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The Latest News in Orthopedics

Barrington Orthopedic Specialists are excited to bring you the latest information about research and advancements in orthopedic care. This blog will also be used to post updates about our practice and keep in touch with our patients.

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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, it’s wise to
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 from serious injuries, and even get athletes back in the game. If
All it takes is one harmless misstep to leave you with a sprained ankle. While it’s one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries in people of all ages, it can lead to permanent damage if you aren’t careful. Chronic ankle instability is a condition where the outer side of the ankle gives way, making the ankle unstable. It can happen after repeated ankle
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 out or damaged hip joint.
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 on certain structures of the body. This is different
“Don’t slouch. Sit up straight.” It’s age-old advice that we’ve all heard at one time or another, and for good reason. Good posture reduces neck and back pain, lowers the risk of certain orthopedic problems, and improves your overall health. If you find yourself hunched over your mobile device or slouching at the office, it’s never too late to correct
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 injury statistic. The team here at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists wants to keep you in the game by
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, you can