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peggy wrote at 2014-04-28 00:32:31
I had a knee replacement 1.5 yrs ago.  After a 10 hrs of airports 2 flights my ankles and feet began to swell. That was 4 days ago and they are still swelling. I have put them in cold water and elevated them.  This has help, but they keep swelling.  


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Joe A Shaw PA-C


Most general questions that have to do with orthopedic and /or occupational medicine or ergonomics. With a focus on upper extremity disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome. After many years of treating and diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome I have developed a detailed website about carpal tunnel syndrome at


I have been a board certified Physician Assistant for 17 years, in the fields of occupational and orthopedic medicine.

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Physician Assistant degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine PA program. Bachelor of Health and Science degree. Board Certified Physician Assistant, Ergonomic certification, University of Michigan ergonomics certification. Associate Science degree in Emergency Medical Technology. Former Paramedic, EMT and Firefighter.

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