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Getting Back Into Sports After a Knee Surgery

While the time it can take to return to sports after knee surgery varies, it is important to follow doctor’s orders.
July 5, 2022/by nmortho

Common Cycling Injuries

Cycling is common to cause various kinds of injuries. Here are the most common injuries and how they can be prevented.
June 28, 2022/by nmortho

7 Lower Back Stretches to Reduce Pain and Build Strength

Lower back pain is a fairly common health concern, as so many things can cause it. In some cases, it might be a symptom of an underlying condition or lifestyle or repetitive motions.
June 23, 2022/by nmortho

Quick Fixes for Aching Elbows

Elbow pain can keep you from daily tasks. Taking care of this joint helps ensure that you can care for yourself.
June 21, 2022/by nmortho

Common Spring Injuries: Causes & Prevention

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June 16, 2022/by nmortho

When Is the Right Time for Joint Replacement?

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Hip or knee arthritis…
June 14, 2022/by nmortho

9 Best Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

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For people with rheumatoid…
June 9, 2022/by nmortho

How to Prepare for Ankle Replacement Surgery

After you've scheduled your ankle replacement surgery, you need to take some steps to make sure the operation goes smoothly. First, set up some time with your doctors to make a plan and get yourself ready:
June 7, 2022/by nmortho

Symptoms & Solutions: Rotator Cuff Tears

Rotator cuff tears are intensely painful injuries to the rotator cuff area, which is a group of muscles in the shoulder that allows you to make a wide range of movements. While a minor rotator cuff tear can be treated in various ways, a severely torn rotator cuff often requires surgery for a full recovery.
June 2, 2022/by nmortho

Ankle Sprain Rehab Exercises to Get You Back on Your Feet

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May 28, 2022/by nmortho

5 Causes of Thumb Pain

The thumb is involved in about 50% of all hand functions. When the thumb is painful or injured, it becomes very difficult to use the hand. Here are 5 common causes.
May 24, 2022/by nmortho

10 Tips for Getting Around on Crutches

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May 17, 2022/by nmortho

How to Stay Strong and Coordinated As You Age

So many physical abilities decline with normal aging, including strength, swiftness, and stamina. In addition to these muscle-related declines, there are also changes that occur in coordinating the movements of the body.
May 12, 2022/by nmortho

What You Need to Know About Torn Bicep Tendon Injuries

Your bicep is the muscle in the front of your upper arm. It helps you bend your elbow and twist your forearm.
May 10, 2022/by nmortho

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Joint Pain

If you have sudden or ongoing pain in your knee, hip or shoulder, you may wonder when it’s time to seek medical care for your joint problem.
May 5, 2022/by nmortho

Bone Fractures: 10 Things Doctors Want You to Know

About 6 million people break bones in the United States every year. Here’s what three orthopedists want you to know about bone fractures.
May 3, 2022/by nmortho

Ways to Improve Your Stamina

If you had to choose one—and only one—component of fitness to improve, what would you choose? You’re probably thinking you’d try to improve your strength, endurance, or speed, all of which are worthwhile goals to chase.
April 7, 2022/by nmortho

Chronic Inflammation and Your Joints

When you suffer a joint injury a little inflammation is part of the healing process. Puffy, red, tender joints may indicate that your immune system is working to remove damage and promote the growth of new tissue, a healthy kind of inflammation. But sometimes the immune system launches unhealthy, chronic inflammation in the joints, for no apparent reason.
April 5, 2022/by nmortho

Understanding Bone Fractures: The Basics

A fracture is the medical term for a broken bone. Fractures are common; the average person has two during a lifetime. They occur when the physical force exerted on the bone is stronger than the bone itself.
March 30, 2022/by nmortho

Is My Hand Pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Something Else?

Here are 3 of the main causes of hand pain and numbness—and tips for how you can tell them apart.
March 23, 2022/by nmortho

What Are Growing Pains & Are They Real?

Here are some common questions about growing pains, how to help your child through them, and when it may be time to see your pediatrician.
March 17, 2022/by nmortho

What is Degenerative Arthritis?

Degenerative arthritis, also known as osteoarthritis, is a form of arthritis that develops due to aging or overuse.
March 15, 2022/by nmortho

Elbow Pain? Here’s What Might Be Causing It

Are you experiencing elbow pain? Here are 3 reasons why and when to contact your doctor.
March 10, 2022/by nmortho

How to Protect Your Spine When You Have Osteoporosis

In some cases of osteoporosis, one or more vertebral bones can become so weak that they cannot fully support their load and develop tiny cracks. This type of fracture, called a vertebral compression fracture, can be painful and sometimes leads to worsening symptoms, such as tingling, numbness, weakness, or spinal deformity (kyphosis).
March 8, 2022/by nmortho

Rheumatoid Arthritis within Foot and Ankle

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that attacks multiple joints throughout the body. More than 90% of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) develop symptoms in the foot and ankle over the course of the disease.
March 3, 2022/by nmortho

Spring Sports Injury to Be Aware Of

​Spring is approaching and children are preparing for spring sports mania! From running, baseball, golf, softball and more, there are plenty of spring activities for your child to enjoy.
March 1, 2022/by sjohutton@gmail.com

Congratulations, Dr. Franco, 2022 Albuquerque Top Doc, Orthopedics

 
We'd like to congratulate Dr. Franco for being selected…
February 28, 2022/by nmortho

Winter Injuries That Can Be Avoided With These Helpful Tips

If you’ve experienced an injury or pain while performing a wintertime activity, you are not alone.
February 24, 2022/by nmortho

Can Chronic Pain Be Prevented?

Article featured on WebMDOur approach to pain management largely…
February 22, 2022/by nmortho

Helpful Tips for the First Week After a Total Knee Replacement Surgery

The toughest period can be the first week after surgery so we thought it helpful to provide the following tips to help you make it through.
February 17, 2022/by nmortho

Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair Market Projected to have a Stable Growth for the Next Few Years

A soft tissue injury is the damage of ligaments, muscles and tendons of hip, knee, shoulder and elbow joint.
February 15, 2022/by nmortho

What is Lactic Acid Build Up and How to Get Rid of It

Lactic acid is created when the body turns glucose into energy and it is important to understand why it happens and how to prevent it.
February 10, 2022/by nmortho

Types of Joint Pain and Tips for Describing to Your Orthopedic Surgeon

Explaining your pain to your doctor might be difficult to describe, so we're here to help you do just that.
February 8, 2022/by nmortho

3 Tips to Keeping Your Spine Healthy

Some people are experiencing pain and other discomforts for the first time due to changes in their work locations and equipment as they moved from the office to home.
February 3, 2022/by nmortho

14 Common Causes of Elbow Pain

Your elbow lets you throw, lift, swing, and hug, for starters. You can do all this because it’s not a simple joint.
February 1, 2022/by nmortho

Osteoarthritis and Runner’s Knee Can Both “Bring You to Your Knees”

Pain in the knee area is a common issue among athletes. However, anyone can experience knee pain.
January 27, 2022/by nmortho

Degenerative Disc Disease and Sciatica Facts

Article featured on MedicineNet
Sciatica can result from lumbar disc…
January 25, 2022/by nmortho

The Benefits of Starting Your Day with a Walk

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When you wake up in the morning,…
January 20, 2022/by nmortho

What is Cubital and Radial Tunnel Syndrome?

Article featured on WebMD
Cubital tunnel syndrome and radial…
January 18, 2022/by nmortho

8 Common Foot Injuries

Here are eight problems that can strike your feet, along with solutions.
January 13, 2022/by nmortho

How to Relieve Pain From Sitting All Day

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Do you…
January 11, 2022/by nmortho
How Chronic Pain Affects Your Immune System

How Chronic Pain Affects Your Immune System

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With so many questions right now about…
January 6, 2022/by nmortho

Unexpected Benefits of Movement and Exercise That We Love

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Whether you opt for a sunrise…
January 4, 2022/by nmortho

Spine Surgery: When Nothing Else Will Do

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For many years, Diane…
December 30, 2021/by nmortho

After ACL Surgery

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December 22, 2021/by nmortho

How to Prevent Common Sports Injuries

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Most sports injuries…
December 16, 2021/by nmortho

Options for Treating Arthritis in the Knee

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Knee osteoarthritis…
December 14, 2021/by nmortho

What is Secondary Osteoporosis?

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Osteoporosis is a bone…
December 9, 2021/by nmortho

COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Need to Assess Your Risks to Prevent Falls

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December 3, 2021/by nmortho

6 Tips for Parents With Kids Who Have Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease

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Anterior knee pain is a common…
December 1, 2021/by nmortho

What Kind of Injuries Cause Knee Pain?

Article featured on Noyes Knee Institute 
Are you someone that…
November 26, 2021/by nmortho

3 Telltale Signs You Have a Slipped or Bulging Disc

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When a disc in your lower spine…
November 23, 2021/by nmortho

10 Ways to Move More in Everyday Life

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It can feel overwhelming when…
November 19, 2021/by nmortho

How Tendons Become Stiffer and Stronger

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Tendons are what connect muscles…
November 17, 2021/by nmortho

Jog on: Exercise Won’t Raise Your Odds for Arthritic Knees

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November 15, 2021/by nmortho

6 Common Causes of Neck Pain

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The human neck…
November 11, 2021/by nmortho

11 Chronic Pain Control Techniques

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While preparing for any chronic…
November 9, 2021/by nmortho

Everything You Need to Know About Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis (OA)…
November 3, 2021/by nmortho

Swollen Knee Causes and Treatments

Article featured on the Mayo Clinic
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October 28, 2021/by nmortho

Why Are Arthritis Symptoms Worse at Night?

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Many people notice…
October 26, 2021/by nmortho

Common Heel Pain

This article is featured on Humpal Physical Therapy & Sports…
October 21, 2021/by nmortho

Managing Neck and Lower Back Pain

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According to Dahari Brooks, MD,…
October 19, 2021/by nmortho

What a Dislocated Elbow Means

Article featured on the Cleveland Clinic.
The elbow is composed…
October 14, 2021/by nmortho

Is It Time for a Pain Management Reboot?

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Now that we are entering a new phase…
October 12, 2021/by nmortho

Are You Ready for a Marathon?

Article featured on Summit Orthopedics
If you are a runner, running…
October 7, 2021/by nmortho

Potential Causes of Elbow and Arm Pain

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There are various…
October 5, 2021/by nmortho

Cervical Disc Surgery: Disc Replacement or Fusion?

Article featured on WebMD, medically reviewed by Sabrina Felson,…
September 28, 2021/by nmortho

Why Does My Knee Pop?

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Have you ever bent…
September 23, 2021/by nmortho

Back Sprains and Strains

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A back strain is an injury…
September 21, 2021/by nmortho

Shin Splints Prevention

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September 16, 2021/by nmortho

RA Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Article featured on WebMD, Medically reviewed by Brunilda Nazario,…
September 14, 2021/by nmortho

Spinal Stenosis: Symptoms and Solutions

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What is Spinal…
September 9, 2021/by nmortho

How You Should Sleep with Lower Back Pain

Article feature on MedicalNewsToday, Medically reviewed by Deborah…
September 7, 2021/by nmortho

Hand and Wrist Pain: What to Do?

Article featured on verywellfit, Medically reviewed by Vanessa…
September 2, 2021/by nmortho

Spine Structure and Function

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Key parts of your…
August 26, 2021/by nmortho

Overview of Patellar Tendinitis

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August 24, 2021/by nmortho

4 Signs You May Have Nerve Damage

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August 19, 2021/by nmortho

Nighttime Back Pain: Causes and Treatments

Article featured on WebMDNighttime back pain is a special type…
August 17, 2021/by nmortho

What a torn meniscus means

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August 12, 2021/by nmortho

How Can I Improve My Balance?

Article featured on Summit Ortho written by Kyle Hall, DPT
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August 10, 2021/by nmortho

What is Knee Hyperextension?

