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Understanding & Treating Your Achilles Tendinitis

Whenever you walk, run, climb stairs, jump, or stand on your tip-toes, your Achilles tendon is doing its job. It’s the thickest tendon in your body. Yet with that distinction comes some vulnerability – Achilles tendinitis being a common, yet highly treatable, overuse injury for this body part.

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Arthritis in Your Hands? You Don’t Have to Live in Pain.

You use your hands to access the world around you, from fun activities to daily tasks. Arthritis in your hands can lead to decreased motion, decreased strength, and pain preventing you from doing the things you love. Conservative management includes: splinting, energy conservation, and strengthening; all of which can be very helpful to increasing the functional use of your hand while going through arthritic changes. So what can these conservative methods look like?

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Spectrum’s Electrodiagnostic Lab Once Again Receives AANEM Accreditation with Exemplary Status

Spectrum Orthopaedics Electrodiagnostic lab has once again received laboratory accreditation with exemplary status from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). Douglas Pavlak, MD, FAAPMR is our electrodiagnostic physician.

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Physical Therapy Assessments & Specialties We Offer

Physical therapy (PT) is one of the most common rehabilitation techniques used to restore function and mobility after an injury, illness, or surgery. But did you know that many of Spectrum’s physical therapists also offer additional assessments of specific conditions and types of movement -- often without an injury, surgery, or referral from your primary care physician involved? 

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Herniated Disk: Small Injury, Big Effects

When sharp pain is shooting through your buttocks and down one leg, that is often a sign of a herniated lumbar disk in your lower back. You may also feel numbness, tingling, or weakness. If you feel burning pain and numbness in your neck, shoulder, or arm, that could signal a herniated cervical disk in your neck. When the bundle of nerves in your spinal cord is impacted, life can become incredibly painful and challenging. Protect your spine in the ways that you can, listen to it when pain tells you something is wrong, and you’ll increase your chances of enjoying physical activities for years to come.

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The ABCs of ACL Injuries

If you’re familiar with only one kind of knee injury, chances are the one you’ve heard of is a torn ACL – especially if you’re a sports fan or an athlete. But what exactly is the ACL, and how does it get torn?

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