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My Bunion Hurts

My Bunion Hurts

Bunions, which are foot deformities of bone and soft tissue, appear as a large bump where the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint meets the foot. They can be highly painful and irritating for people who have them. Known scientifically as hallux valgus, a bunion makes the big toe point excessively towards the smaller toes. People with bunions frequently have foot pain and significant functional disability.

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Welcome Dr. Brian Fuller

Welcome Dr. Brian Fuller

Carrollton, TX – June 30, 2020 – OrthoTexas Physicians and Surgeons, PLLC would like to introduce our newest physician, Dr. Brian Fuller. Dr. Fuller is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement, including complex primary and revision hip and knee reconstructions.  He is committed to providing the most up-to-date and effective treatment options to help relieve pain and restore function, enhancing his patients’ ability to participate in desired activities. Dr. Fuller graduated from the University of...

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What is Occupational Therapy?

What is Occupational Therapy?

“Occupational therapy practitioners facilitate participation in everyday living.” (AOTA.org) Occupational therapy (OT) is the only profession that helps people throughout their lifespan with the ability to perform the activities they want and need to do. Occupational Therapy practitioners (OTs) enable people of all ages to live life to their fullest. They encourage individuals to be active participants in daily routine tasks, promoting health, injury prevention, and adapting to their environment. Occupational therapy services typically include a customized intervention to...

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5 Tips for a Healthy Home Office

5 Tips for a Healthy Home Office

We have been required to adjust our lives due to recent changes in the world. For many of us, this has either forced us to work from home, home school our kids, or both. Parts of our homes have turned into makeshift offices and classrooms. Using an improper workstation daily will cause changes in our body that can lead to issues over time. Small changes can make a big difference. Use the 5 tips below from the Occupational and Physical Therapists at OrthoTexas to help prevent pain from poor posture during work or school time in your home.

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Bone Focus: Osteoporosis 101 Q&A

Bone Focus: Osteoporosis 101 Q&A

Purpose of Our Bones: Our bones support us and allow us to move. They protect our brain, heart, and other organs from injury. Our bones also store minerals such as calcium and phosphorous, which help keep our bones strong, and release them into the body when we need them for other uses. Our bones are alive. Every day, our body breaks down old bone and puts new bone in its place. What is Osteoporosis? There are many kinds of bone diseases. The most common one is osteoporosis (AH-stee-oh-por-OH-sis). The World Health Organization definition is “a disease characterized by low...

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