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What to Do After a Dislocation

A football tackle, a car crash, or even a bad fall can force any of your joints out of place. You’ll likely know it’s a dislocated joint from the extreme pain and immobility, but do you know what to do about it? Take a moment to find out.

Jun 1st, 2022
Is Going Barefoot Bad for Your Feet?

Summer’s coming, and as the temperature rises in Tuscaloosa, it’s tempting to kick off your shoes and let your feet go bare and natural. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.

May 1st, 2022
Life After an Open Fracture

All bone fractures are traumatic, but when a broken bone breaks through your skin, it can have lasting effects that change your life. Here’s what to expect after an open fracture.

Apr 4th, 2022
How to Jump Without Hurting Your Joints

Whether you’re hopping around with your kids or you’re a professional athlete trying to outperform your opponent, jumping can damage your joints. Learn a few joint-saving techniques that can keep you bounding and leaping with ease.

Feb 1st, 2022
Could You Have a Hip Fracture and Not Know It?

Excruciating pain and the inability to walk are classic signs of a hip fracture. Is it possible to break your hip without realizing it? Here are the symptoms that definitely indicate a hip fracture, and those that may mislead you.

Jan 5th, 2022
A Closer Look at Bone Spurs

Much like the spur on a cowboy’s boot, a bone spur is pointy and painful. If you have a bone spur on your foot or ankle, it can cause pain, numbness, and walking problems. These issues could seriously hinder your holiday plans. Not on our watch.

Dec 7th, 2021
Who's at Risk for Fractures?

Since it takes just one wrong move to break a bone, it stands to reason that anyone can suffer a fracture. But some people may be more prone than others. Find out if you’re at risk for cracking a bone.

Nov 5th, 2021
Tips for Avoiding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Do you have weakness and pain in one or both wrists? You may be developing carpal tunnel syndrome, a common nerve condition. Learn how to avoid this uncomfortable condition with these expert tips.

Sep 7th, 2021
Understanding How Your Knee Works and What Can Go Wrong

Your knee joint is as complex as it is important to your body’s functioning and your everyday life. Learn how this collection of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments helps you excel at sports, and what happens when something goes wrong.

Aug 10th, 2021
4 Ways Hip Pain Is Treated

Does your hip hurt? You’re not alone. Hip pain is common, and it can be debilitating. Find out four of the best ways to treat hip pain.

Jul 7th, 2021
Could Your Foot Problems Be Due to Diabetes?

While foot and ankle problems are common, especially among athletes, another segment of the population is also prone to foot and lower limb issues. If you have diabetes, find out if your foot problems are due to this condition.

May 5th, 2021
Prepping Your Home for Recovery From Knee or Hip Surgery

Knee and hip surgeries can help you resume an active lifestyle — without pain. Before you can resume your activities, you need to heal after surgery. Get tips on how to prepare your home to make recovery more comfortable after surgery.

Apr 1st, 2021
When a Broken Toe Requires Care

Did you stub your toe? Pretty painful, right? But how do you know if it’s more than a stubbed toe? Find out whether it’s actually broken, and how to care for it.

Feb 4th, 2021
Do I Need a Hip Replacement?

If your hip hurts and you can’t find relief, it may be time for hip replacement surgery. Learn when the time is right to consider surgery to treat your pain and stiffness.

Dec 1st, 2020
8 Causes of Your Foot Pain

Does your foot hurt? There are any number of reasons why you might be having foot pain. Take a moment to focus on eight common causes of foot pain and how to reduce the suffering.

Nov 5th, 2020
Strengthen Your Grip with Carpal Tunnel Treatment

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common and painful condition that can impact your grip strength and ability to perform daily activities. Learn how effective treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome can improve your grip strength, and your life.

Oct 13th, 2020
What is Sports Medicine?

If you’re an athlete and you play hard, you probably know you might get injured. Even if you’re not going at maximum effort, however, you can still get hurt. Learn how a sports medicine specialist can treat your injury and get you back in the game.

Sep 10th, 2020
5 Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Are you considering surgery? Worried about the pain and recovery time? Learn the five major benefits of minimally invasive surgery, which includes less time spent on the couch, and more time with loved ones.

Aug 13th, 2020
7 Tips for Avoiding Sports Injuries

Playing sports is great for your physical and mental health. Getting injured is not. Take a moment to explore these seven expert tips to help keep you from getting sidelined.

Apr 24th, 2020
Waving Goodbye to a Shoulder Impingement

Does your shoulder hurt when you reach your arms up? If so, you may have shoulder impingement syndrome. Learn how to say goodbye to pain and other shoulder impingement symptoms with our help.

Mar 12th, 2020
Most Common Signs of a Stress Fracture

Do your feet or ankles hurt? If you’ve been training hard for your sport, you may have developed a stress fracture. Learn the most common signs for this type of overuse injury, and how to treat it.

Feb 17th, 2020
I Type All Day — Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Inevitable?

Almost everyone has heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, but most people don’t know much about it except that it can be caused by repetitive motions. This is true, but it’s not the whole story. Find out what causes it and how to treat it.

Nov 1st, 2019
When an Ankle Injury Requires Medical Intervention

People of any age can injure an ankle while playing sports or stepping on uneven ground. Minor ankle injuries can heal on their own, but if you have notable pain and suspect a sprain or fracture, you need medical help.

Oct 1st, 2019
Am I Too Young for a Hip Replacement?

Think hip replacement surgery is only for the elderly? Well, tImes have changed. Many men and women in their 40s and 50s are now opting for this life-changing procedure. Read on to learn why the hip crowd is increasingly younger.

Jul 21st, 2019