Florida Joint & Spine Institute News

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Thanksgiving Day 2017

In observance of Thanksgiving Day our offices will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th. En conmemoración de el día de acción de gracias nuestras oficinas estarán cerrada Jueves 23 de noviembre y Viernes 24 de noviembre.

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Veterans Day 2017

Thank you for all our Country's Veterans for our service from Florida Joint & Spine Institute. Veterans Day 2017

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Poinciana Grand Opening

Poinciana Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Dr. Nam Dhin 4555 Pleasant Hill Road Kissimmee Fl 34759 Phone: (407) 874-1415 Fax: (407)...

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When is it time for knee replacement surgery?

By: Dr. Nam Dinh Most people take their knees for granted until it gets too difficult to climb a flight of stairs or go for a walk. Knee pain, usually associated with arthritis, is common among older adults. But is it time for surgery? Knee-replacement procedures are...

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What is Breast Cancer and How to Spot It?

Like most cancers, this type happens when cells grow too quickly and don’t die. Cancer is named for where it starts out. With breast cancer, most often it starts as a small tumor that grows in your breast, near it, or in your armpit. When it’s caught early, it can be...

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Dr. Nam Dinh

We're excited to have Dr. Nam Dinh as our featured physician this week! He's an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee preservation, total knee and hip replacements, and sports injuries of the knee & hip. He completed his residency at...

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Application for a 2 Day Shadowing Experience

Application for a 2 Day Shadowing Experience Click here to download and submit the attached application. This program involves a 2-day observation period at Florida Joint & Spine Institute for a maximum 16-hour experience. FJSI will accept 1 eligible...

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Lower Back Pain

Whether your back pain is acute or chronic, it is advisable that you get it assessed by a medical practitioner immediately. This can help reveal the extent of the damage to your back muscles, spine vertebrae and tendons and help catch any serious injury...

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Free Joint Pain Presentation

Join us August 29th at 10am for a Free Joint Pain Presentation by Oliver Marasigan, BSN, RN at the Florida Hospital in Sebring on the 2nd floor Conference Room. Register Today by Calling 863-734-6299.  

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Poinciana Welcomes Dr. Alverez

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. J.C. Alvarez to our Orthopedic program! Dr. Alvarez comes to us with a medical degree from University of Florida College of Medicine and specializes in joint replacement and robotic surgery. Please join us in...

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Blood Drive

Florida Joint Spine Institute Friday, August 18, 2017 11:00 AM· 2:00 PM All donors will receive a FREE OneBlood Tervis® Tumbler and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening! Help us better serve...

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Common Causes of Severe Knee Pain

Most people have had a minor knee problem at one time or another. Most of the time our body movements do not cause problems, but it's not surprising that symptoms develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or injury. Knee problems and injuries most often occur...

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Tips for Chronic Back Pain

Your back pain could get better, and soon. There are many treatments that may help, from physical therapy to small but strategic changes in your daily routine. Even your breathing might make a difference! First, ask your doctor what might be the cause and how to treat...

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Bad Mattress or Bad Back? Facet Arthritis Symptoms

Do I have to get out of bed? Can’t stand up straight without wincing in pain? Neck so stiff you can barely move it? Is twisting to get in or out of the car an awkward, painful dance? Neck and back pain can be annoying. It might be a sign of a simple muscle spasm or...

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Arthritis: The Preventable Disease?

Arthritis affects 27 million Americans, with knee arthritis alone affecting 9 million. Most of it may preventable. Here’s why: Arthritis is a disease affecting the bearing surface (articular cartilage) of joints and the underlying bone, along with the surrounding...

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Drinking tequila could boost bone health

If you’re a fan of tequila we’ve got good news for you. According to new research, tequila can help boost bone health. Mexican scientists have discovered a substance in the tequila plant that helps boost the absorption of calcium. The blue variety of the Agave...

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Free Joint Pain Presentation

Join us for a FREE Joint Pain Presentation. J.C. Alvarez, MD, FAAOS Florida Joint & Spine Institute Joint Pain: Treatment and Rapid Recovery Replacement Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 pm Florida Hospital Sebring Conference Rooms 1 (second floor) Register Today...

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Arthritis: What it is and Current Treatments

Free Joint Pain Presentation Maury Fisher, MD, FAAOS Florida Joint & Spine Institute Oh My Achy Joints: Arthritis: What it is and Current Treatments Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 pm Florida Hospital Sebring Conference Rooms 1 (second floor) Light refreshments provided...

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2016 Best of Lake Wales Award

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dr. Ponnavolu D. Reddy, MD Receives 2016 Best of Lake Wales Award Lake Wales Award Program Honors the Achievement LAKE WALES September 15, 2016 -- Dr. Ponnavolu D. Reddy, MD has been selected for the 2016 Best of Lake Wales Award in...

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Epidural Steroid injections

An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a minimally invasive procedure that can help relieve neck, arm, back, and leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves. ESIs may be performed to relieve pain caused by spinal stenosis, spondylolysis, or disc herniation. During the...

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What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)? Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood and is primarily composed of water, but also includes proteins and nutrients. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a sample of the patients’ own plasma that is concentrated with platelets (for...

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Tenet Health TX

Tenex Health TX™         Tendonitis, an inflammation, irritation and swelling of the tendon, comes from an injury or doing the things you love or need to do—over and over again. Repetitive motions, no matter how ordinary, can cause small micro tears that occur each...

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Elite American Physician

A recognized expert in total knee and hip replacements, Dr. J.C. Alvarez began his professional career at the turn of the century – a very exciting time for the advancement of orthopaedic medicine. Since completing an orthopaedic surgery residency in Philadelphia, he...

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Wrist injuries and hand disorders

Every day your hands and wrists are subjected to strain from the endless tasks you perform with them, which means they are highly susceptible to arthritis, overuse, or injury. Wrist injuries and hand disorders are common and can cause pain, loss of sensation, loss of...

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Shoulder and pain treatment

As we age, staying active and exercising is more important then ever. We often find that joint pain or injury limits our ability to exercise.  Shoulder pain is a common condition that can affect people in all walks of life and it is very common in seniors due to the...

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