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Is Joint Replacement Right for You?

According to our joint replacement experts, you may be ready for a joint replacement if you’re experiencing the following:

  • You have joint pain that keeps you awake at night
  • The pain in your knee prevents you from...
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Lessen Your Stress for Joint Health

High levels of stress can cause headaches, disturb sleep, and lead to high blood pressure and depression. Coping with stress properly becomes even more important if you are one of the more than 40 million Americans living with arthritis. ...

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Tips for Planning for Your Recovery

Planning for your return home prior to surgery can help assure a smoother recovery. The following are some things to keep in mind when returning home from a joint replacement:

  • Bring in help. Sometimes, patients...
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Don’t Let Ankle Sprains Keep You on the Sidelines

An ankle sprain is caused by the stretching or tearing of the ligaments that connect the bones in the foot, ankle, and lower leg. It is a common injury among athletes, particularly in football, basketball, and soccer, as these sports require...

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Tips for Avoiding ACL Tears

One of the most common knee injuries among athletes is a torn ACL. The anterior cruciate ligament is one of four major ligaments that provide stability to the knee joint. The fibrous bands attach bone to bone and help to limit excessive movement...

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Overtraining: When Less Is More

Not allowing your body adequate time to rest and recover from exercising will only make it harder to reach your fitness goals. Typically associated with little rest and excessive repetition, overtraining can result in injury or illness.

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Don’t Let Golfer’s Elbow Keep You off the Green

Golfer’s elbow is similar to tennis elbow (both are forms of elbow tendonitis) but occurs on the inside of the elbow rather than the outside. There will be inflammation along the inner side of the elbow, where the tendons of the forearm...

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Avoiding Shoulder Injuries

The shoulder is composed of the shoulder blade (scapula), collarbone (clavicle), and upper arm bone (humerus). With two joints, the glenohumeral and acromioclavicular, the shoulder is widely considered to be the most unstable joint. It can move...

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Treatments for Trigger Finger

The cause of trigger finger is generally unknown. However, it is found more commonly in women than men as well as in those suffering from other health issues, such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. 

Symptoms of trigger finger...

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Herniated Discs Can Be a Pain in the Back

A herniated disc is the rupture of a spinal disc, which is the soft cushion that sits between each vertebra of the spine. When the disc ruptures, a small part of the spinal disc is pushed outside its normal boundary, and the spinal nerves and...

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Lift Properly to Avoid Back Problems

Lifting improperly can lead to a plethora of problems. Whether you are lifting a small child or helping your neighbor load his moving truck, employing proper lifting techniques can help you avoid both acute and chronic back problems.

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What Causes That Pain in the Neck?

Your neck is the upper portion of the spine, called the cervical spine. It is made up of seven small vertebrae, intervertebral discs to absorb shock, joints, the spinal cord, eight nerve roots, vascular elements, 32 muscles, and ligaments. While...

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What You Need to Know About Ankle Arthritis

Though osteoarthritis is more common in hips and knees, its symptoms are the same when in the ankle. Patients experience pain, inflammation, cartilage damage, and immobility, which can hinder a person’s lifestyle at work, home, and in...

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When Is It Time for New Shoes?

While you may feel outside of your comfort zone without your trusty pair of shoes, hanging on to them can put you at risk for serious injury. As time passes, running shoes start losing stability as well as their impact absorption capabilities....

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About Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an irritation of the thick tissue, known as the plantar fascia, located on the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia is a thick ligament that runs from the heel bone to the toes and supports the natural arch of the foot....

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What You Need to Know About Your Hamstring

Located in the back of the leg, the hamstring is made up of three muscles that connect at the pelvis and the lower leg. Injuries to the hamstring typically cause a sudden, sharp pain in the back of the thigh area and are most common in athletes...

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Treatment Options for Meniscus Tears

In young athletes, most injuries to the meniscus are a result of trauma. The menisci are vulnerable to injuries in which there is both compression and twisting across the knee. Meniscus tears are common in contact sports, like football, as well...

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The Importance of Hydration

Whether you are training over a long period or playing hard in competition, hydration can keep you not only at peak performance, but it also helps you avoid serious health risks.

Dehydration in athletes can lead to fatigue, headaches,...

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A New Option for Shoulder Repair

If you are suffering from shoulder pain and have difficulty accomplishing basic daily activities, reverse shoulder replacement surgery may be an option for you to relieve pain and restore function to the shoulder.

Doctors will always...

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Tennis Elbow Without the Racket

While a large percentage of tennis players suffer from tennis elbow, they only make up a small percentage of all reported cases of tennis elbow. Tennis elbow can strike anyone whose job or activity requires a repetitive motion of the wrist and...

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How to Get a Helping Hand for Your Pain

The repetitive use of the tendons and ligaments surrounding your wrist could result in the pinching of a nerve or inflammation around your wrist joint. These two symptoms are better known as carpal tunnel and wrist tendonitis.

Wrist...

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Dealing With Toe Arthritis

Arthritis of the big toe, medically known as hallux rigidus, is a condition caused by wear and tear of the toe joint or an injury that damages the cartilage, causing the bones of the joint to rub together.

If you are suffering from...

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Do Your Shoes Fit Properly?

Ill-fitting shoes can cause many problems, from minor injuries to permanent deformity. Here, we offer some tips for good foot care when it comes to your shoes.

  • Have your feet measured regularly: as you grow older, their size may...
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Heal Your Heels

Your feet can handle quite a bit of stress, but going over the limit can cause extreme discomfort. Heel pain generally falls into two categories: pain behind the heel and pain beneath the heel.

If your pain is behind the heel, you may be...

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A New Option for Shoulder Repair

Reverse shoulder replacement surgery may be an option for you to relieve pain and restore function to the shoulder. Doctors will always consider conservative, nonsurgical methods of treatment first. But for patients who have severe rotator cuff...

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Learn How to Save Your Joints

There are many keys to keeping your joints healthy, including staying active and getting enough calcium and vitamin D. Other ways to defend your joints include:

Keeping a healthy weight – Maintaining your weight is...

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Easing Into Activity Following Knee Replacement

How long do patients need to wait before returning to their lifestyles? Every patient is different, and recovery times will vary. When the surgery is complete and the patient has returned home, they must commit to an extensive rehabilitation...

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