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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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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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How Toe Implant Surgery Treats Osteoarthritis

10/21/2019

Osteoarthritis is a disease that causes thinning of the cartilage in your joint. If you have osteoarthritis at the base of your big toe, it can cause the joint to become stiff and painful, making it difficult to stand, walk or run. Implant surgery for osteoarthritis offers a less [ ... ]

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Bilateral Knee Replacement Recovery Tips

10/07/2019

When you have a bilateral knee replacement, the recovery phase plays a vital role in helping you resume normal activities quickly. The recovery and rehab process can help you heal faster after surgery and improve the long-term outcome of the surgery. Here we discuss the [ ... ]

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Types of Bursitis

10/03/2019

Bursitis is a painful ailment affecting your joints. Fluid-filled sacs known as bursae act as a cushion between your tendons, bones, muscles and joints. Inflammation of these sacs is called bursitis. It's a fairly common condition, but many individuals treat inflammation of the bursa at home and [ ... ]

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Common Snow Shoveling Injuries

09/23/2019

Shoveling snow can be a daunting task during the winter months. Injuries such as shoulder and lower back pain occur frequently. In more severe cases, slips on ice, bone fractures, hypothermia and heart-related ailments may occur. With some preparation, you can prevent these injuries. At [ ... ]

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Top of Foot: Treatment Tips for Fracture, Sprain or Strain

09/09/2019

Acute injuries such as fractures, strains and top of the foot sprains can occur in people of all ages. Anyone can experience a twist in the ankle, which can cause intermittent sharp pain on the top of the foot. Let's look at how to identify each [ ... ]

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Types of Rotator Cuff Tears

09/01/2019

If you've had any kind of shoulder discomfort, chances are you've heard about rotator cuff injuries and the pain and complications they can bring on. Your shoulder joint is an extremely complex body part that allows your arm to have its remarkable range of motion. [ ... ]

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Why College & High School Athletes Need Sports Medicine

08/26/2019

Did you know that physical therapy can help your young athlete deal with pains and sudden sports injuries? A physical therapist can help your athlete do special exercises that strengthen the ligaments, muscles, tendons and joints. Your child will be able to recover faster and [ ... ]

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Common Reasons Why Physical Therapy Is Important

08/19/2019

Physical therapy improves mobility and function in athletes and the elderly who have injuries, illnesses or medical conditions. Not everyone likes physical therapy, though. People sometimes opt for surgery because they believe it's a faster and more effective method of treating their conditions. However, one [ ... ]

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Arthritis vs. Arthrosis – What’s the Difference?

08/12/2019

Arthritis and arthrosis are similar conditions. In fact, the two ailments have several things in common. They share similar symptoms and affect your joints, ligaments and bones. But when you're considering arthritis vs. arthrosis, it's important to know the key distinctions between both conditions. What [ ... ]

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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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Complete vs. Partial Rotator Cuff Tears

06/06/2019

If you're experiencing pain in your shoulder or weakness in your upper arm, you may have a common injury known as a rotator cuff tear. This issue may make daily activities such as getting dressed or reaching for an item on a shelf more difficult[ ... ]

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Ice vs Heat For Injuries

05/15/2019

The human body is an incredible thing, but when you become injured, you may feel like your body is working against you. Whether you're a full-time athlete, an office worker or a senior enjoying your retirement, injuries are an inevitable part of life. The good[ ... ]

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Top Exercises to Avoid If You Have Tennis Elbow

04/03/2019

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.[ ... ]

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7 Tennis Elbow Exercises to Treat Your Pain at Home

04/03/2019

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[ ... ]

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How to Sleep After Total Hip Replacement Surgery

04/03/2019

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[ ... ]

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Top 7 Stretches to Relieve Knee Pain for Athletes

04/03/2019

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[ ... ]

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Why Sleeping on Your Side Is Killing Your Shoulder

04/03/2019

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[ ... ]

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How to Avoid Shoulder Pain While Playing Golf

04/03/2019

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[ ... ]

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What’s The Difference Between Golfers Elbow vs Tennis Elbow

04/03/2019

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[ ... ]

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