News - 2019 Archive

Platelet-Rich Plasma Procedures

We are now offering Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) procedures. The information below can help you make an educated decision on if PRP is right for you. What is it? Blood is mainly a liquid called plasma. It also contains small solid components of red cells, white cells, and platelets. The platelets...
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Rebounding – Another Exercise Option 

Another exercise option gaining popularity is rebounding, and not with a basketball! Rebounding is most commonly done on a mini trampoline that can be done inside or outside, although some rebounding can also be done on a large trampoline. It is basically jumping on a trampoline, small jumps or large...
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Are You “Double Jointed”?

We all know that kid from elementary who was able to bend their fingers back more than we thought was humanly possible. When you reacted, they would respond “Oh, I’m doublejointed”. The term double jointed implies that a person with unusual flexibility has twice the average number of joints which...
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Get in the Game!

Studies have shown that men or women who continue to play sports and exercise in midlife continue to be more active as they get older. The benefits of a team sports session may even outweigh a run on the treadmill or a trip to the gym. Gym workouts boost cardiovascular...
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X-rays - What Are They and Why So Many?

If you have ever been to an orthopedic surgeon’s office, you know that quite often an X-ray is performed. Roughly 1/3 of all orthopedic office visits include an X-ray. Here are the reasons for X-rays and a few of the things physicians can learn from these pictures. X-rays were discovered...
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Osteoarthritis – Eat This, Not That

Did you know that you can help fight osteoarthritis and the associated pain, decrease inflammation, and improve joint flexibility just by choosing the right foods? Some foods tend to increase inflammation and some foods help to fight it. Inflammation produces free radicals, the cell-damaging molecules that are formed in response...
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Balance – It’s Good for Everyone!

Falling actually kills more women every year than breast cancer. As we get older, falling becomes a more serious problem. Balance falls into the same “use it or lose it” category that you associate with movement. There are many things you can do to maintain your muscle strength and flexibility...
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Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium

Calcium is very important to your health. In fact, you have more calcium in your body than any other mineral. It makes up much of your bones and plays other important roles for good health. A large percentage of the population does not meet their calcium needs through their diet....
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Sprain or Strain? There is a Difference!

People tend to use the words “sprain” and “strain” interchangeably, but they are not the same. A sprain is an injury to a ligament. Ligaments are the fibrous tissue that connects bones to bones at the joints. Ligament injuries involve stretching or tearing of this tissue. A strain is an...
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Osteoporosis - Not Just a Woman's Disease

When you think of osteoporosis, you probably think of an elderly woman you see walking stooped over with a cane. However, this is not just a female affliction. Men’s bones can become brittle, too – and often with worse effects. In actuality, 1.5 million men older than age 65 have...
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