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5 Tips for Avoiding Golf Injuries

Now that summer is upon us, it’s the perfect time for a nice game of golf. It is both challenging and exhilarating which allows for a great time. Although it may seem like a simple sport, there are certain precautions that must be taken in order to avoid any hazardous events. While it may seem unlikely, […]

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Health / Ortho Rhode Island

Five Ways to Get Walking This Summer

One of the most overlooked and easiest forms of exercise is walking. You can burn calories without all the preparation or equipment. Here are few tips provided by Blackstone Orthopedics & Sports Medicine to help you kick up the walking intensity and make the most of your workout. Walking the Proper Way This might sound […]

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Get to Know / Ortho Rhode Island

Meet Dr. Eric F. Walsh, M.D.

Dr. Walsh joined Blackstone Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in 2007. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and also carries a certification in hand surgery.  Prior to joining our practice, Dr. Walsh earned his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College and Dartmouth Medical School/ Dartmouth College. He went on to attend Brown University Warren Alpert School […]

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Bone Health / Ortho Rhode Island

Fracture Prevention: Tips for Fighting Fractures

If you have osteoporosis, treating it is obviously important, but it is also important to do everything to prevent the serious risk that comes with the condition; broken bones. The National Institutes of Health reports that osteoporosis causes more than 1.5 million bone fractures every year. Broken bones for someone that also has osteoporosis is […]

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Joint Health / Ortho Rhode Island

Understanding the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments for Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a common sports injury that causes inflammation and pain. Despite the condition’s name, playing tennis is not the only cause of tennis elbow. Treatment options for tennis elbow vary depending upon the severity of the condition. Your orthopedic doctor can evaluate your needs and suggest the best treatment to address your symptoms and promote […]

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Healthcare / Ortho Rhode Island

5 Ways to Get Moving this May

Don’t have time to work out or plan healthy meals? These aren’t the only excuses offered from sedentary people, they also don’t find these activities fun. Instead of focusing on getting fit and eating better, pick activities that sound fun to you. Blackstone Orthopedics & Sports Medicine chose 5 fun ways you can get moving […]

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ACL / Ortho Rhode Island

What Causes ACL Injuries?

The ACL provides stability and flexibility to the knee joint. ACL injuries are a common type of knee injury that range in severity from minor to severe, depending upon whether the ligament is partially or completely torn.  Injuries to the ACL are typically not caused by contact, such as tackles or falls. Instead, they occur […]

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Healthcare / Ortho Rhode Island

We Are Now Participating Providers of Aetna Healthcare!

Blackstone Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is pleased to announce that we are now participating providers of Aetna Healthcare. Aetna is one of the nation’s leading health care benefits companies. Aetna has over 22 million medical members and over one million healthcare professionals. Blackstone Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is proud to now be a part of […]

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Bone Health / Ortho Rhode Island

Break Free from Osteoporosis

May is national osteoporosis month, creating awareness of the disease and the lifestyle changes needed to be made for stronger bone health. Everyone should know their risk factors and more about what the disease actually does to bones. Here is a brief post discussing what osteoporosis is and how it can affect your life. What […]

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