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Glenn Wheeless, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon | OrthoTexas - Carrollton
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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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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
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