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How to prevent – or recover from – Skier’s Thumb

Most people don’t think about hand or thumb injuries when they think about skiing or snowboarding, but skier’s thumb is actually quite common: it impacts around 200,000 people each year! What is skier’s thumb? Skier’s thumb is an injury to the ligament at the base of the thumb joint, known as the ulnar collateral ligament. It can range from a mild sprain to a severe ligament tear. How does it happen? What Causes Skier’s Thumb?

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Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

Walking is something everyone takes for granted. However, pain on the outer side of the ankle, which can be chronic or ongoing ankle pain, can lead to instability, limitations, arthritis, and tendon problems. Chronic lateral ankle pain on the outside of the ankle may be so intense that not just walking but participating in sports becomes problematic. While chronic lateral ankle pain often develops after an injury, such as a sprained ankle, several other conditions

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Tibia Shaft Fracture

Tibia Shaft Fracture

Most people don’t know what their tibia is or even where it is located. What is important to know is that the tibia is a weight-bearing bone and plays a crucial role in supporting the body’s weight during activities like standing and walking. Tibia shaft fractures are not only painful, but they may prevent you from moving your leg or putting any weight on it. This can have a serious impact on your life, and

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Bicep Tendon Tear

Bicep Tendon Tear

Weakness, muscle fatigue, pain, and deformity can all happen with bicep tendon tears. A bicep tendon tear can happen at the shoulder or the elbow, making diagnosis and treatment a more complex issue. This is why it is so important to seek immediate help from the skilled, experienced orthopedic specialists at OCC – Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Specialists in Denver, Parker, or Aurora. Whether the tear is in your shoulder or elbow, you can’t

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Growth Plate Fractures

Growth Plate Fractures

As your child’s bones grow and develop, what are called their growth plates are prone to injury. Growth plate fractures are cracks in a child’s growth plate—the special section of the cartilage at the ends of their long bones. These fractures may vary from mild to serious, but it is important to find out as soon as possible. They often need immediate treatment because they can affect how the bone will grow. If one leg

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Pelvic Fracture

Pelvic Fracture

Even though your pelvis is a strong and stable bone structure, it can break. The pelvis protects many important nerves, blood vessels, and organs that can also be damaged and cause serious complications, including chronic pain, impaired mobility, sexual dysfunction, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a type of blood clot. Unstable pelvic fractures can be severe and need immediate medical attention from the most skilled, experienced orthopedic specialists like those at OCC – Advanced Orthopedic

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Scapula Fracture

Scapula Fracture

Scapula fractures, also known as shoulder blade fractures, are relatively uncommon, but the damage they can incur can be quite serious. They often cause severe pain and discomfort, making it difficult to carry out daily routines and activities. Early diagnosis is key in avoiding potential complications. To get the best care possible, you should see the skilled and experienced orthopedic specialists at OCC – Advanced Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists in Denver, Parker, or Aurora,

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Signs of Arthritis

Signs of Arthritis: Why do I experience more joint pain when it’s cold?

Can you sense the next approaching storm even before the local meteorologist does? If you do, you might have noticed that your arthritis pain often acts as a reliable indicator of changing weather. This phenomenon is primarily due to barometric pressure fluctuations, which tend to intensify joint pain in people with arthritis as weather patterns shift. And while it might be a cool party trick to accurately forecast a storm, the cold weather impacts of

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