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Toe Corrections

Toe Corrections

by Stephanie Meadows
The front of our feet normally contains five toes called phalanges, connected to five bones called metatarsals. The feet not only give us stability and a foundation to stand on, they can also help reveal things about our health, and if we may have any conditions such as diabetes.

OS3: Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement

OS3: Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement

by Stephanie Meadows
Have you ever been in so much pain and stiff, that you have trouble with your mobility? Well, these symptoms could indicate that you may have an issue with your joints. Joints can be damaged by arthritis, conditions, or injuries. For many people, hip and knee pain may ultimately need to be resolved with joint replacement surgery.

Will Cracking Your Fingers Cause Arthritis?

Will Cracking Your Fingers Cause Arthritis?

by Stephanie Meadows
Arthritis is a painful condition affecting approximately 350 million people worldwide. Arthritis is defined as the condition that causes pain and inflammation in your joints. Chronic pain lasts three to six months or longer, and chronic arthritis pain can last a lifetime.

The Benefits of in-house Physical Therapy (PT)

The Benefits of in-house Physical Therapy (PT)

by Shearly (SU)
Good doctors recognize the benefits of physical therapy following an injury, illness, surgery, or accident. Physical therapy can help to relieve pain, strengthen and condition muscles and connective tissues, increase you overall fitness, and help you heal faster. Physical therapy can also improve your range of motion and overall quality of life. The benefits of physical therapy, especially when combined with advanced medical practices, are many. They are even greater when your physical therapist is working in-house, literally a few steps away from your orthopedic surgeon.

Reasons to Visit an Orthopedic Urgent Care

Reasons to Visit an Orthopedic Urgent Care

by Shearly (SU)
All too often, illness or injury can appear out of the blue: You wake up in the middle of the night with intense muscle pain. You stumble while carrying groceries up a flight of stairs, and can no longer put weight on your swollen ankle. Your child takes a hit to the knee at the weekend soccer game, or you roll your ankle playing pickup basketball. When injuries like these occur, we’re often faced with uncertainty about where to go for care, especially if the symptoms seem severe, and your regular doctor’s office is closed after hours. Even though it’s not life-threatening, the pain, swelling, and potential damage need to be treated right away.