Surgery of the Acromioclavicular Joint

The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is the point where the clavicle and the scapula (part of the shoulder blade) meet. There is not much movement in this joint, but it can be a source of pain should an injury cause separation or dislocation, or if arthritis sets in. Sometimes non-surgical treatments such as rest, medication, physical…

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Is Your Ankle Instability Dangerous?

If you have ever suffered a sprained ankle, you know how painful they can be, and how long they can take to heal. Even after several weeks, you might find a sudden wrong movement will send pain shooting through the injured site. Eventually, with rest, physiotherapy and strengthening, the ankle regains its normal function. But…

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Complications of Postponing Joint Replacement Surgery

Is it time for joint replacement surgery and you are tempted to put it off until someday? Are you ready to get rid of the pain but not ready for more pain and the long recovery of a big surgery? Have you been making do with alternatives? Oral medications, cortisone injections, walking aids and all…

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Be Wary of Common Injuries Sustained During Winter

The arrival of the festive period is a heartening and joyful time of year. Given that this year has seen nationwide restrictions on travel and socializing, many will undoubtedly be looking forward to spending time with friends and family. Cozily gathering at home to share gifts and food with loved ones is a highlight of…

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Do You Have a Ganglion Cyst?

Ganglion cysts are round or oval lumps that can develop around the wrist and hand. Occasionally, ganglion cysts can also appear on the wrist or ankles. These cysts can be small, about the size of a pea, or can be as much as an inch in diameter. While cysts are not cancerous, they can interfere…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Causes and Treatments

Did you know that you can be injured by your computer? If you use a computer daily for work, your chances of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are higher than those who do not. Here are the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel and treatments that can help alleviate your pain. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome…

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4 Common Causes of Chronic Shoulder Pain

Your shoulders are one the most complex joints in your body. These joints can be vulnerable to health issues stemming from overuse or acute injury. If you are dealing with chronic shoulder pain, a visit to an orthopedic surgeon can give you an accurate diagnosis to help provide relief. Here are the four most common…

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3 Tips For Speedy Ankle Fracture Recovery

Ankle fractures are one of the most common bone injuries that a person can have. Just one misstep can create an impact that can affect you for months. There are things you can do to help you get on your feet quickly after medical treatment. Here are three tips for a speedy ankle fracture recovery….

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6 Risk Factors for Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is the group of tendons and muscles that keep the ball of your upper arm bone inside the socket of your shoulder. Whether partially or completely torn, an injury to these tendons and muscles can limit movement and cause significant pain. Rotator cuff tears are a common issue, but who is at…

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Is Your Sports Injury Achilles’ Tendon Rupture?

If you are a sports enthusiast and you have pain located in the back calf muscle and lower leg, you may be suffering from Achilles tendon rupture. The Achilles tendon is a strong, fibrous cord that connects the muscles in the back of your calf to your heel bone. If you overstretch this tendon, it…

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