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Cervical Disc Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

When one or more of the cushioning discs in your cervical spine begin to break down due to wear and tear — it is medically classified as Degenerative Cervical Disc Disease.

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Chronic Knee Pain and Weight: A Guide to Pain Management

Chronic knee pain and weight loss are intricately connected, with excess weight contributing to joint pain and increasing the risk of osteoarthritis.

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Common Dance Injuries: How They're Prevented and Treated

Dance injuries can be frustrating and even debilitating, but with proper knowledge and preventative measures, many of these injuries can be avoided, whether you are a professional or amateur.

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A Race for Life

Randeep S. Kahlon, M.D.

Join Dr. Randeep Kahlon in his story of how he helped save a life on his Birthday at the PICL Race at Fair Hill.

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Common Orthopedic Injuries and Treatment

Discuss the most common non-surgical orthopedic treatments for conditions such as sprains and strains, fractures, rotator cuff injuries, ACL injuries, and tendonitis

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How Does Chronic Pain Affect Sleep

Sleep is key to your body’s overall health. But if you experience chronic pain, sleep can become problematic.

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What is Adult Degenerative Scoliosis

Adult degenerative scoliosis, also known as adult-onset scoliosis, is when the facet joints and intervertebral discs deteriorate and lead to a curve in the spine.

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What to Expect After Total Hip Replacement Surgery and How to Maximize Your Healing Process

The goal of total hip replacement surgery is to alleviate pain, restore function, and enhance mobility in the affected hip. Learn about the procedure and healing process.

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Understanding Orthopedic Trauma: A Comprehensive Guide to Injuries and Treatments

Orthopedic trauma refers to severe injuries to the musculoskeletal system that result from accidents, falls, sports-related incidents, or other traumatic events. These injuries can affect the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles, causing significant pain, immobility, and functional limitations.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for Joint Pain

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can effectively treat osteoarthritis in the shoulder, hip, thumb or knee. But when it comes to the use of platelet-rich plasma therapy to treat joint pain, one size does not fit all.

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Orthopedic Rehabilitation: Restoring Movement and Improving Quality of Life

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Common Causes of Hand and Wrist Pain

Pain in the hands and wrists can affect anyone—not just athletes. Overuse and underlying conditions can all cause pain. Learn some of the most common causes of hand and wrist pain.

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Common Sports Injuries in the Fall

This season is synonymous with a wide array of fall sports that demand varying levels of physical exertion, increasing the risk of injuries. Learn what injuries are common and how our team can help.

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A Guide to Total Knee Replacement Surgery

The goal of knee replacement surgery is to restore function, relieve pain, and improve mobility in the affected knee.

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A Guide to Total Knee Replacement Surgery

The goal of knee replacement surgery is to restore function, relieve pain, and improve mobility in the affected knee.

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Partial Thickness Rotator Cuffs Tears – What are My Options Now?

Matthew A. Handling, M.D.

Dr. Handling discusses partial rotator cuff tears and provides insight on ways this injury can be treated effectively.

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3 Causes of Broken Wrists and the Healing Process

Whether it's a fracture in the bones of the arm or the carpal bones that make up the wrist joint, a broken wrist can be incredibly painful and require proper treatment and care for proper healing.

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Plantar Fasciitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This inflammation affects a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, connecting the toes to the heel bone.

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Managing Golfer's Elbow

Medially known as medial epicondylitis, Golfer's elbow can leave you in pain and limit your range of motion, affecting your game.

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What is Orthopedics?

Orthopedics is a medical specialty focusing on diagnosing, correcting, preventing, and treating musculoskeletal deformities.

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Treating Osteoarthritis in the Knee

Age, weight, and heredity are the top three factors that increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis.

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How Aquatic Therapy Can Help Ease Pain

Many pain specialists and physical therapists recommend some type of aquatic therapy for patients with fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, or chronic joint pain.

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Things to Know About Chronic Knee Pain

Chronic knee pain can be debilitating and can prevent you from living your life to the fullest. From simple actions like taking a walk around your neighborhood to more strenuous duties like playing sports or running, an aching knee can keep you grounded.

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Foot and Ankle Pain: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Foot and ankle pain is a common problem that various factors can cause, like sports injuries, accidents, or daily wear-and-tear.

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Hand and Wrist Pain

Pain in the hands and wrists can affect anyone—not just athletes. Overuse and underlying conditions can all cause pain.

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Identifying and Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you have been experiencing a tingling or numbness in your hands after a long day of typing, you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome.

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What to Expect from a Pain Management Doctor

A pain management doctor is a medical professional who focuses on diagnosing, treating, and managing pain to improve patients' well-being

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What is Adult Degenerative Scoliosis?

Adult degenerative scoliosis, also known as adult-onset scoliosis, is when the facet joints and intervertebral discs deteriorate and lead to a curve in the spine.

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Seasonal Activities for Pain Relief

Incorporating these seasonal activities into your daily life allows you to get outside and enjoy the summer months and find pain relief.

