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Orthopaedic Associates
General Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine located in Albany, GA
General Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine located in Albany, GA
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Do You Need a Hip Replacement?
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Hip replacement surgeries typically occur when your hip is extremely painful due to arthritis. A hip replacement usually occurs after all other options have proven to be ineffective. Having a hip replacement should help to alleviate the pain and to make walking easier.

There are two types of hip replacement surgeries and the main difference is the size of the incision. Your doctor will be able to determine which one is best for you and your needs. Typically physical therapy begins the day after your hip replacement surgery and usually within a few days you can walk with a walker, crutches, or a cane. You will typically need physical therapy for weeks to months following the surgery.

#hipreplacement #hipreplacementsurgery #AlbanyGA
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Do You Need a Knee Replacement?
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Knee replacement surgery can help relieve pain and also restore function in your knee joints. Your doctor will assess your knee's range of motion, stability and strength and will also use X-rays to help determine the extent of damage in your knee and to determine the best treatment option for your needs.

The most common reason for knee replacement surgery is to relieve severe pain. Most people who need knee replacement surgery usually have trouble walking, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of chairs among other issues.

#kneepain #kneereplacement #AlbanyGA
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Has it been a while since you last saw your doctor? You might need to brush up on how to better plan for your appointment. Important things you should remember are:

- Be honest
- Don't be afraid to ask questions
- Take all the info to heart and follow through on their advice

For more, check out this article: (https://familydoctor.org/tips-for-talking-to-your-doctor/)

#PatientAwareness #DocAppointment #HealthTips
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How to Treat Spinal Pain
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One of the most common reasons for missing work is back/spinal pain. Lumbar muscle strain occurs when muscle fibers are stretched or torn. Lumbar sprain is caused when your ligaments are stretched. Both of these lumbar issues can result from a sudden injury or from gradual overuse.

Back/spinal pain causes can include stiffness in the lower back, stiffness, pain, inability to stand upright, inability to maintain normal posture, muscle spasms, and notable loss of motor function. Diagnostic testing like x-rays and MRIs can tell what is causing the back/spinal pain.

#backpain #spinalpain #AlbanyGA
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Truth About Elbow Pain
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Elbow pain is typically caused by overuse and many athletes suffer from elbow pain. Common causes of elbow pain include broken arm, bursitis, dislocated elbow, golfer's elbow, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains, stress fractures, tendinitis, and tennis elbow among others.

It is important to seek medical care if you have a protruding bone, severe pain, swelling, bruising, and/or trouble moving your elbow. Protecting your elbow, resting, icing, compression, and elevation can also help to alleviate elbow pain.

#elbowpain #elbowinjury #AlbanyGA
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How to Practice Self-Love This Month
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Practicing self-love can be challenging for anyone. Self-love is about finding happiness in yourself to benefit your overall well-being. To celebrate self-love month, here are some practices to include in your daily routine.

#SelfLoveMonth #LoveYourself
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Truth About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. The common condition occurs when one of the nerves to the handcompressed as it travels through the wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome typically gets worse over time which is why it is important to get it evaluated by a doctor as soon as you start noticing symptoms. At the beginning, carpal tunnel symptoms can often be relieved by wearing a wrist splint or avoiding certain activities that aggravate the condition.

Your doctor will be able to determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrom as well as a personalized treatment plan for the condition.

#carpaltunnel #carpaltunnelsyndrome #AlbanyGA
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All About Ankle Injuries
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The most common ankle injuries are sprains and fractures. A sprain is an injury to the ligaments which can take a few weeks to months to heal completely. A fracture is a break in a bone. Ankle injuries are also common sports injuries.

If you have an ankle injury or pain in your ankle, it is important to get it checked out by a doctor to determine the extent of the injury and treatment options available. It may be a simple fix as resting or it may be something more serious and requiring surgery. Your doctor may also request more testing or to get it checked out by a specialist to determine the cause of the issue.

#anklepain #ankleinjury #AlbanyGA
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How to Treat a Ligament Injury
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Ligaments are short bands of tissue that are made up of lots of individual fibres. Ligaments connect the bones of the body together. The function of a ligament is to provide a limit to the amount of movement between your bones.

Ligament injuries are common in athletes. Ligaments are strained when the joint is stressed beyond its normal range. Common causes of a ligament injury include twisting or landing awkwardly when doing a physical activity, such as playing a sport. The most commonly torn ligaments are knee ligaments and ankle ligaments.

#ligamentinjury #healingligaments #AlbanyGA
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Knee Pain is Very Common
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Knee pain can be caused by many different things such as injury, or other conditions such as arthritis. Complications of knee injury can include pain, swelling, and stiffness. Knee pain is one of the most common complaints that doctors hear about every year.

Some of the most common causes of knee pain include sprained ligaments, meniscus tears, tendinitis, and runner's knee. The best ways of preventing knee pain are by not resting too much, exercising, not risking a fall, using the RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) technique, losing weight, using walking aids, acupuncture and more.

#kneepain #painprevention #AlbanyGA
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