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Knee hyperextension…
August 5, 2021/by nmortho

Potential causes of stiff joints and what to do about them

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Many people experience stiff joints…
August 3, 2021/by nmortho

Recovering from an ankle sprain

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July 27, 2021/by nmortho

4 Reasons You May Have Back Pain on Only One Side

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The pain may come on suddenly,…
July 22, 2021/by nmortho

7 causes of shin pain

Article featured on MedicalNewsToday, medically reviewed by Angela…
July 20, 2021/by nmortho

Why good posture matters

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"Stand up straight."…
July 15, 2021/by nmortho

Do I Need Surgery for a Rotator Cuff Problem?

Article featured on WebMD, Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler, MD on…
July 13, 2021/by nmortho

Have Joint Pain? Follow These Tips for A Safe Summer

Article featured on Arkansas Surgical Hospital
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July 8, 2021/by nmortho

7 Health Benefits of Swimming

Article featured on verywellfit, Medically reviewed by Vanessa…
July 6, 2021/by nmortho

Symptoms and causes of weak hip flexors and how to treat them

Article featured on MedicalNewsToday, medically reviewed by Gregory…
July 1, 2021/by nmortho

3 Common Golf Injuries: How to Avoid the “Rough”

Article from Brigham Health Hub, written by Elizabeth G. Matzkin,…
June 24, 2021/by nmortho

What are the best foot exercises for healthy feet?

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June 22, 2021/by nmortho

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Preventing Future Patellofemoral Pain

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To decrease the risk of patellofemoral…
June 17, 2021/by nmortho

Better Sitting Posture for Better Health

Article from Brigham Health Hub, Written by Arthur Madore, LMT
I…
June 15, 2021/by nmortho

Is Swimming Bad for Your Shoulders?

Article from CORA
Even though exercising in water takes strain…
June 10, 2021/by nmortho

10 Common Running Injuries: Prevention and Treatment

Article from WebMD, Reviewed by Sabrina Felson, MD
Running…
June 8, 2021/by nmortho

That Tension Headache May Be a Pain in the Neck

Article from Brigham Health Hub, Written by Thomas P. Mecke,…
June 4, 2021/by nmortho

How to Live with Arthritis

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Arthritis pain is not something pleasant…
June 2, 2021/by nmortho

Do I Need Surgery for a Meniscus Tear?

Article on WebMD, medically reviewed by Tyler Wheeler, MD on…
May 31, 2021/by nmortho

Frozen shoulder: What you need to know

Article on MedicalNewsToday, medically reviewed by William Morrison,…
May 28, 2021/by nmortho

Hip Pain: Causes and Treatment

Article on WebMD, reviewed by Tyler Wheeler, MD on March 15,…
May 26, 2021/by nmortho

Partial and Total Knee Replacement: How are they different?

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Strong, healthy knees are important…
May 24, 2021/by nmortho

Care of Casts and Splints

Article from OrthoInfo medically reviewed in March 2020

Casts…
May 22, 2021/by nmortho

Why are my RA symptoms getting worse?

From WebMD, medically reviewed on October 8, 2020Getting control…
May 21, 2021/by nmortho

Why is my sciatica not going away?

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May 19, 2021/by nmortho

Treating Ankle Injuries

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Ankle sprains are the most…
May 18, 2021/by nmortho

Shoulder Replacement Surgery: What to Know

Medically Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler, MD on December 08, 2019…
May 12, 2021/by nmortho

Congratulations Dr. Knaus: 2021 Albuquerque Top Doc, Physical Medicine

April 13, 2021/by nmortho

Congratulations Dr. Racca: 2021 Albuquerque Top Doc, Orthopedics

April 13, 2021/by nmortho
Everything You Need to Know about Fibromyalgia

Everything You Need to Know about Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a common and chronic syndrome that causes bodily pain and mental distress.

Symptoms of fibromyalgia can be confused with those of arthritis, or joint inflammation. However, unlike arthritis, it has not been found to cause joint or muscle inflammation and damage. It is seen as a rheumatic condition,
November 30, 2020/by nmortho
Cycling During COVID-19: How To Ride Safely

Cycling During COVID-19: How To Ride Safely

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the world, it has also caused the cycling world to make changes to their daily lives. Not only has the pandemic led to canceled bike races across the country, but it has also led many riders to ask what cycling during coronavirus looks like.
November 22, 2020/by nmortho
Why are my legs and feet numb?

Why are my legs and feet numb?

A person may feel numbness in their legs and feet due to sitting in a position that puts too much pressure on the nerves or reduces blood flow. However, long-lasting or unexplained numbness may be a sign of an underlying medical condition.
November 22, 2020/by nmortho
How COVID Has Impacted Bone Health and What You Can Do About It Right Now

How COVID Has Impacted Bone Health and What You Can Do About It Right Now

Osteoporosis is often described as “a silent disease.” During COVID, this has never been more true. Bone health took a back seat. Health assessments, bone density testing and sometimes treatment itself were upended by the pandemic. This disruption in care may have serious, long-term consequences for patients.
November 22, 2020/by nmortho
Exercises and Stretches For Hip Pain

Exercises and Stretches for Hip Pain

Here are some exercises designed to stretch, strengthen and stabilise the structures that support your hip.

It’s important to keep active – you should try to do the exercises that are suitable for you every day. Repeat each exercise between 5–10 times and try to do the whole set of exercises 2-3 times a day.

Start by exercising gradually and build up over time. Remember to carry on even when your hip is better to prevent your symptoms returning.
November 21, 2020/by nmortho
What to know about lower back pain when sitting

What to Know About Lower Back Pain When Sitting

The cause of pain in the lower back while sitting may involve posture, an injury, or a health condition.

Back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the United States. About 1 in 4 adults in the country have at least 1 day of back pain in any 3-month period.

Here, we describe the causes, treatments, and prevention of lower back pain while sitting.
November 21, 2020/by nmortho
Common Causes of Sciatica

Common Causes of Sciatica

Sciatica is a type of nerve pain that radiates down the back into the hip and leg. It often goes away in a few weeks, but for some people, the condition is chronic.

The pain can feel like an intense cramp or burning electrical sensations.

Sciatica that lasts more than 3 months or that goes away and comes back may be chronic sciatica.
November 21, 2020/by nmortho
What to Know About Front Shoulder Pain

What to Know About Front Shoulder Pain

Damage to the shoulder may result from repetitive movements, manual labor, sports, or aging. A person may also injure this part of the body due to a bad fall or accident. Many people visit the doctor with front, or anterior, shoulder pain.
November 11, 2020/by nmortho

Did You Know That Inactivity is Actually HARD On Your Knees?

Between working from home and being glued to the television watching the latest election updates, many of us are guilty of increased "couch potato" behavior lately.  And we've all heard of the dangers of sedentary lifestyles contributing to obesity, etc.,  but did you know that *not* moving can actually weaken your knees and increase your chances of osteoporosis?
November 9, 2020/by nmortho

Dr. Krishna Tripuraneni Featured in Albuquerque’s Top Docs

October 6, 2020/by nmortho

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 3 Steps to Early Detection

This year, over 250,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. The good news is that when breast cancer is detected early, it can be treated more successfully, increasing the chances for survival.

It is important to know the signs and symptoms of what could potentially be breast cancer. To help with this, National Breast Cancer Foundation has identified three steps you can take to be proactive about your breast health and help increase your chances of detecting breast cancer early.
October 2, 2020/by nmortho
7-Things-to-Know-About-Your-New-Knee

7 Things to Know About Your New Knee

Congrats on your new knee! You’re one of 600,000 Americans who get the joint replaced every year. You may be thrilled to walk again without pain or no longer face staircases with dread.

But don’t expect superhuman powers just yet. Here are seven things to know about your newest body part.
September 5, 2020/by nmortho

Total Hip Replacement Exercise Guide

Regular exercise to restore strength and mobility to your hip and a gradual return to everyday activities are important for your full recovery after hip replacement. Your orthopaedic surgeon and physical therapist may recommend that you exercise for 20 to 30 minutes, 2 or 3 times a day during your early recovery.
September 5, 2020/by nmortho

What is Spinal Fusion?

Spinal fusion is surgery to join two or more vertebrae into one single structure. The goal is to stop movement between the two bones and prevent back pain. Once they’re fused, they no longer move like they used to. This keeps you from stretching nearby nerves, ligaments, and muscles that may have caused discomfort.
August 25, 2020/by nmortho

Work-from-Home Ergonomics 101: Setting Up Your Remote Office to Help Reduce Pain & Injury

From Rachel Pelta at FlexJobs

Since many of us are working…
August 23, 2020/by nmortho

20 Tips For Working From Home

We found this great article on PCMag. by Jill Duffy and wanted…
August 20, 2020/by nmortho

What Causes Spinal Stenosis?

From WebMD
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Spinal stenosis is a condition,…
August 18, 2020/by nmortho

Daily Stretching Routine for Seniors

From AAPTIV

Tight muscles, stiff joints, and aches and pains—aging…
August 12, 2020/by nmortho

All About Foot Pain- Causes and Treatments

Feet. They carry you from here to there every day. But you may not think much about them until they hurt. And when they do, you want relief. To get the right treatment, you need to know the problem. The first thing to consider is where your pain is located.
July 24, 2020/by nmortho

What Can an Orthopedic Surgeon Do for Back Pain?

Eighty percent of adults will suffer from lower back pain during their lifetime according to an epidemiology study published by the National Institutes of Health. Lower back pain is the second-most common cause of job-related disability and time off of work. Most chronic sufferers turn to medications, heating pads, and massage to relieve their aches, but when is the right time to see an orthopedic surgeon?
July 24, 2020/by nmortho

Ten Ways To Improve Your Recovery After Surgery

If you are having surgery, you may be interested in how you can heal faster, return to work faster, maybe even get back to the gym faster. Overall, recovering from surgery is a straightforward process of following the discharge instructions. For most surgery patients it is truly that simple. For others, healing quickly requires extra diligence and effort in caring for their incision,
July 21, 2020/by nmortho
help for chronic back pain

Orthopaedic Guide to Chronic Back Pain

Back pain is a common complaint among our patients. Learn to recognize the symptoms, and seek help from an orthopaedic specialist to diagnose and treat your condition.
July 18, 2020/by nmortho

Tips to Help You Stay Hydrated Throughout The Day

Your hydration levels can have a direct impact on your mood, your energy, and your stress levels. These tips will help you stay hydrated and focused, even on your busiest days.
July 15, 2020/by nmortho

Recreational areas reopen in Albuquerque

As outdoor lands and some recreational areas reopen in Albuquerque and New Mexico, state officials are reminding residents and visitors to be respectful of these places and continue to take precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19.
July 11, 2020/by nmortho

Bones Are Growing Faster, Affecting Orthopedics

Scientists say children's skeletons are maturing sooner than they did early in the 20th century, and this could affect the timing of certain orthopedic treatments.

