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9 Possible Causes of Hand Pain That Won’t Go Away

Most days your hand and wrist hurt, and you have no idea why. Maybe you’ve gotten used to having the discomfort, and you keep popping anti-inflammatory meds. Since discovering the reason for the pain might reduce or eliminate it, here are 9 possible causes for that recurring pain!

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Do I Need Surgery To Relieve My Chronic Shoulder Pain?

How often have you had a twinge in your shoulder and popped a couple of pills? Probably too many to count. Then two days later that pain is a bit worse. How many times do you reach for a pain reliever before you decide to take action? Maybe you procrastinate because you fear surgery is the only treatment that will help.

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An Athlete’s Guide For Preventing Sports Injuries

If you play soccer, football, swim, golf, are a runner, or play tennis, it never hurts to have a refresher course. An athlete’s guide for preventing sports injuries can help those just starting out in peewee leagues or veterans of all types of sports. It could help you reduce the risk of missing an entire season of play. 

Readers Choice Award

Greater Rochester Orthopedics is proud to announce that we have won the Rochester Democrat and Chronical’s Reacher’s Choice Award two years in a row.

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What You Should Know About An Elbow Fracture Injury

Think about how it feels when you hit what many call your “funny bone.” Ouch! Now imagine how painful it must be to fracture your elbow. Here are some important facts and what you should know about an elbow fracture injury.

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Signs that It Is Time For A Knee Replacement

If you hear that click and pop from your knee when you get up from a chair, it could be one of the signs that it is time for a knee replacement. If your activities are limited and the pain keeps you from enjoying life, it could be time to speak to Greater Rochester Orthopaedics about knee replacement surgery.

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When to Seek Treatment for Arthritis in Your Back

Arthritis can affect your back, most commonly in the lower neck and back. Pain and stiffness are the main symptoms, although the exact cause may not be known. If you suffer from arthritis in your back, it may be difficult to decide when to seek treatment. Keep reading for some clarification.

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Ways To Prevent Hand Injuries Around The Home

It’s a fact that we have been spending even more time than normal at home this year. Family chores, dad’s “to do” list, and kitchen duties can all lead to injury if we aren’t careful and paying attention. Now is a good time to remind the whole family about ways to prevent hand injuries around the home.

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Risk Factors For Sciatica Pain & When To See Greater Rochester Orthopaedics

If you have ever had sciatica pain, you understand the nagging and burning pain that runs through your lower back and down your leg, and how difficult it is to find relief. It may come and go or may only last a few days, but if it keeps coming back, it’s best to understand the risk factors for sciatica pain and when to see Greater Rochester Orthopaedics.