Dr. Ronald Tolchin, DO

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  • Baptist Health South Florida

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Interventional Radiology:

    SUNDAY, March 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An ultrasound technique is showing early promise as a quick and minimally invasive treatment for the common and painful foot condition known as plantar fasciitis.

    The finding is based on a short-term study involving just...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Integrative Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture for back pain is more likely to help people who believe the treatment will work, new research suggests.

    The study included 485 people who received acupuncture for back pain and completed questionnaires before they began treatment, at t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients with a broken hip are more likely to die after the fracture if they're discharged from the hospital early, a new study indicates.

    "Our results suggest that the continuous efforts to decrease length of stay after major surgery is ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and Celebrex may raise the risk for heart attack, stroke and/or serious bleeding among heart attack survivors taking prescription blood thinners, a new study says.

    The finding could prompt widespread concern, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Occupational Therapy:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study estimates the prevalence of two types of muscular dystrophy that strike mostly boys.

    A team led by researchers from the University of Iowa found that about one in 5,000 boys between the ages of 5 and 9 have e...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Achilles tendon can handle downhill running better than previously thought, says a study that offers good news for distance runners.

    The key is to transition gradually to downhill running, the Brigham Young University researchers noted.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Occupational Therapy:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working in an awkward position significantly increases the risk of developing low back pain, a new study finds.

    Doing manual labor that involved awkward positions increased the risk of low back pain by eight times. Other significant risk factors i...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of hip replacements performed in the United States has increased substantially, and the procedure has become more common in younger people, new government statistics show.

    The numbers reveal the rapid evolution of the procedure, which...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising on a motorized stationary bike may help boost stroke patients' brain and motor skills recovery, a small study suggests.

    The study included 17 stroke survivors, aged 23 to 84, whose stroke occurred six to 12 months before the start of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may hamper the effects of certain drugs used to treat inflammatory arthritis in the lower back, a new study from Switzerland says.

    Researchers from University Hospital Zurich looked at how 700 people with this type of arthritis responded ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who face amputation of a foot or leg can have their limb saved by minimally invasive surgery to improve blood flow, a new study suggests.

    Among the patients tested and treated in a limb salvage pro...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of broken bones increases with both weight gain and loss in older women, according to a new study.

    These findings challenge the widely held belief that weight gain protects older women against fractures, the researchers said.

    T...Full Article

  • Ronald Tolchin, DO - Miami, FL - Physical Medicine/rehabilitation
    A herniated disc is a problem that occurs in the areas between the bones of your spine, when one of the round, flat discs that act as cushions between your bones begins to wear and puts pressure on your spinal nerves. Herniated discs are also sometimes called "slipped discs" or "ruptured discs."...Read More
  • Ronald Tolchin, DO - Miami, FL - Physical Medicine/rehabilitation
    The most comment treatment initially is physical therapy, which can help strengthen back and neck muscles and restore pain-free movements. Stretching, traction and heat therapy may also be utilized by physical therapists.  However, if there are progressive neurological deficits such as significant...Read More
  • Ronald Tolchin, DO - Miami, FL - Physical Medicine/rehabilitation
    Mechanical causes of back pain usually mean pain that is not caused by diseases or infections or nerve problems but by injuries. For example, a back muscle strain or a sprain of a ligament in the back can both be mechanical causes of back pain. Bone fractures can also back pain. Awkward sitting or standing...Read More