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Celebrating Life's Joys

Celebrating Life's Joys,

6 Reasons to Choose Meeker for Your Orthopedics Procedure

Colorado Advanced Orthopedics (CAO) is rapidly becoming one of the hottest medical tourism destinations in the state. Patients from all around Colorado regularly travel to Meeker for orthopedic surgery, and we even see a good number of out-of-state patients. Based on internal patient data from July 1, 2020 to April 1 2023, an average of…

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Orthopedic Injuries and Treatments, Sports Injuries,

Common Springtime Orthopedic Injuries

Spring is finally here. As the weather gets warmer, there will be more opportunities to get outside again. After staying indoors for one of the colder, snowier winters in recent memory, it’s understandable that you may be excited to spend more time outdoors again. You can finally resume many of the outdoor activities that have…

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Back Pain Causes & Treatments,

What Is the Most Common Reason for Back Pain?

There are times when you know exactly what caused your back pain. This often occurs when an injury results in acute back pain, a condition which typically comes on suddenly and resolves within 2-6 weeks. However, it can often be trickier to determine the exact cause of chronic back pain since symptoms develop gradually and…

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Physical Therapy, Sports Injuries,

When Do I Need Physical Therapy After a Sports Injury?

Physical therapy is often an important part of the recovery process after a sports injury. While not every injury requires physical therapy, there are many circumstances when it will be required to restore the health, strength and function of the injured region. The best way to determine whether you need physical therapy is to be…

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Back Pain and Treatment,

How Long Should Back Pain Last?

Back pain is one of the most common medical issues impacting Americans today. Roughly 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives, with low back pain being the most common occurrence. Fortunately, this pain generally subsides over time, allowing you to get back to living a pain free life. However,…

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Fit and Healthy,

6 Tips for Maintaining a Positive Mindset When Recovering from Orthopedic Surgery

For many people, undergoing orthopedic surgery is an important first step to restoring a pain free life and resuming your favorite activities. But it’s important to understand that the key phrase in that statement is first step. There is a long recovery period before you get back to living the life you love. Often, this…

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Celebrating Life's Joys, Knee Injuries,

Fun Winter Activities After Knee Replacement

Colorado is a hotbed for winter sports. If you lived an active lifestyle prior to undergoing knee replacement, you’re likely wondering whether you’ll be able to resume all your favorite activities following surgery. The good news is that many activities will be safe to participate in once you’ve fully recovered from knee replacement surgery. That…

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Fit and Healthy, Sports Injuries,

Can Physical Therapy Prevent Ski Injuries?

Very few states rival the world-class skiing found in Colorado. Whether you love bottomless powder days, secluded tree runs, endless bumps or cruising the groomers, you’ll find plenty of terrain to suit your preferences and ability at the dozens of resorts around the state. But as exhilarating as skiing and snowboarding can be, it also…

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Sports Injuries,

6 Tips to Prevent Winter Sports Injuries

The Western Slope of Colorado is a winter sports hotbed. Whether you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, hockey, snowmobiling, sledding, snowshoeing or ice climbing, you have access to some of the best terrain and conditions. While these activities are a great source of fun, they can also be dangerous. Each year, roughly 200,000 people are…

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Fit and Healthy, Spine Surgery,

Shoveling Tips to Prevent Back Injuries

The White River Valley, as well as the entire Western Slope, typically receives a significant amount of snowfall each winter. While this provides ample opportunities for enjoying outdoor winter sports, it also creates a major headache for you – shoveling snow. Not only is shoveling snow a hassle, but it exposes you to serious injury…

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