Category: Safety

1611, 2019

Walk This Way, Not That

Walking can help you live and stay active longer with less pain – as long as you do it the right way. Distracted walking can have the opposite effects such as sudden and serious injury, resulting in long-term pain and recovery.

First, let’s look at the positive aspects of walking.

You probably already know that many medical experts recommend walking 10,000 steps at a moderate pace to improve your overall health. This walking prescription gave rise to the sale of pedometers and Fitbits as people count their steps each day. It also helped many people lose weight, […]

1611, 2019

Does Bone & Joint offer ImPACT testing?

We currently do not offer ImPACT concussion testing.

We do treat concussions and reference the baseline ImPACT testing done by area schools, athletic trainers, and sport medicine specialists.

What is ImPACT testing?

ImPACT testing can be used before and after a traumatic brain injury. Each test should be administered by a trained sports medicine specialist or athletic trainer. Upon completion of the test, a neuropsychologist interprets the scores. According to, the 25-minute test consists of six modules that measure;

  • Attention span
  • Working memory
  • Sustained and selective attention time
  • Response variability
  • Non-verbal problem-solving
  • Reaction time

When combined with a […]

1611, 2019

Emergency room or a walk-in care facility? Which is right for you?


When accidents happen, they interrupt schedules and wreak havoc on finances.

In some cases, it may be more economical to visit an urgent care or walk-in clinic for treatment rather than an emergency room.

Where should you go?

The answer depends on the type of injury or symptoms that you are experiencing. Certain conditions do not give you the option of urgent care. In these circumstances, treatment may mean the difference between life and death or a higher quality of life.

Call 9-1-1 and go to the emergency room if you are experiencing symptoms related to life-threatening conditions, […]

311, 2019

Vaping: It’s a risky habit for your body and your bones

Once touted as a safer alternative to smoking, recent news reports have uncovered vaping as a cause of severe and life-threatening lung conditions.

We wondered if research existed describing vaping’s effects on the body…and not surprisingly, we found some.

According to a 2017 Science Daily article, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists encouraged vapers to join smokers in the Great American Smoke Out. Two years ago, they realized vaping increases the risk of complications during and after surgery.

Why did it take so long for the research to reach […]




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