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  • Stay Healthy by Avoiding Common Overuse Injuries

    Stay Healthy by Avoiding Common Overuse Injuries

    Are you experiencing progressively worsening pain, tingling, or numbness in any part of your musculoskeletal system that seems to be getting worse with activity? If your answer is yes, you may have sustained an overuse injury.

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  • How to Heal Quickly from a Stress Fracture?

    How to Heal Quickly from a Stress Fracture?

    A stress fracture is a tiny crack in the bone due to a repetitive low-intensity force. Having osteoporosis and not getting enough calcium and vitamin D to strengthen your bones could also contribute to the problem. If not managed appropriately, stress fractures can get worse resulting in a complete break of the bone. Here’s how to heal quickly from a stress fracture.

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  • Tips for Managing Arthritis Pain (Arthritis Awareness Month)

    Tips for Managing Arthritis Pain (Arthritis Awareness Month)

    Arthritis is a broad term referring to a group of debilitating bone and joint conditions that can dramatically impact quality of life. It affects more than 54 million Americans or approximately 1 in 4 adults. May is observed as Arthritis Awareness Month to raise awareness and help people successfully manage their joint pain and stiffness.

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  • How Diabetes Affects Your Bones and Joints

    How Diabetes Affects Your Bones and Joints

    According to the Centers of Disease Control nearly half of patients diagnosed with arthritis also have diabetes. This fact indicates there is a definite link between diabetes and arthritis.

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  • The Facts about Stem Cell Therapy

    The Facts about Stem Cell Therapy

    Stem cells are unspecialized multi-potent cells that can take on the characteristic of any other cell in the body. They can be considered the building blocks of all human tissue.

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  • Pain Management Techniques that Work

    Pain Management Techniques that Work

    Pain is usually a signal from your body that something is not quite right, and you need to stop whatever you are doing to fix the problem before things get worse. In some cases, however, chronic pain is the problem itself and you need to find a way to effectively manage your pain, so it doesn’t affect your quality of life.

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  • Benefits of Physical Therapy after Surgery

    Benefits of Physical Therapy after Surgery

    Physical therapy plays a very important role in the recovery process after a surgery. It helps patients heal optimally and return to their active lifestyles faster.

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  • Dr. Brian E. Coleman joins South Palm Orthopedics

    The doctors at South Palm Orthopedics are pleased to welcome Brian E. Coleman, MD to their practice. Dr. Coleman is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with advanced fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Coleman adds a new dimension to the practice, with his vast experience in foot and ankle problems. Dr. Coleman is one of a handful of surgeons who perform ankle arthroplasty (replacement) surgery, an excellent treatment option for severe ankle arthritis.

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  • Warning Signs of Shoulder Conditions

    Warning Signs of Shoulder Conditions

    Healthcare experts estimate that approximately 65% of people experience shoulder pain at some point in their lives. This isn’t hard to believe, considering we use our arms and shoulders to carry out common everyday tasks and movements – from lifting

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  • Dr. Meadows saves man’s hand after alligator attack!

    Dr. Meadows saves man’s hand after alligator attack!

    Dr. Meadows saves man’s hand after alligator attack!

    Just another day in the OR? Hardly.

    On January 28, 2009 our own Dr. Meadows came to the aid of 49 year old Raymundo Velasco, repairing the damage an alligator did to

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