Lapiplasty Versus Osteotomy: Which is right for you?

Lapiplasty Versus Osteotomy: Which is right for you? According to the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), as many as 55% of older women have bunions, but bunions can affect anyone at any age. Bunions are bony protrusions, or bumps, that appear on the outside of the big toe. These protrusions have been commonly considered an overgrowth...

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What is Lapiplasty and is it right for you?

What is Lapiplasty and is it right for you? In the past, bunion surgery was known for its long recovery time along with the very real possibility that the procedure would not completely correct the bunion. Today, more modern surgical procedures provide a faster recovery, as well as superior outcomes. The most well-known of these techniques is Lapiplasty. The...

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Three Reasons Your Elbow Might Hurt

Three Reasons Your Elbow Might Hurt Your elbow is a complex joint where three bones come together – your upper arm bone (called the humerus), the ulna, and the radius, the two bones that make up your forearm. At the joint where these bones come together, cartilage helps them slide against each other and absorb shocks. Ligaments hold the bones in...

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Our Doctors Are Proud to Be Part of the Local Community

Our Doctors Are Proud to Be Part of the Local Community At DOC Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Decatur, our team of specialists is committed to providing advanced, patient-centered care right here in North Alabama. Our board-certified physicians are a mix of Morgan County natives and those who have sought to make this area their home. Regardless...

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Don’t let that annual holiday 5k sideline you this season!

Don’t let that annual holiday 5k sideline you this season! The holiday season can be a great time to take advantage of cooler weather – and some time away from work – to participate in an annual Turkey Trot, Jingle Bell Run, or other holiday-themed 5K or fun run. Runs like these are a great way to join the running community in your area, support...

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Beware of “Fall” Injuries

Beware of “Fall” Injuries As the seasons change, the crisp cool weather starts to turn our focus to the holidays before us: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas… These holidays bring opportunities to spend time with family and friends, sharing food, traditions, and festivities. Holidays may also bring the potential increased risk of injury,...

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Pickleball Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Pickleball Injuries and How to Prevent Them Pickleball – a hybrid of tennis, badminton, and ping pong – is the fastest growing sport in the country, with participation jumping nearly 10% in one year alone. While the 3.5 million Americans who play pickleball are about one-tenth the number who play golf and one-fifth the number who play tennis, the...

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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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