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Mitchell F Fagelman, M.D Orthopedic Surgeon | OrthoTexas
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For today's "MD Monday" we want to highlight Dr. Mitchell Fagelman. He is a shoulder and elbow orthopedic surgeon in Carrollton.
http://www.orthotexas.com/mitchell-fagelman-md
Where are you from? I am originally from North Dallas
Any interesting facts or tidbits about you? I have a identical twin brother
What are your hobbies outside of work? golf and spending time with my family
Your family? 2 children Liam and Lily; I have been married to
Kristen for 10 yrs
What is your favorite thing about being a physician? Helping improve the quality of my patient's lives so they can do all that they want to do in life. I really love my ability to impact their lives in a meaningful and positive way

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Your feet are some of the most complex body parts you have. Did you know that of the 206 bones in the human body that 52 are in your feet (26 in each)? They also contain 66 joints and over 100 soft tissues.
When your feet have a bad day, your knees, hips and even back may even be feeling the pain as well. Be sure to wear supportive shoes to put as little stress on them as possible.
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"It's no secret that our bodies change as we age. Some changes are
obvious, while others are more subtle. Many people age comfortably
and remain active, alert, and vibrant throughout their lives. Others
may experience the effects of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, which can gradually diminish their abilities to participate fully in
activities."

Learn more about the effects of aging on the muscles, bones and joints:
http://www.orthoinfo.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00191

"Almost everyone will experience back pain at some point in their
lives. Back pain varies from one person to the next. It can range from
mild to severe, and can be short-lived or long-lasting."

Learn the causes and tips for preventing back pain at home and work:

http://www.orthoinfo.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00175

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"Bones. They give our bodies structure, allowing us to walk, ride a
 bike, and hold a child. They protect our organs and store our supply
 of calcium, a mineral necessary for building and maintaining strong
 bones."

 Learn Bone Health Basics:
 http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00578

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The Holidays mean lots of traveling.
 
"Carrying heavy luggage during holiday travel can be brutal on bones
 and joints, so whether traveling by plane, train or automobile, know
 your limits and practice safety first."
 
http://newsroom.aaos.org/patient-resources/preventinjuriesamerica/luggage-safety.htm

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"A fall from a chair or a bed may not seem like a death sentence — but for an older person it can be. Falls are the leading cause of death
 from an injury for older Americans."

 Learn how to protect yourself or your loved ones from dangerous falls:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/12/01/366347840/broken-hips-preventing-a-fall-can-save-your-life

Have you ever heard someone say they could tell it was about to rain
 by their bone and joint pain? There may be more to it than you think!
 http://www.wired.com/2014/10/whats-people-feel-weather-bones/

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Have you ever heard someone say they could tell it was about to rain
 by their bone and joint pain? There may be more to it than you think!
 http://www.wired.com/2014/10/whats-people-feel-weather-bones/
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