Why Knee and Joint Pain Increase When It’s Cold
You may have wondered: “Why do my legs hurt when it is cold?” Joint pains are symptoms of an injury or an underlying health condition. But co [...]
Is There a Best Time of the Year to Schedule Knee Surgery?
Whether you suffer from a chronic knee condition or trauma to the knee, your orthopedic doctor may recommend surgery. Unless it's an emergency, you ca [...]
Best Positions to Sleep in After a Knee Replacement
If you've just had knee surgery, following your doctor's guidance for recovery is vital to healing properly. An important way to help your body's heal [...]
What to Expect After Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Arthroscopic knee surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that involves taking a scope — a small, lighted tube with a camera on it — and inse [...]
OrthoBethesda Welcomes the Patients of Dr. Dan Valaik
Doctor Valaik has announced plans to relocate to Williamsburg, VA after ten years of exemplary practice here in Bethesda, MD. A respected member of th [...]
What to Expect After a Total Knee Replacement
If you struggle with chronic knee pain and knee mobility, your doctor may recommend total knee replacement surgery once conservative treatment options [...]
Is Walking Good for Arthritis in the Knee?
If you have arthritis in your knee, walking can be a great way to relieve pain, stiffness and swelling. Moving your legs at even a gentle pace allows [...]
How to Lose Weight with Knee Pain?
Many people want to lose weight because they think they will look better if they weigh less. But dropping a few pounds can also provide significant he [...]
Why Your Knee Hurts When You’re Sitting
Have you ever felt knee discomfort when you're sitting? You certainly aren't the only one. We hear many complaints about this type of knee pain from o [...]
Robotic vs. Traditional Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee replacement surgery using robotics sounds like a futuristic goal, but that future is now. Physicians have begun using robotics during surgery, re [...]
Stiffness After Knee Replacement Surgery
In the days leading up to and following knee replacement surgery, patients face many questions. How long does it take for a knee replacement to feel n [...]
What to Avoid After Knee Replacement
Have you recently had a knee replaced, or are you doing some research before having the procedure? Learning about the recovery process will help you m [...]