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Running Tips for Beginners Jonathan Kaplan, M.D. Blog Post August 2019
Aug 16, 2019

Are you interested in running, but don’t know where to start? Then this blog is for you. We sat down with Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, foot and ankle specialist at Hoag Orthopedic Institute, to get his professional advice on running for beginners, ...

Common Swim Injuries and Staying Vigilant on Muscle Overuse this Summer: Q&A with Dr. David Gazzaniga
Jul 26, 2019

With summer well underway, one way to beat the heat and exercise is to swim. Swimming is a great sport for all ages. Whether it’s recreational swimming in your backyard or community pool, or more competitive team swimming, it’s important ...

Football Pre-Season Prep and Preventing Injuries Q&A with Dr. David Gazzaniga
Jul 26, 2019

With professional, collegiate and high school football season on the horizon and many teams getting ready for their summer training camps, Dr. David Gazzaniga, Hoag Orthopedic Institute affiliated orthopedic surgeon and one of the team physicians ...

Stair Climbing: Safe or Scary?
Jul 24, 2019

Stair climbing is a unique exercise that is not only beneficial to your body, but also your bank account. Whether you’re climbing the stairs on a machine, or getting some fresh air outside, here are some helpful tips and insight from Dr. Adam ...

Thumb Joint Replacement Surgery: Purpose, Procedure, Risks and Recovery
Jul 22, 2019

Perhaps you’ve just been told you need to have thumb joint replacement surgery, but have no idea what that is, let alone if there are any risks, or what the recovery time looks like. We sat down with Dr. Ying Chi, an orthopedic hand surgeon at ...

Swimming Strengthening and Stretching Exercises
Jul 17, 2019

Summer is upon us and with temperatures in Southern California warming up, many will flock to the pools to cool down. No doubt that swimming is a great form of exercise and extremely popular. It offers reduced stress on bones and joints, which makes ...

2019 Nurse of the Year: Sara Elia
Jul 16, 2019

Hoag Orthopedic Institute’s 2019 Nurse of the Year, Sara Elia, RN, BSN, is recognized for her professional and clinical excellence. She serves as a mentor and leader to her peers in the orthopedic post-surgical care unit. Sara originally joined ...

With injuries on the rise, fireworks safety is a big priority this 4th of July
Jul 3, 2019

Did you know the most common firework-related injuries are on the hands? Orthopedic hand surgeon Dr. Ying Chi spoke to Living 101 to provide tips on avoiding firework-related injuries and stay out of the emergency room this Fourth of July. Fresh data ...

The 411 on Hip Bursitis: What is It, How is It Treated, and Can Exercises Help?
Jun 27, 2019

You’ve just been diagnosed with hip bursitis. You might be thinking, “what is it?” “How did I get it?” “How is it treated?” “Can I still exercise?!” We sat down with Dr. Travis Scudday, an ...

Should I Exercise with Knee Pain?
Jun 20, 2019

Adam Rivadeneyra, M.D. Knee pain is a common complaint that can affect people of all ages. When knee pain strikes, it can raise the concern on whether one should continue to exercise, or if exercising could cause more knee damage or pain. We asked ...

Dr. Robert Grumet Weighs In on Kevin Durant's NBA Finals Injury
Jun 19, 2019

Many watched as Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant fell to the floor during Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. Durant had been sidelined since May 8, after he had strained his right calf during Game 5 of the Warrior’s ...

Non-Clinical Skills Every Spine Surgeon Should Have
Jun 12, 2019

Joshua Schwind, M.D. While it’s important for any surgeon to have the necessary clinical skills used to perform their jobs, there are key skills beyond clinical care every spine surgeon should have to ensure excellence. We sat down with Dr. ...

Measles Update
Apr 30, 2019

Measles cases continue to be identified in California and across the U.S. Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the measles (rubeola) virus. The symptoms (fever, fatigue, cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis/pink eye) usually begin ...

Unique Coordinated Care is Key Differentiator for OC Soccer Club Players
Mar 20, 2019

In late January, Hoag Orthopedic Institute and ProSport Physical Therapy and Performance announced their partnership, but they have been providing coordinated care to the Orange County Soccer Club for some time now. Both HOI and ProSport are well ...

National Nutrition Month 2019 | 7 Steps to Simplify Eating & Exercise Habits
Mar 20, 2019

March is National Nutrition Month® and it is a great time to remind us all of the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and exercise habits. Hoag Orthopedic Institute's registered dietitian nutritionist, Reema ...

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