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Exercise Away the Cold and Flu Season
The cooler, dryer weather season is fast approaching as well as the cold and flu season. Researchers have found that as little as 20 minutes of exercise can have anti-inflammatory effects that boost your immune system. Some theories why exercise helps your immune system include: 1. Physical activity may help...Read More about Exercise Away the Cold and Flu Season
Fall Clean Up
Fall is in full swing and the cooler temperatures and wind are bringing the beautiful color mix of changing leaves tumbling down on lawns, sidewalks, and into eaves. Unfortunately, that signals the beginning of the fall clean up in our yards and the tasks of preparing for colder weather. Raking...Read More about Fall Clean Up
Total Joint Trivia - Did You Know?
Many of you have undergone hip or knee replacements, are planning to, or may need to in the future. Here are some interesting facts about joint total replacements, when they were first done, how many are done, and the averages regarding age, men, and women. The earliest attempt at a...Read More about Total Joint Trivia - Did You Know?
Bone Fracture Basics
The average person will experience two fractures in their lifetime. A fracture is the medical term for a broken bone. They occur when the physical force exerted on the bone is stronger than the bone itself. Fractures are usually described by the location, how the bones are aligned, whether there...Read More about Bone Fracture Basics
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome - Repetitive Flexion of the Elbow
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome or Ulnar Nerve Entrapment is similar to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in that it often evolves from repetitive flexion, in this case of the elbow. The ulnar nerve runs in a groove on the inner side of the elbow. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome develops when the ulnar nerve (funny...Read More about Cubital Tunnel Syndrome - Repetitive Flexion of the Elbow
Just What is an Arthroscopy?
Your doctor has recommended an arthroscopy. Your neighbor just had a “scope” on his knee. Just what is an arthroscopy and what is the difference between that and open surgery? Arthroscopy is a surgery orthopedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint. The word arthroscopy comes...Read More about Just What is an Arthroscopy?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Steps to Help Reduce the Risk
Almost everyone uses a keyboard these days, either at work, at home, or both as communicating by computer is the new normal. Repetitive motions, such as typing, or any motions of the wrist that you do over and over can bring on carpal tunnel syndrome. It is caused by pressure...Read More about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Steps to Help Reduce the Risk
Top Football Injuries to be Aware of This Season
Football season is in full swing. With the combination of high speeds and full contact, injuries occur during games and practice. Below are the top 6 preventable football injuries to be aware of this season. Knees: Knee injuries in football are the most common injuries, especially to the anterior or...Read More about Top Football Injuries to be Aware of This Season
MRI vs CT Scan - Alike But Different
Your doctor has ordered a scan, MRI or CT. These both provide more detailed images of the body than a regular x-ray examination, but in different ways. MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses powerful magnets and pulsing radio waves. The data collected is reconstructed into a 2-dimensional illustration of the imaged...Read More about MRI vs CT Scan - Alike But Different
Do Your Joints Forecast the Weather?
Do your joints tend to be more stiff and achy when the weather changes? Scientists have tried to explain this connection for years and are still not 100% positive of their results; however, more than 60% of osteoarthritis patients report their symptoms vary with weather conditions. Studies have found a...Read More about Do Your Joints Forecast the Weather?