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TREATING JOINT & MUSCLE INJURIES, PAIN, ARTHRITIS & MORE

Wrist Pain & Injuries: Causes & Treatment

Dr. Mark Hosko, MD, August 13 2021

If you are experiencing wrist pain, you may be wondering if you have a common wrist injury. Most of the tasks you do in a day involve the use of hands and wrists. Taking  a shower, getting dressed, having coffee, and texting all involve our hands. Our wrists play a huge part in our ability to use our hands comfortably. When our wrists hurt, our han...

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How To Treat & Recover From Knee Injuries

Dr. Mark Hosko, MD, July 27 2021

Knee injuries can cause serious discomfort and disrupt our day-to-day lives. We often forget how hard our body works to keep us going until something starts to hurt. Our joints play a critical role in our mobility and sometimes suffer for it. Knee injuries are one of the most common issues people have with their joints. There are a number of diff...

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How Do You Know If Your Back Injury Is Serious?

Dr. Mark Hosko, MD, July 22 2021

Back injuries are very common and unfortunately can lead to serious pain and discomfort. Symptoms of back pain may range anywhere from stiffness, pain to touch, swelling, or tingling. Whether you are having lower, mid, or upper back pain, it should not be left untreated. Back injury treatment should be performed by a back injury doctor or medical p...

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Neck Injuries: Common Causes, Effects & Treatment

Dr. Mark Hosko, MD, July 16 2021

A neck injury of any kind can seriously limit our mobility or ability to perform daily activities. Knowing whether or not your neck pain or injury is serious can be difficult to assess, and should be done by a medical provider or neck injury doctor. A little later on, we will discuss neck injury symptoms. People often delay care in hopes that injur...

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What Are Motor Vehicle Accidents?

Dr. Mark Hosko, MD, June 30 2021

Motor vehicle accidents are something most of us do not get the chance to prepare for. This can leave us distressed, panicked, and confused about what to do. If you get in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of how big or small, you should seek medical attention right away. Furthermore, you may need continued care for post motor vehicle accident t...

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What To Do After A Car Accident

Dr. Mark Hosko, MD, March 5 2021

A car accident exerts a tremendous amount of force on your back and spine, and back and neck injuries are very common after a high-impact accident. You should always see a doctor immediately following a car accident, even if you don’t feel any pain at the time. During a traumatic event, your body releases a massive adrenaline rush that may mask no...

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College Students Get Sick and Injured Too

Dr. Mark Hosko, MD, January 26 2021

Thoughts of illness and injuries are generally far from the minds of most college students, but being away from home and on your own for the first time means taking a more active and preventative role in your own health care. Crowded living conditions in dorms and classrooms, interacting with a wide variety of people, late nights and missed meals a...

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Children Health Issues

Dr. Mark Hosko, MD, January 26 2021

The children of the East Portland neighborhoods that we here at Portland Urgent Care serve are not immune to the many child health issues plaguing children across the country. Today, more and more children are experiencing “adult” health conditions such as high cholesterol, diabetes and joint problems; some are being diagnosed with advanced stages...

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Treating and preventing sunburn and sun poisoning

Dr. Mark Hosko, MD, January 11 2021

Summer weather is now in full swing here in Portland.  As people begin to spend more time outdoors and on the water, sunburn is inevitable. Sunburn is one condition that is easily preventable.  Staying out of the sun is a foolproof way to protect your skin, but this is also not very much fun.  If you want to enjoy the outdoors safely, you need to u...

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Understanding Pre-Diabetes

Dr. Mark Hosko, MD, January 11 2021

Many patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes express surprise and shock that the disease seemed to sneak up on them out of nowhere. The truth is, however, that the blood glucose levels in these individuals have been above the normal range for quite some time. Research has indicated that a lot of damage to the body resulting from diabetes, including...

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