Author: Beth Faison

How to Reduce Fall Risks by Fixing Foot Problems

How to Reduce Fall Risks by Fixing Foot Problems The human foot contains 26 bones, plus muscles and ligaments that all work together to form the arches that bear the entire weight of your body. It’s an amazing and complex structure, and it’s no surprise that most people experience foot pain of one form or another over their lifetime. Foot pain might...

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Weekend warriors aren’t indestructible: Here’s how to protect yourself during your favorite activities

Weekend warriors aren’t indestructible: Here’s how to protect yourself during your favorite activities That first weekend when the weather changes – the humidity drops, the temperature takes a tiny dip, the cloudless sky is a bright almost-fall blue – transforms athletes everywhere into “weekend warriors.” And while that phrase may sound like a superhero...

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Knee Arthroscopy 101

Knee Arthroscopy 101 If you enjoy an active lifestyle, the odds are good that your knees play a central role… both good and bad. When your knees feel good, you’re confident in running, hiking, playing tennis, or simply climbing steps. But when your knees become a source of pain or weakness, these large joints can impact your entire outlook on physical...

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Save yourself from summer shoulder injuries

Save yourself from summer shoulder injuries Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy some sunshine. Whether it’s gardening, water sports, or family fun, physical activity is one of the hallmarks of a summer well spent. But for those who might be less active at other times of the year, summer may also mean an increased risk for potential injury. Your...

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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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