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3 Ways to Prevent Lower Back Pain

Your lower back can bear the brunt of your daily routine. As you sit, stand, stretch, lift, and carry out dozens of other tasks each day, you could inadvertently put strain on this part of your body and, as a result, suffer unnecessary discomfort. You can prevent pain in your lower back by trying out these three helpful suggestions. 1. Change Your Sleeping Position When it seems that your lower back...


Strengthen Your Joints and Muscles with These 5 Exercises

Made of muscles, joints, soft tissues, and nerves, your musculoskeletal system is designed to work with amazing precision and coordination. Even so, your body does need some help keeping everything functioning like a well-oiled machine. This is where regular exercise comes into play. If you focus on the right exercises, your muscles and joints are more likely to remain strong and healthy enough to support your daily movements. 1. Single-Leg Balances If...


Tennis Elbow: Not Just for Tennis Players

When you hear the term “tennis elbow,” you might assume it is an injury suffered by tennis players. In fact, it is a common orthopedic injury that affects millions of people each year, many of whom have never picked up a tennis racket or played a game of tennis. You can better understand what tennis elbow is by learning what causes this injury and how it is treated by doctors...


3 Possible Alternatives to Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgery can provide welcome relief for a wide range of conditions that may affect bones and joints. Yet it's an option most patients would prefer to avoid whenever possible, primarily due to concerns about being sidelined by a lengthy recovery process. Whether you are dealing with knee pain from a damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or chronic back pain from degenerative disc disease, there are non-surgical alternatives you may...


Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Overuse of your hands, wrists, and fingers can lead to serious strain and damage to the nerves, ligaments, and tendons in this part of your body. Learn what carpal tunnel syndrome is and how doctors commonly treat it today. What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive injury that afflicts the hands, wrists, and fingers as well as the forearm and elbow in some cases. It is most often...

How to Prepare for Orthopedic Surgery

Often a last resort if other treatments fail to provide relief, orthopedic surgery can be performed on any of the bones, soft tissues, joints, and nerves within the body. Many of the procedures performed today involve less invasive techniques, and frequently performed operations like spinal fusion and ACL reconstructive surgery have high success rates. Regardless of what's being corrected or restored to ease or eliminate your musculoskeletal pain, being as...

Treatments for Thumb Arthritis

Experiencing thumb pain is a sign that something is not right in that part of the hand, but since most pain goes away soon enough, it may be nothing to worry over. When the pain lingers, it's time to consider that a more serious problem is present. The issue could be arthritis of the thumb. What is Thumb Arthritis? One in five adults have some type of doctor-diagnosed arthritis, which means over...