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Healing from a Hip Replacement: What to Expect

Healing from a Hip Replacement: What to Expect

by Shearly (SU)
Hip replacement surgery is an advanced procedure that allows a surgeon to replace specific components, or even an entire hip, with artificial parts that closely mimic the form and function of a natural, healthy hip. Diseased or injured hips can be debilitatingly painful, and replacement is often the last option to relieve pain and restore function for damaged hip joints. Newer, less invasive hip replacements are available in many cases, so patient outcomes are good. If you, or someone you love, is about to undergo hip replacement surgery, it’s important to participate in the healing and recovery process, because hip replacement requires some work on the part of the patient.

Heat or Ice? The Rice Method

Heat or Ice? The Rice Method

by Shearly (SU)
If you play sports, either as a professional or just on the weekends, it’s important to be informed about certain sports injuries and treatment options. You may have heard of the RICE method of treating injuries such as sprains, strains and pulled muscles, but the method is not just for athletes. Everyday people from all walks of life can also use the RICE method to reduce pain and swelling, speed healing, and avoid more serious damage from overuse.

Common Causes of Tendonitis

Common Causes of Tendonitis

by Shearly (SU)
Tendonitis (also tendinitis) is an inflammation, or irritation, of one of the body’s many tendons. To understand the cause of tendonitis, you should first know what tendons are and what they do; tendons are strong, somewhat elastic, fibrous cords of tissue that attach various muscles to bones. Tendons enable movement by working with the surrounding muscles to exert a pulling force on bones.

Surviving Arthritis

Surviving Arthritis

by Shearly (SU)
Arthritis is a painful condition that affects the joints. It can also make you feel extremely fatigued and include redness, swelling, joint tenderness and a reduced range of motion. Depending on the form of arthritis, the severity of the disease, and the exact areas affected, you may face challenges managing otherwise simple, everyday tasks such as opening a jar, getting into and out of a car, holding objects or walking. While arthritis can certainly be difficult, and downright frustrating at times, it is certainly treatable. Below is a handy guide to surviving arthritis to help you live more fully.

Meniscal Tears and Osteoarthritis: What’s the Risk?

Meniscal Tears and Osteoarthritis: What’s the Risk?

by Shearly (SU)
In an earlier blog post, we discussed meniscal tears, which are actually a very common knee injury. You often hear about athletes suffering from these, due to their twisting and turning quickly, with one or both knees bent while playing a sport or lifting a weight. However, the truth is that any individual at any age can tear a meniscus.