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Advanced Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists - Denver
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Gamer’s Thumb causing you pain? Stop chasing Pokémon, see a hand doctor.

Do you have “texting thumb,” “gamer’s thumb” or carpal tunnel? Believe it or not, they’re all related to overuse and repetitive motion of the hand and wrist. Read on to learn the symptoms and when to see a hand doctor.

Read More - http://www.advancedortho.org/gamers-thumb-see-hand-doctor/

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Tennis Elbow: A pain with many names

Do you have pain in your forearm and elbow, but never picked up a tennis racquet in your life? Whether you call it tennis elbow, “climber’s syndrome,” or anything else, elbow pain is often caused by a form of tendinitis or irritation of the tissue that connects the muscles in your forearm to your elbow. Tennis elbow, or Lateral Epicondylitis if you want to get scientific, has become a popular way to categorize the injury because tennis players do indeed suffer from the injury.

Read More - http://www.advancedortho.org/tennis-elbow-pain-many-names/

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Not just an athlete’s problem: rotator cuff tears are more common than you think

Although also a common injury among athletes, rotator cuff tears are actually most common in people over 40; and age, in addition to family history and repetitive motion activities, are the top risk factors for a rotator cuff tear.

Read More - http://www.advancedortho.org/not-just-athletes-rotator-cuff-tears/

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A meniscus tear can stall your soccer season: when it’s time for meniscus surgery

Snow may be covering many area soccer fields right now, but whether it’s club and high school spring soccer or the adult league you’ve been looking forward to all winter, off-season conditioning and indoor sessions have given way to the first days of outdoor cuts on turf and grass. It’s this time of year that, despite smart training, we see more patients for meniscus surgery, whose hard winter work has been quickly undone by a meniscus tear.

Read More - http://www.advancedortho.org/meniscus-surgery-soccer-season-time/

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Avoid the Most Common Skiing Knee Injuries When Hitting the Slopes

It’s time to hit the slopes! Crested Butte has gotten 112 inches of snow in January alone, and most of Summit county has at least a 60-inch base. But with all that fresh powder, it’s easy to get bogged down in a turn or just plain worn out. Common skiing knee injuries happen when people overdo it or get into terrain that is beyond their ability.

Read More - http://www.advancedortho.org/avoid-common-skiing-knee-injuries/

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Spring Has Sprung! Are your feet sandal-ready? Why you shouldn’t put off bunion treatment.

Denver – bunion treatment can be the difference between walking with a spring in your step or nagging bunion pain that has you walking on egg shells. Bunion pain affects approximately one-third of the population and disproportionately impacts those who’s occupation requires long periods of standing or walking.

Read More - http://www.advancedortho.org/bunion-treatment/

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Foot or ankle pain? How to pick a qualified podiatrist.

Did you know there are 28 bones in your foot and ankle? That’s a full quarter of all your bones in your feet! Not to mention there are dozens of joints and more than 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons. All of this is to say that when you have pain, you need a foot and ankle specialist, known as a podiatrist.

Read More - http://www.advancedortho.org/ankle-pain-pick-qualified-podiatrist/

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