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Preparing for Total Hip Replacement

When you are getting ready for your total hip replacement, make sure you check these things off your list:

  • Ask your doctor questions. You may want to make a list of questions to ask your doctor, such as how long...
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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:

  • Keep a healthy weight – Maintaining your weight...
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A New Option for Shoulder Repair

For some patients who have severe rotator cuff damage from osteoarthritis, reverse shoulder replacement can help reduce pain and restore range of motion in the shoulder joint.

Reverse shoulder replacement surgery is an alternative to...

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Easing Into Activity Following Knee Replacement

After a knee replacement it is important to slowly build up your activity level; every patient is different, and your recovery time will vary. When the surgery is complete, and you have returned home, you must commit to an extensive...

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What You Need to Know About Stress Fractures

A stress fracture is a common sports injury, often occurring in weight-bearing bones, such as the tibia and the bones in the foot. There are typically only a few symptoms related to stress fractures: either a generalized area of pain and...

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Don’t Let Strains Put You on the Sideline

Muscle strains can happen while playing sports, hiking, running, or while performing everyday activities. Sometimes referred to as a pulled muscle, a muscle strain leaves you with a sharp pain that can cause swelling and discomfort.

A...

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How to Ice or Heat an Injury

Ice packs and heat pads are among the most commonly used treatments in orthopedics. So which one is the right one to use for your injury?

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Ice treatment is most commonly used for acute injuries. If you have...

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Thumb Pain? Arthritis Could Be the Culprit

If you notice increasing pain with activities as simple as opening a jar or turning a key, you may be experiencing the effects of thumb arthritis, also known as basal joint arthritis. This condition is common in postmenopausal women, with nearly...

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Signs and Symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that covers the top of the upper arm bone (humerus) and holds it in place in the shoulder joint. It allows the arm to rotate at the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff tears are a common source of...

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What Is a Steroid Injection?

Steroid injections are a useful tool for both the diagnosis of back, neck, leg, and arm pain and the treatment of pain. There are several different types of steroid injections, including epidural injections, facet joint injections, and sacroiliac...

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