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GUSTAVEL ORTHOPEDICS BLOG

July 2019
An ACL injury is one of the most common causes of a knee injury. ACL or Anterior Cruciate Ligament is a band of tissue that joins the bones within your knee. It helps in keeping the knee stable. A tear or sprain of this ligament leads to an ACL injury. This happens most commonly during sports.
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June 2019
Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. Symptoms typically start steadily, worsen over time, and then resolve slowly within 1 to 3 years. Physical therapy is the primary treatment advised for frozen shoulder. It mostly affects people between 40 and 60 years old and is more common in women than in men. Also, people with diabetes have a higher risk of developing a frozen shoulder.
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Group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint and keep the head of your upper arm bone firmly inside the socket of the shoulder is called Rotator cuff. If one or more of the rotator cuff tendons gets injured or damaged, it leads to pain and reduced movement.
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May 2019
We usually tend to ignore our feet, but if you get foot pain, you are reminded of them every step you take. Feet act like shock absorbers & support 1.5x our body weight during walking & running activities. There are around 26 bones, 33 joints, & 5 ligaments & injury can happen to any structure.
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Ankle pain can happen due to an injury to any of the ankle bones, tendons or ligaments. Ankle pain is often associated with swelling, redness, stiffness & instability. Initial treatment may include rest, ice, compression & elevation, visit an orthopedic surgeon for accurate diagnosis & treatment.
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April 2019
The hip joint is a very stable and strong joint. It is a ball-and-socket joint in which the top of the thigh bone fits into the hollow socket into your pelvis. The ball-and-socket joint allows maximum movement of the bones involved.
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All of us experience knee pain at some point in our lifetime. It can be due to injury, overuse or just age. Knowing the right cause of knee pain can help you seek the correct treatment, relieve symptoms and regain movement.
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March 2019
Elbow pain can cause a lot of discomfort in carrying out daily activities. The pain can range from sharp pain due to fracture to a burning pain due to inflammation of the tendon. Pain can be constant, intermittent or may worsen with movement. It can also be associated with numbness and tingling in hand.
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The shoulder joint is the most flexible joint in our body. When your shoulder starts to feel pain, it hampers your everyday activities; from brushing hair to reaching up into the closet.
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