Girls are reaching full skeletal maturity nearly 10 months earlier and boys nearly seven months earlier, according to the University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers.
July 11, 2020/by nmortho

3 Trends That Are Disrupting the Total Knee Replacement Market in 2020

In recent years MD+DI has reported on a number of ways emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), surgical robotics, and 3D-printing are impacting a number of different sectors in medtech. In 2020, we expect these technologies to become even more relevant in the industry, particularly in orthopaedics.
July 6, 2020/by nmortho

12 Tips for Walking When You Have Sensitive Knees

Sensitive knees can be a challenge for walking, but it is a recommended way to maintain your function and reduce your symptoms. If you have knee pain due to osteoarthritis or other causes, you don't have to let that keep you from starting a walking program.
July 3, 2020/by nmortho

4th of July Safety Tips from New Mexico Orthopaedics

(Adapted from the American Red Cross and CNBC)

Fourth…
July 1, 2020/by nmortho
Everything You Should Know About Repetitive Strain Injury

Everything You Should Know About Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

A repetitive strain injury is a gradual buildup of damage to muscles, tendons, and nerves from repetitive motions. Learn more about these preventable injuries.
June 24, 2020/by nmortho
Most Common Hand and Wrist Injuries

Most Common Hand and Wrist Injuries

While hand and wrist injuries are very common, some athletes never seek treatment. Here is a list of some of the most common injuries athletes experience.
June 19, 2020/by nmortho
What you need to know about sudden knee pain

What you need to know about sudden knee pain

This article describes common causes of sudden knee pain and the symptoms that tend to accompany it. We also look into the options for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
June 16, 2020/by nmortho
Why you still need to wear a face mask (and how to wear it properly)

Why you still need to wear a face mask (and how to wear it properly)

As some aspects of life begin to return to normal — or at least a new normal — it may be tempting to ease up on precautions and preventive steps. But remember that COVID-19 safety measures, including wearing a face mask, are still as important as ever. 
June 13, 2020/by nmortho
Here's why your weight matters when addressing hip and knee pain

Here’s why your weight matters when addressing hip and knee pain

Losing even a small amount of weight can make a big difference when it comes to joint pain and inflammation. Learn more about the correlation between weight and joint pain in this article.
June 9, 2020/by nmortho
Frequently Asked Questions about Knee Pain

Frequently Asked Questions about Knee Pain

Your knee hurts and you want to know why. Whether it's an injury or arthritis, here are answers from an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and knee care.
June 5, 2020/by nmortho
Chronic Pain, Osteoporosis, and Bone Density Testing

Chronic Pain, Osteoporosis, and Bone Density Testing

Bone density testing in chronic pain patients can diagnose osteoporosis and identify those at high risk for fracture so that appropriate therapy can be initiated to reduce future fracture risk.
June 2, 2020/by nmortho
Muscle Dysfunction in Head and Neck: Pain Causes, Osteopathic Options

Muscle Dysfunction in Head and Neck: Pain Causes, Osteopathic Options

OMT can play a pivotal role in mitigating degenerative changes in the posterior neck, treat acute and chronic head and neck pain, and combat modern ills, such as text-neck syndrome.
May 29, 2020/by nmortho
Roots of Post-Surgical Knee Nerve Damage Uncovered

Roots of Post-Surgical Knee Nerve Damage Uncovered

For the first time using ultrasound imaging, researchers have identified microscopic nerves that can affect your pain levels after surgery.
May 27, 2020/by nmortho

Knee Osteoarthritis: Overview

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and approximately 10 million people in America have osteoarthritis in the knees.
May 23, 2020/by nmortho

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Overview

This common condition is caused by pressure on the nerve that runs through the wrist, causing pain and weakness in the hand and wrist.
May 20, 2020/by nmortho
Understanding Low Back Pain

Understanding Low Back Pain

Read about the causes of low back pain, when to see a doctor, and how you can prevent this common condition.
May 15, 2020/by nmortho
Caring for Someone Sick at Home

Caring for Someone Sick at Home

If you are caring for someone with COVID-19 at home or in a non-healthcare setting, follow this advice to protect yourself and others.
May 14, 2020/by nmortho
Is It Allergies or COVID-19? An Expert Helps You Tell the Difference

Is It Allergies or COVID-19? An Expert Helps You Tell the Difference

By Robert Preidt | Article Featured on WebMD

With allergy…
May 8, 2020/by nmortho
New Mexico: State extends modified stay-home order

New Mexico: State extends modified stay-home order

New Mexico state leadership on Thursday announced the extension of the state’s emergency public health order through May 15 as the COVID-19 pandemic remains a grave risk to residents of all ages and in all communities across New Mexico.
May 6, 2020/by nmortho
In a CT scan of a COVID-19 patient's lungs, white patches of "ground glass opacity" indicate fluid filling the lungs.

More than 727,000 people have recovered from COVID-19. Here’s what we know about coronavirus survivors.

While uncertainties remain, here's everything we know about the people who have recovered from COVID-19.
May 1, 2020/by nmortho
Common Questions and Answers About COVID-19 for Older Adults and People with Chronic Health Conditions

Common Questions and Answers About COVID-19 for Older Adults and People with Chronic Health Conditions

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the Alliance for Aging Research developed this resource on COVID-19 for older adults and people with underlying health conditions.
April 30, 2020/by nmortho
Protecting Yourself While Running Essential Errands

Protecting Yourself While Running Essential Errands

Article Featured on cdc.gov




As communities across the…
April 24, 2020/by nmortho

Coronavirus and Older Adults: Your Questions Answered

A CDC official explains why more risk comes with age from COVID-19.
April 22, 2020/by nmortho

How to Protect Yourself From COVID If You Have Animals

CDC has not received any reports of pets becoming sick with COVID-19 in the United States. To date, there is no evidence that pets can spread the virus to people.
April 18, 2020/by nmortho
Coronavirus and COVID-19: Caregiving for the Elderly

Coronavirus and COVID-19: Caregiving for the Elderly

If you’re caring for an older loved one, you might be worried. Here's what you need to know to keep elderly people safer, and what to do if they do become infected with COVID-19.
April 15, 2020/by nmortho
Why older and chronically ill Americans are at greatest risk from coronavirus

Why are older and chronically ill Americans at greater risk from coronavirus?

People over the age of 80 with one of these chronic diseases are at the highest risk and should take precautionary steps, such as avoiding crowds and nonessential travel, officials advised.
April 9, 2020/by nmortho
Severe Outcomes Among Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019

Severe Outcomes Among Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019

Since February 12, 4,226 COVID-19 cases were reported in the United States; 31% of cases, 45% of hospitalizations, 53% of ICU admissions, and 80% of deaths occurred among adults aged ≥65 years with the highest percentage of severe outcomes among persons aged ≥85 years.
April 7, 2020/by nmortho

Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings

Learn how to make your own cloth face covering in this article from the CDC.
April 4, 2020/by nmortho

Older Adults & COVID-19

Older adults, 65 years and older, are at higher risk for severe illness. COVID-19 is a new disease and we are learning more about it every day.
April 1, 2020/by nmortho
Caring for Yourself at Home if You Think You Have COVID-19

Caring for Yourself at Home if You Think You Have COVID-19

10 things you can do to manage your health at home if you have possible symptoms of COVID-19 or a confirmed diagnosis.
March 27, 2020/by nmortho
Manage Anxiety & Stress During the COVID-19 Crisis

Manage Anxiety & Stress During the COVID-19 Crisis

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
March 24, 2020/by nmortho
How does COVID-19 Spread?

How does COVID-19 Spread?

There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with COVID-19, and investigations are ongoing.
March 20, 2020/by nmortho
Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children

Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and children.
March 18, 2020/by nmortho

Coronavirus Impacting Blood Supply, Urgent Shortage: Donors Needed

America’s blood supply, already limited, has been dramatically…
March 17, 2020/by nmortho
ACL Tears: Not Just For Athletes

ACL Tears: Not Just For Athletes

With so many high-profile, professional athletes overcoming ACL tears, it’s becoming well-known that this is one of the most common sports-related injuries. However, what may be less understood is that ACL tears don’t just affect professional or competitive athletes.
March 13, 2020/by nmortho
Causes of foot pain all runners need to know

Causes of foot pain all runners need to know

Article Featured on OSMS

A total ankle replacement, also…
March 11, 2020/by nmortho
Tips for Preventing Foot and Ankle Injuries

Tips for Preventing Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are common in sports, especially running, tennis and soccer. But sports enthusiasts can decrease the risk of injury by taking some precautions.
March 7, 2020/by nmortho
6 Types of Knee Exercises and Which Ones to Avoid

6 Types of Knee Exercises and Which Ones to Avoid

People can do many exercises to strengthen their knees, which can relieve pain and reduce the risk of injury. These exercises include leg lifts, hamstring curls, and wall squats. Learn more about how to strengthen the knee here.
March 4, 2020/by nmortho
5 Expert Tips for Preventing Winter Sports Accidents

5 Expert Tips for Preventing Winter Sports Accidents

Sprains, strains, dislocations, fractures and more traumatic injuries can happen to anyone. Here, Bosco and the AAOS offer suggestions on how to protect yourself.
February 27, 2020/by nmortho
Quick Exercises to Reduce Sciatic Pain

Quick Exercises to Reduce Sciatic Pain

The truth is that you won’t be doing yourself any favors by staying inactive for too long. To the contrary, sciatic pain may worsen with too much bedrest or time spent on the couch.
February 26, 2020/by nmortho
Surgery for Lower Back Pain

Surgery for Lower Back Pain

Surgery may be considered if for severe lower back pain that does not get better after a 6 to 12-week course of nonsurgical treatments.
February 21, 2020/by nmortho
Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Show Up Long Before Diagnosis

Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Show Up Long Before Diagnosis

Difficulties with daily activities such as dressing, walking and eating can be seen in rheumatoid arthritis patients a year or two before they're diagnosed, a new study shows.
February 18, 2020/by nmortho
A New Hip May Mean a Longer, Better Life

A New Hip May Mean a Longer, Better Life

A hip replacement may help seniors live longer -- for at least a decade anyway, a new study from Sweden suggests.
February 14, 2020/by nmortho
What to Expect After a Hip Replacement

What to Expect After a Hip Replacement

Recovering from hip replacement surgery? We're bringing you the answers to five common questions plus six tips for a speedy recovery.
February 7, 2020/by nmortho
Hip or knee replacement - after - what to ask your doctor

What to ask your doctor after hip or knee replacement

You had surgery to get a new hip or knee joint while you were in the hospital. Below are some questions you may want to ask your health care provider to help you take care of your new joint.
February 5, 2020/by nmortho
How to Use Crutches, Canes, and Walkers

How to Use Crutches, Canes, and Walkers

Using crutches, a cane, or a walker can help keep your weight off your injured or weak leg, assist with balance, and enable you to perform your daily activities more safely.
January 31, 2020/by nmortho
Patellar (Kneecap) Fractures

Patellar (Kneecap) Fractures

A patellar fracture is a break in the patella, or kneecap, the small bone that sits at the front of your knee.
January 29, 2020/by nmortho

Bowed Legs (Blount’s Disease)

In most cases, bowed legs will naturally begin to straighten as the child grows. If bowed legs have not resolved by the age of 3 years, there may be an underlying cause, such as Blount’s disease or rickets.
January 24, 2020/by nmortho
Bone Grafts in Spine Surgery

Bone Grafts in Spine Surgery

There are many bone graft options today. They are often combined together. The graft that is best for your problem will depend upon which section of your spine needs to be fused, your age, and your general health.
January 22, 2020/by nmortho

Bone, Joint, and Muscle Infections in Children

This article covers the most common types of deep infections in children and includes the ways doctors identify and treat them.
January 20, 2020/by nmortho
Shoulder Injuries in the Throwing Athlete

Shoulder Injuries in the Throwing Athlete

Article Featured on AAOS

Overhand throwing places extremely…
January 15, 2020/by nmortho
Frequently Asked Questions About Ganglion Cysts

Frequently Asked Questions About Ganglion Cysts

Ganglion cysts are noncancerous lumps that most commonly develop along the tendons or joints of your wrists or hands. Here are the most common questions about ganglion cysts.
January 11, 2020/by nmortho
What Are The Most Common Wrist Injuries?

What Are The Most Common Wrist Injuries?

Repetitive motions and everyday activities can easily lead to injuries of the wrist. It is important to understand the most common of these injuries so you know when it's time to consult a doctor.
January 9, 2020/by nmortho
What are the symptoms of knee ligament injuries

What are the symptoms of knee ligament injuries?

What are knee ligament injuries?
Knee ligaments are the short…
January 4, 2020/by nmortho
How to Tell if Your Foot is Broken: Symptoms & Treatment Options

How to Tell if Your Foot is Broken: Symptoms & Treatment Options

Learn how to tell if your foot is broken or just sprained or bruised, and the treatment options available.
December 31, 2019/by nmortho
When to Worry About Neck Pain … and when not to!

When to Worry About Neck Pain … and when not to!

Article by Paul Ingraham | Featured on Pain Science

We fear…
December 28, 2019/by nmortho

12 Tips for Holiday Eating

You don’t need to deprive yourself, eat only boring foods, or take your treats with a side order of guilt. Instead, by practicing a bit of defensive eating and cooking, you can come through the holidays without making “go on a diet” one of your New Year’s resolutions.
December 24, 2019/by nmortho
Do I Need Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Do I Need Carpal Tunnel Surgery?

If you have a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome that hasn’t gone away with more basic treatments, surgery may be the best option. Find out when you’d need surgery, what’s it’s like, and how long it takes to recover.
December 21, 2019/by nmortho
Hip Pointers in Contact Sports

Hip Pointers in Contact Sports

The term “hip pointer” is often used as a catch all phrase for any injury resulting in pain to the front of the hip. However, this is not always the case.
December 17, 2019/by nmortho

What Is Cervicogenic Headache?

