Orthopedics

July 26, 2017

CTE in the News Again – What Is Mission Sports Medicine Doing to Prevent and Treat Concussions?

By Calvin Mabry A recent article published by CNN detailed that 99 percent of studied brains from deceased NFL players were diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, more commonly known as CTE. A progressive degenerative brain disease, CTE is characterized by memory loss, mood swings and difficulty concentrating, symptoms similar to those of Alzheimer’s. The differentiating […]

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July 14, 2017

Moms That Move – What You Need to Know about Exercise during Pregnancy

By Aaron Vaughan, MD Mission Orthopedics and Asheville Orthopaedics Associates Regular physical activity during pregnancy has minimal risks and has been shown to benefit most women. Exercise does not cause miscarriage, poor fetal growth, musculoskeletal injury or premature delivery. In fact, physical inactivity and excessive weight gain are all risk factors for maternal obesity and […]

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July 14, 2017

Healthy Hydration – Summer Workouts Need Special Attention to Fluids

By Aaron Vaughan & Eliza Parker With the hot weather upon us, every level of athlete should consider their hydration status and how it can affect their performance and recovery. As one sweats during exercise, both water and salts are lost, which can lead to a reduction in blood volume, an increase in the amount […]

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July 6, 2017

Training Champions – In the Dugout with the State Championship Baseball Team

By Calvin Mabry For student athletes in today’s exponentially competitive landscape geared more toward individual success, cultivating a championship team takes what some might compare to the perfect storm. Common components of such whirlwinds range from players with an uncompromised work ethic, coaches, whose focus transcends mere preparation to the health and wellness of each individual […]

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June 8, 2017

Healthy Couples – How to Support Your Mate in Fitness and Health

By Trisha McBride Ferguson When it comes to nurturing a healthy relationship with your significant other, most advice in today’s news addresses supporting each other psychologically and sexually. But what about promoting your mate’s health and wellness? If you’re interested in improving your relationship long-term, start by working together toward a healthier lifestyle. Encourage Each […]

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May 22, 2017

Bone Health: Myth vs. Fact – Determining Your Risk for Osteoporosis

By Adam Kaufman, MD As with any disease or medical condition, there are a plethora of so-called “facts” about osteoporosis floating out in the stratosphere. And whether you’ve picked up one or more of these in a conversation with a friend or family member, or found it online, it’s important to be able to distinguish myth […]

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May 3, 2017

Osteoporosis – Four Ways It’s Treated and Five Ways It’s Prevented

By Adam Kaufman, MD Osteoporosis is considered a “silent disease,” meaning there are often no warning signs and the disease can occur without symptoms. However, patients who have sustained a fracture from a low-energy injury (fall from standing height, for example) may need to be evaluated for weak bones. The National Osteoporosis Foundation and other […]

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May 2, 2017

Hand Pain 101 – Trigger Finger Symptoms and Treatment

By Sonya Clark, DO It could be argued that the hands are, perhaps, the extremity we take for granted the most. We use our hands in almost every physical activity, from driving to writing to eating. That’s why it’s important to understand some of the most common hand ailments and how they can be treated. […]

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April 26, 2017

Hand Pain 101 – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

By Sonya Clark, DO It could be argued that the hands are, perhaps, the extremity we take for granted the most. We use our hands in almost every physical activity, from driving to writing to eating. That’s why it’s important to understand some of the most common hand ailments and how they can be treated. […]

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April 25, 2017

Concussions: Myth vs. Fact – Six Common Misconceptions About Prevention and Treatment

By Brent Fisher, MD As we enter warmer months and outdoor activities increase, risks of injuries and accidents related to sporting activities increases as well, including a likely increase in head injuries. And while football has been heavily scrutinized for the impact of head trauma, including concussions on current and former players over the last […]

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