Patient Education Articles

Thank you for choosing Orthopaedic Associates. Our commitment to providing exceptional orthopaedic care continues with our patient education.

Below, you will find links to educational articles.

If you have questions regarding these education articles, please call Orthopaedic Associates at 850-863-2153, and our staff will be happy to assist you.

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3 Tips to Get Great Posture

Back and neck pain will afflict nearly 80 percent of Americans at some point in their lifetime. Our spine doctors say one of the most common causes of that pain is poor posture.

The following tips will keep you aligned, help improve your...

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Eliminating Neck Pain for Good

The lower back is one of the most common sources of pain, but the upper portion of the spine—called the cervical spine—can also be a pain in the neck. Artificial disc replacement is a procedure that can offer pain relief and restore...

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery—Maximum Benefits

If you are suffering from back, neck, or spine pain and are in need of surgery, minimally invasive surgery may be an option you should consider. Minimally invasive spinal surgeries offer many benefits, such as shorter recovery times, smaller...

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Does the Shoe Fit?

When your shoes don’t fit right, your feet can be subject to injury or even permanent deformity. These problems include soreness, blisters, calluses, corns, bunions, and hammertoe. Wearing well-fitting shoes can prevent pain and discomfort...

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Getting Help for Heel Pain

Your feet are built to handle lots of stress. Sometimes, excess force and other issues can overwhelm the structures of your foot or ankle, leading to short-term or chronic heel pain. This heel pain typically occurs beneath the heel, behind the...

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Ankle Pain: Sprain or Strain?

Sprains and strains in the ankle are different injuries requiring different methods of care. Knowing the difference between these injuries is important.

An ankle sprain involves a stretching or tearing of the ligaments connecting the...

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Is Joint Replacement Right for You?

According to our joint replacement experts, you may be ready for a joint replacement if you’re experiencing the following:

  • You have joint pain that keeps you awake at night
  • The pain in your knee prevents you from...
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Lessen Your Stress for Joint Health

High levels of stress can cause headaches, disturb sleep, and lead to high blood pressure and depression. Coping with stress properly becomes even more important if you are one of the more than 40 million Americans living with arthritis.

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Tips for Planning for Your Recovery

Planning for your return home prior to surgery can help assure a smoother recovery. The following are some things to keep in mind when returning home from a joint replacement:

  • Bring in help. Sometimes, patients...
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Don’t Let Ankle Sprains Keep You on the Sidelines

An ankle sprain is caused by the stretching or tearing of the ligaments that connect the bones in the foot, ankle, and lower leg. It is a common injury among athletes, particularly in football, basketball, and soccer, as these sports require...

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