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Do Your Shoes Fit Properly?

Ill-fitting shoes can cause many problems, from minor injuries to permanent deformity. Here, we offer some tips for good foot care when it comes to your shoes.

  • Have your feet measured regularly: as you grow older, their size may...
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Heal Your Heels

Your feet can handle quite a bit of stress, but going over the limit can cause extreme discomfort. Heel pain generally falls into two categories: pain behind the heel and pain beneath the heel.

If your pain is behind the heel, you may be...

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What You Need to Know About Stress Fractures

A stress fracture is a common sports injury often occurring in weight-bearing bones, such as the tibia and the bones in the foot. There are typically only a few symptoms related to stress fractures: either a generalized area of pain and...

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Don't Let Strains Put You on the Sideline

Muscle strains can happen while playing sports, hiking, running, or while performing everyday activities. Sometimes referred to as a pulled muscle, a muscle strain leaves you with a sharp pain that can cause swelling and discomfort.

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How to Ice or Heat an Injury

Ice packs and heat pads are among the most commonly used treatments in orthopedics. So which one is the right one to use for your injury?

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Ice treatment is most commonly used for acute injuries. If you have a...

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Preventing and Treating Wrist Tendonitis

Wrist tendonitis is a condition caused by trauma or repetitive use that results in wrist pain and swelling. Our wrist specialists offer several treatment options for wrist tendonitis.

Splinting the wrist is often the first step in...

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Thumb Pain? Arthritis Could Be the Culprit

If you notice increasing pain with activities as simple as opening a jar or turning a key, you may be experiencing the effects of thumb arthritis, also known as basal joint arthritis. This condition is common in postmenopausal women, with nearly...

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Signs and Symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that covers the top of the upper arm bone (humerus) and holds it in place in the shoulder joint. It allows the arm to rotate at the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff tears are a common source of...

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