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Joint Health / Ortho Rhode Island

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options for Arthritis

  Arthritis is a condition that affects the joints of the body, causing inflammation, pain, and limiting motion. The two most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Your orthopedic doctor will evaluate your specific symptoms and develop a treatment plan tailored to address your needs. Causes of Arthritis Osteoarthritis is the most […]

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ACL / Ortho Rhode Island

Common Causes of ACL Injuries

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament [ACL] is one of four ligaments located in the knee joint that provide stability during walking and other activities.  ACL injuries, such as sprains or tears, most commonly occur in athletes, but can also happen during everyday activities. Treatment for ACL injuries includes rest, physical therapy, and orthopedic surgery to repair a torn […]

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Get to Know / Ortho Rhode Island

Get to Know Dr. Daniel L. Aaron, M.D.

  Dr. Daniel L. Aaron, M.D. has been serving the Providence area with his work at Blackstone Orthopedics & Sports Medicine since 2012. He specializes in trauma surgery as well as surgical treatment of the shoulder and elbow. Prior to joining our practice, Dr. Aaron attended Brown University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in […]

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Bone Health / Ortho Rhode Island

How a Sedentary Lifestyle Can Interfere with Your Bone Health

The human body contains more than 200 bones, each providing support, stability, and protection for your organs and tissues. However, maintaining healthy bones requires more than just drinking milk or taking calcium supplements. This video explains that your bones require regular weight-bearing activity to retain their strength. A sedentary lifestyle can lead to obesity, which […]

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Physical Therapy / Ortho Rhode Island

Spotlight on Ortho Rhode Islands’ Physical Therapy Programs

Physical therapy treatment aims to improve mobility by reducing pain and increasing flexibility. At Ortho Rhode Island, our team of physical therapists is here to help you recover from injury or illness and improve your quality of life through personalized physical therapy. We offer a variety of physical therapy programs to aid in surgical recovery, restore movement […]

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ACL / Ortho Rhode Island

Symptoms of an ACL Tear

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or ACL, is one of four ligaments that provides stabilization to the knee. ACL tears are a very common type of knee injury, affecting more than 200,000 individuals in the United States each year. A torn ACL often results from knee movements that involve twisting or sudden stops and changes in direction. […]

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Degenerative Joint Disease / Ortho Rhode Island

What is Degenerative Joint Disease?

Degenerative joint disease, also known as osteoarthritis, is a condition that affects the cartilage of the joints. Inside your joints, a protective layer of cartilage cushions the bones and facilitates movement. Over time, this cartilage wears down due the natural aging process. Without sufficient cartilage, the bones of your joints rub together. This causes pain, […]

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Joint Health / Ortho Rhode Island

The Link Between Nutrition and Joint Health

The foods you eat serve as building blocks your body uses to repair natural wear to organs, muscles, and joints. Although there is no single diet that will cure joint damage, eating the right balance of foods can help you to maintain healthier, more flexible joints. Your orthopedic surgeon can help you determine which foods are most […]

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Surgery Consultation / Ortho Rhode Island

Tips for Communicating with Your Orthopedic Surgeon During your Initial Consultation

Clear and positive communication with your orthopedic surgeon ensures you feel comfortable with your diagnosis and treatment plan. Letting your surgeon know how much information you want and being honest about your condition will help him provide better care. Take a few moments ahead of time to prepare yourself for your consultation to make this […]

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