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With Some Prep and Care, Many Cycling Injuries Preventable

Sprains, strains, and pain may be merely a bike ride away unless a cyclist approaches the activity with the same preparation, care and correct equipment as required for any sport. That’s the cautionary note from hand and upper limb orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia MD, who says cycling-related injuries to the upper extremities – hands, wrists, forearms,

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10 Common Illnesses You’re More Likely to Get After 40

Dr. Badia was quoted on a Health.com article about Osteoarthritis Around your 40s, osteoarthritis can occur, says Alejandro Badia, MD, board-certified hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon with Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Florida. As cartilage wears away around joints, achiness and discomfort ensues. “It is very common for those who are predisposed to

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‘Telemedicine is a win-win from a cost standpoint’: Dr. Alejandro Badia on telemedicine in orthopedic care

Alejandro Badia, MD, is a hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon and founder of Miami-based OrthoNOW and Doral, Fla.-based Badia Hand to Shoulder Center. In his practice, a patient can request a telemedicine e-visit online and send medical records electronically, including X-rays, MRIs or other imaging. “Telemedicine is a highly effective method of assessing and managing

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Concussions After Auto Accident

Each year, millions of people suffer injuries after a car accident. You may picture broken bones and cuts requiring stitches, but concussions are another common injury found after a car accident. When deciding if they should seek medical treatment following a car accident, many people forget to look for signs of a concussion. An undiagnosed

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Components of Pre-concussion Testing

Pre-concussion testing, also known as baseline testing, is a test that’s rapidly growing in popularity among young athletes. The purpose of pre-concussion is to determine a baseline for athletes without a concussion. In other words, you’re establishing what’s normal. Young athletes are encouraged to receive a pre-concussion test before the start of each game and

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Living With Joint Pain

Many people are familiar with learning to live with joint pain. In fact, joint pain is so common that there’s a high probability either yourself or someone you know suffers from it on a regular basis. Joint pain can occur for a variety of reasons and the symptoms can greatly range in severity. In the

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Working Out After Injury

If you’re a lover of fitness and working out, suffering from an injury can be frustrating, to say the least. The time you’re out of the gym to allow your body to heal will feel like forever, but returning too early could result in an even worse injury. Returning to your workout routine is going

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10 Most Common Work Injuries for Construction Workers

Construction work is a dangerous profession, but what injuries occur the most? Here’s a list of the top 10 injuries facing construction workers every day. Back Injury – Construction workers are often working at extreme heights and a fall can mean a serious back or neck injury. Back injuries also occur from heavy lifting and

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Do you know what to do with your pain?

Are you in PAIN? The term “pain” has been associated with a large scope of injuries and diseases, many of them related to the body’s musculoskeletal system. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, which means that roughly 31% of our citizens live with persistent pain. During

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