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Common Causes of Hand Pain and How to Find Relief

From gripping a steering wheel to typing on a keyboard and everything in between, your hands and wrists are a part of nearly everything you do on a daily basis. These repetitive motions have the potential to create weakness, stiffness, and pain. There are 27 bones, over 120 ligaments, 29 joints, 48 nerves, and 17 […]

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What You Need to Know About Your Broken Kneecap

A broken kneecap, also known as a patellar fracture, is when the small bone at the front of your knee breaks. The patella acts as a shield for your knee joint, making it vulnerable to fracture if you fall directly on it or hit your knee against the dashboard in a car accident. Some simple […]

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5 Tips for Preventing Shoulder Injuries

Few things are more annoying for an athlete or active person than being sidelined by a shoulder injury. Even everyday activities become a struggle when your shoulder hurts, and though there’s no foolproof way to prevent pain or injuries, there are several steps you can take to avoid an injury or keep it from getting […]

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Preventing Injuries During a Workout

Many times, people start a workout or exercise routine with high hopes and enthusiasm, only to be sidelined before making progress due to a fitness-related injury. In fact, this is one of the biggest reasons that people fail to maintain a fit and active lifestyle, but with some simple precautions and shift in mindset, it […]

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Tips for Getting the Most from Your Physical Therapy

When you’re in physical therapy, whether it be for post-operation rehab, a previous injury, or other pain-related issues, there are things you can do to ensure you get the most out of your therapy experience. We understand that physical therapy can sometimes be seen as a burden or annoyance when added to the tasks and […]

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3 Everyday Activities that Cause Back Pain

It is commonly known that lifting heavy objects improperly and placing excessive loads on your spine can lead to lower back pain issues, but did you know that there are a variety of everyday activities that can contribute to it as well? Here are some of the most common things that most people do that […]

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Common Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain

The foot and ankle are both complex structures that balance and support the weight of the body while providing mobility. Pain felt in the foot or ankle may only be a minor, temporary nuisance, but chronic or intense discomfort can be a sign of a more serious condition that will require treatment. Common symptoms of […]

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Foot and Ankle Doctors in St. Augustine

Our staff at Orthpaedic Associates of St. Augustine’s Foot & Ankle Center specializes in treating foot and ankle injuries in the St. Augustine, St. Johns, and surrounding areas. Our foot and ankle doctors include board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon Kurtis Hort, MD, board certified orthopaedic surgeon Sina Kasraeian, MD, and board certified podiatric […]

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Common Knee Replacement Surgery Myths

Knee replacement surgery involves replacing part or all of a knee joint that is worn out or diseased with an artificial joint called a prosthesis. Knee replacement procedures are incredibly beneficial for those experiencing unrelenting knee pain or who are living with disabilities. Though knee replacement has proven to be an effective treatment option, there […]

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The Benefits of Quality Orthopaedic Care

Athletes are expected to keep their bodies in top physical shape at all times in order to stay competitive, but even if you aren’t a hardcore athlete, you are vulnerable to injury and should make your orthopaedic health a priority. The most common sports-related injuries involve joints, muscles, and ligaments – even for those who […]

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