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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 If You Need a Hip Replacement? 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 [ ... ]

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How Much Does Physical Therapy Cost?


If you need relief from chronic pain or you’re experiencing limited mobility in any of your joints, a physical therapist (PT) can hasten your recovery. You may also receive a referral to a PT after going through a surgical procedure. The cost of physical therapy [ ... ]

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Spine Surgery: When It Works and When It Doesn’t


According to statistics from the American Chiropractic Association, up to 80% of adults will experience back pain at some point in their life. That back pain accounts for more than 264 million missed workdays a year and is the third most common reason for doctor visits. Our [ ... ]

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How to Prevent ACL Injuries


Thousands of ACL injuries occur across the United States — mainly among athletes. But if you learn effective ACL injury prevention methods, you may avoid intense pain, enjoy a full sports season and prevent a rigorous procedure. At OrthoBethesda, we’re active promoters of preventive sports [ ... ]

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Top Reasons You Should See a Certified Hand Therapist


A hand therapist is a physical therapist or occupational therapist who has spent years studying and learning how to treat patients with ailments affecting the hands, wrist, elbow, shoulders and other parts of the upper limbs. A qualified hand therapist may also meet the criteria [ ... ]

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How to Prevent Concussions for Every High Impact Sport


According to the Brain Injury Research Institute (BIRI), athletes in the United States experience anywhere from 1.6 to 3.8 million recreation and sports-related concussions each year. This shocking statistic isn't just a number. Behind each concussion, there are concerned parents watching in the stands, worried teammates and coaches [ ... ]

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What Makes a Good Physical Therapist?


A physical therapist helps you relieve pain, restore mobility and restore the function of any injured part of your body. Therapists play an important role in reducing the time needed for recovery. To be a good physical therapist, you need to be kind and patient, [ ... ]

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5 Foods That Can Relieve Your Joint Pain


If you have frequent joint pain, you can reduce your pain and inflammation by improving your diet. You may ask, "What foods help with joint pain?" Certain foods can help relieve joint pain caused by arthritis, inflammation and trauma. While you may not like all [ ... ]

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The Real Dangers of Flip-Flops


It’s the telltale sign that summer has arrived — when flip-flops become the go-to footwear on every pair of feet. While you cling to your favorite pair of open shoes for convenience and comfort, experts cringe at the idea of people wearing them daily. While [ ... ]

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10 Steps to Achieving Better Posture


There are many benefits of good posture, like helping you avoid back and neck pain. Improving your posture also enhances circulation and digestion while allowing you to breathe properly. At OrthoBethesda, we sometimes receive inquiries for posture surgery. But we prefer to help you learn [ ... ]

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How to Prevent Dance-Related Injuries


Dancing is fun, exciting and requires strength and flexibility. Without the proper skills and dexterity, a dancer can become injured. Whether you love dancing, are a parent of a dancer or are a trainer, it's important to know the most common injuries and how to[ ... ]

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How To Keep Your Hips and Knees Healthy At All Stages of Life


The top cause of disability in the United States among adults is arthritis — around 54 million adults have received a diagnosis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, estimated to affect around 31 million individuals in the U.S. alone. Knees Knees are important for your body to function[ ... ]

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Seven Recovery Tips for Broken Wrist Injuries


A broken radius is a common fracture of the upper limb. It can occur if you fall or if you’re involved in high-impact sports like football. It’s also common among people with osteoporosis. If you have received treatment for a broken wrist and wear a[ ... ]

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Everything To Know About Tommy John Surgery


More and more people around the U.S. are participating in sports. Baseball, one of America's favorite pastimes, saw a 21% increase in participation from 2014 to 2018. According to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association, more than 15.5 million played baseball as of last year. Additionally, nearly[ ... ]

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How to Know if You Tore Your ACL


An ACL injury is usually a sprain or tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). This ligament is one of the largest and most important on your knee. A tear usually occurs while playing sports that require jumping, landing or a quick change in direction[ ... ]

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What Is Kyphosis?


Kyphosis, also known as hyperkyphosis, is an excessive curvature of the spine. While our backs have a natural curve to them of about 20 to 45 degrees, hyperkyphosis exists when the curve in the back is more than a 50-degree angle. Kyphosis causes the upper portion of the[ ... ]

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Everything To Know About Scoliosis


If you look at an X-ray of the average human body from the front or back, you'll see that the spine is straight. From the side, however, it follows a natural S-curve. Spine problems can occur in a variety of configurations, but if you see[ ... ]

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How to Prevent Soccer Injuries


Soccer is the most widely played team sport in the world, and is quickly growing in the U.S. As more kids and adults start to play the sport, soccer-related injuries will likely increase. What Are the Most Common Soccer Injuries? The most common soccer injuries[ ... ]

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How to Treat Sesamoiditis at Home


The sesamoids are special bones in the body. They’re not connected to any other bone at the joint. Instead, they act as pulleys to aid tendon movement. Two of these sesamoids are present under the forefoot near the big toe. Sesamoids in the forefoot help[ ... ]

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