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2. Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Conditions

Orthopaedic conditions directly involve bones, muscles, and joints. Of the 38 conditions covered in this report, 20 are orthopaedic in nature and are described in this chapter. The 17 non-orthopaedic conditions are discussed in Chapter 3.
Achilles Tendinitis
The Achilles tendon runs along the back of the lower leg, connecting the calf

Improve Your Lower Body Muscles with Strength Training

By the time we reach our mid-30s, we start to lose muscle mass. Some estimates suggest that we lose as much as one-half to 1 pound of muscle mass every year. This results in lost muscle function and strength, as well.
Staying Active
The good news is, you can limit this loss

6. Hand/Wrist Pain

With more than 30 muscles, 27 bones, three nerves, and multiple ligaments and tendons, the hand and wrist area is one of the most complex structures in the body. The wrist is not just a joint; it’s several small joints. The hand is arguably the most used appendage of the

8. Optimizing Your Health

Having a healthy body and mind going into periods of stress will help you cope better with added pressure and strain. While it may feel good to drown your worries in salty or sugary foods and an extended Netflix marathon, these escapes will have your health spiraling out of control.

Hip Joints: Is Preservation or Replacement the Best Option?

If you have osteoarthritis (OA) in your hips, you’re probably aware that having your hip joints replaced may be in your future. However, for some patients, joint preservation may be a better option.

“When determining the best treatment option, the factors that are considered are age, sex, and whether or not

Newsbriefs: RA Symptoms; RA Progression

Diet May Impact RA Symptoms.
If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) your diet may worsen or lighten your symptoms of RA, report 24 percent of patients with long-term disease, according to a study conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Patients were given a list of 20 foods and surveyed

Ask the Doctor: Reducing Hypothermia Risk; Low-Purine Diet for Gout

Q: During the winter months, what is the best way to reduce the risk of hypothermia?

A: Hypothermia is a condition that occurs when your body temperature drops below 95°F because it loses heat faster that it can produce heat.

Most cases of hypothermia are triggered by outdoor temperatures below 59°F. If

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