Cervicogenic headache (CGH) occurs when pain is referred from a specific source in the neck up to the head.
December 13, 2019/by nmortho

All About Sacroiliitis

Both sacroiliitis and sacroiliac joint dysfunction are a common cause of sacroiliac pain, low back pain and leg pain. However, there are differences between the two conditions.
December 11, 2019/by nmortho
De Quervain’s Tendinitis

De Quervain’s Tendinitis

De Quervain’s tendinitis is a condition brought on by the irritation or inflammation of the wrist tendons at the base of the thumb.
December 7, 2019/by nmortho
Neck Injuries Among Athletes Are Serious. Here's Why.

Neck Injuries Among Athletes Are Serious. Here’s Why.

When it comes to football-related head injuries, the headline-grabbers are usually about concussion. However protecting against neck injuries is also crucial.
December 4, 2019/by nmortho

Calculating the Correct Portion Sizes for Weight Loss

Understanding the right portion size for you is necessary for maintaining a healthy weight and a key ingredient to any successful weight-loss program.
November 27, 2019/by nmortho

Broken Ankle (Fracture) Facts

Get information about ankle fractures, or a broken ankle. Symptoms of a broken ankle include swelling, pain, bruising, bleeding, or deformation. A broken ankle should be evaluated by a health-care professional.
November 27, 2019/by nmortho

Benefits of Exercising With Osteoarthritis

Regular exercise can ease arthritis pain while strengthening joints and slowing progression of the common joint disease.
November 22, 2019/by nmortho
Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Conditioning Program

Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Conditioning Program

After an injury or surgery, an exercise conditioning program will help you return to daily activities and enjoy a more active, healthy lifestyle.
November 19, 2019/by nmortho
Dr. Ernesto Otero-Lopez and Team Celebrate 100th Robotic Surgery in SW United States

Dr. Ernesto Otero-Lopez and Team Celebrate 100th Robotic Surgery in SW United States

Dr. Ernesto Otero-Lopez and his skilled surgical team became the first in the Southwestern US to complete 100 surgeries utilizing the ExcelsiusGPS®.
November 19, 2019/by nmortho

Adult Acquired Flatfoot

A variety of foot problems can lead to adult acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD), a condition that results in a fallen arch with the foot pointed outward. This article provides a brief overview of the problems that can result in AAFD. 
November 16, 2019/by nmortho
5 Common Causes of Hip Pain in Women

5 Common Causes of Hip Pain in Women

Hip pain in women can result from wear and tear, overuse, and a few other causes. Here are the most common culprits.
November 12, 2019/by nmortho
Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder

Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder

Your biceps tendons attach the biceps muscle to bones in your shoulder and in your elbow. If you tear your biceps tendon at the shoulder, you may lose some strength in your arm and have pain when you forcefully turn your arm from palm down to palm up.
November 8, 2019/by nmortho
8 Ways to Prevent Knee Problems Before They Begin

8 Ways to Prevent Knee Problems Before They Begin

Protect your knees now, and they’ll keep you stepping strong for years to come. Here are some tips to help you keep your knees in tip-top shape.
November 5, 2019/by nmortho
3 Lifestyle Choices for Healthier Knees

3 Lifestyle Choices for Healthier Knees

The knee is one of the largest, most complex joints in the human body and the most common joint injured. Here are 3 tips for maintaining healthy knees.
November 1, 2019/by nmortho
Causes and treatments for pain in the arch of the foot

Causes and treatments for pain in the arch of the foot

There are many potential causes of pain in the arch of the foot. Keep reading for more information on these causes, as well as the possible treatments.
October 30, 2019/by nmortho

Kyphosis (Roundback) of the Spine

Kyphosis is a spinal disorder in which an excessive outward curve of the spine results in an abnormal rounding of the upper back. The condition is sometimes known as roundback or—in the case of a severe curve—as hunchback. Kyphosis can occur at any age, but is common during adolescence.
October 26, 2019/by nmortho
Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor's Visit

Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor’s Visit

Your visit with an orthopaedic surgeon is an important meeting that can be most effective if you plan ahead. The following checklist will help you become more active in your healthcare and get the most out of each office visit.
October 22, 2019/by nmortho
Adult Forearm Fractures

Adult Forearm Fractures

Your forearm is made up of two bones, the radius and ulna. In most cases of adult forearm fractures, both bones are broken.
October 19, 2019/by nmortho
Combined Knee Ligament Injuries

Combined Knee Ligament Injuries

In the past, injuring more than one knee ligament would put an end to future sports activities. Today, many athletes are able to return to high level sports following multiple ligament injuries.
October 16, 2019/by nmortho

Developmental Dislocation (Dysplasia) of the Hip (DDH)

As swaddling becomes increasingly popular, it is important for parents to learn how to swaddle their infants safely, and to understand that when done improperly, swaddling may lead to problems like DDH.
October 11, 2019/by nmortho
Flexible Flatfoot in Children

Flexible Flatfoot in Children

To make the diagnosis, your doctor will examine your child to rule out other types of flatfeet that may require treatment.
September 19, 2019/by nmortho
Questions and Answers About Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

Questions and Answers About Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

By replacing your diseased hip joint with an artificial joint, hip replacement surgery can relieve your pain, increase motion, and help you get back to enjoying many normal, everyday activities.
September 19, 2019/by nmortho
Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Rehabilitation Exercises

Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Rehabilitation Exercises [PDF Handout]

After an injury or surgery, an exercise conditioning program will help you return to daily activities and enjoy a more active, healthy lifestyle.
September 19, 2019/by nmortho
Artificial Disk Replacement in the Lumbar Spine

Artificial Disk Replacement in the Lumbar Spine

Learn more about artificial disk replacement in the lumbar spine including surgery procedures and recovery.
September 19, 2019/by nmortho
Do you need bunion surgery

Do you need bunion surgery?

There are different types of surgeries to correct a bunion. Bringing the big toe back to its correct position may involve realigning bone, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.
September 19, 2019/by nmortho
Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (Spinal Cord Compression)

Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (Spinal Cord Compression)

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a neck condition that arises when the spinal cord becomes compressed—or squeezed—due to the wear-and-tear.
September 19, 2019/by nmortho
Seven Most Common Knee Injuries

Seven Most Common Knee Injuries

Let’s look at some of the most common knee injuries. See how they are caused and the treatment that’s required to address them.
September 13, 2019/by nmortho
Alternative Methods to Help Manage Pain After Orthopaedic Surgery

Alternative Methods to Help Manage Pain After Orthopaedic Surgery

Surgeons and their patients are increasingly using alternative methods, such as relaxation techniques and acupuncture, to supplement conventional medicine.
September 11, 2019/by nmortho
Bone, Joint, and Muscle Infections in Children

Bone, Joint, and Muscle Infections in Children

This article covers the most common types of deep infections in children and includes the ways doctors identify and treat them.
September 6, 2019/by nmortho
Does an ACL Injury Require Surgery

Does an ACL Injury Require Surgery

This article is intended to assist patients in making the best-informed decision possible regarding the management of ACL injury.
September 3, 2019/by nmortho
Common Knee Injuries

What to do if you think your joint replacement is infected

A small percentage of patients undergoing joint replacement surgery may develop an infection after the operation. This article covers how this happens, what the signs and symptoms of infection are, how infections are treated, and how to prevent infections.
August 30, 2019/by nmortho
An Experts Guide to Avoiding Back Pain

Deciding whether to have spine surgery

Orthopaedic surgeons encourage “shared decision-making” when it comes to treating patients, because the doctor and patient each provide information needed to make a decision about surgery.
August 27, 2019/by nmortho
Knee Replacement Surgery for Arthritis

What Can I Do After Knee Replacement Surgery? When to Return to Normal Activity

The suggestions here will help you enjoy your new knee while you safely resume your daily activities.
August 23, 2019/by nmortho
Ankle sprains: what's normal and what's not?

Ankle sprains: what’s normal and what’s not?

Ankle sprains are the most common sports injury. Learn what's normal and what isn't when you have a sprained ankle.
August 22, 2019/by nmortho
Forearm Fractures in Children

Forearm Fractures in Children

A child's bones heal more quickly than an adult's, so it is important to treat a forearm fracture promptly—before healing begins—to avoid future problems.
August 16, 2019/by nmortho
Stay Active, Healthy, and Strong in 50s, 60s, 70s, and Beyond

Stay Active, Healthy, and Strong in 50s, 60s, 70s, and Beyond

No matter your age, it’s never too late to stay vibrant and improve your heart health, strength, balance, and mobility by maintaining an active lifestyle.
August 13, 2019/by nmortho
How to Exercise When You Work in Manual Labor

How to Exercise When You Work in Manual Labor

Balancing a physically demanding job with fitness can be a challenge. But with the right workouts, you can learn how to find time for exercise.
August 9, 2019/by nmortho
Tips for Taking Care of Your Prosthetic Limb

Tips for Taking Care of Your Prosthetic Limb

The following tips can go a long way toward keeping minor problems from turning into a crisis.
August 6, 2019/by nmortho
25 Foods for Strong Bones

25 Foods for Strong Bones

Here are 25 foods that will supply you with those essential nutrients when included in a balanced diet.
August 3, 2019/by nmortho
Best Exercises for Bone Health With RA

Best Exercises for Bone Health With RA

If you take corticosteroids for your RA, it's a good idea to step up your exercise to help keep your bones strong.
July 30, 2019/by nmortho
What May Cause Foot Pain After Running

What May Cause Foot Pain After Running

Foot pain is a common ailment among runners and also one that can be confusing because the causes and treatments for the pain can vary widely.
July 26, 2019/by nmortho
Master Dry Needling: Level 1 For PT’s & AT’s

Master Dry Needling: Level 1 For PT’s & AT’s

October 4th–6th, 2019: Albuquerque, NM | Limited Spots | Enroll…
July 25, 2019/by nmortho
New Mexico Orthopaedics Announces Relocation of Main Campus

New Mexico Orthopaedics Announces Relocation of Main Campus

New state-of-the-art facility opening December 2019 at Winrock Town Center.
July 25, 2019/by nmortho
Exercises to Head Off a Painful Rotator Cuff Injury

Exercises to Head Off a Painful Rotator Cuff Injury

Strengthening these group of muscles can help enhance the stability of this important joint and help you avoid injury.
July 23, 2019/by nmortho
How to Tell if Your Toe is Broken

How to Tell if Your Toe is Broken

Learning to recognize the symptoms and treatment of a broken toe is important. If a broken toe is left untreated, it can lead to problems that may affect your ability to walk and run.
July 19, 2019/by nmortho
Fast food linked to poorer bone development in early years

Fast food linked to poorer bone development in early years

Living in a neighborhood where there is greater access to fast food outlets may affect bone development in early childhood.
July 12, 2019/by nmortho

Osteoporosis: Investigating the role of a common antibacterial chemical

A recent study finds a relationship between a chemical that is in a wide array of personal care products and a reduction in bone mineral density.
July 10, 2019/by nmortho
Sleep: The Surprising Reason You May Not Be Losing Weight

Sleep: The Surprising Reason You May Not Be Losing Weight

If weight loss is important to you, add a good night's sleep to your to-do list!
July 4, 2019/by nmortho
How to Stay Active in Warm Weather

How to Stay Active in Warm Weather

When the temperature goes up in the summer months, exercising outside can become challenging. Even heat-loving, sun-seeking exercisers can become overheated when the sun is beaming down in the heat of the day.
July 3, 2019/by nmortho
Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

17 Ways To Relieve Your Hip Pain At Night

In this post we’ll talk about 17 tried-and-true methods for relieving your pain. After, we’ll discuss some of the more common causes of hip pain in more detail.
June 28, 2019/by nmortho
4 Tips For Senior Citizens Recovering From Knee Surgery

4 Tips For Senior Citizens Recovering From Knee Surgery

Both partial and total knee replacement surgery require preparation beforehand to ensure that patients and their caregivers are ready for the recovery process.
June 25, 2019/by nmortho
Orthopedic Shoes: What To Look for When Buying

Orthopedic Shoes: What To Look for When Buying

How do you find an orthopedic shoe that fits properly and provides adequate support, without falling prey to commercial claims by shoe stores and manufacturers that may have no scientific basis?
June 21, 2019/by nmortho
Top 10 Most Common Sports Injuries

Top 10 Most Common Sports Injuries

Brian McEvoy, PT, UnityPoint Health, counts down the most common sports injuries, from the least common to the most common, along with possible causes, treatments and recovery strategies.
June 19, 2019/by nmortho
Physical Therapy For Lower Back Pain - 10 Best Exercises For Relief

Physical Therapy For Lower Back Pain – 10 Best Exercises For Relief

When you have a sedentary lifestyle, there are several problems that you might suffer. One of the most common issues is a problem with the lower back, which can be excruciatingly painful. Thankfully, a few easy exercises can offer relief.
June 14, 2019/by nmortho
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Rotator Cuff Surgery Recovery Timeline

The surgical procedure to repair a torn rotator cuff is sometimes the easiest and most straightforward aspect of treatment. Here is a timeline of the major steps following rotator cuff surgery.
June 11, 2019/by nmortho
Does Weight Loss Affect Knee Pain

Does Weight Loss Affect Knee Pain?

