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Static and Dynamic Stretches

According to Mayo Clinic, stretching has proven to help improve your muscle flexibility and increase performance. If you’re about to begin intense physical activity, you’ll want to first create a pre-workout routine that incorporates stretching relevant to the work you’ll be putting in. Stretches are categorized into two types, static stretches and dynamic stretches. Both… Read More


Improve Your Health by Practicing Good Posture

You’ve probably been told that good posture is important, but have never been explained why. Sitting and standing up straight can impact your overall physical health. Benefits of Good Posture By keeping your spine properly aligned, you can minimize the risk of injury to your back, shoulders, and other areas. This is because when your… Read More


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The Importance of Good Shoes

Choosing your next pair of shoes comes down to more than just picking out the trendiest option. These shoes will be the foundation every step you take, affecting your feet, ankles, back, and more! This is why it is vital that you pick the right pair. Benefits of Proper Shoes Wearing good shoes can prevent… Read More


What Is an ACL Tear?

While ACL tears are associated with athletics, they can happen to just about anyone. Age, gender, and activity level are variables that may increase your risk of tearing your ACL. Suddenly stopping or changing directions are among the leading causes of ACL tears, explaining the higher rate of injury in sports like football, soccer, and… Read More


Spine Injuries in Sports

While you may love the game, you should know the dangers behind the sport you play when it comes to protecting your spine. In a 2008 study investigating spinal injuries in sports, Boden & Jarvis found that sports account for over eight percent of new spinal cord problems each year. This number could be reduced… Read More


Spine Conditions: Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a spinal condition that causes the spine to curve sideways, forming a C or S shape and leading to back pain or impaired movements. Severe cases of scoliosis may limit normal functionality and even affect breathing. However, most cases of scoliosis are minor in nature. Conditions range from mild to severe and should… Read More


Ankle Arthritis

Ankle Arthritis and Ankle Replacement

Dr. A. Brian Thomson Ankle arthritis is a degenerative joint process involving the ankle joint that leads to stiffness and pain with exercise and activities of daily life. It can be caused by prior trauma or injury, leg deformity, chronic instability, and inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout. Arthritis affects millions of US… Read More


3 Signs You Need a Joint Replacement

Warning signs that you need a joint replacement aren’t exactly clear-cut. Unlike a break or muscle tear, conditions that lead to a joint replacement often involve a gradual lifestyle change where the cartilage in your joints break down. It could be years before you really start to feel the impact of your condition. It may… Read More


Joint Replacement: Returning to Sport

After a joint replacement, you may want to return to the activities you love right away. However, your new joint may not be ready to handle that level of stress quite yet. Here’s what you can expect from your return to sport following a joint replacement: Post-Operation Both hip replacements and knee replacements typically call… Read More


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What Is a Joint Replacement?

Lingering joint pain is a frustrating experience felt by millions of Americans. It is a debilitating condition that limits your everyday activities and often requires seeking out treatment. If you are undergoing pain that limits your quality of life, it may be time to consider arthroplasty, also known as a joint replacement. Joint replacement is… Read More


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