Common Snow Shoveling Injuries

Dated on: 09/23/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Shoveling snow can be a daunting task during the winter months. Injuries such as shoulder and lower back pain occur frequently. In more severe cases, slips on ice, bone fractures, hypothermia and heart-related ailments may occur. With some preparation, you can prevent these injuries. At OrthoBethesda, we’re committed to helping residents of our community live a safe and injury-free life during winter. What Are Common Snow Shoveling Injuries? Snow shoveling can result in musculoskeletal injuries such as: Soft tissue injury Bone fracture Lacerations (deep cuts on the body) Injury to the head, trunk, arm and leg Lower back pain Shoulder [ ... ]

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Top of Foot: Treatment Tips for Fracture, Sprain or Strain

Dated on: 09/09/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Acute injuries such as fractures, strains and top of the foot sprains can occur in people of all ages. Anyone can experience a twist in the ankle, which can cause intermittent sharp pain on the top of the foot. Let's look at how to identify each of these injuries, as well as treatment tips and options. How Do You Determine Whether You Have a Fracture, Sprain or Strain? The type of injury is determined by the kind of tissue that’s affected. A fracture is a break in a hard bone. But the difference between a sprain and strain isn’t always easy [ ... ]

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Types of Rotator Cuff Tears

Dated on: 09/01/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

If you've had any kind of shoulder discomfort, chances are you've heard about rotator cuff injuries and the pain and complications they can bring on. Your shoulder joint is an extremely complex body part that allows your arm to have its remarkable range of motion. However, this complexity can also cause it to be susceptible to injury like a rotator cuff tear, and when there is an injury, this important joint's lack of mobility can be particularly uncomfortable and frustrating. Every year, around 2 million individuals in the U.S. see their physicians due to rotator cuff issues. If you're suffering from a tear in [ ... ]

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