Knee pain is one of the most common complications of being overweight or obese. If you’re among the millions of people who experience chronic knee pain, even a small weight loss can help reduce pain and lower the risk of osteoarthritis (OA).
June 7, 2019/by nmortho
What is a hairline fracture?

What are the symptoms of a hairline fracture?

What is a hairline fracture?
A hairline fracture, also known…
June 4, 2019/by nmortho
Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete

Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete

Overhand throwing places extremely high stresses on the elbow. In baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes, these high stresses are repeated many times and can lead to serious overuse injury.
June 1, 2019/by nmortho
Water Polo Study Highlights Head Injury Risk

Water Polo Study Highlights Head Injury Risk

Water polo players appear to face similar head injury risks as athletes in better-known sports, a new study finds.
May 28, 2019/by nmortho
More Than Just Joints: How Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects the Rest of Your Body

More Than Just Joints: How Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects the Rest of Your Body

The inflammation that characterizes RA can impact organs and systems, too.
May 24, 2019/by nmortho
Types of Joint Surgery: Understanding Your Joint Procedure Options

Types of Joint Surgery: Understanding Your Joint Procedure Options

This guide to common surgical options can help you have an informed discussion with your doctor about which type is best for you.
May 21, 2019/by nmortho
Kid's Sports Injuries: The Numbers are Impressive

Kid’s Sports Injuries: The Numbers are Impressive

Sports injuries are the second leading cause of emergency room visits for children and adolescents, and the second leading cause of injuries in school.
May 17, 2019/by nmortho
The Best Exercises for Spinal Cord Injury Survivors

The Best Exercises for Spinal Cord Injury Survivors

Here are some things to keep in mind for improving fitness post-injury:
May 16, 2019/by nmortho
Taming the pain of sciatica: For most people, time heals and less is more

Taming the pain of sciatica: For most people, time heals and less is more

Although sciatica can be extremely painful, in many cases it is best to try to manage the pain while the body heals on its own.
May 10, 2019/by nmortho
Tailoring Exercise to Your Age

Tailoring Exercise to Your Age

Exercise is a great way to stay youthful and even turn back the clock on aging. If you're new to exercise or simply want a fitness reboot, here are ideas by the decade.
May 7, 2019/by nmortho
How long is the Recovery Period After Shoulder Surgery

How long is the Recovery Period After Shoulder Surgery

While the procedure can be performed with minimal invasion using an arthroscope, there is usually an extensive recovery period which can last for up to six months.
May 3, 2019/by nmortho
How Does a Surgeon Fix Scoliosis?

How Does a Surgeon Fix Scoliosis?

Most scoliosis surgeons agree that children who have very severe…
April 30, 2019/by nmortho
16 Ways You May Be Hurting Your Joints

16 Ways You May Be Hurting Your Joints

Your joints link bones together so you can bend your knees, wiggle your hips, and move your body. Learn how you might be preventing your joints from working their best.
April 26, 2019/by nmortho
Scoliosis Treatment, Causes, Symptoms & Surgery

Scoliosis Treatment, Causes, Symptoms & Surgery

Medical Author: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD | Medical Editor: Melissa…
April 24, 2019/by nmortho
Step-by-Step Exercises for a Stronger Back

Step-by-Step Exercises for a Stronger Back

Are you neglecting or even unaware of the muscles in your back? If so, you're putting yourself at risk.
April 23, 2019/by nmortho
What is Knee Arthroscopy? Benefits, Preparation, and Recovery

What is Knee Arthroscopy? Benefits, Preparation, and Recovery

In this article, learn more about what to expect from knee arthroscopy.
April 16, 2019/by nmortho
Back pain is extremely common, and surgery often fails to relieve it. Find out why your back hurts and whether surgery might help.

Back surgery: When is it a good idea?

Back pain is extremely common, and surgery often fails to relieve it. Find out why your back hurts and whether surgery might help.
April 12, 2019/by nmortho
Pinched Nerve in the Elbow or Arm

Pinched Nerve in the Elbow or Arm

A pinched nerve happens when too much pressure is placed against a nerve by bones, tendons, muscles, or cartilage.
April 10, 2019/by nmortho
The 7 Faces of Neck Pain

The 7 Faces of Neck Pain

Article Featured on Harvard Health

If you're bothered by neck…
April 6, 2019/by nmortho
Exercise helps prevent cartilage damage caused by arthritis

Exercise helps prevent cartilage damage caused by arthritis

Exercise helps to prevent the degradation of cartilage caused by osteoarthritis, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London.
April 3, 2019/by nmortho
What's the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis?

What’s the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis?

Learn the main differences between the two common types of arthritis: rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
March 29, 2019/by nmortho
Blood Clot Symptoms: How to Tell if You Have One

Blood Clot Symptoms: How to Tell if You Have One

We describe different places in your body you can get a blood clot, and what symptoms that might mean it's happening to you.
March 26, 2019/by nmortho
Experiencing Hip Pain? Learn How to Know When It’s Serious and When It’s Not

Experiencing Hip Pain? Learn How to Know When It’s Serious and When It’s Not

The hip joint can withstand repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear. This ball-and-socket joint -- the body's largest -- fits together in a way that allows for fluid movement.
March 22, 2019/by nmortho
ACL Injuries in Children and Adolescents

ACL Injuries in Children and Adolescents

Children and adults are different anatomically and physiologically in many ways. Knee injuries in children and adolescents frequently demonstrate these differences.
March 19, 2019/by nmortho
Swollen Ankles and Feet

Swollen Ankles and Feet – Causes & Treatments

Feet and ankles that stay swollen or are accompanied by other symptoms could signal a serious health problem.
March 15, 2019/by nmortho
Bone health: Tips to keep your bones healthy

Bone health: Tips to keep your bones healthy

Protecting your bone health is easier than you think. Understand how diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors can affect your bone mass.
March 13, 2019/by nmortho
Dr. Tripuraneni Featured in ABQ Magazine 2019 Top Docs!

Congratulations to Dr. Tripuraneni from ABQ The Magazine!

Dr. Krishna Tripuraneni is not just one of the most respected…
March 11, 2019/by nmortho
What can cause pain in the hand or wrist?

What can cause pain in the hand or wrist?

Persistent or reoccurring pain in the hand may be the sign of an underlying condition.
March 11, 2019/by nmortho
Exercise Might Slow Colon Cancer’s Advance

Exercise Might Slow Colon Cancer’s Advance

BY STEVEN REINBERG


Exercise has countless benefits, even…
March 7, 2019/by nmortho
Walking, Not Riding, Boosts Health in Golfers With Knee Woes

Walking, Not Riding, Boosts Health in Golfers With Knee Woes

Walking the golf course instead of riding in a cart offers…
March 1, 2019/by nmortho
The Key to a Longer Life: Exercise More

The Key to a Longer Life: Exercise More

Men are living approximately 10 years longer and women about seven years longer. But how can we maintain this positive trend, or even better, increase both the quantity and quality of those years?
February 26, 2019/by nmortho
An Experts Guide to Avoiding Back Pain

An Expert’s Guide to Avoiding Back Pain

Back pain is a common problem in the United States, but there are ways to protect yourself, an expert says.
February 22, 2019/by nmortho
Everyday 'Triggers' May Bring on A-Fib Episodes, Study Finds

Everyday ‘Triggers’ May Bring on A-Fib Episodes, Study Finds

Many older Americans are diagnosed with the irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or "a-fib." Now, research suggests that everyday foods, drinks or activities might trigger episodes of the stroke-linked condition.
February 19, 2019/by nmortho
How Inactivity and Junk Food Can Harm Your Brain

How Inactivity and Junk Food Can Harm Your Brain

By Dennis Thompson | Featured on US News


If you're in your…
February 15, 2019/by nmortho
Could Neck-Strengthening Prevent Some Concussions?

Could Neck-Strengthening Prevent Some Concussions?

BY ROBERT PREIDT | Article Featured on US News

Boosting athletes'…
February 13, 2019/by nmortho

Physical Therapy Can Keep Sports Injuries at Bay

Physical therapy helps people recover from sports injuries, but it also can help prevent them, an expert says.
February 11, 2019/by nmortho
Strengthen Your Deltoids to Help Prevent Shoulder Injuries

Strengthen Your Deltoids to Help Prevent Shoulder Injuries

For a study scientists from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse evaluated popular shoulder exercises to see which were most effective.
February 6, 2019/by nmortho
Exercise Injury Prevention: Protecting Your Ankles

Exercise Injury Prevention: Protecting Your Ankles

Article Featured on US News By Len Carter




Guarding against…
February 1, 2019/by nmortho
'Extreme' Exercise No Danger to Middle-Aged Hearts: Study

‘Extreme’ Exercise No Danger to Middle-Aged Hearts: Study

Middle-aged men who partake in extreme exercise are not putting their heart health at risk, a new study contends.
January 30, 2019/by nmortho
Why It's Harder to Lose Weight as You Age

Why It’s Harder to Lose Weight as You Age

Lift weights, learn to cook and monitor your caloric intake to shed pounds.
January 25, 2019/by nmortho
4 Exercises for a Better Back

4 Exercises for a Better Back

By Len Canter | Featured on US News



To strengthen your…
January 24, 2019/by nmortho
Questions to Ask Before You Have Anesthesia

Questions to Ask Before You Have Anesthesia

What to expect and how to prepare for procedures that involve these powerful pain blocking drugs.
January 20, 2019/by nmortho
3 Conditioning Exercises to Support Your Hips

3 Conditioning Exercises to Support Your Hips

To support your hip joints, you need to strengthen the muscles that support them. This can help prevent or relieve hip pain and guard against injury.
January 17, 2019/by nmortho
What Are the Best Exercises for Older Adults

What Are the Best Exercises for Older Adults

Gentle movement that's easy to incorporate may help you live longer and healthier.
January 11, 2019/by nmortho
Coaxing' stem cells to form new bone tissue

‘Coaxing’ stem cells to form new bone tissue

By Maria Cohut | Article Featured on Medical News Today





New…
January 9, 2019/by nmortho
What Makes a Healthy Diet?

