Coastal Orthopedics Blog

Wrist injuries: what kinds, therapy options, common surgeries

Is your wrist sore, swollen, tender, or stiff? Wrist pain, especially after a fall or accident, can indicate an injury that may require treatment.

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What is a meniscus tear? (Types, Symptoms, and Repair)

A meniscus tear is damage sustained to the rubbery, disc-shaped "shock absorber" cartilage inside the knee joint. Such injuries are extremely common in people over age 30, especially athletes who play contact sports.

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Sedentary Lifestyle and its Health Risks on the Body

At the end of a long day or week, being a couch potato and catching up on your favorite TV shows or video games can be relaxing. But what's the true cost of all that "down time"? 

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​Ideal Sports and Activities For Those With Joint Problems/Pain/Issues

Staying active is important to your health — but If you have joint problems, joint pain, or other issues, you need to choose physical activities that benefit your body without causing you pain or injury. Which activities are ideal for people with joint problems like arthritis or pain?

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What is Osteoarthritis? Signs, Symptoms, and Causes

Do you experience aches, pains, or swelling in your joints? You may have osteoarthritis, or OA. OA is a progressive disease of the joints caused by the degeneration of cartilage between bones. 

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Most Common Sports Injuries for Women

Statistically, men and women sustain sports injuries at about the same rate; but how they get injured, and why, are not exactly the same. Are you familiar with the most common sports injuries for women? 

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What Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy? (Benefits and Uses)

 

If you follow professional sports, you may have heard about platelet rich plasma therapy, or PRP — a therapy credited by many world-class athletes for accelerating the repair of their sports injuries. Today, more and more orthopedists are offering PRP injections to help treat non-pro sports injuries and arthritis — but what exactly is PRP, and is it right for you? 

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Torn Cartilage in My Knee? (Symptoms, Treatment, and Surgery)

Knee cartilage tears are often caused by sports injuries, but they can result from any activity involving twisting or bending of the knee. As you age, the everyday forces you put on your knees can wear out the cartilage, leading to a gradual injury that feels sudden — you're fine until one day, you squat or twist and you feel something ripping.

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What is Tennis Elbow? (Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments)

Tennis elbow (medical term: lateral epicondylitis) is an overuse injury affecting the tendons in the outside of the elbow joint. It usually presents with weak grip strength and a painful soreness or burning sensation in the outside of the elbow. Tennis elbow can be a sports injury, but its causes vary — and some may surprise you. 

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What Is Meniscus Repair Surgery? (Reasons, Procedure and Recovery)

Meniscus repair is a knee surgery that repairs a torn piece of cartilage inside the joint. Meniscus tears are common knee injuries, especially among athletes. How do you know if you have a torn meniscus — and if surgery is required to fix it?

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