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Exercising During COVID-19 Quarantine

Regular exercise is vital to maintaining your health during the Coronavirus pandemic. Regular cardiovascular exercise helps to improve your overall health. Exercising also helps with managing anxiety and depression, which may be increased during a quarantine. If you are used to going to a gym regularly, it’s especially tough since gyms often provide an atmosphere […]

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4 Hip Symptoms to Never Ignore

From young athletes to active seniors, no patient is completely safe from hip problems. Fortunately for most, the symptoms of their joint pain are often limited to short-term discomfort. Patients who experience any of the following symptoms, however, may be dealing with a more serious underlying condition. Stiffness and Pain That Interrupts Sleep While it […]

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Sprained Ankle vs. Broken Ankle: How to Tell the Difference

Regardless of an athlete’s sport, activity level, and skill, ankle trauma is as close as one false step away. While some injuries — such as sprains — are often mild enough to return from in just a few days, others — such as fractures — can leave players sidelined for weeks to months. Therefore, quickly and […]

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First MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted knee replacement performed at Flagler Hospital

St. Augustine, FL: March 17, 2020 – Dr. Paul Roettges, with Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine, performed the first MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted knee replacement at Flagler Hospital earlier this month. The patient was Flagler Hospital’s first patient to receive a knee replacement using this technology. The MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides orthopaedic surgeons with the […]

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Common Pickleball Injuries

Pickleball is a racquet sport that blends the principles of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. The game is played either outdoors or indoors on a badminton-sized court with a net that is similar to a tennis net. Players use a paddle that is much smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle and […]

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What Is a Foot Doctor?

Whether you need quick treatment for a traumatic ankle fracture or long-term care for your diabetes-related foot issues, specialized medical care is the most effective way to overcome your ailment. Depending on the details of your condition, however, you might not know which doctor offers the right type of treatment: a foot doctor or an […]

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Knee Injury Prevention Tips for Joggers

Orthopaedic advancements have made it possible for athletes to quickly resolve some of the most common knee ailments through conservative treatment regimens. Nevertheless, a minor injury might still feel like a significant setback for any committed jogger. There’s no absolute way for joggers to offset the risk of knee injury; however, there are a number […]

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Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

There is a collection of factors that can increase the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS): age, hormones, family medical history, and wrist use. Depending on the severity of each patient’s symptoms, however, there is also a collection of treatment options to alleviate the numbness, tingling, and pain that accompanies it.   Diagnosing CTS  Hand and […]

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What Is Frozen Shoulder?

Whether the cause of a minor injury or a long-term condition, frozen shoulder affects patients in what are known as the “freezing,” “frozen,” and “thawing” stages. As the lining around the shoulder joint gradually thickens due to inflammation, it tightens the surrounding scar tissue causing prolonged loss or reduction of mobility. While this common condition […]

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Can Weather Affect Joint Pain?

For patients with joint issues, it can sometimes feel like their daily forecast comes in the form of aches and pains. Although many experience a strong correlation between the onset of inflammation and the onset of inclement weather, researchers still struggle to prove that the two are actually connected. In fact, the causes most often […]

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