Top 10 Best Diets Ranked

Not all diet plans are nutritious and safe. U.S. News rankings rate each diet’s healthiness.
January 4, 2019/by nmortho
Eating for Your Bones

Eating for Your Bones

Bones are living, breathing organs that need proper feeding to thrive.
January 2, 2019/by nmortho
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Flexibility: A Must at Every Age

Flexibility is a component of all types of movement — from everyday activities to the most rigorous exercises. Being flexible helps you stay mobile and avoid injury.
December 29, 2018/by nmortho
Why Most New Year's Resolutions Fail and What You Should Do Instead

Why Most New Year’s Resolutions Fail and What You Should Do Instead

Did you look forward to the holidays for a short rest to recharge your batteries, reflect upon your business and then start planning for the new year?
December 26, 2018/by nmortho
What to do with a torn ACL

What to do with a Torn ACL

Learn about ACL injuries and become a more educated athlete so you know when to seek medical attention and can return to your sport as soon as possible.
December 22, 2018/by nmortho
5 Signs of a Torn Rotator Cuff

5 Signs of a Torn Rotator Cuff

Early diagnosis and orthopedic treatment can help prevent loss of strength or motion.
December 18, 2018/by nmortho
6 Best Ice Packs For Knee Replacement Surgery (Plus DIY Ice Pack)

6 Best Ice Packs For Knee Replacement Surgery (Plus DIY Ice Pack)

Article Featured on Knee Replacement Discovery



Icing the…
December 14, 2018/by nmortho
Why Does My Hip Hurt? 8 Causes of Hip Pain & Problems

Why Does My Hip Hurt? 8 Causes of Hip Pain & Problems

If your hips are sore, here is a rundown of what might be causing your discomfort and how to get hip pain relief.
December 11, 2018/by nmortho
Everything You Need to Know About Hip Pain Caused by Running

Everything You Need to Know About Hip Pain Caused by Running

Hip pain is a common injury that plagues many athletes, especially…
December 8, 2018/by nmortho
Relieving Arthritis Pain With Heat or Cold Therapy

Relieving Arthritis Pain With Heat or Cold Therapy

It won’t provide lasting pain reduction, but it does offer quick relief.
December 4, 2018/by nmortho

Common Orthopedic Injuries & Conditions Frequently Asked Questions

This article provides a brief overview regarding the most common orthopedic injuries and conditions along with frequently asked questions.
November 30, 2018/by nmortho
Healthy Joints for a Lifetime

Healthy Joints for a Lifetime

Remarkable advances are being made every day in the world of orthopedic health and disease treatment—our bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and related connective tissues.
November 27, 2018/by nmortho
9 Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

9 Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving does not have to sabotage your weight. With a little know-how, you can satisfy your desire for traditional favorites and still enjoy a guilt-free Thanksgiving feast.
November 21, 2018/by nmortho
Stem Cell Clinics Sell Bogus Cures for Knee Pain

Stem Cell Clinics Sell Bogus ‘Cures’ for Knee Pain

Stem cell clinics are charging big money for knee arthritis "cures" and making extravagant claims about their therapies.
November 20, 2018/by nmortho
A Patient's Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis

A Patient’s Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Know the basics on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment to help as you battle the disease.
November 16, 2018/by nmortho
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Avoid Common Winter Injuries with These Helpful Tips

Preventing winter injuries is possible, and you can enjoy the season without unnecessary pain and stiffness. Read on to discover information about winter back injuries, winter shoulder injuries, and — most importantly — health and safety tips to avoid any orthopedic winter injuries.
November 14, 2018/by nmortho
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Better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life

Elite performers had an 80 percent reduction in mortality risk when compared to lower performers
November 10, 2018/by nmortho
Is a Pinched Nerve Causing Your Shoulder Pain?

Is a Pinched Nerve Causing Your Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain can develop from a variety of sources. One common cause of shoulder pain is a pinched nerve in the upper spine. Learn more about the signs & symptoms of a pinched shoulder nerve.
November 8, 2018/by nmortho
5 Best Low Impact Cardio Exercises for People with Bad Knees

5 Best Low Impact Cardio Exercises for People with Bad Knees

Anyone with a knee injury, new or old, will know how easy it is to feel it flair up with extreme cardio. We caught up with Lorraine Furmedge, Fitness First PT Ambassador, to find out the best workouts and exercises for bad knees.
November 5, 2018/by nmortho
Allergy Safe Halloween

Teal Pumpkins Mark Allergy Safe Halloween Stops

The Teal Pumpkin Project strives to include everyone in this national night out for children, and it’s heartwarming
October 30, 2018/by nmortho
What to Expect After Knee Surgery

What to Expect After Knee Surgery

After your surgery, there are a variety of things you need to know for your safety, recovery and comfort.
October 26, 2018/by nmortho
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Healthy Aging: Preserving Your Bones and Joints

Whether you’re a young adult, baby boomer or senior, here’s what you can do now.
October 23, 2018/by nmortho
What Does It Feel Like When You Have a Blood Clot?

What Does It Feel Like When You Have a Blood Clot?

If you’re even slightly concerned you might have one, call your doctor right away. Symptoms of blood clots can vary. Read on to learn about some of the symptoms that may indicate a blood clot.
October 19, 2018/by nmortho

11 Things Your Orthopedic Specialist Wants You to Know

Original Article By healthgrades.com
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October 15, 2018/by nmortho

FALL PREVENTION FOR OLDER ADULTS

Original Article By healthcare.utah.edu

Falls are a serious…
October 12, 2018/by nmortho

MRI sees the lesions that flag future knee pain

Original Article By Futurity.com

Factors that indicated study…
October 9, 2018/by nmortho

Bone Scans and Bone Health Screenings

Original Article By WebMD

A bone density scan can detect thinning…
October 4, 2018/by nmortho

NUTRITION TO AID INJURY RECOVERY

Original Article By Carolyne Whelan

As a culture, we Americans…
October 1, 2018/by nmortho

10 Natural Ways to Build Healthy Bones

Original Article By Healthline
Building healthy bones…
September 27, 2018/by nmortho

After Years of Paralysis, A Man Walks the Length of a Football Field

Original Article By Emily Willingham | Scientific Journal

An…
September 24, 2018/by nmortho

What is joint replacement surgery?

Original Article: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal…
September 21, 2018/by nmortho

Why Maintaining Bone Health Starts in Youth

What our children do for their bone health now – like exercising…
September 18, 2018/by nmortho

How Do Broken Bones Heal?

Original Article By Hallie Levine

Bones are flexible enough…
September 16, 2018/by nmortho

What Is Physical Therapy? How to Feel and Function Better

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Your doctor…
September 12, 2018/by nmortho

Ice or Heat: How to Treat Common Injuries

Original Article By John Donovan at WebMD

That sports-filled…
September 8, 2018/by nmortho

6 Everyday Habits That Could Hurt Your Bone Health

Original Article By Carina Wolff

Most of us don't spend too…
September 5, 2018/by nmortho

Soy milk, tofu can boost women’s bone health, says study

Original Article By Deccanchronicle.com

They not only counter…
August 31, 2018/by nmortho

Exercises with impact benefit bone health

Original Article By Medicalxpress.com
Osteoporosis is associated…
August 28, 2018/by nmortho

Bone health: Tips to keep your bones healthy

Original Article By Mayo Clinic Staff

Protecting your bone…
August 27, 2018/by nmortho

All you need to know about jaw popping

Original Article By Jayne Leonard

Jaw popping refers to a…
August 27, 2018/by nmortho
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Take it Outside: Fun Summer Workouts

Take advantage of the warm weather and switch up your training by trying one of these outdoor summer workouts.
August 17, 2018/by nmortho
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The Link Between Weight Loss and Knee Pain

Knee pain is one of the most common complications of being overweight or obese. If you’re among the millions of people who experience chronic knee pain, even a small weight loss can help reduce pain and lower the risk of osteoarthritis.
August 15, 2018/by nmortho
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What are shin splints?

The term shin splints describes pain felt along the inner edge of your shin bone. Shin splints often occur in people engaging in moderate-to-heavy physical activity and are due to repetitive stress on the bones, muscles, and joints.
August 12, 2018/by nmortho
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Inactivity Can Quickly Trigger Diabetes in Seniors

A new study finds short stretches of inactivity can unlease diabetes in older adults at risk for the blood-sugar disease.
August 7, 2018/by nmortho
Food and Your Bones

Food and Your Bones — Osteoporosis Nutrition Guidelines

The food that you eat can affect your bones. Learn about foods that are rich in calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients in this handy food chart.
August 3, 2018/by nmortho
Avoid Shoulder Pain at Work

Avoid Shoulder Pain at Work

Chronic shoulder pain often stems from prolonged, repetitive, or awkward movements. Learn how to lower your risk of developing RSIs and shoulder pain at work.
August 1, 2018/by nmortho
Best Exercises for Older Adults

9 Best Types of Exercise for Older Adults

Stay strong, be safe, and maintain your independence by integrating these top fitness options into your training plan.
July 27, 2018/by nmortho
When Arthritis Causes Neck Pain

When Arthritis Causes Neck Pain – Treatment Options and Prevention Tips

Two types of arthritis commonly lead to neck pain: cervical spondylosis and rheumatoid arthritis. With both types, it's joint damage that causes pain and discomfort in your neck.
July 25, 2018/by nmortho
Is Your Ankle Sprained or Broken? How to Tell The Difference

Is Your Ankle Sprained or Broken? How to Tell The Difference

The symptoms of an ankle sprain are a lot like a fracture, but you’ll need to know which injury you have so you can heal the right way.
July 20, 2018/by nmortho
4 Common Causes of Wrist Pain, and How to Fix Them

4 Common Causes of Wrist Pain, and How to Fix Them

If you're experiencing wrist pain, find out if you have one of these four common wrist ailments.
July 18, 2018/by nmortho
Hip Pain: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and More

Why Does My Hip Hurt? 8 Causes of Hip Pain

If your hips are sore, here is a rundown of what might be causing your discomfort and how to get hip pain relief.
July 16, 2018/by nmortho
What Is Tennis Elbow?

What Is Tennis Elbow?

Doctors know the condition as lateral epicondylitis. The rest of us call it “tennis elbow.” Tennis elbow is a common injury that will usually heal with minor treatment, but you have to give it time and rest.
July 12, 2018/by nmortho
Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

Causes of Lower Back Pain

Examine the most common causes of lower back pain including muscle strain, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and more.
July 5, 2018/by nmortho
Beware of Boot Camp Fitness Classes

Orthopedic Warning: Beware of Boot Camp Fitness Classes

An orthopedic surgeon warns of injury risks associated with the popular, so-called boot camp class.
July 3, 2018/by nmortho
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How to Treat a Crick in the Neck

A crick in the neck makes the neck feel stiff and less mobile than usual. Some people report that a crick also feels like something in the neck needs to pop into place.
A crick in the neck can be temporary or chronic. It is often painless but may be connected to the chronic neck or shoulder pain.

In this article, we look at what causes a crick in the neck, as well as what treatment options are available.
June 27, 2018/by nmortho
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The Difference Between Sprains and Strains

Sprains and strains, while sometimes used interchangeably, are not the same thing. A sprain is an injury to a ligament, the tough, fibrous tissue that connects bones to other bone. Ligament injuries involve a stretching or a tearing of this tissue.

A strain, on the other hand, is an injury to either a muscle or a tendon, the tissue that connects muscles to bones.

Depending on the severity of the injury, a strain may be a simple overstretch of the muscle or tendon, or it can result in a partial or complete tear.
June 20, 2018/by nmortho
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When it Comes to Weight Loss in Overweight and Obese Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis, More is Better

Researchers previously showed that overweight and obese individuals with knee osteoarthritis can reduce pain by 50% and significantly improve function and mobility with a 10% or more weight loss over an 18-month period. The investigators' latest findings, which are published in Arthritis Care & Research, reveal that a 20% or more weight loss has the added benefit of continued improvement in physical health-related quality of life along with an additional 25% reduction in pain and improvement in function.
June 18, 2018/by nmortho
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Bursitis: Understanding Inflammation of the Bursa

Every person has hundreds of bursa found throughout the body. The normal function of a bursa is to decrease friction between two surfaces that move in different directions. The bursa is a slippery, fluid-filled sac. Normally, the bursa is thin and contains a small amount of fluid.

A bursa is found where there is a movement of a joint causing two tissues to rub against each other.

For example, behind the elbow or in front of the knee, there is a bursa to allow the skin to move without rubbing against the bone. These movements should be smooth and effortless.
June 14, 2018/by nmortho
Arthritis and Arthroscopy

Arthritis and Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is one of the most commonly performed procedures…
June 9, 2018/by nmortho
UNM Ortho Alumni Golf Tournament 2018

UNM Ortho Alumni Golf Tournament 2018

New Mexico Orthopaedics was proud to participate in the UNM…
June 7, 2018/by nmortho
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The Important Link Between Exercise and Healthy Bones

Exercise is known to increase bone density and improve bone health. However, not all exercise is equal when it comes to building strong, healthy bones or preventing osteoporosis; some forms may decrease bone density, even in elite athletes.

