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Tips to Recover From a Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder Surgery Recovery

Surgery is the beginning of a long road to recovery. While the recovery process may seem daunting, if you’ve committed to treating an issue via surgery you’re already on the path. An orthopaedic shoulder injury can seriously impede your day to day life. An injured shoulder can severely limit your arm’s range of motion, and prevent you from being able to perform everyday tasks such as lifting heavy objects. Common shoulder injuries that may require surgical treatment include:

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Common Track & Field Injuries

While many may think of sports injuries primarily occurring in contact sports like football, the fact of the matter is that sports injuries can and do occur in any sport. Sports take a toll on the body, and the repeated movements in practice and competitions can cause wear on joints and muscles over time.

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What to Expect With Your Physical Therapy Appointment

Musculoskeletal injuries can be debilitating. An orthopaedic injury can severely limit your range of motion and movement. This makes day to day tasks and activities we normally take for granted, such as walking or reaching, nearly impossible. If you have experienced orthopaedic injuries such as arthritis, tendon tears, bone fractures or inflammation, it’s time to make a physical therapy appointment with an orthopaedic specialist.

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Herniated Discs (Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Treatment Options)

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The spine is comprised of 23 vertebral discs. These discs are flexible and rubbery cushions that support the bones (or vertebrae) in the spine. Each disc is comprised of a thick and fibrous outer ring of cartilage called the “annulus fibrosus,” as well as a soft, inner gel-like substance, called the “nucleus pulposus.”

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Pre-Surgery Orthopaedic Patient Checklist

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If you have problems with your knees, elbows, back, wrist or other bones and joints, your orthopaedic specialist may suggest surgery for a musculoskeletal injury. While common bone and joint issues such as aches and pains or arthritis can often be treated by non surgical means, some conditions like severely worn down joints or torn rotator cuffs require surgery. Common orthopaedic surgeries include total joint replacement of the knee, hip, or shoulder, ligament repairs, and spine surgery.

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Common Foot Problems Caused by Cold Weather

Baby it’s cold outside! With the winter weather comes hot cocoa, snow ball fights, holiday celebrations, and unfortunate cold weather pains. The cold and slick weather can exacerbate pain and makes the body more prone to injury. Bones and joints are particularly affected, and those in the foot are no exception. Common foot problems such as foot pain and injury can seriously hold you back this winter. Read on to learn why cold weather can bother your feet, and learn how to keep healthy and pain-free this winter.

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Degenerative Disc Disease (Risk factors, Symptoms, and Treatment Options)

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Degenerative Disc Disease refers to the weakening of one or more vertebral discs. As we mentioned in our latest spine-education blog (on herniated discs,) the spine is comprised of 23 vertebral discs which act as shock absorbers or cushions in-between the bones (or vertebrae) in the spine.

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How to Lead a Healthier Lifestyle in 2019

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Welcome to the new year! January means it’s time to set resolutions for the year ahead. What do you hope to accomplish this year? For many, leading a healthier life is at the top of their list. Whether that’s through better diet, habits, or exercise, improving your health this year will not only make the year better but will improve your quality of life in later years.

Read more: How to Lead a Healthier Lifestyle in 2019

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