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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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Achieving orthopaedic health in 2022

Achieving orthopaedic health in 2022 Year after year, the most common new year’s resolutions involve improving overall health and exercising more. Both are worthwhile aspirations, but for some people, arthritis or other orthopaedic issues can make them a bit challenging… but not impossible. By refining your resolution to focus on your orthopaedic...

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How to achieve your fitness goals in 2022

How to achieve your fitness goals in 2022 Whether you’ve set aside your fitness goals during the holidays or during the pandemic, you may see the advent of 2022 as a chance to start again. Before you dive in headfirst, it’s important to consider your downtime, reset your starting point, and start slowly. This will help you avoid frustration or even...

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May your holidays be joyful… and safe.

May your holidays be joyful… and safe. For most of us, the holidays tend to be a time for more… More decorations, more traditions, more food, more family, more parties, more fun. And with all those joyous family gatherings, festive decorations and elaborate dinners, it’s important to be extra careful while enjoying the most wonderful time of the...

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Don’t Let Those Ho Ho Hos Turn Into Oh Oh Ohs

Resolve to Be Good to Your Shoulders This Holiday Season: Don’t Let Those Ho Ho Hos Turn Into Oh Oh Ohs The holidays can be a magical time filled with family gatherings, traditions, and fun. After all, there’s much to celebrate from Turkey Day to Christmas and then the ringing in of the long-awaited new year! But those days of feast and fancy can...

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Justin Hallock, MD

Repetitive Motion and Shoulder Injuries

Repetitive Motion and Shoulder Injuries Your shoulder is a complex joint that gives you a versatile range of motion, letting you throw a ball, wash your hair, and hug your loved ones. But that same joint versatility also increases your risk for developing chronic shoulder pain, particularly if you have a job that requires you to repeat the same motions...

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Justin Hallock, MD

Football Shoulder Injuries

Football Shoulder Injuries When it’s fall in the South, that can mean only one thing: football. And with football comes Friday night lights, Saturday afternoon tailgates, and, occasionally, injuries. While the most common football injuries tend to be knee injuries, shoulders are susceptible, too. Like the knee, the shoulder is a complete joint...

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The link between weight and joint pain

The link between weight and joint pain By now, most of us are aware that targeting and maintaining a healthy weight can have a positive impact on nearly every aspect of our physical health, from cardiac and circulatory health to mental wellness. So, it’s no surprise that a healthy weight is also beneficial for your joints, both in managing everyday...

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How to deal with hip tightness

How to deal with hip tightness Hip tightness is one of the few physical ailments that impact both athletes and desk jockeys alike. That familiar tightness across the hips is usually caused by tension in the hip flexors, a group of muscles that connect your upper leg to your hip that let you bend at the waist and raise your legs. This muscle tightness...

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