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Category Archives: Orthopedics

Are You Troubled by Pain, Numbness or Tingling in Your Hands?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a problem that affects the wrist and hand. The carpal tunnel is a narrow space inside the wrist that is surrounded by bone and ligament. This space lets certain tendons and a major nerve pass … Continue reading

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It’s Holiday Cookie Baking Time!

It is the time of year when we dust off the rolling pins, and mix up some cookie dough to roll and cut out cookies. How are your hands feeling while doing this task? Any joint pain? Any hand stiffness? … Continue reading

Ready, set, GO! A running primer for beginners

Thinking about entering that charity fun run this year but worried about the distance? You can do it, and fall is a great time to start training! Cooler temps and beautiful views make getting out there even more appealing. The classic 5-kilometer … Continue reading

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Heat and the athlete

Late summer brings the kids back-to-school along with the heat and humidity we all dread. I look forward to this time of year because I love football!  As an athletic trainer, however, I see the dangerous effects this heat can … Continue reading

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Is hand pain slowing you down?

If you’re over 50, osteoarthritis (a.k.a. degenerative arthritis) may be a topic of conversation among you and your friends. Most of the time, osteoarthritis affects the hand, making day-to-day tasks like opening jars, getting dressed and gripping things with your … Continue reading

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Bunions: A real pain in the foot.

Bunion deformity of the foot can easily be self-diagnosed, if the great toe deviates laterally toward the small toe, greater than about 15 degrees. Small deformities present only a mild cosmetic alteration to the foot. To avoid irritation, proper shoe … Continue reading

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