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Are you drinking enough water? The lubricating effect hydration has on the joints is positive, which is why one cause of joint pain can be dehydration.

It is estimated that around 70 - 80% of joint cartilage consists of water. Staying hydrated will allow synovial fluid (the thick lubrication between the joints) to give you enough cushion so that the bones do not come in contact, which can be very painful!

If you are experiencing joint pain, consult with Dr. Matti Palo, an orthopedic specialist who specializes in alleviating pain from bone and joint problems.

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One reason for headaches can be an inflamed nerve. If this is the case, the migraine could respond to certain injections like a nerve block, radiofrequency ablation, a botox injection, or a sphenopalatine block.

Dr. Zhang will work with you to determine the exact reason for your type of headache.๐Ÿง ๐Ÿฉบ

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While some stress can be good for you, if you are constantly living under stress, you can start experiencing symptoms such as high blood pressure, headaches, chest pain, an upset stomach, and problems with sleep.

Also, high-stress levels can lead to emotional problems like depression, anxiety, and panic attacks.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Dr. Patel can perform a personalized and holistic evaluation based on your circumstances.

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Want to know the best way to make orthopedic injuries a thing of the past?

Low-impact exercise.

When you strengthen your muscles, you are improving your range of motion and protecting the joints. All of which makes a faster recovery possible. Plus, it can help prevent future injuries.

Whether youโ€™re currently recovering from a current orthopedic injury, preparing for surgery, or simply looking to prevent these types of injuries from occurring, itโ€™s important to talk to a doctor about different low-impact exercises you can do to meet your unique needs.

When you find a routine that you enjoy and can stick with, remember to keep this in mind:

โœ… Warm up before (and after) workouts to prepare your body.
โœ… Stretch your muscles to maintain and improve your flexibility.
โœ… Listen to your body if you feel any sharp pains. It means you should stop what youโ€™re doing.
โœ… Avoid high-impact exercise like running.

Dr. Matti Palo is an orthopedic specialist who specializes in alleviating pain from bone and joint problems. If you are experiencing any symptoms, a direct evaluation is a highly recommended first step to treatment.

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Congratulations to Mr. James Adams who won his second gold medal in speedwalking after bilateral knee replacements. Dr Paloโ€™s goal for every patient is to get them back to the activities they love. Best of luck at nationals!

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Did you know there are over 100 types of arthritis? Some types of arthritis require prompt action to avoid permanent joint damage and other serious health issues. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Cathy Zhang, MD today to determine your risk factors and get help with the pain today. She offers a multimodal approach to your care by fusing holistic treatments with pain-reducing joint injections.

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Does your knee hurt when you stand up? Maybe your elbow pains you when you attempt to extend it? You may need to see an Orthopedic Specialist. If youโ€™re not sure if your joint pain is bad enough to see a doctor, check out the link below to find out what signs to look for that indicate itโ€™s time to get a medical professionalโ€™s opinion:

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Adults who have a primary care physician are 19% less likely to die prematurely. Thatโ€™s because primary care gives you faster access to healthcare. Plus, it has the added benefit of lowering your medical costs when a health issue is caught early. ๐Ÿฉบ Dr. Jason Patel is open to new patients. Schedule an appointment with him today to find out if heโ€™s the right fit for you and your family.

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Did you know sports medicine isnโ€™t just for athletes? A senior citizen battling osteoarthritis could get the same treatment as a famous NFL football player with a knee injury. ๐Ÿ’ชOrthopedists like our Dr. Matti Palo uses both surgical and nonsurgical approaches with anyone having bone and joint issues or back problems. Contact us today if you have an injury or youโ€™re experiencing any joint or muscle pain. Who knows? You may get the same treatment as your favorite sports star.

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Sciatica is pain which runs from your lower back down into one or both legs. Symptoms can range from numbness, pins and needles, to radiating pain. If youโ€™ve been experiencing sciatica for more than three months, or youโ€™re in excruciating pain, contact Dr. Cathy Zhang, MD, at Louisiana Pain Institute.

