Why Does Cold Weather Affect your Arthritis

November 1st, 2016 / LeConte Orthopedic

With fall well on its way to becoming winter, you may feel like you are able to predict the weather that’s coming by the pain you feel in your joints. We all have that almost prophetic aunt who could tell us exactly what the week’s weather would be like based on how her old bad […]

Common Ankle Injuries and How to Treat Them

October 15th, 2016 / LeConte Orthopedic

Our ankles are one of the most important parts of our body’s structure, and all too often, they get overlooked. It is where three bones meet, the tibia and fibula of your lower leg with the talus of your foot. These bones are held together at the ankle joint by ligaments, strong elastic bands of […]

5 Must to do’s for Diabetic Footcare

October 1st, 2016 / LeConte Orthopedic

Most people think diabetes is a blood sugar issue. This is true, however, it affects more areas of your body beyond your blood. Neuropathy occurs in about 70% of people who have diabetes, causing serious nerve and blood vessel damage. This can lead to losing the feeling in your feet or hands, and even infection. […]

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3 Stretches you can do Everyday to Help your Back Pain

September 14th, 2016 / LeConte Orthopedic

In our modern day world, sitting seems to be the go-to position of choice. There are numerous parts in our day in which we are sitting, and all too often are not aware of our posture. When we wake up we sit to eat our breakfast and steaming mug of coffee, then we sit on […]

5 Ways Seniors can stay flexible year round

September 5th, 2016 / LeConte Orthopedic

During the winter season, staying physically active becomes quite a bit more challenging. When the weather is rough outside, it is harder to get to the gym or to find the drive to move around at all. However, fitness and health don’t take a vacation, exercise is something that must be done year round. This is […]

4 ways to keep your knees in shape for hiking

August 28th, 2016 / LeConte Orthopedic

For those of us who love adventure and actively exploring the great outdoors near Sevierville, knees are one of the most valuable parts of our body.  Because hiking, trail running, and biking tends to put a strain on these most important of joints, it is vital to take the time to practice methods that will […]

5 Ways to protect your knees while hiking

August 22nd, 2016 / LeConte Orthopedic

Spring is in the air, and around Sevierville, hiking is one of the best ways to get out and explore the beauty of it. To be able to enjoy these nature walks for years to come, it is important to consciously take care of the body that will take you through them. In hiking, one […]

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Orthopedic Advice: 10 ways to live better with arthritis

August 27th, 2015 / LeConte Orthopedic

If you have arthritis it can be disruptive and distressing. Daily tasks are made difficult because of the pain and stiffness; even things like putting on socks or cooking dinner become an exhausting ordeal. To be able to live a full life, it is important to take measures to take good care of yourself. This […]

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Common Types of Shoulder Injuries

August 14th, 2015 / LeConte Orthopedic

While we may not think about this very often, our shoulders play a key part of our day-to-day activities whether they are helping to lift a box, throw a ball, or reach for an object out of our reach. The unique and flexible anatomy of the shoulder makes it the joint with the greatest range […]

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When Should You See An Orthopedic Doctor?

July 28th, 2015 / LeConte Orthopedic

There are more than 28 million Americans who develop some sort of musculoskeletal problem each year. These include knee, shoulder, and back pain, sprains, strains, and overuse injuries. And that’s not even the whole list. Many of these people think that medication is the only solution for their life hindering issues. However many people have […]