Joints, joints, joints! No, I’m not talking about the kind you smoke. I’m talking about the kind that you rely on every single day in order to move. Fun fact: there are 360 joints in the human body. Yep, I just saved you a 5 second search on google. You’re welcome. 360! The number of joints in your body happens to match the exact degree of a full turn. I know. It felt satisfying to make that connection for me too.
When I think of a joint, the major ones like knees, hips, elbows, ankles, and wrists pop into my mind almost instantaneously. Then, after that, the kid’s tune “head, and shoulder, knees and toes follow fairly quickly thereafter. And now, I have successfully buried that into my musical mind for the rest of the day. Joy.
360…let’s get back to that. Some examples of joint type include ball and socket, hinge, pivot, gliding, planar along with a few more that I have a hard time pronouncing. The point is that there is a lot going on and therefore a lot that could go wrong. Now, perhaps you are thinking, “Well, I’m not a professional athlete” or “It’s okay, I work out” or “I don’t think my knees are bad enough to really complain about it…” or perhaps you are thinking, “Yeah, my joints hurt. I need some help.”
The reality is that it is always a great idea to have the correct information and solutions so that you can prevent, perfect, or fix issues that may occur, are occurring, or have occurred in your body.
We have the pleasure of hosting Dr. Gabe Carpio, a nonsurgical orthopedic specialist
at Hoag Medical Group (HMG) in Irvine. His specific role at Hoag is as a primary care sports medicine physician. He works with patients who are athletes and weekend warriors, doing everything short of surgery to treat conditions like concussions, sprained ankles, and even
Not only are we hosting him, but we also have the benefit of working alongside Dr. Carpio in sharing protocols and treating a number of his patients. I can confidently say that he is one of the nicest and most communicatively proficient Doctors I have ever met. Not only is his bedside manner excellent, the niche that he has made for himself is both unique and extremely practical. His ability to see a range of people from youth to elderly, sports injury to general disorders makes him a wonderful resource.
If you are a competitive athlete, a weekend warrior, a workout fanatic or someone who simply wants to stay healthy for their family, I can guarantee that this seminar is going to be a great benefit to you in your understand of your own body. This coming Tuesday, May 14th, Dr. Carpio will be discussing the ins and outs of joint health and function. Additionally, there will ample time and an invitation for specific questions that you may have. You won’t have a big wait times in a doctor’s office, you will have time to prepare your own questions, and you will have the opportunity to be educated in person by a well-seasoned and well communicating medical professional.
What more could you want in life? #dreamsfulfilled