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  • Tips for Living with Osteoarthritis

    Tips for Living with Osteoarthritis

    For those living with osteoarthritis, daily activities such as climbing up a flight of stairs or opening a jar can be a challenging experience. It is a degenerative joint condition characterized by the wearing out of cartilage resulting in joint pain and stiffness. According to research studies by the Arthritis Foundation about 27 million people in the United States suffer with this condition.

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  • When to See a Doctor for Your Elbow Pain

    When to See a Doctor for Your Elbow Pain

    The elbow is a very versatile joint that allows hinge and rotating movements making possible a variety of activities such as lifting, throwing, and hugging! Because it is a multifaceted joint, there could be several possible causes for elbow pain.

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  • What to Expect After  Having a Shoulder Replacement Surgery

    What to Expect After Having a Shoulder Replacement Surgery

    Having undergone shoulder replacement surgery at South Palm Orthopedics, you are well on the way to getting back to your active lifestyle. However, the initial post surgical period does pose some challenges that you need to be prepared for. Here’s what to expect after having shoulder replacement surgery:

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  • What injuries can PRP Therapy Treat?

    What injuries can PRP Therapy Treat?

    Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) is a cutting-edge treatment that harnesses & amplifies the body’s natural regenerative capacity to heal wounds and speed up recovery from injury.

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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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