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Getting Your Ankle Off on the Right Foot Again

Getting Your Ankle Off on the Right Foot Again

Almost everyone has heard of total hip replacement and total knee replacement. But fewer people are familiar with total ankle replacement (also called total ankle arthroplasty). Although it looks like a simple hinge joint, the ankle actually involves much more complex movement, absorbing forces up to five times body weight. Many conditions, such as severeRead More…

Bracing for a New Arthritis Treatment

Bracing for a New Arthritis Treatment

Knee pain from osteoarthritis is no walk in the park. In fact, the pain probably keeps you from walks in the park. Could wearing a knee brace help you overcome this discomfort? Often, arthritis affects only one compartment of the knee. This can result in your lower leg angling awkwardly and appearing “bow legged” (varus)Read More…

Blood Clots and Surgery

An article came out this past December on the  British Medical Journal website.  It talked about blood clots following surgery.  Contrary to common accepted practices by physicians they are seeing “blood clots” or “DVTs”  occurring much longer after surgery than originally thought.  After many orthopedic surgeries patients are taking medications to reduce the chance of bloodRead More…

Safe Exercise for Patients with Diabetes

Safe Exercise for Patients with Diabetes

E xercise is as important for those with diabetes as it is for anyone else. The goal of most exercise regimens should be to work out at a moderate intensity for 30 minutes at least five days a week.  Patients with diabetes, however, need to take several exercise-related precautions: • If you already have problems withRead More…

What is Sport Psychology?

Greg Chertok, AASP – CC Director, Sport & Exercise Psychology The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center Englewood, NJ 07631 The field of Sport Psychology, albeit young, is one that has gained increasing popularity since the 1980s. Now, if you were to hear the term ‘psychology’ – even in the context of athletics – and instinctuallyRead More…

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