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Healthcare / Anthony Deluise

Playing It Safe with Pain Medication

Most physicians have heard this request from patients time and time again. Relief from pain is a major reason people seek medical attention, and often their assumption is that a pill is the answer. It is true that in many cases, medication may play a role in easing pain and discomfort from a variety of ailments. However, the same drug that might help one patient function and feel better may harm another. Being aware of the types of medicines used for pain, as well as their side effects and risks, can help patients protect themselves and their families.

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Hand/Wrist / Anthony Deluise

Forearm Pump: Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Forearm

Forearm pump, or chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is a condition that causes forearm pain often accompanied by numbness and tingling in the hand. It occurs most commonly in prolonged motocross riding. It may also occur with weight lifting, rock climbing, and paddle sports. Symptoms usually occur during the activity and resolve with rest after the activity is stopped.

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/ Anthony Deluise

Don’t Let Your Kids Play Only One Sport!!!!

In contrast, early single sport specialization has been associated with negative psychological factors of social isolation, mood disturbances and high perceived stress and anxiety.

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Shoulder / Anthony Deluise

You can replace shoulders?!

……Shoulders are usually replaced when you have arthritis, which is a wearing down or loss of cartilage in the shoulder. Many people also get bone spurs as the arthritis progresses. The loss of cartilage and the bone spurs can make the shoulder painful and stiff.  Shoulder replacements remove the arthritic bone and replace it with metal and plastic. This will treat the pain and give you better shoulder motion…….

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Hand/Wrist / Anthony Deluise


Within the wrist, there are eight small bones known as the carpal bones. Two of them, in particular, are subject to fractures that are often not painful enough to seek attention immediately after the injury. Furthermore, even when a patient does present acutely after such an injury, the fractures are often either not initially visible on x-rays or if they are, they are missed on the x-ray reading. To make matters worse, when these fractures are not diagnosed early, it becomes much more difficult to get them to heal later on.

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Back Pain / Anthony Deluise

Bulges, protrusions and tears: When the lumbar disc matters

Back pain is second only to upper respiratory tract infection as the cause of visits to the doctor.   Sixty to 80% of people will suffer from low back pain in their lifetime. More than half of patients who seek treatment for low back pain will recover in one week and 90% will we recover within 1 to 3 months.

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Knee / Anthony Deluise

Torn meniscus? Now what do I do?

…….These two menisci are important for absorbing the forces in your knee during ambulatory activities such as walking and running. Unfortunately, they are very prone to injury/tearing in certain circumstances.
A torn meniscus is the most common type of injury in the knee and is responsible for a vast majority of orthopedic surgical procedures on the knee.

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Interesting / Anthony Deluise

Patient Safety

Patient safety is essential to deliver the best results in patient care. Yet in the

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Get to Know / Anthony Deluise

What is a Mid Level Provider?

……The ability of the NP or PA to navigate patients through what may be perceived as a difficult time for them only solidifies the experience and allows the patient to feel comfortable with their care no matter the level of the provider that is giving it.

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