Author: Beth Faison

Watch Out for Summer Injuries

Watch Out for Summer Injuries Summer in the South is prime time for outdoor activities, taking advantage of the bright blue sky and warm temperatures. That first sunny day, it’s tempting to head outside and dive into all those activities we’ve been putting off… from yard work to outdoor sports and our favorite hobbies. Of course, like anything...

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Don’t let a meniscus tear take you off course

Don’t let a meniscus tear take you off course Gorgeous summer weather seems like the perfect time to head out to the links and hit a few golf balls. Time on the golf course is a great opportunity to enjoy some fresh air, spend time outdoors, and get some exercise that might actually be fun. But whether it’s due to age, insufficient warm up,...

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Osteoporosis Month: Everything You Need to Know

Osteoporosis Month: Everything You Need to Know May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month, which makes this a good time for a quick reminder about what osteoporosis is, what it can do, and who is at risk. It can be tempting to consider osteoporosis a women’s disease, one that specifically targets those who’ve been through menopause or are small-framed....

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Spotlight on DOC Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine’s Bone Health Clinic

Spotlight on DOC Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine’s Bone Health Clinic The professionals at DOC Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine are dedicated to the treatment of bone injuries, and they also work to help patients avoid those injuries through treatment plans that include exercise, physical therapy and overall bone health. “We started the bone health...

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If the shoe fits… it could improve your joint pain

If the shoe fits… it could improve your joint pain If you let your pedometer or smart watch track your steps, you may target 10,000 steps each day. That’s nearly 2,000 miles a year, which is great for your general health. But if you’re walking in shoes that are too tight, too loose, or generally don’t offer enough support, you could be causing unwanted...

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Why do you feel the cold in your knees?

Why do you feel the cold in your knees? Once we reach a certain age, it seems like cold weather makes everything hurt. If you’ve been noticing a bit more knee pain than usual this winter, it’s not your imagination. Cold weather really does cause knee pain, and here’s why: The barometric pressure changes. This is the primary factor that leads to winter...

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Winter Bone Health

Winter Bone Health Winter in the deep South doesn’t bring quite the same ferocity it does up north, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t bring inconveniences of its own. While we might not have ice and snow on a regular basis, we still have plenty of cold and damp to make winter occasionally uncomfortable and sometimes even treacherous. Even the youngest...

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