Coastal Orthopedics Blog

What is Trigger Finger Surgery (Trigger Finger Release)?

If your finger or thumb gets locked in a bent position or straightens with a loud POP!, you may have trigger finger or trigger thumb. This condition isn't dangerous, but it can bring discomfort, and it may get in the way of your everyday activities. 

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Arthralgia (Joint Pain): Causes and Solutions

If your joints are aching and sore, or if you're experiencing tenderness, swelling, or stiffness in or around a joint, you have what is called arthralgia — joint pain. Arthralgia can have many causes, including injury, underlying disease, or even allergic reactions or food intolerances. 

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What is a Rotator Cuff Tear? Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

One of the most common injuries seen by orthopedists and sports medicine practitioners is a torn rotator cuff. Nearly 2 million people sustain a rotator cuff injury in any given year.

Normal wear and tear leads to weakening of this part of the shoulder (usually of the dominant arm).

This explains why a good many people who suffer a torn rotator cuff are middle aged or older.

But anyone can...

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SWIMMING: HOW IT CAN CAUSE BACK PAIN

Swimming is generally a great form of exercise because it is aerobic and low-impact. This means it is easy on your back and spine. It can even be used to reduce back pain, as we will discuss in our next blog. However, in this blog, we are going to touch on the few ways that swimming can cause back troubles.

Have you been confused by back pain that comes even though you are doing a “low impact...

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