Heating Pad or Ice Pack: Which Should You Reach For?

There are approximately 640 muscles, 206 bones, 900-plus ligaments, and 4,000-plus tendons in the human body. Even if you lead a sedentary lifestyle, you’re bound to sprain, strain, bump, or bruise some of them from time to time. When you experience pain that’s bothersome but doesn’t quite meet the threshold for making an appointment with your orthopedic doctor, you probably head to your medicine chest and take an aspirin or acetaminophen tablet. If the pain continues you may seek relief from a heating pad or an ice pack. Before you administer hot or cold therapy, make sure you’re using the right one. Otherwise, you could do more harm than good.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Friday June 17, 2016
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: You’ve Heard of It, but What is It?

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, orthopedic surgeons perform about 260,000 surgeries each year to relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Almost half of carpal tunnel syndrome cases develop as a result of work-related activities. You’re probably familiar with the name carpal tunnel syndrome, but unless you or a close friend, relative, or coworker has developed this condition you may not know much about it.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Thursday June 2, 2016
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