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Swimmer Injuries: Tips for Preventing Torn Rotator Cuffs

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The shoulder is a very mobile joint and needs to be controlled by the ligaments and muscles that surround the joint. Poor stroke technique, previous shoulder injury, over-training and weakness can lead both to being overworked. If this continues, injuries such as rotator cuff impingement can occur and torn rotator cuff can occur. Here are […]

Sprained Ankle Recovery Time & Treatment

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A sprained ankle occurs when the ligaments supporting the ankle become overstretched or torn. An ankle sprain can range anywhere from mild to severe. The grade of an ankle sprain depends on the amount of damage to the ligaments. At-Home Treatment for an Ankle Sprain Once you injure your ankle, you need to begin using […]

5 Minimally Invasive Surgery FAQ’s to Ask Your Spine Specialist

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Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is an exciting alternative to traditional spine surgery. The orthopedic surgeons at Southeast Orthopedic Specialists frequently perform MISS procedures to address a variety of issues related to the spine. 1. What is the Difference Between Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Traditional Spine Surgery? Traditionally, spine surgery was performed as an […]

What is Emergency Orthopedic Medicine?

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Any type of injury involving the bone or the structures surrounding can be quite serious. While a sprained ankle or pulled tendon. may not require immediate care, there can be certain emergencies that do. In addition, some cases may not be pressing in the sense that they are dangerous they may simply cause much pain […]

Whats The Best Ankle Brace For Me?

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With the ever widening array of choices when it comes to ankle braces out there, how in the world is someone supposed to make the right choice for their particular orthopedic need? Most of us have done it – driven to the athletic shop or the local drug store and purchased an ankle brace only […]

When Should You Stretch

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If you’re wondering whether you need to stretch before or after you exercise, congratulations! That means that you’ve committed to an exercise plan and are on your way to wellness. Remember, before starting any exercise program, be sure to consult with a medical professional. At Southeast Orthopedic, our physical therapy team is happy to talk […]

Ways to Deal With Hand Arthritis

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In general, the joints of the hands are most frequently affected by arthritis. From writing a grocery list to opening the pantry door, the pain and limited mobility caused by arthritis in the hands can prevent us from accomplishing even the simplest of daily tasks. However, we offer a variety of innovative treatments to residents […]

Staying Germ Free at Work

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It happens every year at the office. Employees go home with a stomach bug, the flu or another virus from the workplace. The germs that cause these illnesses can scatter throughout the workplace in just a few hours. And those germs lurk in the most unexpected places. Here are some tips on how to get […]

The Advancements in Joint Replacements

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There have been a number of advancements in joint replacement surgery that yield positive results for patients. The SuperPath hip approach allows the surgeon to perform a hip replacement without having to twist the leg or dislocate the hip joint. This advancement gives the patient a quicker recovery period and less chance of a post-operative […]

What Happens When You Crack Your Knuckles?

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You might say that good news has popped up in recent years for people who find it soothing to crack knuckle joints. Scientific research hasn’t come to a firm conclusion about what happens when you pop your knuckles. However, one thing that recent research indicates is that the cracking doesn’t cause arthritis. Instead, two studies […]