Outrun your aches and pains

Dr. Andrew Hartman, an orthopedic surgeon of Orthopedic Specialists of North County, recently published an article in “The Coast News” regarding how to outgrow your aches and pains through physical activity. In the article, he discusses the positive impact of continuous exercises mixed with daily activities against a progressing osteoarthritis condition. Fight The Aches and Pains of Arthritis with Exercise The best protection against the aches and pains of aging joints and arthritis is regular physical activity. It can relieve joint pain and stiffness, and improve joint function. When incorporated into your lifestyle you can experience improved mood, cardiovascular health […]


Orthopedic Specialists of North County

Orthopedic surgery, also called orthopedics, is the branch of surgery devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, disorders, and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. An orthopedic surgeon is a physician who goes on to five years of concentrated study in an orthopedic residency in the U.S. An orthopaedic specialist who desires to specialize in certain areas of the body and/or surgical techniques, will add an additional year of training in that subspecialty, called a fellowship. It is a long road to becoming an orthopaedic specialist, and requires serious commitment. Now fellowship training is not the only way […]


OSNC Launches New Practice Website

Welcome to our new OSNC website! We hope to use this platform to improve communications with new and existing patients while providing information to help educate you and your family on a variety of medical topics. Within our site you can read about our doctors, learn about orthopedic conditions and treatment options, or you can schedule your appointments in our patient portal. If there is something you want to learn more about, please contact us. Orthopaedic Specialists of North County is the leading provider of orthopedic, physical therapy and sports medicine care in North County San Diego and nearby communities. […]


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