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Finding the Right Elbow Surgeon

Finding the Right Elbow Surgeon

by Stephanie Meadows
From one joint to the next, the body is an intricately functioning combination of moving parts. When you think about joints like our elbows and knees, they not only allow the limbs to move and bend, they also help distribute and carry weight. When the elbow, in particular, is injured or damaged, there can be a lot of pain and discomfort with just about every arm movement. An orthopedic surgeon can examine and diagnose an injured elbow to determine what type of treatment to proceed with, from physical therapy to surgery.

Questions After Hip Surgery

Questions After Hip Surgery

by Stephanie Meadows
Just as serious as a hip injury, having hip surgery is considered a major medical procedure. While it can tremendously reduce pain and increase mobility, the surgery itself is invasive, making it so important to follow all the rules and recommendations for the best recovery. So, it’s only natural to want to know as much about recovery and rehabilitation as you did about the procedure itself.

Why an Orthopedic Doctor Might Recommend Cortisone Shots

Why an Orthopedic Doctor Might Recommend Cortisone Shots

by Stephanie Meadows
The discovery of cortisone in 1949 was hailed as a huge medical breakthrough. Cortisone shots are frequently recommended by orthopedic specialists for muscle, nerve and joint pain. They work by eliminating inflammation and the associated pain. Used with a local anesthetic, cortisone injections can also help with diagnosis of orthopedic conditions.

Can You Prevent Degenerative Joint Disease

Can You Prevent Degenerative Joint Disease

by Stephanie Meadows
Since we are constantly moving our joints (which form the connections between bones), most people are likely to experience pain at one point or another. As people age, bones and joints become weaker and more likely to suffer damage. Besides aging, many diseases and conditions can cause joint pain and deterioration.

Why Bone and Joint Health are so Important for Seniors?

Why Bone and Joint Health are so Important for Seniors?

by Shearly (SU)
Hilda was 68 years old when she fell on her porch. Her daughter took her straight to see her family physician. Fortunately, the doctor told her nothing was broken. She would be sore for a few days, but other than a few bruises she was going to be just fine. Her doctor explained to her years ago how bone and joint health for seniors is incredibly important; Hilda had taken his advice to heart, and began to take the supplements and medications he prescribed, eat a balanced diet, avoid sodas, and she lifted small weights and walked almost every day for exercise.

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