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How To Stretch Out Properly

A simple how to on stretching. Before exercising, a proper stretching routine can help prevent injury.

How To Treat a Pulled Muscle

Muscle strains, also called pulled muscles, are common sports injuries. The treatment of a muscle pull depends on the particular injury

How To Perform Treatment of a Sprained Ankle

Learn the basic steps for how to treat a sprained ankle. Most people can find recovery with some simple steps for treatment of ankle sprains.

How To Avoid Long Waits at the Orthopedist's Office

Hate waiting around at the doctor's office? Here are a few simple steps that can help you avoid a long wait and expidite your trip to the orthopedic surgeon's office.

How To Find an Orthopedic Surgeon

Find an Orthopedic Surgeon. Finding the right doctor can be difficult, but these suggestions will help you find good orthopedic surgeons in your area.

How to Prepare for Orthopedic Surgery

Knowing what will happen on the day of an expected surgery can help you be prepared. Find out what to bring to the hospital, how to prepare, and when to show up. Call your doctor for information specific to your surgery.

How To Prevent Surgical Infections

Infections following surgical procedures are a concern for any patient. While the risk of an infection after surgery is usually small, the problems of an infection can be serious. All infections should be aggressively treated, and every effort should be made at preventing infections.

How To Know if Something Is Wrong With Your Cast

Is something wrong with your cast? Use these tips to know when to call for help with your cast.

How To Lift

A simple how to on proper lifting. Learn how lifting properly can prevent back pain and other problems. Some basic tips will teach lifting technique and ways to avoid injury.

How To Prevent the Progression of Arthritis

Patients diagnosed with early arthritis often worry about needing joint replacement surgery. However, most people with early arthritis can take steps to prevent the progression of their disease.

How To Choose A Surgeon

Choosing who is going to perform you surgery is one of the most important decisions you can make. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right doctor.

How to Treat Concussions

Treatment of a concussion in an athlete should begin immediately after the injury. Knowing how to treat a concussion is important for everyone around athletes and sports.

How To Reset a Fracture

Whenever a patient sustains a broken bone, also called a fracture, your doctor will consider performing the procedure to better align the broken bones. If this needs to be done, it is called reducing the fracture.

Prevent Wrong Site Surgery

Wrong-site surgery has become a focus of quality improvement in hospitals. Performing the wrong surgery, performing surgery on the wrong body part or patient, have been termed "never events," meaning there should be no reason or excuse for allowing these mistakes to occur.

How To Reduce a Dislocated Shoulder

People who dislocate their shoulder are in a lot of pain until the shoulder is brought back into proper position -- called a shoulder reduction. Reducing a shoulder may be necessary if the injured person cannot be brought to medical attention

How To Cure Athlete's Foot

A simple how to on treatment of athlete's foot. Athlete's foot is a common problem that can be easily treated. Try these simple steps for athlete's foot treatment and prevention.

How To Make Your Home Safe & Prevent Falls

Home safety is important in preventing falls in the elderly. All people over age 65 or anyone with osteoporosis should check to ensure their home is safe. It's easy to prevent falls and fractures, but treatment of these injuries can be difficult.

How To Become An Orthopedic Surgeon

Learn how to become an orthopedic surgeon. Orthopedic surgeons treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Orthopedic surgeons may treat arthritis, fractures, ligament and tendon injuries, and many other common problems

How To Care For a Cast

Casts are often used in the treatment of broken bones. If you have a fracture, and require a cast for treatment, here are some useful suggestions to care for your cast. It is important to know how to properly care for a cast for proper fracture treatment.

How To Use Crutches

Crutches are a commonly used treatment for many conditions that can affect the leg. Crutches are often used for sprains, fractures, and post-surgery treatments. Here are a few tips to use your crutches properly.

How To Wear A Backpack

Backpacks are an easy way for children and teenagers to carry their books and school supplies. A backpack should evenly distribute the weight of books across the large muscles that support our bodies.

How To Perform an Injection Into the Knee

Injections of Synvisc, Cortisone, and other medications are commonly performed in the knee joint. How is a knee injection done? Is it painful? How can pain be minimized?

How To Find Health Information on the Internet

Finding health information on the Internet can be a difficult task. So where should you start. Look through these tips to find suggestions on how to find good, reliable health information online.

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