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Orthopedic Injuries and Treatments,

What Types of Surgeries Does an Orthopedic Surgeon Perform?

If you suffer an injury or condition impacting your bones, muscles, joints or tendons, you will most likely need to seek treatment from an orthopedic specialist. Often, these injuries and conditions can be treated conservatively with physical therapy or other minimally invasive procedures. However, there are some instances where surgery may be required to restore…

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Fit and Healthy,

Tips to Stay Fit and Active Indoors During Winter

Staying active during the winter is always more challenging. While there are many ways to exercise outdoors in the cold weather, we understand that some people simply find this unpleasant. If you prefer not to brave the cold for a workout, that’s OK. What’s not OK is using that as an excuse to become a…

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Fit and Healthy,

Best Outdoor Winter Activities to Stay Fit

You’re not alone if you struggle to stay active in the winter. Many people experience a lack of motivation during the cold weather, preferring to curl up under a blanket and watch movies on the couch. Even highly motivated people often struggle to maintain the same activity levels as during the warmer months since many…

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Back Pain and Treatment,

What Doctor Do I See for Back Pain?

If you’ve been experiencing back pain, you’re not alone. It is one of the most common issues impacting American adults. It’s estimated that approximately 31 million Americans experience back pain at any given time, and roughly 80% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Depending on the location and severity…

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Orthopedic Injuries and Treatments,

When Should I See a Doctor for Shoulder Pain?

The shoulder is one of the most frequently used joints in the body and performs a wide range of movements. While this mobility allows you to complete various routine tasks and engage in many athletic activities, it also makes the joint more susceptible to injury. Shoulder pain can develop for a variety of reasons. Sometimes,…

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Celebrating Life's Joys, Out and About,

Best Winter Hikes Near Meeker

Meeker is located in the heart of the White River National Forest, surrounded by over 350,000 acres of national forest land. This gives outdoor enthusiasts in the area access to an abundance of amazing hiking trails that can be enjoyed year round. If you’re not much of a skier but still want to enjoy the…

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Fit and Healthy,

Fitness Tips to Prepare for Snowshoeing

Meeker is located in the heart of the White River National Forest, and local residents have access to some of the greatest snowshoeing terrain in the state. If you’re not an avid skier but want to remain active outdoors all winter long, snowshoeing provides you with a great alternative. You’ll get to soak in beautiful…

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Knee Injuries,

What to Expect After Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery can be life-changing for many individuals, eliminating chronic pain and restoring full function to a damaged knee joint. If you’re planning on undergoing knee replacement, it’s important to know what to expect from your procedure, especially during the recovery phase. Setting realistic expectations and committing to the rehabilitation process can help reduce…

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Orthopedic Injuries and Treatments,

Traveling for the Best Orthopedic Surgeon: Is It Worth It?

Orthopedic injuries can be severe and have long-term consequences for your quality of life if your treatment isn’t performed correctly. For this reason, it’s important to work with the best orthopedic surgeons and choose the facilities that offer the most advanced treatments and technology. You can likely perform your procedure near home if you can…

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Sports Injuries,

How to Avoid Common Snowmobiling Injuries

Very few winter activities are more exhilarating than snowmobiling. Cruising through deep snow surrounded by picturesque mountain backdrops can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors during the cold weather. Not only will you experience an intimate connection with nature, but you’ll be able to enjoy these scenic landscapes away from the crowds that…

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