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5 Simple Stretches to Do at Your Desk

Many working professionals, especially those with full-time desk jobs, feel stiff and sore after sitting all day. Staying in static positions for long periods of time can cause discomfort in your neck, shoulders, back, and hips. Hunching over your desk and not moving frequently causes joints to fall out of their proper alignment. In light of that fact, here are 5 stretches you can do from your desk to counteract pain and avoid more serious joint health issues later on.

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8 Questions to Ask During Your First Orthopaedic Appointment

It can be hard to know where to begin with your first orthopaedic appointment. Planning questions to ask in advance can make your visit more efficient and clear for both you and your doctor. Understanding your condition is the first step towards managing your long-term health. While each case is subjective and may need slight variations, this list can help get you started with your questions.

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Tips to Recover From a Hip Surgery

A painful hip can seriously impede your everyday life. If hip pain and immobility has kept you from living your everyday life, it may be time for surgical intervention. Once you and your hip specialist have landed on the right surgical treatment for you, it’s time to focus on your recovery.

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Non-Surgical Treatments for Orthopaedic Injuries

The body’s musculoskeletal system is made up of complex groupings of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments, all working together to keep us upright and mobile. When healthy and functioning well, our musculoskeletal system gives our bodies the strength and structure to succeed in feats like marathon running, pole jumping and pitching. It also allows us to perform everyday tasks that we often take for granted like walking, climbing stairs and lifting objects. Injury to the musculoskeletal system can result in mild annoyance, to pain, to life altering changes in mobility. Orthopaedic specialists have devoted their careers to learning the complex musculoskeletal system of the body and mastering treatment techniques in order to get their patients back on their feet.

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6 Tips to Prevent Running Injuries

On your mark, get set, go! Whether you’re a seasoned marathon runner or just enjoy a quick jog around the neighborhood, springtime is the perfect time to take up running to stay in shape and enjoy being outdoors. While running may seem like an easy, low-resistance, anyone-can-do sport, it still requires technique in order to avoid injury. Common running injuries include:

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5 Tips to Prevent Baseball Injuries

Spring is here and with it, warm weather, blue skies and America’s favorite past time, baseball. If you’re the parent of a student athlete or a student athlete yourself you’re always on the lookout for tips and techniques to have the best, and safest season possible. While most baseball players won’t be sustaining injuries from contact, like in rugby or football, injury is still a risk. Common baseball injuries include rotator cuff tears, ACL tears and flexor tendinitis. When it comes to addressing sports related injuries, prevention is key.

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Common Basketball Hand and Wrist Injuries

He shoots, he scores! The crowd goes wild! In basketball, it’s all about being able to take your shot and, and make it. Between dribbling, shooting hoops, throwing, catching, and blocking passes, your hands and arms put in the work during basketball. So much of the arm movement in basketball is focused on the wrist and hands, and because of this it’s probably not surprising that hand and wrist injuries are extremely common on the basketball court.

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