orthopedics

January 14, 2020

Staying Safe on the Slopes: Tips for Skiing and Snowboarding

By Trisha McBride Ferguson For skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, winter sports make the months of colder temperatures more bearable. Speeding down the slopes brings a rush of adrenaline, a feeling of freedom — and all too often, injuries. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe on the slopes this season. Know the Risks […]

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October 26, 2018

How Physical Therapy Can Help Live a Pain-Free Life

By Caroline Lieberman, Physical Therapist Living pain-free is crucial to quality of life. The ability to move without pain can impact a person’s ability to participate in – and simply enjoy – everyday activities, earn a living and experience independence. People often associate pain management with medication treatment plans. Reliance on opioids has led to the […]

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October 19, 2018

Stay in the Game: Smart Habits for Injury Prevention and Lifelong Health

By Thomas Starnes, MD A broken bone or an injured joint while doing something you love can be painful and set you back for a while. Though not always preventable, there are things you can do that will not only reduce your risk for such injuries, but actually enhance your overall health and well-being. With […]

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September 20, 2018

Shoulder Pain: 2 Common Causes and How to Fix Them

By Angus Graham III, MD The shoulder is one of the most exciting joints in the body and allows us to do much more than we ever thought possible, only to be sorely missed when it’s injured. All these movements are the result of the shoulder’s unique structure — a combination of three bones, at […]

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March 28, 2018

Knee, Hip or Shoulder Pain? When to See an Orthopedist

“Regardless of where in the body you’re experiencing orthopedic pain, there are some general rules that apply,” said David Jarrett, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director of Mission Orthopedics. “When it comes to prevention, it’s important to be in shape and warm up. Maintaining ideal body weight for your age, sex and height is […]

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February 19, 2018

Spine Injury in December, Olympic Skiing in February – How’s That Possible?

By Marshall Ney, MD After completing her run in a downhill skiing competition in Switzerland this past December, four-time Olympian Lindsey Vonn fell to the ground and appeared to be in immense pain while reaching for her lower back. The 2018 Winter Olympics were less than two months away, and the darling of the U.S. […]

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October 17, 2017

Expert Q&A – Shoulder Pain: Causes and Treatments

In this Q&A with David Pope, MD, we address the basics when it comes to shoulder pain. Q: What are some of the most common reasons for shoulder pain? A: The most common cause of shoulder pain that we [Mission Community Orthopedics and Sports Medicine] treat is what is referred to as “shoulder impingement.” This […]

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July 21, 2017

Why Bone and Joint Pain Should Be Taken Seriously for Anyone with Cancer History

By Donald Gajewski, MD Lots of people have achy bones and joint pain, but for people who either have cancer or have been previously treated for cancer, it could be a sign of a very serious condition known as metastatic bone disease. In fact, if you have been treated for cancer in the past and […]

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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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