Coastal Orthopedics Blog

Treatment options for Osteoarthritis: Exercise, Medications, Surgery

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common degenerative condition affecting the joints. About 27 million people in the U.S. have some form of OA, which is a breakdown of joint cartilage that can lead to pain, swelling, and stiffness. OA is a long-term, incurable disease; you can't reverse its effects, but you can learn strategies and options for managing your symptoms.

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Fracture Care Treatment: When is a cast not good enough?

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. 

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STAY FIT ALL WINTER LONG! PART 1

Winter means cold temperatures and short days. The combination of these two is a huge contrast to the long, warm days of summer, where you always have a bit more daylight for a run before or after work. The weather also brings out aches and pains, especially if you are healing from an injury. Staying fit over the winter is hard for even the best athletes. So what can you do?

  1. Go to the gym after...
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