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Using ultrasound to demystify chronic pain

When trying to diagnose musculoskeletal pain, doctors may order an MRI or a CT scan, which often do not reveal the true problem. That’s because these are non-dynamic tests, meaning they do not show your tissues in motion. In fact, you are instructed to lie perfectly still. An ultrasound, however, is an ideal tool for looking at soft tissue...

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After navigating a lifetime of hearing loss, Dr. Amanda Barbur, of Amanda’s Family Hearing, decided to help others with theirs

As an individual with lifelong hearing loss who wears hearing aids, Dr. Amanda Barbur has a special understanding of what her patients are experiencing throughout their journey—the frustrations, challenges and even hesitation to find help. “Although I was diagnosed with hearing loss in elementary school, I didn’t even try devices...

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Do you feel like the Tin Man?

For the past 18 months, many of us have significantly reduced our physical activity. Instead of walking across parking lots and down the long hallways of our offices, we simply roll out of bed and turn on the computer, working remotely from home. This lack of activity has impacted both our mental and physical health—mental, meaning the...

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You don’t have to live with the pain of plantar fasciitis, and you don’t need surgery

If your first step of the morning sends intense pain shooting through your body, you are likely coping with the unpleasant condition known as plantar fasciitis. This is a situation in which your plantar fascia, a fibrous tissue running along your foot’s bottom, has become inflamed. It is worse in the morning, which is why those first steps...

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You don’t have to suffer with foot pain

Dr. Danielle Shaper, founder of Finesse Footcare in Lyndhurst, has devoted much of her career to exploring emerging technologies to treat foot and ankle conditions in a minimally invasive manner. “I always try to follow the most conservative path of care first, and there have been numerous advancements,” she says. “But if conditions...

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