Dr. Zhang can treat sciatica using a wide range of nonsurgical or minimally invasive and non-narcotic solutions. ๐Ÿฉบ๐Ÿ’‰

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People who frequently do repetitive movements with their hands and arms may eventually develop carpal tunnel syndrome. This happens when the median nerve, which runs through the wrist to the hand, becomes pinched and compressed โ€“ creating weakness and numbness in the hand.

Orthopedic specialists like Dr. Matti Palo can help to alleviate those symptoms by employing treatment that may include braces, therapy, and medication. In critical cases, surgery may be the solution.

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High blood pressure, aka hypertension, is one of the most common diagnoses in America and can lead to severe heart disease. How do you know if your blood pressure has reached abnormal levels?

Dr. Patel determines your ideal blood pressure based on your individual circumstances, and develops a customized plan to reach it over time. This is not cookie-cutter care, it is holistic and highly customized. Call ๐Ÿ“ž985-807-1937 or learn about Dr. Patelโ€™s approach to hypertension ๐Ÿ”—

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Researchers estimate that 50 million adults in the United States are dealing with chronic pain. Seeing a Pain Management Specialist can help you better control pain as well as give you an improved sense of overall well-being. Dr. Cathy Zhang will help you to get on top of your chronic pain by applying the science of pain management as our pain management specialist!

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8% of all adults experience persistent or chronic back pain - as a result are limited in everyday activities. Orthopedic specialists, like Dr. Matti Palo, can help to alleviate that pain by getting to the bottom of the pain and taking non-invasive approaches to lessen back pain and avoid surgery. In critical cases, surgery may be the solution.

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About 1 in 13 people suffer from a rare, undiagnosed condition. Visit Dr. Jason Patel to stay on top of your health with lab work and evidence-based treatments to address nutrient deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and other commonly missed conditions that affect your wellness.

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According to the Migraine Research Foundation, roughly 39 million Americans struggle with migraines and more than half of them do not receive a diagnosis or treatment. Dr. Cathy Zhang is a pain relief expert, offering treatments such as Botox injections or facial nerve blocks so you can enjoy a pain-free life. โœ…

Get an accurate diagnosis and treatment options today! ๐Ÿ‘‰

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Joint pain or muscle ache keeping you up all night? Immediately visit an orthopedic specialist for a thorough checkup. Our orthopedist, Dr. Matti Palo, treats each patient with professionalism, providing a warm and private environment for diagnosis, treatment, and medication. ๐Ÿ‘

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Your immune system's response to allergens impairs regular body functions and can disrupt important scheduled activities in your work and personal life. ๐Ÿ˜ซ

Never let an allergy spoil a good day! We can test you for allergies and administer allergy shots if you meet the requirements. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’‰

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The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease says calcium intake is vital from infancy to adulthood. However, the dosage varies based on your age because too much calcium in the body is linked to kidney complications. For your bone health optimization, contact Dr. Matti Palo at 985-807-1937, and learn how to properly care for your musculoskeletal health. โœ…

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Breathing helps flush body toxins and brings in oxygen for proper body function. Difficulties in breathing may be a result of lung problems and can cause severe stress. Dr. Jason Patel, our primary care and internal medicine specialist, will carefully assess your breathing troubles and tailor each solution so you can breathe freely. ๐Ÿค

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Are you experiencing pain in your lower back, hips, or butt that seems to shoot pain down to your leg? It may be sciatica - an injury-related pain, or sciatic nerve inflammation.

Donโ€™t let that pain linger! Dr. Zhang uses non-surgical or minimally invasive non-narcotic methods to alleviate your discomfort. Schedule your visit at 985-261-6377 or through her website:

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While regular physical activity is necessary to keep bones robust, high-impact activities such as jumping ropes, long-distance running, or hiking are not for everyone. Basketball, cycling, walking, and other leisure activities can all be tailored to your physical capabilities. However, swimming and baseball should be avoided by those with shoulder problems.

