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JOI Physicians Now Offer Online Scheduling

The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute now offers online scheduling for New Patients for all of our physicians. JOI is the first orthopaedic group in North Florida to offer this feature. To learn more about online scheduling you can read this article: https://www.joionline.net/library/show/online-scheduling-is-now-available/ or simply go to JOI.net and schedule. Online scheduling can be done during normal business hours or whenever is convenient for our patients. Often, injuries occur at night or on the weekends. There is no need to wait until Monday morning. Just go to our website and find an MD and a time which works for your busy schedule.

Of course you can still use the JOI Call Center at JOI-2000 or you can still request an appointment by using the contact us button on the website and we will call you back. We want to make it easy to see one of our orthopaedic specialists.

Jacksonville Jaguars Flag Football Tournament

JOI is proud to announce that we will be providing athletic training coverage to this year’s JAX MVP flag football tournament! Please stop by our table and say hi to our trainer.

Date: November 24th, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM- 3:30 PM.

Location: Indoor Flex Field at the TIAA Bank Stadium (1 TIAA Bank Field Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA).

More information can be found here.

Thanksgiving Distance Classic 2019

JOI is a proud supporter of this year’s 2019 Jacksonville Grand Prix hosted by First Place Sports!

We will be at this year’s Thanksgiving Distance Classic, so please stop by our tent and say hi before hitting the races!  

Date: November 28th, 2019.

Time: Half Marathon at 7:00 AM. 5K and Turkey Trot 1 mile at 6:50 AM.

Location: Pickwick Plaza (9850 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32257).

For more information please visit this link.

Thanksgiving classic run in Jacksonville Florida.

2019 Ronald McDonald Light Up the House 5K

2019 Light Up The House 5K
2019 Light Up The House 5K

JOI is a proud supporter of this year’s 2019 Light Up The House 5K & Campaign!

Run, walk or stroll your way through our Light Up The House 5K route that courses its way along the beautiful St. Johns River and through the Historic San Marco Community!  

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

Location: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville – 824 Children’s Way Jacksonville, FL 32207

For more information please visit this link.

Jags Game – October 27th 2019

Jags Game October 27th
Jags Game October 27th

JOI is the official sports medicine provider for the Jacksonville Jaguars! They will be playing this Sunday, October 27th 2019. The game starts at 1:00 pm.

We will have a booth at the Fan Entertainment Zone next to Daily’s Place. Feel free to come out and visit the JOI booth for free give-a-ways! We look forward to seeing you there!

To schedule an appointment with a JOI Physician, please call JOI-2000 or schedule at https://www.joionline.net/contact-us/

For more about the Jacksonville Jaguars, go to: http://www.jaguars.com/

2019 SenioRITA Tennis Tournament

2019 SenioRITA Tennis Tournament

JOI is a proud sponsor of the 20th Anniversary SenioRITA Tennis Tournament. This tournament raises money to support the RITA Foundation to search for a cure of Breast Cancer.

To learn more about the JOI Tennis Program, please go to: TENNIS

Jags Game- October 13, 2019

JOI is the official sports medicine provider for the Jacksonville Jaguars! They played against the New Orlean’s Saints this past weekend. 

To schedule an appointment with a JOI Physician, please call JOI-2000 or schedule at https://www.joionline.net/contact-us/

For more about the Jacksonville Jaguars, go to: http://www.jaguars.com/



Jags VS. Saints: Sunday, October 13th

Our Jacksonville Jaguars will play the New Orleans Saints this Sunday, October 13th 2019. If you make it out to the game, please makes sure to check out the Fan Entertainment Zone and check out the JOI tent for some giveaways!

Everbank Stadium.

To schedule an appointment with a JOI Physician, please call JOI-2000 or schedule at https://www.joionline.net/contact-us/

For more about the Jacksonville Jaguars, go to: http://www.jaguars.com/

Jags win on Thursday!

Congratulations to our Jacksonville Jaguars for their victory over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, September 19th! JOI is proud to be the team physicians for the Jaguars and wishes them the best of luck with the rest of their season.

Come out and see our JOI tent on game days at Daily’s Place to get some free giveaways!

JOI Tent
JOI Tent at the Jaguars Game


To schedule an appointment with a JOI Physician, please call JOI-2000 or schedule online at https://www.joionline.net/physicians/

To learn more about the Jacksonville Jaguars, go to: https://www.jaguars.com/

How Does Weather Affect My Pain?

How Does Weather Affect My Pain? By: Michelle Duclos, MS, ATC, LAT

Recently, it seems we have had a weather front coming through Jacksonville every other week. For some of our patients, this causes their pain levels to change rapidly and drastically. Does the weather really have anything to do with changes in pain levels?

While there is not widespread agreement among scientists about the relationship between changing weather and pain, there are some theories about the potential relationship. A significant drop in barometric pressure is the leading theory on this topic. Although many people say that their pain worsens with damp, rainy weather, research has shown that it’s not the cold, wind, rain, or snow. More likely, the drop in barometric pressure associated with bad weather is the cause for increased pain.

Barometric pressure refers to the weight applied to your body by the atmosphere. Imagine the capsules surrounding the joints are similar to a balloon. High barometric pressure, typically associated with good weather, regardless of the temperature, pushes against the body from the outside keeping  these tissues from expanding. When a front comes through and the barometric pressure drops, the pres- sure applied to the “balloon” is less, allowing the tissues to expand. Research has come to mixed conclusions. There are some people who say that the barometric pressure does not affect their pain. While this re- mains just a theory, barometric pressure seems a likely explanation because barometric pressure does affect our bodies. Some patients have thought that moving to a place with a warmer climate will help their pain levels. However, as mammals, humans adjust to their environment, and this means that the body would adjust to the climate after living there for some time.

Here are some tips for dealing with fluctuating pain levels during weather changes:

1. Stay warm: Dress in layers. Keep your house warm. Warm up the car before
you have to get in it for work or errands. Sleep under an electric blanket.
2. Try to prevent swelling: If you have joint pain in your hands, try wearing spandex gloves at night to keep swelling out of the joints. Wear compression stockings for joint pain in your legs.
3. Keep moving: before going out into the elements, try moving around the house.
4. Remember the pain is temporary: when inclement weather approaches, the barometric pressure drops are only temporary. The body will adjust to the barometric pressure changes.

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