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From Tennis Elbow to Wrist Fractures: How We Treat Common Lower Arm Injuries

If you have an acute or overuse injury of your forearm or wrist, you’re unable to perform some of the simple daily tasks you normally take for granted, like brushing your teeth or using the computer — especially if the injury is in your dominant arm or hand. Your forearm has two bones: the radius …

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Healing From Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is considered a routine operation these days. Minimally invasive surgical techniques have hastened healing and recovery time.  Rehab actually starts before the surgery. Your board-certified orthopedic surgeon at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center may give you specific muscle-strengthening exercises to do if needed in the weeks before your operation. Strong muscles enable you to perform basic …

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Understanding the Power of Platelets in Healing

Traditional orthopedic practice is undergoing a transformation. A medical treatment long used to speed wound healing after surgery called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) now can speed healing to orthopedic injuries and conditions such as arthritis. PRP gives physicians another tool in their arsenal to combat muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries as well as ease joint pain from arthritis.  Are you …

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5 Ways to Reduce Lower Back Pain at Work

Most people have an episode of lower back pain at some point in their lives. Not surprisingly, back pain is a leading cause of workplace disability claims. If your pain lasts longer than three months, it’s considered chronic pain.  Our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center provide caring treatment for lower back pain.  Before you …

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The Link Between Fluid Retention and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Are some of your fingers going numb after a day on the keyboard or working construction? Perhaps you’ve developed pain in your wrist. Day after day, it seems to be getting worse. You could have carpal tunnel syndrome.  Our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center treat many cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, restoring …

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Here’s How Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment Can Help Your Tendonitis

If you’ve been diagnosed with tendonitis, you’re seeking relief. Tendons are strong bands of tissue that join muscles to bones. Any type of repetitive movements of your tendons can inflame them, causing tendonitis.  If you play tennis, you’re at risk for tendonitis, commonly known as tennis elbow —  inflammation in the tendons that move from the …

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