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The US Tennis Open is Coming Soon, Professional and Amateur Players Know the Importance of Healthy Shoulders

This article originally appeared on HealthNewsDigest. As the US Tennis Open nears, both professional and amateur players understand that the game rests squarely on the shoulders, says hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia MD. “The unnatural mechanism of motion required of the upper limbs for different tennis strokes creates an abnormal amount of

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Surgery Can be a Pain, But Opioids Not Always Best Elixir

This article originally appeared on HealthNewsDigest.  Innovative pain management alternatives during and after surgery can significantly reduce the number of patients becoming chronic users – and abusers — of opioid drugs, says noted orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia MD, founder and chief medical officer of the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and OrthoNOW®, who has successfully paired

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Motorcycle Safety for Track Days

Florida Track Days will be held in Miami this August, providing motorcycle riders with a place to learn and practice in a safe, controlled environment. Safety and following regulations are key to preventing injuries due to crashes or accidents on a motorcycle, which can happen at any time. The most common injuries sustained during motorcycle

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What Is Carpal Tunnel, and Are Your Workouts to Blame?

Overhead squats are the hardest exercise EVER. As a CrossFit coach and avid exerciser, this is a hill I’m willing to die on. One day, after some particularly heavy sets, even my wrists were sore. When I mentioned this to my coach, he said my tender wrists might be indicative of a larger issue. Cue: The sigh

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Rotator Cuff Problem? Put a Patch on it – Literally

Repairing a partial tendon tear in the shoulder’s rotator cuff may simply be a matter of “patching” it, says noted orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia, MD. An expert in shoulder surgery, as well as regenerative medicine, Dr. Badia, has been successfully using an all-natural, collagen patch to promote healing of the rotator cuff tendon. Called the REGENETEN◊

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Is Your Desk Job Giving You Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

This article originally appeared on LifeHacker. If you’re reading this at work, you are probably worried that something you’re doing right now is slowly killing you. The accumulated years of slouched spinal posture, squinting at a screen and sitting (“the new smoking”) are sources of health paranoia for the 80 per cent of the workforce whose jobs do

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Arthroscopy? Maybe Greek to You, but Beneficial to Joints

This article originally appeared on Health News Digest. Arthroscopy? It may sound “Greek” to you, but this minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical approach to repair of joints, most notably the bigger joints of the knee and shoulder and also in the smaller joints like hand, wrist, elbow and base of the thumb, is proving safe, effective

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Preventing Injuries at Your Worksite

Workplace accidents can affect your business in multiple ways, from not meeting goals for the day to extra medical bills to reduced employee morale, leading to a less productive work environment. The easiest way to keep morale and productivity where they need to be is by preventing accidents in your workplace. Follow these steps to

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Dr. Alejandro Badia is a Featured Lecturer at IFSSH in Berlin

Dr. Alejandro Badia, co-founder of OrthoNOW, is a featured lecturer at the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) conference this week in Berlin, Germany. Dr. Badia will be presenting three lectures. His social media seminar is called “How SoMe has transformed my practice” and focuses on how a digital marketing tool

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