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When Should You See an Orthopaedic Specialist for Hip Pain?

When Should You See an Orthopaedic Specialist for Hip Pain?

When it comes to hip health, it is important to know when it is time to seek the help of an orthopaedic specialist. Dr. Larson is an experienced and board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in treating all kinds of hip problems, from arthritis and trauma to...

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Massages & Stretches for Frozen Shoulder

Massages & Stretches for Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a common shoulder-related condition that causes pain, discomfort, and stiffness in the shoulder joint. Typically, it affects people between the ages of 40 and 70 as their shoulder joint’s range of motion gets reduced due to...

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Strengthening and Stretching Exercises for Knee Pain

Strengthening and Stretching Exercises for Knee Pain

As one of the most common orthopedic conditions, you might suffer knee pain for several reasons. Incorrect knee posture or exercising form, muscular weakness, flat feet, or even stiffness of joints can contribute to lingering knee pain that makes itself known when...

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5 Simple Ways to Avoid Swimming Injuries

5 Simple Ways to Avoid Swimming Injuries

Swimming is an excellent physical activity that can aid in cardiovascular endurance. This type of physical activity is often considered harmless because it is a low-impact sport. However, swimming injuries are possible, since the sport uses repetitive movements....

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Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy

Regardless of age, joint injuries and problems are common. Traditionally, doctors operated by cutting through the large areas of your tissues to access the joint and make a diagnosis or offer treatment. Advances in surgery have led to arthroscope which has allowed...

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Shoulder Arthritis

Shoulder Arthritis

The shoulder joint experiences more movement than any other joint in the body. If your shoulder is affected by arthritis, participating in daily activities can be painful and difficult. If shoulder discomfort has a hold on your life, schedule an appointment with Dr....

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Keeping Your Kids Off the Sidelines

Keeping Your Kids Off the Sidelines

As a parent, you want to do everything in your power to keep your children safe. This includes ensuring that they stay injury-free when playing sports. Unfortunately, many kids end up sidelined due to sports injuries each year. Whether they are enjoying sports this...

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Things to Consider Before Joint Surgery

Things to Consider Before Joint Surgery

When advised by Dr. Larson, the benefits of joint surgery can help relieve pain and swelling, as well as restore your joint to full functionality. Joint surgery can help you become more physically active, live pain-free, and have time for your loved ones. However,...

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Summer Safety

Summer Safety

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but with increased activity and the additional sun, it can also be hard on your joints. The heat and humidity can cause inflammation and pain, which can make it difficult to enjoy your summer activities. Don't let joint pain keep...

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Common Hip Conditions in Young Adults & Athletes

Common Hip Conditions in Young Adults & Athletes

Your hip is a ball and socket joint that bears your body’s weight while allowing you to walk, run, and jump simultaneously. The unique anatomy of the joint makes the hip stable, strong, and flexible enough to support your movements, however, it can still be affected...

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Preparing for Successful Knee Rehabilitation

Preparing for Successful Knee Rehabilitation

If you are one of the millions of people who will be undergoing knee replacement surgery this year, then it is important to start preparing for your rehabilitation as soon as possible. Successful rehabilitation can mean the difference between a quick and easy...

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5 Common Skiing Injuries

5 Common Skiing Injuries

If you're a skier, you know that injuries are always a risk. No matter how experienced you are, there's always the chance that you'll end up with a bruise, bump, or worse. Below, we are discussing five of the most common skiing injuries and what you can do to prevent...

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Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common nerve disorders in the United States. It's estimated that 3 to 6 percent of American adults have carpal tunnel syndrome. Fortunately, Dr. Larson...

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Snowboarding Injuries and Preventing Them

Snowboarding Injuries and Preventing Them

Although skiing and snowboarding have plenty of similarities, there are a few differences between the two sports, especially when it comes to injuries. Just from the basic stance, the body uses different muscles to snowboard down the mountain. Add in speed, jumps, and...

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Common Football Injuries

Common Football Injuries

Football season is in full swing and being a full-contact sport with a dedicated fan base, it is no surprise that it is one of the most popular pastimes in the country. Because football is so physically demanding though, it should come as no surprise to learn that...

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Frequently Asked Questions About ACL Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions About ACL Surgery

An Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear is an injury to the ligament in your knee that keeps your shinbone from sliding forward. The ACL stabilizes your knee, so tearing it either partially or completely can cause pain and swelling.  The prospect of undergoing...

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Exercise After a Knee Replacement

Exercise After a Knee Replacement

Following a knee replacement, you may expect your lifestyle to be a lot like it was before surgery— but without the pain. Engaging in regular exercise after surgery, with approval from Dr. Larson, is a great way to restore strength and mobility to your knee and return...

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High School Sports Injuries

High School Sports Injuries

Each year, millions of teenagers look forward to and participate in high school sports. With so much excitement behind these sports, an injury to the participating athlete can be a huge disappointment for the teen, the family, and the coaches. The pressure to play can...

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What Affects Bone Health?

What Affects Bone Health?

Our bones are primarily responsible for supporting our bodies, providing structure, protecting our vital organs, and acting as attachment sites for muscles that allow the body to move. Bones are also responsible for storing minerals like phosphorus and calcium, and...

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Common Baseball Injuries

Common Baseball Injuries

When most people think of sports injuries, they immediately picture a football player taking a rough hit or a basketball player with a torn ACL. Baseball injuries aren’t typically the first to come to mind, however, baseball players are not immune to injury. Summer...

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All About IT Band Syndrome

All About IT Band Syndrome

liotibial band syndrome, also known as IT band syndrome, is one of the most common overuse injuries of the leg, particularly in those who are involved in endurance sports such as running or biking. Depending on the severity of your IT band syndrome that you’re...

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