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5 low-impact outdoor activities for this summer

Those that suffer from joint pain are often forced to decrease their activity levels in order to avoid aggravating a particular joint. With summer quickly approaching, there are sure to be many days on which you will want to be outside engaging in your favorite activities.
Stay active this summer without worsening your joint pain with these low impact outdoor activities.

Flat Feet

What are flat feet?

Never get caught “flat footed” again if somebody asks about overpronation. Living with flat feet is not funny if you suffer from the discomfort and pain it can bring, so pardon the ortho humor.
Overpronation occurs when the arch of the foot collapses downward and inward. This condition is commonly known as flat feet or fallen arches.

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Common injuries caused by slipping on ice

Winter weather is in full swing, which means ice is starting to line the sidewalks. With the ice and snow comes beautiful scenery, holiday spirit and a higher risk of ice-related injuries. Here are a few common injuries caused by slipping in icy conditions:

Back, neck and shoulder injuries
Dislocations of joints
Muscle strains
Severe cuts and bruises

Back Pain Rochester NY

5 important habits to improve back health

Millions of Americans suffer from back pain at some point in their life, and many people believe there is nothing that can be done to prevent back problems. But there are many things people can do to take care of their back now to prevent pain down the road.

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Benefits of an outpatient hip or knee replacement rochester ny

A hip or knee replacement is seen as a last resort that is used when non-surgical treatments have failed. But for the right patient, advances in technology have made it possible for a person to forgo an overnight stay in the hospital. Outpatient joint replacement surgeries are growing in popularity. In fact, researchers expect that over half of all joint replacement surgeries will be outpatient procedures by 2026.

Kids jumping on trampoline

AAOS warns parents of trampoline danger

Trampolines are commonplace in many backyards across the country. Children spend countless summer hours on trampolines, but the danger of trampoline use was put back into the spotlight recently after a three-year-old boy in Florida was injured on a trampoline and required a body cast for recovery.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is warning parents against the dangers of trampolines,

greater rochester orthopaedics offers rehab for knee ligament injuries

Symptoms of a knee ligament injury

There are four main ligaments of the knee that connect the bones together and provide stability. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a knee injury, it’s important to see an orthopedic specialist to determine the best treatment plan and prevent further injury. 

woman holding her back in pain

How does injection therapy work to treat pain?

When people start to experience chronic pain in their joints, especially their back, surgery is often the first thought with regards to treatment. However, in certain situations pain relief can be found in the form of injection therapy.