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What is Myalgia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Muscle pain is common, and can originate in any muscle of the body. The medical term for muscle pain is myalgia.

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Does the Weather Affect Chronic Pain?

Studies have shown that changes in weather affect chronic pain and can cause joints to feel stiff and uncomfortable. Learn how weather and pain are related.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Symptoms & Treatments

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that affects your joints, heart, lungs, and skin. Learn what signs to look for and how it can be treated.

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What's the Difference Between Herniated and Bulging Discs?

Chances are, the terms bulging disc and herniated disc are familiar. They are both common to patients who suffer from back pain, but are very different conditions. Do you know the difference?

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Nutrition and Osteoporosis: How to Protect Your Health

An important way of maintaining proper bone health and preventing bone diseases like osteoporosis is by focusing on proper nutrition. Learn how your diet can help keep you healthy.

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Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms and Treatments

One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This inflammation affects a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, connecting the toes to the heel bone. Learn how we treat this pain and what to look for.

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What Are the Best Ways to Relieve Neck Pain?

The CDC reports that nearly 20% of people have experienced neck pain in the last three months, which is no surprise since we constantly gaze into our computers and look down at smartphones.

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The Specialty of Interventional Pain Management

As the medical field advances and technologies evolve, the complexities of pain is better understood and is able to be managed by a specialized physician. This specialty is called interventional pain management.

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Helpful Kids Show Shopping Tips

Peter Larned, D.P.M.

During back-to-school season and throughout the year, one of the most important purchases on any parent's shopping list should be a pair of proper fitting shoes for their child. For many parents, shoe shopping may seem easier than a pop-quiz in gym class - but several important factors should be considered.

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Summer is here and that means Sandal weather

Ben Denenberg D.P.M.

Summer is here and that means Sandal weather. We recommend sandals which are conducive to promoting natural gait as well as protecting and supporting the feet.

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Cervical Radiculopathy

James Zaslavsky, D.O.

Cervical radiculopathy is a condition that most people will experience at one point in their life. It comes from a bone spur, disc herniation, and even just simple disc degeneration. One of these culprits will pinch a nerve that travels down the arm. You may experience pain, numbness, tingling and weakness. Sometimes the worst of your symptoms is neck pain. Many times, the most limiting pain is in the arm itself and neck pain may be absent from the total picture.


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Cartilage Injuries in the knee: Evaluation and Treatment

Matthew A. Handling, M.D.

Cartilage is the strong and smooth substance that makes up the gliding surfaces in our joints. It is made up of cells call chondrocytes. Cartilage injuries can occur in any joint but are most-commonly found in weight bearing joints like the knee and ankle. The goal of treatment for any cartilage defect or injury is preserving the person’s normal cartilage to prevent future osteoarthritis. Unfortunately, our bodies do not have the ability to heal or repair a cartilage defect with normal cartilage cells. Luckily, there are many different types of surgical options for cartilage injuries.

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The Young Team Doctor: My Experience with the Philadelphia Eagles

Elliott H Leitman, MD Lt Col. USAF, Delaware Air National Guard

I was 6 weeks out from my orthopaedic residency training when I got the call from my Sports Medicine Fellowship director to meet him up at Lehigh University for the start of the Philadelphia Eagles training camp. Ok, despite the fact that there was only a minute’s notice, I was going to pack my bag for the 90-minute drive to my dream job. As a lifelong Eagles fan who was only a mediocre high school football player, this was as close as I was going to get to the NFL.

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First State Orthopaedics is the home of Delaware’s first and second Black adult orthopaedic surgeons.

Eric T. Johnson, M.D.

It is truly and honor and privilege to be an orthopaedic surgeon. The practice of Orthopaedics has evolved over time as a highly specialized, technical and sought-after practice. Talented medical students, most often the tops of their classes, aspire to become orthopaedic surgeons and match into 5 or 6 year residency programs geared to make them the next generation of surgeons charged with taking care of the bones of joints of the young and old alike. It is a highly competitive field and we draw from “the best of the best.”

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Stretching Reduces the Risk of Injury

Matthew A. Handling, M.D.

The fall sports season is right around the corner. Athletes should be training to get ready for their sport of choice. Building strength and speed are critical to sports but stretching and injury prevention programs are equally as important. In this blog, I would like to review the critical aspects of stretching. Stretching reduces the risk of injury by improving flexibility and range of motion, improving blood flow to muscle, and reducing pain. If you don’t stretch, the muscles can become shorter and tighter and lead to more risk of injury. There are 4 types of stretching.

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Knee With Injection

You gave me a shot? Dr. Michael J. Axe

Michael J. Axe, M.D.

He was so pleased he never felt the injection and left smiling from ear to ear.

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Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, Dr. Michael J. Axe

Michael J. Axe, M.D.

The fundamental responsibility of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee is to make recommendations that are guidelines, not rules to safely conduct athletic programs and competitions.

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Is my bone broken or fractured? Dr. Matthew A. Handling

Matthew A. Handling, M.D.

One of the most common orthopaedic injuries is a broken bone....

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