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To Fix Back Pain, Start With Your Feet

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Pain in your feet or ankles can change how you walk—and leave your back hurting, too. THE FEET AND ankles are the body’s shock absorbers. With every step you take, they absorb and distribute the force exerted by the ground. A variety of conditions, including arthritis, plantar fasciitis, fallen arches, and bunions, can cause pain …

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The Benefits of Early Joint Replacement

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Getting a total joint replacement at a younger age can help you stay active and enjoy a better quality of life. YOU MAY BELIEVE that total joint replacement is something you shouldn’t think about until you are 60 or 70 years old. However, having the procedure in your 40s or 50s might give you more …

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Should You Consider Knee or Hip Joint Replacement?

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TO FIND OUT, review these questions and answers with Raul Curiel, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Summit Healthcare Orthopedic Surgery, a part of Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Show Low, Arizona. How does joint health affect quality of life? DR. CURIEL: Good joint health boosts life quality by allowing you to move freely without inflammation. Arthritis-induced …

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