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How Do You Know If You Need Knee Replacement Surgery?

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When your knee is severely damaged and affecting your quality of life, it is time to consider knee replacement surgery. Those suffering from knee pain for an extended period may consider talking with your orthopedic surgeon to help decide if or when you would benefit from a knee replacement surgery, also known as arthroplasty. Doctors … Read more

How Can Sports Injuries Be Prevented?

sports injuries

Many of us play sports at some point during our life, and it is beneficial for our mental, physical and emotional health. Playing sports comes with some level of risk and knowing how to prevent injuries and minimize risk is essential. The more often you play sports, the greater the chance of you having injury … Read more

What Is Rotator Cuff Tendinitis?

rotator cuff tendinitis

Rotator cuff tendinitis is often called impingement syndrome, bursitis, or biceps tendinitis due to inflammation of the connective tissue. The rotator cuff tendons rub against the overhanging part of the shoulder blade (acromion) and become irritated. Bursitis occurs if the bursa (a small sac of fluid under the tendon) becomes swollen or painful. Most people … Read more

How Serious Is Osteoarthritis Of The Hip?

osteoarthritis of the hip

Osteoarthritis is the most common type and is a degenerative joint disease. Most people who develop hip osteoarthritis are older when the cartilage tissue wears down, causing swelling, pain, and sometimes deformity. Osteoarthritis is often referred to as “wear-and-tear arthritis” and can happen in any joint. However, the weight-bearing joints such as the hip are … Read more

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What To Know About Osteoarthritis

treatment of osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis affects the joints when the cartilage, which is the protective tissue that cushions the ends of the bones and gradually deteriorates. The bones and joints rub together, causing stiffness, pain, and other symptoms. Osteoarthritis (OA) can occur in any joint, with the most commonly affected in the hands, fingers, shoulders, hips, knee, and spine, … Read more

What Is An Achilles Tendon Rupture?

Achilles tendon rupture

The Achilles tendon is a large band that connects the heel cone to the calf muscle; it lifts the heel off the ground and is essential for walking. When it tears or ruptures, it becomes challenging to walk without pain. The Achilles tendon connects the muscles in the back of the calf to your heel … Read more

Should I Have Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip pain is common among adults. In fact, the results of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed that among adults over 60 years of age, 12 to 15 percent reported chronic hip pain. Among adults who play sports, the numbers increase to as high as 30 to 40 percent.  Although hip pain … Read more

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Shoulder Bursitis Explained

Are you feeling an intense pain in your shoulder that gets worse when you move? You might be suffering from shoulder bursitis.  Shoulder bursitis (also known as impingement syndrome, or subacromial bursitis) occurs when the bursa on your shoulder becomes irritated or inflamed. It’s often characterized by pain, stiffness, swelling, redness, and loss of movement … Read more

Bad Habits That Can Cause Back Pain

According to a report from the Global Burden of Disease, approximately 7.5% of the entire global population—a staggering 577.0 million people—suffer from lower back pain. Back pain is undoubtedly a widespread condition that most people will experience at some point in their lives.  But did you know that back pain is also an easily preventable … Read more

What is Sciatica?

If you’ve been feeling a shooting pain going down your leg — or even a dull throb, you could be suffering from sciatica. It may also have become uncomfortable sitting, standing, maybe even walking. Over-the-counter pain relievers often offer little-to-no relief for the pain and discomfort.  But what exactly is sciatica, and what can you … Read more