“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”… sang Andy Williams decades ago, but it still plays on those radiostations that start holiday music at Halloween. Maybe they do it just to give you a head start on stress. You know, the shopping, decorating, wrapping gifts, assembling toys, planning holiday dinners, and you can fill in the rest-stress. Somebody somewhere might be happy, but it’s certainly not you, especially if you have back issues. Keep reading for 6 ways to avoid holiday back pain.
Ben Franklin once shared the wise words, “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” This motivational quote refers to any number of things, and believe it or not, joint replacement surgery too. Let’s see how being well prepared and the dos and don’ts before joint replacement surgery apply as well.
Oh dear, you just heard a loud pop while running, and now your calf hurts and is beginning to swell up. You know something is wrong, and you probably need to see a doctor. You have a lot on your plate right now, and all you care about at the moment is how to best recover from a pulled muscle so you can return to your normal activities.
Is your knee starting to do strange things? Does it make cracking noises when you get up after sitting for a while? Are you having new pains when climbing stairs? Perhaps you have a dull ache in the front of your knee even if you aren’t doing anything. All these symptoms could be new to you, and you want to know: what is causing my kneecap pain?
Our Liberty St. office will be closed starting the week of September 19th as we move to our new location at 500 State St. (entrance on Clinton Ave)
If you have an appointment between September 19th and 23rd, please make sure you have the correct location. If needed, you may call (518) 489-2663 for assistance.
If you need Urgent Care services, please visit our Albany, Clifton Park or Saratoga locations.
General clinic, MRI and Urgent Care will reopen on Monday, September 26th.
Thank you for your patience during this transition. We can’t wait to see you in our new location!
We all have aches and pains, and while some are intermittent, others are chronic. Hip pain is one of those which can affect all your movements and life activities. Most doctors recommend that you rely on other more conservative treatments before deciding on hip surgery, but sometimes surgery is needed. Here are 7 signs it may be time for a hip replacement.
A back spasm can hit you like a crack of lightning. It can be sudden, severe, and prevent normal movement. Unfortunately, it is quite common. Let’s find out why they happen and when to see a doctor for back spasms.
Working out can be fun for some, a drudge for others, and a necessary activity for professionals. However you approach going to the gym or working out at home, recognizing and preventing common gym injuries should be top of mind.
Please be advised that due to continued staffing shortages, we will be closing our Clifton Park Urgent Care location on Saturdays and Sundays beginning on Sunday, July 10th. Our Albany & Saratoga Urgent Care locations will remain open.
We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to providing you care at these other locations or by appointment.
Appointments can be made 24/7 at (518) 489-2663.
Let’s begin by informing you that you don’t necessarily need to play golf to experience a golfer’s elbow. So keep reading even if you’re not a golfer. Find out other ways you can have the same symptoms, get treatment, plus 3 helpful exercises for golfer’s elbow (even if you don’t play golf).