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The Difference Between MCL and ACL Tears

The knee is a complex part of the body that is made up of bones, tendons, cartilage, and ligaments. The knee joint is susceptible to a wide range of injuries. In this article, we will focus on two common types of ligament tears that will result in knee pain: MCL and ACL tears. Tears in

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How to Protect Against the Return of Carpal Tunnel

No matter the treatments and help you’ve received for your carpal tunnel, it can return without proper changes to the way you use your hands and wrists. This can be difficult if your hobbies or job puts excessive strain on your wrists, even if you’ve had carpal tunnel surgery to remedy the issue. It’s important

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Joint Replacement: The Basics

Joint replacement surgery is a procedure aimed at replacing damaged joints with a metal, plastic, or ceramic device called a prosthesis. In this article, we will focus on the basics of joint replacement in an effort to educate those who may be recommended for joint surgery. What is Total Joint Replacement Surgery? Joint replacement surgery

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Spring Sports Injury Prevention

With the shift in season comes a change in the sports we play, which means an adjustment in the types of sports injury we can have. Spring sports injury prevention is important knowledge for all athletes and parents of athletes to have. Taking steps to prevent a spring sports injury will allow you to spend

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Bone Fracture Basics

Fracture is probably one of the many words that you hope your doctor does not say when they are explaining your diagnosis. A fractured bone often comes with the burden of pain, casts, x-rays, physical therapy and a long healing process. Unfortunately, going through the steps to properly heal a fractured bone is the reality

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Introduction to the Rotator Cuff

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, every year 2 million people in the United States visit their doctor because of a problem that is related to their rotator cuff. If you have not yet had a rotator cuff issue, consider yourself lucky and knock on wood. Because this injury is so common, you

How Vitamin D Helps to Build Strong Bones

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are in our third month of winter. For some of us, it feels like ages since we have been able to comfortably bask in the sunshine. Allow yourself a moment to envision a perfectly clear day in August. You are relaxing on the coast as the late afternoon sun

Tips to Improve your Spine Health

Your spine does a lot of favors for you, from protecting your spinal cord to allowing you to take your bike for a spin around Point Defiance. Unless you are an invertebrate, it is important to value the health of your spine, you only have one! According to the North American Spine Society, experts estimate

Sleep after joint surgery might require some adaptive measures.

Advice to Help you Sleep After Joint Surgery

Sleep after joint surgery can be elusive. Yet, it’s more important than ever to get adequate sleep to help your body to heal. After all your body is adapting to a major change. Here are some ideas to help you sleep after joint surgery. The best positions to sleep in after joint surgery Discomfort and

When to push through pain during exercise

When to exercise through pain and when to stop

Should you exercise through pain? Well, no workout mantra is more repeated than “No pain, no gain.” In most cases, pushing ourselves that extra mile while exercising is how we strengthen bones and muscles. But how do you know when to push through pain and when to stop? The difference between Burn vs. Pain The

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