Fractures are not all the same, and neither are their treatments. A broken toe, for example, can be much simpler to treat than a compressed vertebrae or shattered rib. Sometimes, caring for a fracture requires more than a splint or cast.Read More
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Quiz: If you’ve just hurt yourself — for example, sprained your ankle or tweaked your shoulder hitting a tennis serve — do you ice the injury or apply heat to it?
Or how about chronic soreness or swelling from conditions like osteoarthritis or lower back pain? What’s more effective: heat or cold?
These are questions many people have, and a surprising number aren’t certain about the answer.Read More
Bone growth stimulation, or BGS, is a form of therapy often used to promote healing after a spinal fusion surgery or fracture. BGS may promote faster natural healing in fractures that may be slow to heal on their own. Here is what you need to know If your orthopedic specialist recommends bone growth (osteogenesis) stimulation.Read More
A head injury is defined generally as trauma to the cranium (skull), scalp, or the brain. The two basic categories of traumatic head injury are open head injuries, in which the skull is broken or pierced, or closed head injuries, in which the skull remains closed/unbroken.Read More
Broad-spectrum antibiotics are an extraordinary medical development. Taken as directed, they have saved countless lives by treating and even preventing certain types of bacteria-caused infections. Millions of people have safely taken these drugs to successfully combat infections of their sinuses, lungs, and urinary tracts.
However, in 2008, 2013, and 2016, the US FDA (Food and Drug...Read More
With its elements of school spirit, dance, gymnastics, and daring stunts, competitive cheerleading is an extremely popular high school athletic activity. Over 400,000 high school girls participate in cheer each year, and many continue on to compete in college. When practiced safely and responsibly, cheer is a fun activity with a low rate of injury — safer than most other high school sports....Read More
Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common cause of shoulder pain that may affect anyone who performs repeated reaching and lifting over their heads.
Also known as subacromial impingement syndrome, it occurs deep inside the shoulder, when the bones of the shoulder blade and upper arm chafe against the top of the rotator cuff.Read More
Have you been experiencing a popping or grinding pain in your shoulder, especially when lifting anything higher than your head? Or has one of your shoulders felt weaker than the other, and felt painful when held in one particular position? Although these symptoms can be common to many shoulder problems, having all of these conditions at once could mean you have suffered a SLAP Lesion Tear.Read More
As women approach middle age, they may encounter unique musculoskeletal problems that affect them more frequently than men. Learn about 5 of the most common orthopedic surgeries sought out by women over 40.Read More