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Here at General Orthopedic, we strive to provide you with the best and most honest biomechanical care possible. In business for the last 30+ years, here in the heart of the Capital Region, we've helped thousands of folks from around the world.
We see a variety of patients from children to senior citizens, and all those in between. Are you an athlete? We can help improve your game. Are a regular person who just wants to get rid of your constant pain or discomfort? We can help you too! We here at General Orthopedic strive to improve your life, from the ground up! Give us a call and see how we can help you!
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Fall is coming! I know, I know, you're saying, "but it's 85 degrees outside!" Labor Day has come and gone, and they kids are heading back to school. Make sure to start the year out right. Check the bottoms of your shoes and take a look at the tread. If you can't see the tread pattern anymore, you need new shoes. When was the last time we saw your smiling faces? Fall appointments are still available, so get yours before they're gone!
In case you've been harmed while practicing or during a game, a self assessment of such problems as critical swelling can enable you to decide if you have to see a specialist.
When purchasing a bicycle, it is important to have the proper alignment of hips, knees, and ankles. Over time, as your body grows and changes, achieving that alignment can become more difficult.
Since osteoporosis has no prevalent symptoms, it is important to be screened for it regularly, especially if you are a woman over the age of 45.
Bicycling as a family is a great way to bond and to introduce your children to a life-long physical activity. People who cycle regularly are in better shape than those who walk for exercise.
When fitting your bike for optimal comfort and performance, we look at how your feet align. We check for pronated or supinated feet, and also the height and length or each foot’s arch. With this data, we are better able to recommend compensating equipment.
It’s important to understand that while medications can be used to treat arthritis symptoms, they cannot restore joint cartilage or reverse damage. However, they’re effective at reducing/controlling pain and swelling.
Biofeedback is a training technique that teaches you to consciously regulate body functions, such as pulse rate and blood pressure. But where it really brings home the band is with respect to managing chronic pain, enabling many to forego medication.
Did you know that some types of cycling-related knee pain can be alleviated by simply readjusting your seat? When that’s not enough, let’s talk about how extending your pedals can help.
Approximately 1.3 million Americans have rheumatoid arthritis. RA is an autoimmune disease with widespread effects, but because joint pain and swelling are common symptoms, orthopedic doctors are often the first to diagnose the disease.
One of the most common causes of knee injuries or pain when it comes to cycling is improperly fitting equipment. A pair of kneesavers can provide just the adjustment you need to ensure that your bike is a perfect fit.
Orthotics and orthopedic shoes can really make a difference when it comes to foot problems like calluses, abrasions, or even chronic inflammation from standing on your feet all day. Besides providing heel and arch support, some even have a textured surface that stimulates healthy blood flow through the feet.
Many people believe that even after their knee replacement surgery, bending the knee or sitting on the floor is difficult. In reality, the results depend on the quality of the surgery, the post-operative rehabilitation and the prosthesis used.
It’s important to remember that no one will know you’re wearing orthopedic shoes and orthotics unless you tell them. Since our shoes come in a wide variety of styles, you should be able to get the comfort your need without sacrificing your appearance.
While you may be able to get by with ointments and oral pain relievers, these aren’t good long-term solutions to knee pain. Let us show you how easy it can be to make your bike less painful to ride.
Because people with rheumatoid arthritis in their feet are more likely to experience foot deformities and swelling, custom orthotics are often built with an adjustable strap instead of laces.
The modern-day arthroscopic procedure was invented in 1918 by a Japanese doctor who built a small viewing tube that would fit into a small incision to examine damage to the knee joint. Arthroscopic procedures require shorter recovery time because the incision is not as invasive.
Know the benefits orthopedic shoes can provide but worried they might not be fashionable? Fear not! Today's orthopedic shoes come in a wide variety of styles and colors, offering you both the look and the support you need.
There are many reasons why you personally may need a wider Q factor when it comes to your optimal bike fit. This includes a larger body size, larger feet, a toe-out gain pattern, and a bow-legged stance.
Do you ever take a public shower, such as at the gym or at the beach? Be sure to wear flip-flops when you do this, to prevent toenail fungus. Going barefoot can cause this fungus, which causes toenails to turn yellow.
There are things you can do at every stage of life to ensure good bone health, such as making sure you get enough calcium and Vitamin D. Talk to your doctor to see what supplements you should be taking, if any, to protect your bones.
Bicycle riding is becoming more and more popular in the country, with bicycle lanes now a common sight in many cities in the country.
The ankle is the most sprained and broken bone. It can happen in a field while playing, while dancing, or during a hike. Ankle sprains and fractures are often accompanied by tendon damage.
It’s important to remember that some knee pain isn’t just from cycling too much. It could be the position of your pedals. We can help fix that problem so you won’t have to live with so much pain.
In some cases, a fracture can be treated with a functional cast or brace. This type of cast/brace allows limited or controlled movement of nearby joints, allowing most of the limb to stay strong and mobile while protecting the broken bone.
When it comes to foot pain related to shoes that are painful, or don't fit properly, women are nine times as likely to develop such a problem, according to the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons.
If your pain is in your back, neck, or shoulders, the problem can usually be corrected by adjusting the seat and handlebar height. Experiment with different measurements to find a body position that is comfortable and does not put stress in these areas.
If you have diabetes, it’s important to take special care of your feet. Neuropathy is common and can cause you to lose feeling in your feet – often without realizing it at first. Experts recommend checking for sensation in your feet and regularly inspecting your feet for any lacerations or problems that may have developed. In addition, orthopedic shoes can provide extra cushion and protection for your feet.
Did you know that knee arthritis can actually run in families? Other possible risk factors beside a genetic disposition include trauma to the knee, a meniscus tear, ligament damage, and even fractures to the bone around the joint.
While hammer toe can be congenital, it's also common for women who wear ill-fitting high-heeled shoes to get hammer toe. Children are also at risk for hammer toe by wearing favorite shoes that no longer fit. Orthotics inside of extra depth shoes can help to prevent their development in the first place.
Since so many people cycle for fitness, it can be hard to believe that your bike could be causing you harm. When your pedals force your body out of alignment, you can damage your knees, hips and back.
Most of us don’t realize how much we use certain joints, such as our thumbs or ankles. But joints like these are used an incredible amount of the course of a single day, and all of that use can lead to strain or injury. Fortunately, an orthopedist can help.
Cycling is a great exercise for kids. In fact, a 2010 study concluded that girls who either rode their bikes or walked to got earned higher test scores than other students who rode a bus or car to school.
Do you have bruises on both the top and bottom of your foot? Is it difficult to walk, but does the pain moderate when resting? These are symptoms of a Lisfranc injury. An orthopedic doctor can determine if the bones or ligaments in the middle of the foot are damaged and if surgery may be required. However, orthotics and orthopedic shoes can help to avoid the occurrence of fractures .
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