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The Difference Between Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Sports Pain in Knee

If you injure yourself, both an orthopedic surgeon and a sports medicine physician can help you recover. Both types of doctors specialize in the musculoskeletal system. These mechanical structures include bones, joints, ligaments, fascia, tendons and muscles. While the physicians may overlap in the ability to diagnose and treat many conditions, they are separate specialties.…

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How Custom Orthotics Protect More Than Just Your Feet

Female feet stand on tiptoe in orthopedic insoles.

You’ve probably seen all the different inserts you can get for your shoes at the store. Why are there so many of them? And what makes having custom ones made for you by your orthopaedic provider a better choice? Having the proper cushioning and support when wearing your shoes can make a big difference in…

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Best Exercise Tips to Prevent Orthopaedic Injuries This Summer

Sports Injury

The summer weather provides the perfect invitation to go outside and enjoy all your favorite activities. Your body may need some time to adjust with increased motion to avoid orthopedic injuries, especially while exercising. Here are the best exercise tips to help prevent orthopedic injuries this summer. Stretch Before Exercising Stretching is essential to prevent…

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3 Causes of Heel Pain

Heel Pain

The weather is great in sunny Silicon Valley and due to hitting the trails, you may be experiencing ankle pain. The most common injuries to the heel happen as a result of repetitive striking of the foot on hard surfaces while playing sports or wearing shoes that enhance irritation. If you rest a sore heel…

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Winter May Be Over But Your Shoulder is Frozen!

Shoulder Pain Silicon Valley CA

The shoulder joint is susceptible to various types of ailments. Frozen shoulder is one of them. Often confused with arthritis, frozen shoulder is a condition that involves pain and stiffness similar to arthritis. It develops gradually and intensifies. Unlike arthritis which is often degenerative, frozen shoulder finally goes away. The cycle for frozen shoulder can…

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Big Problems with Your Big Toe?

Close-up woman foot. Pain toes.

Did you know that the most common site of arthritis in the foot is at the base of the big toe? Can you imagine trying to get around with a big toe that does not want to flex? The joint affected by this is called the metatarsophalangeal, or MTP, joint. Every time you take a…

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Top 5 Orthopaedic Injuries for Men

Male Orthopedic Problems San Jose CA

As men get older, they may lose bone density that can make them more susceptible to injury. Because of their differences in structural anatomies, men can face challenges in their orthopaedic health differently than females. Recognizing these differences is crucial for accurate diagnosis in order to receive better care. Here are the top five orthopaedic…

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5 Risk Factors for Plantar Fasciitis

Man hands giving foot massage to yourself after a long walk, suffering from pain in heel, plantar fasciitis.

The first and most noticeable symptom of plantar fasciitis is often a sharp, stabbing pain in the heel. It can be stronger when you first get out of bed and start walking, gradually easing up throughout the day, or it could be a constant pain as you go about your daily activities. Either way, this…

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Is COVID-19 Making You Reconsider Joint Surgery?

Man with strong athletic legs holding knee with his hands in pain. Injury during a running workout training on running track.

The prospect of surgery can be daunting, but the current pandemic is causing many who suffer from painful joints to reconsider surgery. These delays could lead to loss of function, more pain and an increased risk of further damage. Fortunately, safety measures mean you can have your much-needed surgery with minimal risk of contracting the…

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Is it Gout or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Woman massaging her painful foot, red hilighted on pain area.

Gout is a very painful form of inflammatory arthritis. The attacks can have a sudden onset and are characterized by swelling, redness and intense pain. Another major symptom is that it most commonly occurs in the foot, particularly at the base of the big toe. Gout can occur in other areas of the foot and…

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