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What Is a Meniscectomy?

When it comes to serious knee injuries, two conditions stand above the rest: a torn ACL and a torn meniscus. Both injuries can arise from the same kind of traumatic, sudden, and unnatural movement or impact involving the knee, such as: Suddenly stopping, slowing down, or changing direction (cutting) Pivoting with a firmly planted foot …

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What is Graston Therapy & Why Do So Many Athletes Use It?

Physical therapy is an indispensable part of your treatment when recovering from orthopedic surgery, healing an injury, or trying to reduce pain and increase mobility caused by a chronic joint condition like arthritis. At OrthoMiami, we develop personally tailored physical therapy programs best suited to the needs of each patient. These programs can involve the …

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Questions to Ask An Orthopedic Surgeon Before Surgery

You have a bone, joint, or muscle problem. You tried home remedies, but those didn’t relieve the pain or resolve the issue. You then met with an orthopedic surgeon who provided a diagnosis and recommended conservative and non-invasive treatments. Unfortunately, those too failed to fix your condition. Finally, after these disappointing efforts, your doctor tells …

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How Long Do PRP Injections Last?

At OrthoMiami, we increasingly use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy as an effective, safe, and non-invasive treatment for a variety of common ailments, from knee arthritis to tendonitis to ankle sprains. PRP therapy uses the body’s own healing processes to significantly speed up the repair and recovery of damaged tendons, ligaments, and other tissue. This revolutionary …

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What Is a Strain Injury?

Your muscles and tendons do a lot of work and can take a lot of punishment, but they are not indestructible. If you overuse, overstretch, or hyperextend them beyond their breaking point, they will let you know through pain, swelling, tenderness – the telltale signs of a strain injury. Strains v. Sprains Strains are not …

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Understanding Joint Pain

When we talk about joint pain, we aren’t talking about one thing. Depending on the source and cause of the inflammation, discomfort, stiffness, and loss of strength and mobility associated with “joint pain,” we could be talking about ligament pain, cartilage pain, bone pain, tendon pain, or muscle pain. All of these tissues come together …

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