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Treatments for Hip Pain

Treatments for Hip Pain

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
As we age, hip pain becomes a common issue for many of us – and there are a wide range of causes for it. The most common cause of hip pain is arthritis, which causes the joints to become inflamed and ache.

Elbow Injuries

Elbow Injuries

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Most of us have had an elbow injury at some point – if only just a knock to the “funny bone,” which can cause an uncomfortable shooting sensation along the forearm.

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.

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.

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.

What is Primary Orthopedic Care?

What is Primary Orthopedic Care?

by Shearly (SU)
The term “general orthopedics” is pretty self-explanatory. It is the area of medicine concerned with the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, and connective tissue. Doctors who practice orthopedics diagnose, treat, and help prevent conditions and injuries to these body parts, also called the musculoskeletal system.

Tips & Tricks for Finding Great Orthopedic Care

Tips & Tricks for Finding Great Orthopedic Care

by Yenny (SU)
You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to suffer from tendon, muscle, and joint pain. As it turns out, even “weekend warriors” can suffer from musculoskeletal ailments. If you’re enduring pain in your muscles, have joint deformities, or are having difficulty performing everyday tasks, you are a good candidate for orthopedic care.

Best Mattresses for an Orthopedic Practice

Best Mattresses for an Orthopedic Practice

by Stephanie Meadows
Sleeping on the wrong mattress can lead to or worsen back pain. An ergonomic mattress encourages good sleeping posture, relaxes muscles and generally provides healthy, wholesome sleep. Of course, there is no such thing as a “perfect” mattress for everyone. It’s important to choose a mattress that fits your natural sleeping posture. Changing your mattress can make a substantial difference.