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    5 Signs of Orthopedic Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

    Ortho PainWhether it’s a sore neck after a car accident or knee pain following a long run, these sensations could be an indication of a more serious orthopedic issue. Don’t just apply a heating pad and pop a painkiller. If you experience any of the symptoms below —which can impact the muscles, ligaments, and joints—an orthopedic doctor can provide you with effective joint pain relief treatment options.

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    6 of the Most Common Knee Injuries

    knee painKnee pain is a common complaint that sends many patients to the doctor’s office each year. Comprised of bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage, this joint’s inherent complexity makes it vulnerable to a wide range of injuries. While a professional opinion is always warranted any time discomfort persists, the following explanations may shed light on the cause behind your knee issue.

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    Does Acute or Chronic Foot & Ankle Pain Go Away on Its Own?

    Ankle PainThere are two basic types of pain; acute and chronic. Whether your foot and ankle pain is the result of work or sports injuries, an orthopedic doctor will help you find the source of your discomfort and offer treatment options that will help you obtain relief. If you are experiencing pain, the information below may help you understand its type, so you can take the right steps to manage or eliminate it.

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    5 Potential Causes of Shoulder Pain

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    Ongoing shoulder pain can prevent you from doing the things you love or cause you discomfort when you perform daily activities such as cleaning and cooking. To get effective treatment, you must first understand the underlying cause of your pain, which could be anything from an injury to a result of an existing condition. Here are some of the reasons why you may be experiencing shoulder discomfort or pain.

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    How Do You Find the Right Shoe?

    Many issues that people experience with their feet are caused or made worse by ill-fitting shoes. Bunions, hammer toes, claw toes, corns, calluses and neuromas are all forefoot problems that are related to wearing shoes that are too narrow, often with pointy toe boxes and higher heels. Studies have shown that many women wear shoes that are too small and the majority of people over the age of 65 wear shoes that are too narrow. 90% of surgeries done for these deformities occur in women. The incidence of these procedures peak when people are in their 30’s to 50’s indicating that it is the repetitive use of ill-fitting shoes over time that causes the problems.

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    Calcium and Vitamin D

    We have 206 or more bones in our bodies. Our bones are made of collagen which is a protein and calcium phosphate which is a mineral. The calcium is what makes our bones strong and hard. We cannot make calcium so we must eat or drink foods to get the calcium we need. In addition to being an important substance in the bones, calcium is also used by our bodies to help our muscles and nerves work properly and to assist us in healing wounds. When our bodies need calcium it is taken from the bones and a low level of calcium in our bodies can lead to brittle soft bones that can break or fracture easily.

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    True Fitness

    We all want to get in shape or stay in shape so we can enjoy life more. There are a variety of goals that people strive for including weight loss, muscle building, better flexibility, and higher energy levels or simply looking and feeling better. But did you realize that a variety of exercise is needed to attain true fitness? In general, we can categorize individual exercises into one of three types: Cardiovascular training, strength or resistance training and flexibility training. An exercise regimen that includes training in each of these areas will lead to a more complete level of fitness.

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