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Foot Orthotics: Science or Wishful Thinking

Monday, May 6th, 2019

One in four adults have some problem with their feet, according Emily Delzell’s article Feet Hurt? Sleep in Some Relief with Shoe Inserts, published by the Arthritis Foundation. Foot orthotic insoles are intended to support or correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern. The insoles change the angle at which the foot strikes while walking […]

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Shoulder Dislocations and Chronic Instability

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

A shoulder dislocation occurs when the head of the upper arm bone is forced out of the shoulder socket as the result of a sudden injury or from overuse. Once a shoulder has dislocated, it may dislocate again. When the shoulder dislocates repeatedly, the condition is called chronic shoulder instability.   The shoulder is made […]

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Best Sleep Postures for a Healthy You

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Your sleeping pose can have a major impact on your sleep and your health. Poor posture while awake or asleep can increase joint, back and neck pain, fatigue, sleep apnea symptoms, muscle cramps, impaired circulation, indigestion, and premature wrinkles.   Although only 8% of people sleep on their backs, it’s the healthiest option for most […]

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Baker’s Cyst, Causes and Treatment

Friday, April 26th, 2019

A Baker’s cyst is a swelling in the space behind the knee. It has nothing to do with baking. The condition is named after a British surgeon, Dr. William Morrant Baker. In the late 19th century, Dr. Baker documented cases of swelling in the popliteal region, the depression in the back of the knee joint, […]

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Back Safety in the Workplace

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), back injuries are the nation’s number one workplace safety problem. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that one million plus workers suffer back injuries each year.   In America, we spend more than $100 billion annually in medical bills, disability and lost productivity at work […]

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DEA Drug Take Back 2018

DEA National Drug Take-Back Day: April 27, 2019

Friday, April 12th, 2019

The Drug Enforcement Administration through the Drug Disposal Act safely collects and disposes of pharmaceutical controlled substances. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, April 27, 10 am to 2 pm, is a safe, convenient, responsible way to dispose of expired or unused prescription drugs. Visit DEA’s official website, takebackday.dea.gov and enter your zip code in […]

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Joint Pain Treatment Options

Monday, April 8th, 2019

A joint is where the ends of two bones meet. The bones are lined with articular cartilage to cushion the joint where the bones intersect. Damage to the cartilage from arthritis, a fracture, or another condition may cause your bones to rub against each other, resulting in pain and joint dysfunction. DOC’s orthopedic teams have […]

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The Top 15 Questions to Ask your Orthopedic Surgeon Before a Joint Replacement . . . but Were Afraid to Ask

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Joint replacement surgery, knee, hip, shoulder, or ankle, can be a significant step toward a more active, pain-free lifestyle. However, since you are replacing a joint in your body, it is easy to be overwhelmed and forget to ask important questions about the surgery, recovery time, and future expectations.   1. Are there alternatives to […]

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Do You Need a Total Joint Replacement?

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Several conditions can cause joint pain and disability and lead you to consider joint replacement surgery. Joint pain is caused by damage to the cartilage that lines the ends of the bones either from arthritis, a fracture, or another condition.   There are several reasons why your DOC orthopedic surgeon may recommend joint replacement surgery. […]

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Total Joint Replacement 101

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which parts of your arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device, a prosthesis. The prosthesis replicates the movement of a normal, healthy joint. Hip and knee replacements are the most commonly performed joint replacements, but replacement surgery can be […]

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Why You Should Choose DOC Instead of the ER

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Patients Looking for Orthopedic Care Know to Turn to DOC When you sustain an injury, your first thought might be to visit the ER. But guests of Direct Orthopedic Care (DOC) will tell you you’ll be better served by skipping the ER and going direct to DOC.   Why? Because DOC saves you time and […]

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Tennis Player’s Hand Injury Treated by DOC

Monday, March 25th, 2019

  Meet M. Peter Edelson I was jumping into a pool catching a football from height and I caught the ball wrong. My diagnosis was I broke my pinkie in two different places and I also dislocated it. Needless to say, it hurt.   My first thought was this is really bad.   My second […]

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Deborah’s Ankle Hardware Removal Dilemma

Monday, March 25th, 2019

  Meet Deborah I like to climb. I like to hike. I like to go other places in the world, and I’ve trekked in Nepal. I’ve climbed Kilimanjaro in Africa. I was in Guatemala for five weeks; I was studying Spanish. At the end of the trip, my daughter and I had scheduled a climb. […]

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Total Wrist Replacement

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Total wrist replacement surgery, wrist arthroplasty, may be an option if you suffer with painful rheumatoid, traumatic or osteoarthritis that does not respond to conservative treatments. The operation can reduce or even eliminate the pain and provide improved mobility.   The wrist is a more complicated joint than the hip or the knee. There are […]

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Total Ankle Replacement

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints and is common in the ankle joint. The major types of arthritis that affect the ankle are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. All types can cause pain and stiffness in the ankle joint and make it difficult to walk and participate in activities you […]

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