8 Signs To Know If You Need Hip Replacement Surgery

Dated on: 04/03/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

An ailing hip can make doing the things you love uncomfortable or even impossible. If you're struggling with hip pain or stiffness that prevents you from performing your normal, everyday activities, you may find that hip replacement surgery could have a profound impact on your life — relieving your painful symptoms and increasing your mobility and ability to function. However, for some, conservative treatments are completely sufficient. How do you know the right option for you? Let's take a look at eight signs that will help you decide if you need hip replacement surgery. 1. You Have Chronic and Significant Pain Damage [ ... ]

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Top Exercises to Avoid If You Have Tennis Elbow

Dated on: 04/03/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

If you've been diagnosed with tennis elbow, you're probably aware of the pain and inflammation associated with this condition. Lateral epicondylitis, another name for tennis elbow, is a repetitive stress injury that typically occurs in athletes who overwork the tendons and muscles outside the elbow. However, tennis elbow injuries can also be caused by everyday activities or jobs that require repetitive arm motions. Many of our patients wonder when they can go back to exercising after experiencing a tennis elbow injury. A good rule of thumb is to avoid exercises that cause pain to your arm. However, a few stretches [ ... ]

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7 Tennis Elbow Exercises to Treat Your Pain at Home

Dated on: 04/03/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Tennis elbow, which is also called lateral epicondylitis, is a classic repetitive strain injury. The muscles and tendons on the back of your arm and the outside of the elbow responsible for lifting the wrist and fingers can become inflamed, irritated or exhausted due to overuse. This injury is common among those who play racquet sports, thus the name "tennis elbow." However, it's also a commonplace work-related injury, particularly among painters, plumbers and even those with jobs that involve heavy computer usage. If you've been diagnosed with tennis elbow, you're likely well aware of the associated pain and burning that occur [ ... ]

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How to Sleep After Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Dated on: 04/03/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Sleep is an important part of the healing process after any major surgery. However, one of the most common complaints we hear after someone has a total hip replacement is about difficulty sleeping. Whether you're unable to sleep in the position you're used to or you wake up with pain, the issue likely contributes to restless nights. Also, for several weeks after your surgery, you'll need to take extra precautions when you go to bed to avoid dislocation. To ensure you get some crucial shut-eye, in this post, we'll discuss some tips on how to sleep after you've had total [ ... ]

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Top 7 Stretches to Relieve Knee Pain for Athletes

Dated on: 04/03/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Athletes like you want to push their limits every day to become better at what they do. However, putting your joints under too much stress can cause pain and inflammation. You can use the following athletic stretches to prevent knee pain. We also suggest these stretches for knee pain that already exists. Please note that the best knee stretches for runners and athletes will depend on the nature of their individual injury or pain. An orthopedic specialist can help you find the right exercises for you. 1. Lunging Hip Flexor The lunging hip flexor stretch makes the hips more flexible [ ... ]

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Why Sleeping on Your Side Is Killing Your Shoulder

Dated on: 04/03/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Do you experience shoulder pain without a clear reason? The answer could lie in the way you sleep at night. Changing your sleeping position and trying some at-home remedies can help you relieve your stiffness and discomfort. Let's talk about the connection between your sleeping position and shoulder pain, as well as when you should see a doctor. Can Sleeping Wrong Cause Shoulder Blade Pain? Our posture affects us during all hours of the day, including when we sleep. Certain sleeping positions can put extra strain on the shoulder muscles, resulting in soreness and stiffness. When you sleep in a [ ... ]

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How to Avoid Shoulder Pain While Playing Golf

Dated on: 04/03/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Do you love golf, but have a shoulder injury? In many cases, you can still play your favorite sport if you take the right precautions. Protect your shoulder using the following tips and learn when you need a specialist's help. How to Prevent Shoulder Pain From Golf According to the Mayo Clinic, many golf-related shoulder injuries come from improper mechanics or overexertion. You can keep your shoulder in good shape by: Using the Right Equipment: Make sure you use the appropriate golf clubs for your height and weight. A golf professional can help you find a set that improves your performance [ ... ]

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What’s The Difference Between Golfers Elbow vs Tennis Elbow

Dated on: 04/03/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Did you know tennis elbow and golfer's elbow can happen to anyone — not just athletes? You might have one of these conditions if you feel pain and weakness in your elbow muscles. Let's discuss the differences between golfer's and tennis elbow and your treatment options. Tennis Elbow vs. Golfer's Elbow Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow impact the muscles near your epicondyle, the projections on the rounded end of your arm bone. Both conditions cause pain, weakness, stiffness and tenderness. The location of the affected muscle determines whether you have tennis or golfer's elbow. When you have tennis elbow, the [ ... ]

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The Ultimate Guide For Shoulder Recovery Surgery

Dated on: 04/03/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

The speed and pain involved in recovering from shoulder surgery depend upon many factors, including the type of surgical procedure you had, absence or presence of complications, adherence to physician instructions, consistency in performing rehabilitation and physical therapy exercises and more. But whether you have a minimally invasive rotator cuff surgery or a total shoulder replacement, recovery from shoulder surgery takes time. Below are some shoulder surgery recovery tips to help make your recovery as fast as possible. First, it’s helpful to learn about the anatomy of your shoulder and causes of common problems, such as rotator cuff issues. The Anatomy of the [ ... ]

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