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Dr. Daines wrote an article for the Idaho Press-Tribune recently, about how shoulder pain is common, and generally simple to fix.
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In recent years, due to changes and struggles within the American healthcare system, many physicians are joining large, hospital-owned medical groups. These corporate medical giants have hospitals, physicians of all varieties, surgeons, surgery rooms, therapists and more, to provide every aspect of healthcare to a large number of patients.
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When your knee hurts or aches for an extended amount of time, it’s easy to point the finger at osteoarthritis, a common cause of joint pain. But bone marrow lesions, or flaws in the bone near the joint, are an important underlying cause of joint pain. A new procedure offered in the Treasure Valley by Dr. Nicola, called Subchondroplasty, treats bone marrow lesions, thus decreasing pain levels and delaying or preventing the need for knee replacement surgery.
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Although surgery is a major event and does entail risk, it may be a worthwhile treatment option to consider if non-operative options have been exhausted.
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What Orthopedic Issues Do Men Deal With? Arthritis and joint problems are common for both men and women. Millions of Americans have had knees or hips replaced.
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Dr. George Nicola of West Idaho Orthopedics and Sports Medicine recently contributed his expertise on knee pain to one of Idaho's leading news publications.
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Arthritis, mostly thought of as an ailment affecting older generations, is in fact a problem many younger people, even children, face. The Arthritis Foundation says that two-thirds of people with arthritis are under the age of 65, including 300,000 children. More than a million are between the ages of 18 and 40. About 50 million Americans in total deal with arthritis.
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Sports and injuries often go together. It’s unfortunate, but it’s very much a part of being active. When we play sports or exercise, we expose our bodies to some potential injuries and dangers. Luckily, sports medicine is constantly improving. Treatments for common sports injuries are faster, safer and more effective than they’ve ever been.
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Undergoing hip surgery is a big decision, as it carries various risks and can deliver significant benefits. Here are seven things you need to know about hip replacement surgery:
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When knee replacement reaches the point that anti-inflammatory medication and activity modification don’t provide the needed relief, knee replacement surgery may be recommended by orthopedic specialists. While traditional surgery is trusted and effective, a new option has arisen for knee replacement that allows for a smaller incision and quicker return or knee function, called Quadriceps-Sparing Total Knee Replacement.
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