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8 Common Foot Injuries

Article featured on Healthgrades What to Know About Foot (and Ankle) Injuries Inside your foot lies machinery that would impress any engineer. A total of 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments work in tandem to support your weight and propel you through your daily routine. Just as the highest-tech […]

How to Relieve Pain From Sitting All Day

Article featured on Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania Do you have an office job or one that requires you to sit for long periods of time? Or maybe even requires you to sit for the entire day? If you do, you are probably also familiar with the stress that puts on your body, such as back […]

How Chronic Pain Affects Your Immune System

Article featured on WebMD With so many questions right now about the dangers of the coronavirus (COVID-19), you might be wondering how chronic pain might affect the immune system’s ability to fight off disease.Since COVID-19 surfaced a few months ago, we’ve learned that certain people are more susceptible to it than others. Some of the factors that seem to […]

Unexpected Benefits of Movement and Exercise That We Love

Article featured on Thrive Global Whether you opt for a sunrise yoga class or an impromptu dance party before dinner, making time for movement provides us with many rewards — some expected, and some surprising. Pausing to appreciate the unexpected ripple effects of movement can help motivate us on days we feel uninspired or lethargic. We asked our Thrive community […]

Spine Surgery: When Nothing Else Will Do

Article featured on Brigham Health Hub For many years, Diane Daigneau of Woburn, MA, was able to successfully manage her back and neck pain. Through occasional chiropractic treatments and mild pain relief medications, she was able to continue to work and play. A few years ago, however, she discovered that circumstances can change dramatically, to […]

After ACL Surgery

Article featured on UCSF Health See our recommendations for helping your knee recover (and when to call the doctor) after surgery. Find out what to expect from your rehab program, when you’re likely to start walking, and when it’s safe to start swimming and running. Recovery from ACL Surgery After anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery, […]

How to Prevent Common Sports Injuries

Article featured on Arkansas Surgical Hospital Most sports injuries result from either overuse of a joint or damaging a joint through tearing or spraining ligaments or muscles.  Some of the most common sports injuries include torn ACLs, shoulder dislocation, torn rotator cuffs, and sprained ankles.  During the late summer months, emergency departments and orthopedic specialists […]

Options for Treating Arthritis in the Knee

Article featured on The Noyes Knee Institute Knee osteoarthritis can occur when the cartilage around the knee wears down. Without the protection of cartilage, bones in the joint grind together, causing inflammation and pain. In severe cases, a knee surgeon might recommend knee replacement or arthroscopic surgery. Fortunately, many non-invasive options help relieve the pain […]

What is Secondary Osteoporosis?

Article featured on MedicalNewsToday Osteoporosis is a bone disease that involves a loss of bone density. It causes the bones to become more fragile and prone to fractures. Secondary osteoporosis develops either as a result of a medical condition or as a side effect of a medication. Osteoporosis affects about 10 million people in the United States. […]