Consult with Dr. Matti Palo, our orthopedic specialist, to ensure that you can enjoy your activities without fear of causing joint pain or developing body discomfort. ๐Ÿ’ช

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Around 13% of American adults have neck pain regularly. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor posture, overstretching, trauma, and disease. Whether your neck discomfort is persistent or severe, Dr. Cathy Zhang can provide you with a professional diagnosis and cutting-edge treatment.

Schedule an appointment online at ๐Ÿ”— or over the phone at โ˜Ž985-261-6377 today.

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By addressing significant health conditions early on, preventive care lowers the chance of diseases and disabilities. Even if you're not sick, going to the doctor at least twice a year can help identify concerns that the naked eye can't see. Dr. Jason Patel helps you optimize your health with evidence-based treatments so you can live comfortably. ๐Ÿ‘

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As long as your tendons are well-rested and supported with proper equipment (such as braces and clutches) to avoid moving the affected area, they can heal and restore their strength in 6 to 8 weeks from treatment. Dr. Matti Palo can assess your injury to ensure that it does not cause you more discomfort. ๐Ÿ’ช

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There are many complications related to not getting enough sleep. For example, it can lead to a weakened immune system and decreased brain function. It is very important to have good sleep hygiene, such as decreased screen time and avoiding alcohol prior to bedtime. Other key components can include exercise and a healthy diet ๐Ÿ‘

Have sleep concerns? Dr. Jason Patel can help curate solutions for your specialized needs. Reach his office at 985-807-1937 or through his website ๐Ÿ‘‰

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Sometimes, chronic pain-related stress leads to other issues, including changes in appetite, lack of energy, anxiety, depression, anger, and even fear. Dr. Zhang's expertise in pain medicine is tailored to each patient to ensure the best results. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

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People might say 8 glasses of water is enough for the day, but Dr. Jason Patel, our primary care physician, says that hydration needs are determined by a close look at our bodies, lifestyles, and other factors (e.g. living conditions). Some people require at least 8, while others need more. Get in touch with Dr. Patel to optimize your wellness:

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Joint injections can diagnose and/or treat joint conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, carpal tunnel syndrome, and occasionally osteoarthritis. It provides long-term pain relief when combined with physical therapy, medicine, and a healthy diet. Dr. Cathy Zhang assists you in being your healthiest self by delivering innovative pain remedies for optimal outcomes.๐Ÿ’™

No More Wait Times 04/07/2022

No More Wait Times

Patients should not have to wait longer than 10 minutes in the waiting area for their check-up, or 20 minutes from the time they enter the exam room until they meet the doctor. At Joint Efforts, there are no waiting rooms because the doctor waits for you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

No More Wait Times

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Surgery is only performed to heal a torn muscle, not one that has been strained. Most muscle strains that aren't painful can be treated at home, while physical therapy may be required for moderate muscle injuries. Consult with Dr. Matti Palo, our orthopedist to learn about your treatment choices and receive detailed advice on how to manage your musculoskeletal concerns. ๐Ÿ’ช

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More people have reported back pain as a result of the typical work-from-home environment. However, when the condition worsens, this may cause more discomfort in the lower torso (thighs and legs).

Donโ€™t let back pain prevent you from living life to the fullest! Dr. Cathy Zhang can help you work efficiently without worrying about your back pain. Book a consultation online or over the phone today to learn more about your options.๐Ÿ‘

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According to the Washington Post, an average doctor's session for one health condition lasts roughly 20 minutes. If you need more time than usual, Joint Efforts promises not to rush you through your appointment so you can get the care that you deserve. ๐Ÿฉบ๐Ÿงก

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Arthritis can only be managed, but not reversed. Weight loss, regular exercise, and assistive devices (e.g. canes and walkers) can help relieve joint discomfort. If conservative methods fail, medication and even surgery are considered. Our resident orthopedist, Dr. Matti Palo can match you with the best treatment route so you can live comfortably. ๐Ÿฆต๐Ÿค

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1411 Ochsner Boulevard
Covington, LA

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Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
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