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37 Years of Dedication

Dr Moore’s nurse Debbie is retiring after 37 years of dedication to Pinehurst Surgical Clinic.  Debbie has given so much to Dr Moore’s clinic, she has been team mom and always has great adventure stories.  We are so happy to have been apart of her journey and wish her much happiness as she spends time with her husband, children, and grandchildren in her retirement.  

Hip Pain? 3 Stretches to Try at Home

Whether you’ve been walking more, lifting more weight, or participating in a high-intensity workout, these simple changes can make your hip hurt in a bad way. And one of the worst parts about hip pain is that it doesn’t matter whether you’re in your twenties or seventies— you can still get it. Luckily, as one of the best ways to get rid of pain, stretching can be done from the comfort of your own home. By breaking up the lactic acid in your hips and stretching out the supporting muscles, you can help to alleviate any pain. If you have just started experiencing hip pain and would like to get some relief, consider trying these three stretches at home. Read on to learn more.

The Frog

No, you aren’t going to jump over any lily pads to do this stretch. To do The Frog stretch, get on your hands and knees and slowly widen your legs as far as they will go, bringing your feet along with them— the wider your legs open out, the more of a stretch you should feel in your hips. Once your hips legs have gotten to the widest point possible, flex your feet and lean your torso forward with your arms extended in front of you— this should stretch out your hips even further.

Seated Fourth Position

If you have ever taken a ballet class, you are familiar with the first, second, third, and fourth position. To really stretch the outer part of your hips muscles, try this stretch. Sitting on the floor with your knees bent, take your right shin so that it is positioned in front of you, and drop your left shin and hip to the floor. Inhaling slowly, push your left hip forward until you start to feel a stretch.

Seated Pigeon

If you have ever taken a yoga class, then you know all about how well the seated pigeon can stretch out your hips and buttocks. To do this position sit on the floor with your knees bent. Then, grab your left legs and fold it across your right leg so that your left ankle is touching your right knee. Repeat on both sides.

If you start to experience a lot of pain at any point while doing these stretches, try switching it up. To learn more about hip stretches and pain, contact Dr. John Moore to discuss your treatment options. With a variety of tests, Dr. John Moore will be able to create a treatment plan for you and your recovery.

 

 

Not Ready to Embrace Your Knee Brace? 3 Clothing Items to Sport This Spring

knee brace‘Tis the season for shorts, skirts, swimsuits, and all things spring. However, if you have just gotten knee surgery and you have to wear a knee brace, the last thing you may want to show off are your new scars. But just because you have an injured knee, it doesn’t mean that you still can’t be fashionable. From maxi skirts to dresses, this article will discuss a few items of clothing every woman should invest in for after knee surgery. Read on to learn more.

Maxi Skirts

Long, flowy maxi-skirts are really in style this spring. With designer stores like JCrew filling their catalogs full of both dressy and casual maxi-skirts, you have plenty of options to choose from. The best thing about wearing a maxi skirt after having knee surgery is that you can cover up your knee braces while still looking fashionable. And, by pairing a dressy maxi skirt with a simple t-shirt, you can head just about anywhere looking as chic as ever.

Maxi Dresses

Another staple that everyone— not just knee brace wearers— are going to be sporting this spring is a maxi dress. Dresses are an easy, fun, and girly way to dress up your everyday wardrobe. And, just like with maxi skirts, maxi dresses will cover up your knee brace, so you won’t have to worry about everyone seeing it. When shopping for a maxi dress to go over your brace/boot, make sure that it’s loose so that it doesn’t get caught on your brace when you are walking.

Baggy Pants

No, you’re not going to be representing your inner 1990’s gangster with these pants, but baggy pants in materials like linen and cotton are so in style this spring. And, if they are baggy enough, they will be able to cover your knee brace without fail. When shopping for baggy pants to cover your braces, make sure that you can pull your pants on and off without them getting stuck on it— this will make your life a lot easier.

Maxi skirts, dresses, and baggy pants are going to be your best friend this spring if you just got knee surgery. To learn more about recovery tips from knee surgery, contact Dr. John Moore’s office today!