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Eight Ways Sports Medicine May Help Athletes Improve Performance

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Aug 22, 2019 10:43:13 AM

Sports medicine deals with athletes: not only handling injuries sustained in athletic practices, training, and competition, but also helping athletes build strength in a way that helps them improve their overall performance and avoid injury. Sports medicine is more than just treating injuries after they occur. For many athletes, working with sports medicine professionals can help improve overall performance and help them reach their goals. Have you considered how sports medicine can help improve your performance?

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Topics: Orthopedics

What Is Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Aug 7, 2019 8:11:59 AM

Any injury or condition affecting the bones, muscles, or joints can cause debilitating ongoing pain and a significant decline in quality of life. Many times, injuries can take months or even years to heal completely when not properly treated. Similarly, health conditions that result in bone or muscle deterioration cause life-long symptoms that require ongoing management.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Recognize the Signs: It May Be Time to See an Orthopedic Doctor

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Jul 19, 2019 2:35:00 PM

Do you have ongoing pain in your muscles, tendons or joints? You are not alone. Over 28 million Americans of all ages develop some form of musculoskeletal problem every year. If you are like many people, you assume that a few days of rest and some pain relievers will solve the problem. But perhaps it is time to see an orthopedic doctor.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Which Type of Doctors Treat Sciatica Pain?

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Jul 12, 2019 2:23:00 PM

Did you know that sciatic nerve pain is one of the most common types of pain? In fact, more than 40 percent of people will experience sciatic nerve pain in their lifetime. Even with these astonishing statistics, sciatic pain is still largely misunderstood. What type of pain is sciatica? Is it back pain or leg pain? What type of specialist do I see for treatment of sciatica? This guide will answer all of these questions and so many more about sciatic nerve pain. 

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Topics: Orthopedics

Facts Worth Knowing About Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Jul 5, 2019 2:06:00 PM

The ability to function, move freely, and perform everyday tasks is something people with musculoskeletal injuries rarely take for granted. Reaffirming control over damaged parts of the body can be a long, strenuous process. That's why orthopedic physical therapy can be a wonderful asset in the lives of those recovering from such injuries. About one in seven Americans have some kind of orthopedic impairment, and it's also the most common reason people seek medical care. As far as medical science has come, there is still only so much that can be done to treat such injuries. Physical therapy is one of the best choices for those affected by orthopedic injuries to regain some control over their physical liberty.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Common Orthopedic Problems and Treatment Options

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Jun 12, 2019 1:36:04 PM

As one ages, common complaints arise such as achy joints and a sore back. Even a good night's rest seems a thing of the past when back and hip pain make getting into a comfortable position nearly an impossible endeavor. These issues are not relegated to the aging populations alone but are increasing in younger populations as well. In fact, Science Daily reports that 126.6 million Americans, that is 1 in 2 adults are suffering from a musculoskeletal condition. According to this report, the most commonly treated conditions are arthritis, back and neck pain and osteoporosis. What is the impact on those dealing with these conditions and how can orthopedic treatment help? 

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Topics: Orthopedics

Which Type of Doctor Should I Visit for Lower Back Pain?

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Jun 10, 2019 11:32:04 AM

From temporary aches to disabling chronic pain, lower back pain affects millions of people each year. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, (NNIDS) about 80% of people will experience lower back pain at some time in their lives. There are many kinds of back specialists, so if you're asking yourself, "Which type of doctor should I visit for lower back pain?," you'll want to read on.

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Topics: Orthopedics

What Does a Sports Medicine Specialist Do?

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Jun 7, 2019 3:57:43 PM

Many people get injuries or suffer from pain associated with sports, exercise, or other physical activities. Symptoms such as back, neck, and shoulder pain as well as problems affecting the knees, elbows, and other body parts may all be connected to sports. For many such symptoms, the best course of action is to consult a sports medicine specialist. People seeking this type of specialist may be seeking relief from pain or repetitive motion issues. Let's explore what sports medicine specialists do and how they can help patients.

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Topics: Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

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