Is Your Ankle Sprained or Fractured? Here’s How to Tell.

Ankle sprain ankle fracture injuries

No matter how they happen, ankle injuries can be very painful. They can also be slow to heal due to their location. Because of this, it’s important to know which specific injury you have so it can be properly treated from the onset. How can you tell the difference between an ankle sprain and a…

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What Is Tennis Elbow and How Do I Treat It?

Tennis elbow, despite its sports-related name, is an injury that can affect anyone who makes repeated movements with one or both arms. Known to doctors as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is a repetitive stress injury that affects about 1 to 3 percent of Americans, mostly between the ages of 30 and 50. What Causes Tennis…

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Everything You Need to Know About Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Dr. reviewing an X Ray in office

The hip joint, a ball-and-socket joint that connects your thigh bone (femur) to your pelvic bone, is one of the most important joints in your entire body. Without it, you can’t run, climb, walk, or even support your weight. And when it starts to give you trouble, it’s important to see an orthopedic specialist right…

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What Are Shin Splints and How Do I Treat Them?

The official medical term for shin splints is medial tibial stress syndrome, and its name describes exactly what it is — pain along the front inner edge of the tibia or shinbone. Shin splints can be as painful as they are common, but they are easily identified and treated with just a few simple measures.…

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Everything You Need To Know About Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Dr. Vladimir Alexander treating a shoulder replacement patient

The shoulder — made up of the clavicle (collar bone), upper arm bone (humerus), and the shoulder blade (scapula) — is the body’s most mobile joint. That also makes it the most vulnerable to injury. Shoulder injuries can result from falls, accidents or overuse, and the most common ailments are tendon issues, instability, arthritis and…

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The Complete Guide to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Treatment

If you spend a lot of time typing at a computer and start to experience wrist pain or discomfort, your first thought might go to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). It’s a common ailment affecting 3 to 6 percent of adults and is more likely to affect people who perform repetitive motion at work, have previously…

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Why Does My Shoulder Hurt When It Gets Cold?

Runner grabbing shoulder

Have you ever noticed how sometimes, when it’s cold outside, you suddenly get all these aches and pains? It’s not an urban legend or hypochondria. The temperature does affect our bodies. We know extreme weather can cause frostbite, but you don’t have to be in an arctic tundra to feel its harmful effects. Think about…

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How to Tell The Difference Between a Broken Toe and a Sprained Toe

Injuring one of your toes is never a good situation. But considering the toes are such small bones within the body, it can difficult to tell when a toe injury is serious or not so bad. One of the most frequently asked questions among patients is how they can tell the difference between a broken…

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The Complete Guide to Trigger Finger

Is your finger stiff when you wake up? Do you hear popping or clicking when you move your finger? Is your finger stuck in a bent position and you are unable to straighten it? If so, trigger finger could be to blame. What Is Trigger Finger? Trigger finger is also known as tenosynovitis and is…

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Jammed vs. Broken Finger: How Can I Tell?

A jammed finger is an incredibly common injury, especially if you play sports. While jammed fingers may be common, they are also extremely painful and require medical attention. Below, you can learn how to tell if you have a jammed finger or if the injury might be more severe. Anatomy of the Finger Your finger…

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