomfort they bring to the hands and wrists. Since both of these conditions lead to a similar type of pain, they can be easily confused. You should know that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and arthritis are different conditions, and ultimately may have different treatments and outcomes.

Preparing to Run a Marathon

Preparing to Run a Marathon

by Stephanie Meadows
Gearing up to run a marathon takes a lot of guts, preparation, and hard work. If you are running in your first marathon, give yourself a major pat on the back. Running is an enjoyable sport for many people, and a race or marathon is like taking it to the next level. Marathons take patience and endurance, but with the right training plan and a positive attitude, you will achieve your goal – whatever your reasons are for doing one.

Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence redesigns website with a blog

Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence redesigns website with a blog

by Chris Hamm (SU)
Announcing the Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence Blog