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Sports Medicine

Examining Football Injuries and Treatment Options

Training for football season is going strong, and that means it’s important to discuss common injuries. Being aware of injuries is one of the best ways to prevent them and stay as healthy as possible. Taking care of your body is essential for athletes, so let’s go over both common injuries and the latest treatment …

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When Common Foot Injuries Warrant Seeing a Doctor

Have your feet been hurting lately? You may have injured yourself unknowingly, or decided simply to “walk off” that stubbed toe or twisted ankle. Pain in your feet should always be taken seriously, because your feet bear the brunt of your weight. Stress Fractures Runners, dancers, basketball or soccer players, and other athletes are aware …

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Knee Replacement Surgery: What to Expect

If you and your orthopaedic surgeon have decided that the time has come for knee replacement surgery, you’re probably wondering what to expect. Here’s what you need to know about what happens before, during, and after your knee surgery. There may be some prep work to do first. Your doctor may recommend exercises including stretching …

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Tenosynovitis: The Hand and Finger Version of Tendonitis

If you have difficulty moving your fingers, or a finger or thumb tends to lock up on you and stay frozen in place, you could have tenosynovitis. Closely related to tendonitis, this condition is common in athletes or anyone who does repetitive motion with their hands, like manual laborers or typists. What is the difference …

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