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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 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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10 Steps to Achieving Better Posture

01/20/2020

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

01/06/2020

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

12/31/2019

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

12/23/2019

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

12/15/2019

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

12/09/2019

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?

12/04/2019

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

12/04/2019

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

11/18/2019

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

11/04/2019

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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Common Types of Arthritis Explained

08/01/2019

Arthritis is a chronic condition that can cause life-altering pain for those who struggle with it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that 54 million people ⁠— 23 percent of all adults in the U.S. ⁠— have arthritis. Around 24 million of those affected[ ... ]

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Why Knee & Joint Pain Increase When It’s Cold

07/29/2019

You may have been wondering: "Why do my legs hurt when it is cold?" Joint pains are symptoms of an injury or an underlying health condition. But cold weather does create joint pains, especially when you must spend time outdoors during winter. Let's take a[ ... ]

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When Not To Have Rotator Cuff Surgery

07/22/2019

Most rotator cuff tears don't require surgery to heal. This is because most people with rotor cuff tears don't have any problem with their shoulders. Even if the torn rotator cuff causes shoulder pain, you can get relief without surgical treatment. Here are some facts[ ... ]

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Best Sports to Play If You’re Suffering From Osteoarthritis

07/15/2019

If you've been diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA), does it mean you can no longer play the sports you've always loved? Hearing your doctor say you have osteoarthritis can be devastating. But it doesn't limit your involvement in sports to being just a spectator. There are[ ... ]

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What Is Septic Bursitis?

07/08/2019

Septic bursitis is a painful type of joint inflammation. This relatively common condition may be mild or severe. Severe bursitis is a very dangerous medical condition, so it's important to understand the symptoms, causes and treatment of this ailment. Septic Bursitis Defined Septic bursitis is[ ... ]

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How Long Does It Take for a Torn Meniscus to Heal Without Surgery?

07/02/2019

Your meniscus is a crescent-shaped pad made of cartilage and muscle fibers in each knee. They are located between the thigh bone (called the femur) and the shin bone of your lower leg (called the tibia). The main function of the meniscus is to: Distribute[ ... ]

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Can Allergies Affect Joint Pain?

07/02/2019

If you suffer from allergies, you likely know the toll they can take on your sinuses. But what about the rest of your body? Can allergies affect joint pain? Believe it or not, allergies, whether seasonal or food-related, can affect joint pain. Allergy symptoms appear[ ... ]

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4 Common Injuries Swimmers Should Be Aware Of

06/17/2019

Swimming is a great low-impact workout that can be enjoyed by many who suffer from orthopedic conditions. However, if you're a competitive swimmer or someone who swims a lot in your leisure time, you should know that a few common injuries can occur due to[ ... ]

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How You Can Treat Plantar Fasciitis at Home

06/06/2019

If you struggle with chronic plantar fasciitis, treating your heel pain is probably a daily concern. Unfortunately, most people work full time and find it difficult to make the time to relieve their painful symptoms. Plantar fasciitis causes inflammation to the band of tissue connecting[ ... ]

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Can a Rotator Cuff Tear Heal Without Surgery?

06/06/2019

A rotator cuff tear is a common injury that can occur within your shoulder's rotator cuff tendons. Generally, this kind of issue occurs due to injury or overuse. While rotator cuff tears are not life-threatening, if you do not seek out medical attention, they can[ ... ]

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