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Can You Avoid Rotator Cuff Surgery?

A rotator cuff tear can be painful, but in most cases, the injury can be treated with non-surgical methods.

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How to Prevent Golfer’s Elbow This Spring

Don’t let elbow pain keep you from enjoying a day at the golf course.

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The Unexpected Benefits of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy isn’t only for post-injury rehab — it can also help you boost flexibility and avoid injury in the first place.

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What’s the Difference Between Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome share similar symptoms, but they are distinct conditions affecting different nerves in the elbow and wrist.

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How to Treat Shoulder Arthritis

Our shoulders get a lot of use throughout the day, and are susceptible to painful arthritis. Here’s how to treat the condition.

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Try These 5 Meniscus Tear Exercises to Avoid Surgery

Physical therapy is often the recommended method to heal a ruptured meniscus in the knee. In fact, patients generally find relief within weeks.

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6 Signs You Should See a Doctor for Your Sports Injury

Some soreness after a workout is normal. But if pain is severe or persists for several days, it’s time to see a doctor.

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Sciatic Nerve Pain? Here’s How You Can Avoid Surgery

Learn how you can manage sciatica with conservative treatments like physical therapy and corticosteroid injections.

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How to Prevent Winter Sports Injuries

Ski and snowboard season has arrived! But before you hit the slopes, learn how to prevent serious injuries. As snow piles up this winter, skiers and snowboarders are hitting the slopes to relish in their favorite seasonal workout. Unfortunately, along with the exhilarating exercise comes the possibility of serious injury. According to Globelink International, winter […]

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An Orthopedic Specialist’s Guide to Total Shoulder Replacement

If your shoulder has been severely damaged by arthritis, you may need a total shoulder replacement. Here’s what to expect.

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How Do Corticosteroid Injections Work?

Corticosteroid injections reduce joint pain by combating inflammation. Here’s what you need to know about this treatment option.

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Treating A Shoulder Impingement Without Surgery

Though a shoulder impingement can be painful and debilitating, the condition generally responds well to conservative treatments like physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication.

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Should I See a Doctor for my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common but painful condition affecting the hands and wrists. Fortunately, in most cases it can be managed with conservative therapies.

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How to Avoid Surgery if You Have a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc can be a painful, debilitating injury. Fortunately, the condition generally responds well to conservative treatments.

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Why Conservative Treatment Is Generally the Best Option for Runner’s Knee

With physical therapy exercises designed to stretch and strengthen surrounding muscles, patients can get relief from painful runner’s knee.

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