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Exploring Bunion SurgeryAre you grappling with the discomfort and inconvenience of bunions? If so, you're not alone. Bunions, those bony bumps that develop at the base of the big toe, can cause pain and difficulty with everyday activities. Fortunately, surgical options are available to correct them if non-surgical options have not relieved the pain and discomfort. But with many procedures to choose from, how do you decide which one is best for you?

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ArthritisArthritis and osteoarthritis are often used interchangeably but are distinct conditions with different causes, symptoms, and treatments. Understanding the nuances of each helps you better manage your joint health.

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Gardening is a joyful hobby that keeps us active and connected to nature. However, spending hours tending to plants can take a toll on our bodies if we don't take care of them properly. To help avid gardeners stay healthy and pain-free, we've put together some simple stretches to incorporate into your gardening routine.

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pickleball.jpgMedically reviewed by Dr. Michael Brand

The rapid rise of pickleball, a fast-paced and exhilarating sport, has been remarkable. With its blend of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, pickleball offers a unique avenue for recreation, athletics, and competition. However, like any physical activity, it comes with its share of risks, especially concerning bone, joint, and musculoskeletal injuries. Our orthopedic professionals recommend proper injury prevention techniques and treatment to avoid injury and maintain optimal health.

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Bunion SurgeryMedically reviewed by Randolph J. Sealey, M.D.

Bunions can be a real pain – both literally and figuratively. If you've been grappling with the discomfort of a bunion, you're not alone. Many individuals find themselves longing for relief and a return to pain-free steps. Fortunately, advancements in medical technology offer a ray of hope, particularly in the realm of “MIS” - minimally invasive surgery for bunions. In this blog, we'll take a closer look at how the Arthrex system, a favorite of OrthoConnecticut Foot & Ankle specialist, Dr. Randolph Sealey, is revolutionizing bunion surgery, making the journey to comfortable and pain-free feet more accessible than ever.

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KyphoplastyMedically reviewed by Justin C. Paul, M.D., Ph.D.

Kyphoplasty is a revolutionary procedure for treating spinal fractures, providing both rapid relief and efficient recovery. At OrthoConnecticut, our skilled orthopedic specialists have extensive experience in performing kyphoplasty with a dedicated focus on precision and patient well-being. Prioritizing patient comfort and convenience, we offer kyphoplasty as an in-office procedure, ensuring a stress-free environment and recovery at home, which facilitates a positive experience throughout the entire process.

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Psoriatic-ArthritisPsoriatic arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a type of inflammatory arthritis that causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling, and is often accompanied by the skin condition psoriasis. Doctors help patients identify the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. Early diagnosis and management are key and there are many treatment options to alleviate discomfort and slow disease progression.

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Pinched-Nerve

Medically reviewed by Abiola Atanda, M.D.

Have you ever experienced a shooting pain, tingling, or weakness in your neck, shoulder, or arm? If so, you might be suffering from cervical radiculopathy or more commonly the term: “Pinched Nerve”, a condition that can be both uncomfortable and disruptive to your daily life. Fortunately, there are solutions available to help you regain your quality of life, and the Spine Center at OrthoConnecticut is here to provide comprehensive care, including surgical and non-surgical options.

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Quadriceps Tendon Repair Post Op ProtocolQuadriceps tendon repair is typically needed for individuals who have sustained an injury or tear in the quadriceps tendon. Read on to learn more about general post op protocols, what the best sleeping options are post op, when one can expect to walk and exercise post op, as well as tips on speeding up recovery.

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Cracking Your NeckCracking or popping your neck occasionally is generally considered harmless for most people. It is commonly associated with the release of gas bubbles within the joints, specifically the facet joints in the neck. This release of gas can create a cracking sound. However, cracking your neck excessively or forcefully may have potential risks and should be avoided.

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