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 A How-to Guide on the Proper Way to Use Crutches

A How-to Guide on the Proper Way to Use Crutches

by Stephanie Meadows
You’ve recently injured your foot or leg. You were probably given a pair of crutches by a doctor or friend with little or no explanation on how to fit or use them. Now, you have been left with a sore back, tired arms, and the struggle of walking. Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do about it, as the doctor tells you that you need to remain in a non-weight bearing state while you heal. It might be a real bummer to spend your time not being able to walk normally, but you have to in order to keep your recovery on track.

How to Stretch Properly, The DO’s and DON’T’s

How to Stretch Properly, The DO’s and DON’T’s

by Stephanie Meadows
Unfortunately, many people avoid stretching, execute it poorly or don’t do enough of it. The body relies on being stretched. We understand the benefits of feeling physically and mentally fit, as well as the importance of quality life.

A Couch Potato’s Guide to Getting Back into Exercise

A Couch Potato’s Guide to Getting Back into Exercise

by Stephanie Meadows
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. This quote rings true about our daily lives. Life is all about perspective and how you look at each and every situation. Although, this mantra certainly applies to one thing in particular, exercise and fitness. Are you a couch potato? If the answer to this question is yes, it is not too late to change your lifestyle.

Fitness Trackers: Your New Gym Partner

Fitness Trackers: Your New Gym Partner

by Stephanie Meadows
Motivation is defined as an internal process that makes a person move towards a specific goal. Keeping fit has always been a matter of being constantly motivated to do so, and fitness trackers aid in that regard by constantly updating you on your progress and allowing you to set specific goals for yourself.

5 Tips to Prepare You for Your Orthopedic Appointment

5 Tips to Prepare You for Your Orthopedic Appointment

by Stephanie Meadows
An orthopedic doctor specializes in issues, diseases, and injuries pertaining to the musculoskeletal system. These doctors play a critical role in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions. They handle everything from minor issues such as sprained ankles to complex procedures and surgeries such as a hip replacement. Deciding that it’s time to see an orthopedic surgeon can be a relief and a cause of anxiety all at the same time. Here are some tips to prepare to ensure you get the most out of your appointment.

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About Us

For more than 40 years, Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland has provided the highest standard of orthopedic care for patients of all ages in Catonsville, Columbia and Eldersburg as well as nearby in the Annapolis, Washington, DC and Montgomery County areas. As our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors continue the traditions of our founding physicians, Dr. John Tansey and Dr. Kenneth Spence, we employ sophisticated advances and specialties in the field of orthopedic medicine, such as arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive procedures, joint replacement, sports medicine, onsite diagnostic imagery, outpatient surgery, and physical therapy rehabilitation for the full spectrum of joint, bone, muscle, back, and related pain conditions and injuries.