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  • After having a joint replacement, you may expect to be able to return to the lifestyle you had before surgery, but this can take some time. It is important to stay committed to your recovery plan so that your recovery process can be as smooth as possible.

  • There are many keys to keeping your joints healthy. This means making sure that your joints maintain their full range of motion while also limiting wear and tear on your joint tissues.

    To defend your joints, it is beneficial to:

  • Your joints can take on a lot of damage throughout your life, leading to degenerative conditions, like osteoarthritis. Joint replacement is often the recommended solution for the pain and limited mobility associated with these conditions.

    Traditionally, joint replacement is performed as...

  • Injuries are not scheduled and tend to occur when you least expect them. When you or your loved one suffers an injury, you want the best care available as soon as possible. In some cases, that means a trip to the emergency room. Other times, however, you can avoid a long wait and get an...

  • The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is along the inside of your knee, while the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is deep within the center of your knee. Your MCL keeps your knee from bending too far inward and provides it stability, while your ACL helps to keep your knee steady and prevents it...

  • Pickleball is a great way to stay active and have plenty of fun, but as with any sport, it does come with a risk of injury. Even a casual pickleball player could be vulnerable to a number of wrist, ankle, shoulder, and knee problems.

    From sprains and strains to more severe injuries as...

  • Wear and tear on the discs between your spinal bones, or vertebrae, is known as degenerative disc disease. Common conditions caused by disc degeneration, as well as slipped discs, include spondylotic myelopathy and stenosis. These conditions involve a compression of the spinal canal that puts...

  • If you are suffering from back or neck pain and are in need of surgery, minimally invasive surgery may be an option to consider. Minimally invasive spinal surgeries offer many benefits, such as smaller incisions and less muscle invasion.

  • While refraining from strenuous activities to relieve back pain might be the answer in the short term, when done for more than a few days, it can actually undermine healing.

    Strengthening certain muscle groups can help keep your back strong and improve your posture. Some of the most...

  • While a large percentage of tennis players will suffer from tennis elbow at some point in their career, 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, including...

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