What Types of Exercise Promote Bone Density?
Researchers from the Bone & Joint Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation Center at the University of Michigan reviewed research as far back as 1961 to determine what impact exercise has on bone density and bone health.
June 6, 2018/by nmortho
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Worried about breaking a hip? There might be something better than calcium.

Vitamin supplement companies want you to believe their products stave off disease. They can save you from heart attacks and broken bones and common colds. Or at least they say they can. But too often, those claims aren’t based on scientific studies, and consumers are left either mislead or unsure of what can actually help them.

Luckily, we have a panel of people whose job is to evaluate the evidence for interventions like vitamin supplements. They’re called the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and they just released their latest judgment: calcium and vitamin D probably don’t help the elderly stave off broken bones. The one thing that they think will do the trick? Exercise.

Here’s what you need to know.
June 2, 2018/by nmortho
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What are the Main Functions of the Muscular System?

The muscular system consists of various types of muscle that each play a crucial role in the function of the body.
Muscles allow a person to move, speak, and chew. They control heartbeat, breathing, and digestion. Other seemingly unrelated functions, including temperature regulation and vision, also rely on the muscular system.

Keep reading to discover much more about the muscular system and how it controls the body.
May 30, 2018/by nmortho
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How Muscles Regulate their Oxygen Consumption

A new study by researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that an enzyme called FIH determines how muscles consume oxygen. Without the enzyme, the need for oxygen increases during physical exercise. The finding is of potential significance to elite athletes, who have been found to have higher levels of FIH in their muscles than others. The study is published in the scientific journal Cell Metabolism.

When you exercise, your muscles consume oxygen to produce energy, until the level of oxygen drops below a particular threshold. Subsequently, energy is generated by the process of anaerobic metabolism, which does not require oxygen. However, this leads to the production of lactic acid and eventually exhaustion and cramping. In a new study, researchers demonstrate that the enzyme FIH (Factor Inhibiting HIF) is a key to how this switch-over happens.
May 28, 2018/by nmortho
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7 Ways to Cope With the Emotional Stress of an Injury

Coping with the stress of an injury requires both physical and psychological resilience. Sports injury recovery typically focuses on physical rehab, but it's also important to include sports psychology techniques to help recover mentally and emotionally.

Athletes react to injuries with a wide range of emotions which may include denial, anger, sadness, and even depression.

An injury often seems unfair to anyone who has been physically active and otherwise healthy. Although these feelings are real, it’s important to move beyond the negative and find more positive strategies to cope with this setback. In many cases dealing gracefully with an injury helps an athlete become more focused, flexible, and resilient.

Here are some sports psychology strategies you can use for faster injury recovery.
May 25, 2018/by nmortho
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Caring for Someone With Arthritis

Caring for a friend or family member with arthritis can be a challenging—yet rewarding—experience. Your loved one may have difficulty managing various components of the disease process, and being available as a trusted ally in their care can make a positive difference. But what are the best ways to help someone with arthritis?

If you have arthritis, then you know how the stiffness and pain can limit your ability to move and function properly.

The pain from arthritis can prevent you from walking properly, using your hands and arms, and enjoying your normal work and recreational activities. Encouraging family members and friends to help with your care can ensure that you manage your condition well and remain functionally independent as long as possible.
May 20, 2018/by nmortho
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What is the Best Thing for Stiff Joints?

Many people experience stiff joints as they age. Others may experience joint stiffness due to medical conditions and lifestyle choices. Sometimes, people can treat stiff joints at home.

Many people who experience joint stiffness tend to feel it after sitting for prolonged periods or after first waking up. Some people experience a mild discomfort that goes away after moving again. Others find that the stiffness lasts longer and is more uncomfortable.
May 16, 2018/by nmortho

Exercises That Are Easy On Your Joints

Having rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t give you a pass…
May 12, 2018/by nmortho
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How Much Exercise Is Enough?

How much exercise is enough? Short answer: It depends.

"How much exercise is enough for what?" asks David Bassett Jr., PhD, a professor of exercise physiology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He explains that, before you make a decision on how much you need, you should have a good idea of your exercise goal or goals: Are you exercising for physical fitness, weight control, or as a way of keeping your stress levels low?

For general health benefits, a routine of daily walking may be sufficient, says Susan Joy, MD, co-director of the Kaiser Permanente Sports Medicine Center in Sacramento and team physician for the Sacramento Kings.

If your goal is more specific — say, to lower your blood pressure, improve your cardiovascular fitness, or lose weight — you'll need either more frequent exercise or a higher intensity of exercise.
May 8, 2018/by nmortho
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5 Lifestyle Steps for Better Bone Health

If your doctor says you have thinning bones -- osteopenia or osteoporosis-- it's critical to take steps to slow the progression of this disease.

Calcium, exercise, no smoking, no excess drinking, bone density tests -- all these are necessary, says Kathryn Diemer, MD, professor of medicine and osteoporosis specialist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

"These are basic things that all women should do," Diemer tells WebMD. But they’re especially important for women with low bone density. While you can never regain the bone density you had in your youth, you can help prevent rapidly thinning bones, even after your diagnosis.

Here’s a breakdown of five lifestyle steps to help you on the road to better bone health.
May 4, 2018/by nmortho
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5 Common Running Injuries and How to Heal Them

If you come across a group of runners on the street, in a coffee shop or on an online forum, chances are they’re discussing one of three things: hydration issues, running schedules or injuries, says Joe English, a multi-sport athlete and coach in Portland, Oregon. And, if the topic is injuries, chances are there’s little consensus on, say, how long the sufferer should rest, whether to soothe it with ice or a foam roller and which practitioner to see. “Running injuries are super common, but there’s a lot of different information out there about how you deal with them,” English says. Here, he and other experts set the record straight.
May 2, 2018/by nmortho
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Foot Anatomy and Physiology

The human foot is incredibly complex in its structure and function. This brief overview provides a basic understanding of foot anatomy and physiology as it relates to some of the more common sports injuries, such as fractures, ankle sprains, and plantar fasciitis.
April 28, 2018/by nmortho
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Children Are as Fit as Endurance Athletes

Children not only have fatigue-resistant muscles, but recover very quickly from high-intensity exercise -- even faster than well-trained adult endurance athletes. This is the finding of new research published in open-access journal Frontiers in Physiology, which compared the energy output and post-exercise recovery rates of young boys, untrained adults and endurance athletes. The research could help develop athletic potential in children as well as improve our understanding of how our bodies change from childhood to adulthood -- including how these processes contribute to the risk of diseases such as diabetes.
April 24, 2018/by nmortho
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What are the Symptoms of a Broken Foot?

Injuries to the feet are common and can sometimes result in broken bones. Being able to recognize the symptoms of a broken foot can help determine how serious it is and when to see a doctor.
This article looks at the causes and symptoms of a broken foot, and when to seek medical help. It also discusses first aid, diagnosis and treatment, recovery, and prevention tips.
April 20, 2018/by nmortho
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Is Your Child Ready for Sports?

Sports readiness means that a child has the physical, mental, and social skills to meet the demands of the sport. While general guidelines can help you select a sport based on age, it’s important to remember that children develop at different rates. Children are more likely to enjoy and succeed in sports when they have the physical, mental, and social skills required by the sport.
April 18, 2018/by nmortho
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3 Ways to Make Healthy Habits Stick

How many times have you set lofty weight-loss goals at the start of a new year and given up on them just a few weeks later? Or maybe you vowed to kick poor eating habits once and for all but slipped back into your old ways soon after. Resolutions offer a lot of promise, but they tend to fizzle out when a challenge arises or motivation wanes. So what exactly makes lasting change so hard?

The simple answer is that we are creatures of habit. It takes energy and intention for our brains to pause and think about doing things differently. Consider the behaviors and skills that are so ingrained in you now as an adult, such as brushing your teeth or driving a car. When you first started doing them, you had to really think about how to do them.

Want to start making steps toward real change? Try these simple tips to make new habits stick.
April 14, 2018/by nmortho
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Exercise for Your Bone Health

Vital at every age for healthy bones, exercise is important for treating and preventing osteoporosis. Not only does exercise improve your bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination, and balance, and it leads to better overall health.
April 11, 2018/by nmortho
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Brain Differences in Athletes Playing Contact vs. Noncontact Sports

A study from researchers at Indiana University in the journal NeuroImage: Clinical has found differences in the brains of athletes who participate in contact sports compared to those who participate in noncontact sports.

The differences were observed as both groups were given a simple visual task. The results could suggest that a history of minor but repeated blows to the head can result in compensatory changes to the brain as it relates to eye movement function. Or it could show how the hundreds of hours that contact sport players spend on eye-hand coordination skills leads to a reorganization of the brain in the areas dedicated to eye movements.
April 6, 2018/by nmortho
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7 Ways to Improve Bone Health After Age 50

Were you a wild child – drinking, smoking and eating badly in your younger years? If so, you might be at risk for osteoporosis. Here’s how to prevent additional bone density loss in 7 simple steps...

The excesses of youth – smoking, drinking and starving yourself skinny – are now showing up as bone loss and osteoporosis in women.

About 8 million women in the U.S. have osteoporosis, and 30 million more may get the disease, which can cause bones to break with something as harmless as a sneeze, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF).

But even if you’ve abused your body in the past, you still have time to ensure bone health with simple changes, like getting enough vitamin D, eating more fresh fruits and veggies and, yes, adding some weight if you’re too thin. 

Read on for doctor-recommended tips.
April 4, 2018/by nmortho
13 Best Quitting Smoking Tips Ever

13 Best Quit-Smoking Tips Ever

To get motivated, you need a powerful, personal reason to quit. Choose a reason that is strong enough to outweigh the urge to light up.
March 30, 2018/by nmortho
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Osteoarthritis: Could Researchers Have Found the Key to Prevention?

A new study may have revealed a possible new prevention and treatment strategy for osteoarthritis, which is one of the most common and debilitating age-related diseases in the United States.
Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in San Diego, CA, reveal that proteins called FoxO are key for joint health.

By boosting the levels of these FoxO proteins, they believe that it might be possible to treat osteoarthritis, or even stop the disease from developing.
March 27, 2018/by nmortho
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Exercise Your Arthritis

Exercise to get healthy. It’s a no brainer, right? What if you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from some form of arthritis? The prospect of engaging in regular exercise may seem daunting, but it may be a great treatment option for those with arthritis.

More than likely, you or someone you know suffers from some form of arthritis. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 23 percent of all American adults (more than 54 million people) have arthritis.

Dr. Sharad Lakhanpal, president of the American College of Rheumatology and a board certified rheumatologist in Dallas, says the challenges are both mental and physical when arthritis sufferers first approach exercise as a treatment for their condition.
March 23, 2018/by nmortho
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Molecular Response of Muscle to Different Types of Exercise Identified

Exercise in the future could be customized for individuals based on genomics, according to a study by Arizona State University (ASU) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope.

For years, scientists have studied the effects of different types of exercise on the human body, but never before at this level of molecular precision, according to the TGen-ASU study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.
March 21, 2018/by nmortho
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Bone Health for Life: Health Information Basics for You and Your Family

Our bones support us and allow us to move. They protect our brain, heart, and other organs from injury. Our bones also store minerals such as calcium and phosphorous, which help keep our bones strong, and release them into the body when we need them for other uses.

There are many things we can do to keep our bones healthy and strong. Eating foods rich in calcium and vitamin D, getting plenty of exercise, and having good health habits help keep our bones healthy.

But if we don’t eat right and don’t get enough of the right kinds of exercise, our bones can become weak and even break. Broken bones (called fractures) can be painful and sometimes need surgery to heal. They can also cause long-lasting health problems.

But the good news is that it is never too late to take care of your bones.
March 16, 2018/by nmortho
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Bone Marrow Edema in Lower Spine is Common in Young Athletes

New research indicates that young recreational and elite athletes commonly accumulate excess fluid in the bone marrow around the joint that connects the spine with the pelvis. The Arthritis & Rheumatologyfindings may help define what amount of fluid detected on imaging tests may be considered 'background noise' in physically active healthy individuals compared with patients who have axial spondyloarthropathy (axial Spa), an inflammatory disease with low back pain as its main symptom.

