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This Is How Arthritis Affects Your Joints

An estimated 54 million adults are living with arthritis. Osteoarthritis, the most common type of the disease, affects over 30 million Americans. Arthritis isn’t limited to adults, however. Nearly 300,000 children have arthritis. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or learning better ways to manage the condition for yourself or someone you know, read more

By |2020-01-24T01:28:43-06:00November 29th, 2019|

Why Rehabilitation Is Crucial to Healing From an Injury

The right treatment plays a key role in recovering from a wide range of injuries. Whether from an accident or participation in sports and other physical activities, an injury can happen in the blink of an eye, sometimes unavoidably. A good rehabilitation program is proven to help patients recover read more

By |2020-02-03T21:57:56-06:00November 1st, 2019|

Understanding a Total Hip Replacement: Anterior Approach

If arthritis or an injury has severely damaged your hip, your mobility is likely significantly limited, not to mention the daily pain you experience. When other treatments fail to effectively manage your condition, your doctor may recommend hip replacement surgery. Also called total hip arthroplasty, total hip replacement replaces a worn read more

By |2020-01-24T01:32:47-06:00August 1st, 2019|

Common Overuse Injuries in Runners

Running offers a multitude of health benefits, including improving the health of your heart and circulatory system, reducing the risk of chronic disease, and lowering stress, to name just a few. Any regular physical activity poses the risk of sustaining an overuse injury. These injuries result from repeated stress read more

By |2019-12-03T06:01:35-06:00July 15th, 2019|

ACL Injuries: Am I at Risk?

Not only is a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a knee one of the most common sports injuries, it’s one of the most dreaded, and for good reason: Recovering from that injury can keep you on the bench for an entire season. Don’t be another sports read more

By |2019-12-03T06:02:54-06:00May 22nd, 2019|

How to Prevent Sports-Related Injuries

Physical activity offers numerous health benefits, including boosting energy levels, strengthening muscles, keeping bones strong and increasing overall well-being. Sports participation offers an excellent way to maintain physical fitness, while doing something you enjoy. Along with the benefits of sports, however, there are injury risks. With a few tips, read more

By |2019-12-03T06:03:28-06:00April 19th, 2019|

The Importance of Posture

You may have heard that good posture is essential for good health, but do you know why? Posture refers to how you position your body when you’re sitting, standing or lying down. Your posture is the result of habits formed over the course of years. Many people may recognize read more

By |2019-12-03T06:04:03-06:00March 12th, 2019|

Bone Density

What Does a Bone Density Test Show? Maybe you were running late or maybe it was that patch of ice, but when you slipped and fell on the driveway, you knew as soon as you heard the crack that something bad had happened. Less than a minute later, the read more

By |2019-12-03T06:11:58-06:00February 14th, 2019|

When is an MRI Warranted?

Imaging technology has come a long way, and it can save lives. Today, physicians use the technology, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to create detailed images of organs and tissues within your body. This helps to diagnose and create a treatment strategy for a wide variety of conditions. read more

By |2019-12-03T06:04:46-06:00February 12th, 2019|

The Effects of Smoking on Bone Healing

Scientists long suspected a link between smoking and delayed bone healing, but we now know that quitting smoking may mean the difference between a speedy recovery from a fracture and months of getting better. When smokers do heal from broken bones, their bones are more prone to reinjury than read more

By |2019-12-03T06:05:25-06:00January 14th, 2019|

What is BMI & What It Means for Your Health

Most folks head for the bathroom scale when they wonder whether all those midnight snacks are pushing them into the next pants size. On the other side, there are those who wince when they step on the scale and see they’ve lost rather than gained those few pounds they read more

By |2019-12-03T06:06:55-06:00October 20th, 2018|

Introducing Dr. Gabriel Merlin

Orthopedics is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system, including your joints and all the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that surround your bones and help your joints move. Your skeletal system is complex, to say the least. read more

By |2019-12-03T06:07:33-06:00September 21st, 2018|

How Athletes Can Avoid Overuse Injuries

Whether you’re a young athlete just starting out or a toughened warrior with miles of experience, an overuse injury can end your season. Sometimes the damage is severe enough to block you from your favorite sport entirely. Unlike acute injuries that can happen in an instant, such as a read more

By |2019-12-03T06:08:12-06:00August 10th, 2018|

Keeping Kids in the Game

Sports can help kids develop healthy exercise habits and may be part of the solution for the rise in childhood obesity and other concerning medical conditions we once connected to adulthood, such as Type 2 diabetes and elevated cholesterol levels. You can expect more bumps and bruises when your read more

By |2019-12-03T06:08:52-06:00July 23rd, 2018|

A Helping Hand: When to See a Doctor For Hand Pain

Typing, tying your shoelaces, and throwing a baseball are all things people tend to take for granted until hand pain strikes. Your hands are made up of complex structures, and pain can happen for many reasons, from injury to overuse. When you’re dealing with hand pain, there’s no substitute read more

By |2019-12-03T06:09:29-06:00June 15th, 2018|

Relieving Arthritis Pain Without Surgery

When you suffer from arthritis, pain and stiffness in your joints can seriously interfere with your quality of life. Arthritis describes more than 200 different conditions that affect joints and the surrounding connective tissue. You may suffer from arthritis due to wear and tear, aging, inflammation, autoimmune conditions, or read more

By |2019-12-03T06:10:10-06:00May 18th, 2018|

What Kind of Rehabilitation Do You need Post-Surgery?

Your real healing and return to function begin once your surgery is over and rehab begins. Initial rehabilitation involves recovering from anesthesia and the immediate trauma of surgery. Then, you need to focus on learning how to do simple tasks, such as getting dressed and caring for yourself. Over read more

By |2019-12-03T06:10:49-06:00April 13th, 2018|

Getting Ready for Your First MRI

Are you getting ready to have your first MRI? You may feel nervous about it, but knowing what to expect can help. MRI -- magnetic resonance imaging -- is performed so that the experts here at Barrington Orthopedics can look at your tissues and bones without doing surgery. The read more

By |2019-12-03T06:11:23-06:00March 6th, 2018|