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Orthopedic Problems in Pregnancy

Orthopedic Problems in Pregnancy

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
During pregnancy, the mother's body works overtime to assist in the growth and development of the fetus. In particular, the extra weight that is suddenly part of the woman’s body creates an added stressor on the joints and muscles.

Are Cortisone Injections Safe?

Are Cortisone Injections Safe?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
You are feeling severe pain in your shoulder or nagging arthritis in your hip continues to make walking difficult.

When to See An Orthopedic Doctor

When to See An Orthopedic Doctor

by Crystal (SU)
Many people wonder when they should see an orthopedic physician. Most are used to discussing a lot of their health issues with their primary care physicians and don’t think they need an orthopedic doctor. However, orthopedic doctors are a great resource to include on your health care team to ensure you stay healthy. Let’s take a look at what an orthopedic physician is and when you should see one.

What Do Orthopedic Doctors Treat

What Do Orthopedic Doctors Treat

by Crystal (SU)
An orthopedic doctor treats musculoskeletal conditions. Musculoskeletal refers to bones, ligaments and tendons; therefore an orthopedic doctor treats an injury or condition affecting ligaments, tendons or bones. It is feasible that an orthopedic doctor can treat nearly every area of the body, since there are few areas where ligaments, tendons and certainly bones aren’t located.

 What are the Different Types of Orthopedic Doctors?

What are the Different Types of Orthopedic Doctors?

by Holly (SU)
Mitigating musculoskeletal maladies can be tricky for those suffering from them but understanding the difference between each doctor’s subspecialty will allow you to select the one right for you.

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