The research was conducted to improve the diagnosis of axial Spa, which most commonly affects people in their teens and 20s, especially young men. Bone marrow edema, or the accumulation of excess fluid in bone marrow, in the sacroiliac joint is an inflammatory process thought to play a major role in the disease. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect bone marrow edema and structural changes in the sacroiliac joint when patients begin to experience pain, but there is ongoing debate about what constitutes a positive MRI for the diagnosis of axial SpA early in the course of the disease.
March 14, 2018/by nmortho

Dr. Douglas Allen – Albuquerque’s Top Orthopedic Doctor

What drew you to your speciality?
When entering medical school,…
March 12, 2018/by nmortho
What’s New in Knee Osteoarthritis Treatments?

What’s New in Knee Osteoarthritis Treatments?

Knee osteoarthritis is very common, especially as people…
March 10, 2018/by nmortho
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Sports Injury Prevention Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

More American children are competing in sports than ever before. Sports help children and adolescents keep their bodies fit and feel good about themselves. However, there are some important injury prevention tips that can help parents promote a safe, optimal sports experience for their child.
March 7, 2018/by nmortho
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Differentiating Bone Pain and Joint Pain

It's not uncommon for people with arthritis to say that they feel achy or that their bones hurt. Are they really experiencing bone pain, or is it joint pain? What's the difference?

Generally, bone pain is less common than joint pain or muscle pain. Bone pain can be caused by injury, such as traumatic injury that causes a fracture. Bone pain also can occur with bone cancer, cancer that has metastasized to the bone, osteomyelitis (i.e., infection of the bone), osteoporosis, Paget's disease of bone, leukemia, or disrupted blood supply associated with sickle cell anemia.
March 3, 2018/by nmortho
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Basic Knee Injury Prevention

Prevention of knee injuries, whether acute (knee ligament sprains) or chronic (knee tendonitis, bursitis, or the management of arthritis) is a frequent question to any fitness and health practitioner.

Regardless of the exercise program or the age or gender of the participant, there are key points that should be addressed. First, a flexibility program incorporated into an exercise program is usually a good start. Second, a strength program (regardless of your current muscle strength) will typically work to prevent injury. Third, it is important, based on your level of fitness, any other surrounding health issues, or other previous injuries or current injuries or health issues that the correct exercises are chosen, and when they are, that overtraining is avoided. Lastly, as all of these are considered, make sure to consider proper equipment and technique. When in doubt, consult health and fitness experts or a sports medicine physician.

The following recommendations are designed for knee injury prevention, not performance enhancement.
March 1, 2018/by nmortho
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Reversing Severe Bone Loss

A possible 'first-line' treatment for a rare bone loss disease has been identified by a research team led by Tohoku University in Japan. The research findings, published in the journal Molecular Cell, could also provide insight into treating age-related osteoporosis.
February 23, 2018/by nmortho
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10 Natural Ways to Build Healthy Bones

Building healthy bones is extremely important. Minerals are incorporated into your bones during childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. Once you reach 30 years of age, you have achieved peak bone mass.

If not enough bone mass is created during this time or bone loss occurs later in life, you have an increased risk of developing fragile bones that break easily. Fortunately, many nutrition and lifestyle habits can help you build strong bones and maintain them as you age. Here are 10 natural ways to build healthy bones.
February 21, 2018/by nmortho
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Heavy Bones, Low Body Weight: New Link Between Bone Cells and Blood Sugar Level Found

Bone cells do not just form new bone, they also influence the blood sugar level. Leuven scientists have now discovered a new mechanism that controls this link. The metabolism of bone cells determines how much sugar they use; if the bone cells consume more sugar than normal, this can lower the glucose level in the blood. This research may contribute to future therapies for conditions such as osteoporosis and diabetes.
February 16, 2018/by nmortho
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Body and Soul: Bone-Building Action

If you are a woman, you start losing bone density in your late 30s, and it can go downhill from there. 

In fact, your risk of getting osteoporosis during your lifetime is a huge 50%.

But you don’t have to be a runner or heavy-duty weight lifter to build bone mass. Any weight-bearing activity—walking up the stairs, carrying a baby or a load of groceries—can help prevent bone loss.
February 15, 2018/by nmortho
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Ball Games and Circuit Strength Training Boost Bone Health in Schoolchildren

The type of exercise that children get in school does make a difference, according to a major Danish study. Schoolchildren 8 to 10 years old develop stronger bones, increased muscular strength and improved balance when ball games or circuit training are on the timetable.
February 9, 2018/by nmortho
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What is Tendinosis?

Tendinosis is a chronic tendon injury. It is a common condition but is often misdiagnosed as tendinitis.
In this article, learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for tendinosis, as well as what makes it different from tendinitis.
February 7, 2018/by nmortho
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Young Athletes: Injuries And Prevention

High profile events like the Olympics bring the hope that witnessing and celebrating dedicated athletes at the top of their game, will inspire young people to take up sport and physical activities that help them develop confidence, lead more satisfying lives, and not least, secure long-term health by reducing their risk for developing chronic illness like diabetes, obesity, cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

But unfortunately, if they don't take appropriate measures, young athletes can instead, end up in pain, on a different path to poor health, due to avoidable sport injury.
February 3, 2018/by nmortho
2018 Economic Impact Study

2018 Economic Impact Study – New Mexico Physicians Boost State’s Economy

Physicians add opportunity, growth and prosperity to the New Mexico's economy by creating 47,688 jobs and generating $8.0 billion in economic activity, according to a new report, “The Economic Impact of Physicians in New Mexico” released today by the New Mexico Medical Society and the American Medical Association.
January 31, 2018/by nmortho
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Study Proves ‘Muscle Memory’ Exists at a DNA Level

A study led by researchers at Keele University has shown for the first time that human muscles possess a 'memory' of earlier growth -- at the DNA level.

Periods of skeletal muscle growth are 'remembered' by the genes in the muscle, helping them to grow larger later in life.
January 31, 2018/by nmortho
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Orthopedic Disorders

Anything that is concerned with muscles, ligaments and joints is considered orthopedic. Disorders are ailments, injuries or diseases that cause knee problems, whiplash, dislocated shoulder, torn cartilages, foot pain and fibromyalgia. These are only a few of the known orthopedic disorders. There are as many treatments for orthopedic disorders as there are problems and injuries in the muscles, ligaments and joints.
January 27, 2018/by nmortho
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Why Bones Might Hold the Secret to Weight Loss

Scientists have found an entirely new mechanism by which our body measures and influences our weight. This "gravitostat" is thought to reside in our bones and may offer new treatment avenues for obesity.
In recent years, the link between spending long periods of time sitting down and obesity have been confirmed repeatedly.

Extended periods of sedentarism may even increase the risk of death from all causes.
The interaction between prolonged sitting and obesity does not seem particularly surprising; obesity follows naturally from less exercise.
January 23, 2018/by nmortho
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Healthy Aging: Preserving Your Bones and Joints

Paul Schneider, 90, of Palm Harbor, Florida, starts his morning exercise with 100 situps. A couple golf matches a week, plus weight and aerobic workouts at his fitness club, also keep him flexible and strong.

Schneider stays slender and watches what he eats. He drinks water, not soda. He takes Tums for calcium, as well as fish oil and vitamin D supplements. He was never sedentary, either as a sales manager in the emerging computer industry or as a father of four. "I have fortunately – knock on wood – never broken a bone," he says.

As aging conspires to chip away at your bone and joint health, experts explain what you can do to maintain these through every phase of life:
January 20, 2018/by nmortho
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Correct Warm-Up Reduces Soccer Injuries in Children by Half

A warm-up program developed specially for children reduces soccer injuries by around 50 percent. Sports scientists from the University of Basel reported these findings in the academic journal Sports Medicine. A total of 243 teams comprising around 3,900 children from four European countries took part in the study.

The characteristics of soccer injuries in children differ from those seen in young people and adults. "For example, children are more likely to suffer broken bones or injuries to the upper extremities," says sports scientist Dr. Oliver Faude from the University of Basel. Until now, however, epidemiological data on soccer injuries in this age group has been scarce.
January 16, 2018/by nmortho
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US Arthritis Prevalence is Much Higher Than Current Estimates

New research indicates that the prevalence of arthritis in the United States has been substantially underestimated, especially among adults
January 12, 2018/by nmortho
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Improving Success of Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery

Hip and knee replacement surgery are some of the most common orthopedic surgeries offered. Every year, hundreds of thousands of patients undergo hip replacement or knee replacement for treatment of severe arthritis of their joints. Surgical treatment of arthritis with a joint replacement is one of the most successful surgical interventions, but there are complications that can occur, and when complications do occur they can be very serious. Complications may include ongoing pain, wound healing problems, stiffness, infection, and other problems.
January 10, 2018/by nmortho
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Intense Strength Training Benefits Postmenopausal Women With Low Bone Mass

Exercise is known to be beneficial to bone health but there is reluctance to use high intensity programs in older women with low bone mass because of the risk of fracture or other injury. A new Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study found that only 30 minutes twice a week of high intensity resistance and impact training improved functional performance and bone density, structure, and strength in postmenopausal women with low bone mass, without adverse effects.
January 5, 2018/by nmortho
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Why Do Our Bones Need Calcium?

From the day you’re born, your bones are being built with calcium to make them stronger.

Calcium makes bones as strong as steel!

When your body makes new bone tissue, it first lays down a framework of collagen. Then, tiny crystals of calcium from your blood spread throughout the collagen framework. The hard crystals fill in all the nooks and crannies. Calcium and collagen work together to make bones strong and flexible.
January 3, 2018/by nmortho
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Studies reveal characteristics of bone, tendon injuries incurred by Olympic athletes

Female athletes participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were more likely to experience bone stress injuries in their lower extremities while competing in track and field compared to other events. In addition, tendon abnormalities similarly were most common in track and field athletes, however they most frequently involved the shoulder, Achilles and patellar tendons.

These findings, which are published in two separate studies in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, are the first to report epidemiological data on bone stress injuries and tendon abnormalities detected at the Olympic Games. They were conducted in collaboration with researchers from New York, Pennsylvania, Switzerland, Norway, France, Germany and Brazil.
December 30, 2017/by nmortho
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Bones: The Basics

Bones are more than just the scaffolding that holds the body together. Bones come in all shapes and sizes and have many roles. In this article, we explain their function, what they are made of, and the types of cells involved.
Despite first impressions, bones are living, active tissues that are constantly being remodeled.

Bones have many functions. They support the body structurally, protect our vital organs, and allow us to move. Also, they provide an environment for bone marrow, where the blood cells are created, and they act as a storage area for minerals, particularly calcium.
December 26, 2017/by nmortho
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How an MRI Machine Works for Orthopedics

MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. In actuality, the proper name for this study is a nuclear magnetic resonance image (NMRI), but when the technique was being developed for use in health care the connotation of the word "nuclear" was felt to be too negative and was left out of the accepted name.

MRI is based on the physical and chemical principles of nuclear magnetic resonance(NMR), a technique used to gain information about the nature of molecules. Here's what you should know about MRI machines, and what to expect if you are getting an MRI.
December 20, 2017/by nmortho
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New Study Shows Effects of Obesity on Knee Dislocations

A new study of more than 19,000 knee dislocation cases in the U.S. between 2000 and 2012 provides a painful indication of how the nation's obesity epidemic is changing the risk, severity, and cost of a traumatic injury.

"Obesity greatly increases the complications and costs of care," said lead author Dr. Joey Johnson, orthopedic trauma fellow at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a physician at Rhode Island Hospital. "As the rate of obesity increases, the rate of knee dislocations increases. The total number of patients who are obese is increasing, so we are seeing more of these problems."
December 16, 2017/by nmortho
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Your bones affect your appetite — and your metabolism!

Your skeleton is much more than the structure supporting your muscles and other tissues. It produces hormones, too. And Mathieu Ferron knows a lot about it. The researcher at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) and professor at Université de Montréal's Faculty of Medicine has spent the last decade studying a hormone called osteocalcin. Produced by our bones, osteocalcin affects how we metabolize sugar and fat.

In a recent paper in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Ferron's team unveiled a new piece of the puzzle that explains how osteocalcin works. The discovery may someday open the door to new ways of preventing type 2 diabetes and obesity.
December 12, 2017