21Aug, 2019

Tips for Finding the Right Athletic Shoe

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Wearing the appropriate shoe for your sport will not only improve comfort and performance – it will help prevent injuries. Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic provides tips for finding the right athletic shoe: Wearing the appropriate athletic shoe for specific sports activities can improve comfort and performance and, most importantly, prevent injuries. Sports can place tremendous pressure on the feet, ankles, and legs. Running and jumping, for example, generate an impact force through the legs that is three to five times a person’s body weight.Today’s athletic shoes are designed with specific activities […]
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21Aug, 2019

Dr. Gregory Munson Employee of the Month Award | Glenda

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We are honored to announce Glenda from our accounting department as this month’s recipient of the Dr. Gregory Munson Employee of the Month Award. Glenda has always produced work of exceptional accuracy and attention to detail. The recent Benefit Open Enrollment produced a very large amount of payroll deduction changes, which are currently manually keyed, and she accomplished this challenge with very high accuracy and met the tight deadline that existed. She is a hard worker who deserves recognition for her outstanding performance. Thank you for all that you do! […]
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19Aug, 2019

What is baseball finger (mallet finger)?

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Mallet finger, also known as baseball finger, occurs when some impacts the tip of a finger or thumb and forces it to bend further than it usually goes. As a result, you are unable to straighten the tip of your finger or thumb because of the injured tendon. Anatomy Tendons connect muscles to bones to allow movements. The extensor tendons on the top of the hand straighten the fingers. The flexor tendons on the palm side of the hand bend the fingers. In a mallet finger, the force of the […]
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14Aug, 2019

Running Hurts My Knees. What Can I Do About It?

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It’s not a myth: Running is tough on your knees. Whether you’re a newbie starting a couch-to-5K program or you’re a veteran ultra-marathoner, it’s likely that at some point in your running journey you’ve experienced knee pain that has brought you to a halt. And it’s no surprise; running is a high-impact activity that involves repeated, intense stress on your joints—particularly your kneecap, or patella. The knee injury patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) got its common moniker “runner’s knee” because it arises in runners of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Does […]
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12Aug, 2019

Jewett Orthopaedic Gives Back to 2nd Harvest Food Bank

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Check out the Jewett difference. This weekend a few of team members, family, & friends volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. It was an opportunity for our group to contribute their time, talents and resources to help our neighbors in need. Our team made over 135 family boxes and sorted over 10,000 pounds of food.  Click to watch a video:
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5Aug, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Megan Crosmer

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On behalf of Jewett Orthopaedic, we would like to be the first to say congratulations to Dr. Megan Crosmer on accepting a new position in Iowa.  We have valued Dr. Crosmer’s  contribution to  Jewett Orthopaedic and  wish her the very best in the next chapter of her life.   Dr. Crosmer will continue seeing patients through August 26, 2019.  For more than 80 years, the medical group of Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic has taken great pride in delivering innovative orthopaedic care to the communities of Central Florida.  We consider it both […]
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2Aug, 2019

Joint Replacement: 5 Benefits of Outpatient Surgery: Recover faster at home with a new knee or hip

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Total hip and knee replacements have come a long way. Afterwards, people no longer lay in a hospital bed for three weeks; instead they generally begin walking at home within a day of the procedure. Of course, recovery still takes time. But it may surprise you to see how quickly that time passes after outpatient surgery, which is an option for some people. If your doctor says you’re a good candidate, there are several advantages that make outpatient surgery the best option, says orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sean McFadden. 1. Less pain You […]
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1Aug, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Vivek Kumar

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Please help us in congratulating Dr. Vivek Kumar! He has passed his Boards for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is now Board Certified. We are lucky to have him on our team and look forward to continued success in the future. To learn more about Dr. Vivek Kumar please click the links below: https://www.jewettortho.com/kumar Dr. Kumar Video(s): Meet Dr. Vivek Kumar: https://youtu.be/Q3Vd__yImGM Dr. Vivek Kumar Update: https://youtu.be/dyEcZs8_8b0 What are epidural steroid injections (ESI)? | Dr. Vivek Kumar: https://youtu.be/rvh9B9A_wDM The Jewett Difference with Dr. Vivek Kumar: https://youtu.be/FheRrSSAlCk  
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29Jul, 2019

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness and tingling in the hand and arm. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on your median nerve, one of the main nerves in the hand, which gives feeling to the thumb and all fingers in the hand except the pinky finger.  It originates in the neck and goes down the arm and forearm where it passes through the carpal tunnel, which is a narrow path made of bone and ligament in the wrist that is about an inch […]
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