Those with diabetes are quite familiar about how it affects their blood sugar, their kidneys, and their eyes and heart. Unfortunately, many are not aware of how diabetes can affect their joints until they are faced with an orthopedic problem.
It is a lesser known consequence of diabetes, and at that point many begin to ask: how can diabetes affect my bone and joint health?
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Timing is everything, even when it comes to having knee replacement surgery. Latest statistics tell us 90% of Americans are waiting too long to have their knee replaced, whereas 25% are having the surgery too early and missing out on the best benefits. Yes, timing is everything! Let’s discover when to proceed, and what exactly are the risks of delaying knee replacement surgery.
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If your hip pain is holding you back from doing the activities you love, a hip replacement may be recommended. The hip specialists of OrthoNY are highly experienced in hip replacement surgery, including outpatient hip replacements for those who are candidates for the procedure.
Here’s what you should know about the benefits of outpatient hip replacement surgery.
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It’s hard to do almost anything without moving your shoulder. Getting in and out of a car, washing your hair, or picking up a child all affect your shoulder muscles and tendons. The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons and shoulder muscles that hold the upper arm in the shoulder socket. An injury, overuse, or improper shoulder mechanics can all lead to a rotator cuff injury. Let’s review how to prevent rotator cuff injuries.
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All you know right now is that your ankle hurts like the dickens. Is it sprained, strained, or fractured? All you want is for the pain to go away. Understanding the difference between sprains, strains, and fractures can help you know the appropriate measures to relieve the pain before seeing the doctor. The only way to know for certain is to visit OrthoNY for an evaluation and X-ray.
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Spectators watching a basketball game may find it difficult to follow the action. The players move so quickly up and down the court, you can get whiplash as you watch — so imagine how those players feel! No wonder there are so many injuries. Let’s look at the most common basketball injuries and how to prevent them.
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Do your joints and muscles crave the warmer weather? Of course they do. They are more flexible and comfortable in the warmth of the sun, whereas the winter chill makes them stiff, uncomfortable, and more susceptible to injury. Exactly how does cold weather affect sports injuries?
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You’ve finally had that hip or knee replaced and now you think all that’s important for healing is to rest, keep the surgical site clean, and you are on the road to recovery. Not so fast! Continue reading “7 Essential Foods Your Body Needs After Orthopaedic Surgery”
Scoliosis is a progressive spinal deformity, and it can affect multiple areas of the body if it is not treated in a timely manner. As with most conditions and medical issues, it is always best if it is treated as soon as possible to prevent any complications. It is especially true with this progressive condition.
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The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in our body, and it connects our calf muscle to our heel bone. It gives our legs the strength to walk, run, and jump, but if it stretches too far, you can expect an injury. Let’s find out more about achilles tendon pain/tears, along with prevention and treatment.
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