Category: Health Tips

Opioids and Joint Pain Management: What You Need to Know

Posted on July 19, 2019

Recent news has shone a light on the increased rates of opioid abuse in the United States and led responsible physicians to reexamine their prescription practices. Dr. Scott is no exception. As an orthopedic specialist, whose concern is to help his patients manage their joint pain safely and effectively, Dr. Scott focuses on ensuring that they understand the benefits and risks of all treatment plans.

As a result of a March 2014 study,

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Tips For Safe Exercise Outside

Posted on May 20, 2019

Summer is almost here, and that means enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, running, or swimming, exercising outside has many benefits. Before you head to the great outdoors, here are some things to remember to help you safely enjoy exercising outside.

Wear Sunscreen

Even if it’s cloudy, make sure to wear sunscreen. A sunburn can occur in less than 15 minutes to unprotected skin. Wear at least a 30 SPF and make sure to reapply,

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Healthy New Years’ Resolutions: Helping You Succeed

Posted on January 16, 2019

We’ve all heard the statistics: most New Years’ Resolutions are bound to fail — to the tune of 80 to 90%. Many of those resolutions are health-related — exercise more, lose weight, eat healthier — and there are many reasons for failure. Maybe the resolution is too ambitious, or perhaps the resolution maker gets frustrated over their results. Whatever the reason, every year, people are motivated by the New Year to make a change. Here are some ways to make positive,

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Preventing Falls: Keeping Yourself Safe as Winter Arrives

Posted on November 30, 2018

According to the National Safety Council, falls account for nearly one-third of all non-fatal accidents in the U.S.. Falls usually lead to scraped knees, and maybe a bruised ego, but for some, it can be more serious. Here are some tips and reminders on how to stay safe as winter arrives.

Wear Proper Clothing

Your favorite pair of shoes may look stylish, but they may not have the best traction.

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Ten Myths About Back Pain

Posted on August 3, 2016

It’s estimated that approximately 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at least once in their lifetime. It’s the leading cause of disability in people younger than 45, and there are many factors that contribute to it.

Most back pain can be traced back to 4 major causes.

Spine-Related Problems occur when something is off in the way your spinal joints muscles, discs, and nerves fit together and move. Herniated or slipped discs are often a common reason for spine-related back pain,

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Motions of Life

Posted on June 30, 2016

Remodeling a home is a messy process. Torn up floors, exposed beams, and ripped out walls all serve as a reminder that things wear down over time and must be replaced.

Much like remodeling living spaces, our bodies change to accommodate growth. This remodeling process is especially important when it comes to our bones.

As we age, from infancy to late adulthood, the type of preventative care and treatment that our bodies need will look very different.

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The Ten Commandments of Injury-Free Running.

Posted on May 9, 2016
The Ten Commandments of injury-free running.

Spring is finally here in Spokane – the long awaited time of year when the city begins to come alive and the running trails are fresh with the scent of lilacs and flowering trees. It’s no wonder that spring is when it’s easiest to overdo the distance and intensity of our first runs. Wanting to go further is all part of the reason that running can be so therapeutic and the reason that many of us start running in the first place,

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Bouncing Back From A Torn ACL

Posted on March 29, 2016
Bouncing Back From a Torn ACL

Whether you’re a basketball fan or not, you can’t deny that there is something special about the way college basketball can make us a little crazy each year (in a good way). Nothing beats the excitement of watching the final seconds of a close game on television or live on the court.

And if you’ve ever played basketball, then it comes as no surprise to you that the game is full of potential injuries.

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6 Ways To Care For Your Loved One After Surgery

Posted on February 13, 2016
6 Ways to Care for your loved one after surgery

Going through surgery is never easy. Sometimes, watching a loved one go through surgery and recovery can be even more difficult. Watching as they struggle to regain their mobility and well-being can be a helpless feeling, but there is so much that you can do for them during this time.

It is up to you to give encouragement and inspiration as they go through the process of recovery, and although there are endless ways to show how much you care,

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Moving Into A New Year.

Posted on January 21, 2016
Moving Into a New Year

New Year’s resolutions don’t work. In fact, only 8% of those seeking to make a change in the coming year will actually stick with their resolution.

Why is that?

It’s because, too often, goals aren’t simple or tangible enough. Resolutions like losing weight or quitting smoking are among the biggest failures each year because they aren’t actually things you can do in one step: they are the final outcomes of simple and tangible habits.

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Skeletons in the Closet: 5 Orthopedics Issues You Can’t Ignore Any Longer

Posted on October 26, 2015
Skeletons in the closet: 5 Orthopedic issues you can't ignore any longer

It goes ‘crack’ and ‘pop’ in the night. Spooky noises that sound like bone-on-bone as you walk. These are the most frightening sounds of the season: not ghosts or ghouls, but those orthopedic injuries you haven’t dealt with yet. Here are some bone-chilling facts about some of the most common orthopedic injuries and how they can come back to haunt you if you don’t finally put them to rest. Quit hiding that skeleton in the closet and get a proper diagnosis!

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Surviving the Heat

Posted on July 27, 2015
Surviving the heat

We wait for summer all year long. Races, swimming, frisbee in the park, and that perfect day at the beach. It really is the best time of year.With all our activities are in full swing, we try to see how much we can fit in these short Spokane summers.

This past month in Washington State, record high temperatures have been the norm. Last month, Spokane hit 105 degrees, breaking the record temperature for the hottest day in the month of June.

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Getting Back in the Game After a Throwing Injury

Posted on June 24, 2015
Getting back in the game after a throwing injury

With summer in full swing, America’s favorite pastime is as well: baseball! If you’ve ever watched a game, you know how fast it can change. One hit, catch, or throw can bring a win or a loss, which is why it’s so exciting! But whether it’s your child’s little league game, your work softball team, or a game at a professional level, throwing sports like baseball take a toll on the body. Just as quickly as the game can change with the right play,

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Recovering from the Big Race

Posted on May 21, 2015
Recovering from the big race

 

 

Spring is off to a running start and with it comes many of our favorite outdoor activities. Among them, races of every kind: bike races, triathlons, 5ks, and even races in the mud! Being active is great for our health, but another part of taking care of our bodies is knowing how to rest after intense physical activity. Here’s a quick overview of how to properly rest after the big race from start to finish.

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Get Flexible

Posted on April 29, 2015
Get Flexible

There are a lot of things that change as you age. Hopefully, you get wiser, more confident in your abilities and enjoy longer and healthier relationships. Unfortunately as you get older, you will also begin to feel the effects of aging on your body. The biggest change that many people begin to notice, besides clothes not fitting the way they used to, is a decrease in flexibility. Dropping your car keys feels like more of a struggle as you strain to reach the floor,

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