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COVID-19 (coronavirus) TeleMedicine

In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), we realize our patients may have questions.

The use of TeleMedicine will be used if you would like to speak with the doctor or nurse about your condition by phone and prefer not to come into the office with a non-emergent case. All routine visits can be done via TeleMedicine. If you would like to schedule a TeleMedicine visit, please call the office to schedule. We will remain open for all acute and urgent orthopedic conditions including post-operative care, fractures, sprains, and tendon tears/injury that require in person evaluation and treatment.

As of right now, all elective surgeries are cancelled until April 1st, 2020. This date can be extended if governing bodies along with local hospitals and outpatient centers decide it is in the best interest of the public to do so.

The office phones will be answered Monday - Friday. Please feel free to call if you have questions regarding your upcoming appointment, medications, or orthopedic related questions. If you have a pressing orthopedic issue, call the office. If we do not answer or it is after hours, you can speak to a doctor through the answering service, or go to the emergency room. You can also leave a message and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

We continue to ask that anyone with a scheduled appointment that has traveled outside the United States in the past 14 days to please reschedule their appointments. The CDC recommends that patients reschedule their appointments if they have the following symptoms: fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Please seek medical advice from your primary care physician, if you develop any of these symptoms.

We will take every precaution to make sure our patients and staff members remain safe during this time. We are here for you and will answer any questions you may have.

Food for Arthritis Pain: The Best & Worst

Sep 9, 2020 | News

Arthritis pain disrupts daily life. It can rob you of joy, relaxation, sleep, and the ability to do the things you love. It affects people of all ages, genders, races, and in all climates. Arthritis is tricky because it comes and goes. You may think your pain is gone, but then it bubbles to the surface. While there is no known cure for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), remission is a possibility. One way to help arthritis pain is by wise food decisions.

According to the experts at WebMD, there is no diet specifically designed to treat RA. However, research proves certain foods can help (webmd.com) ease the pain.

Foods to enjoy:

  • Bean
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Fish
  • Nuts
  • Ginger
  • Green Tea
  • Olive Oil
  • Soy
  • Tumeric
  • Whole Grains

In addition, seek out Mediterranean Cuisine. The olive oil, fish, and vegetables can reduce inflammation. Also, be sure to aim for foods rich with Omega-3 fatty acids. Taking care of your health by eating foods that help reduce inflammation and nourish your body can help with pain. According to WebMD, there are foods to avoid. These foods cause inflammation.

Foods to Skip:

  • Red Meat
  • Dairy
  • Corn Oil
  • Processed Foods
  • Fast Food
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Alcohol

If pain is getting prohibiting you from living your best life, we can help. With a healthy RA-friendly diet and the team at North Point Orthopaedics, you can be back to your previously pain-free self. Call us today at 219-836-1060 or 219-836-1014.

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