If your knees or hips are causing you constant pain, you may have thought about undergoing surgery to have them replaced. But are myths holding you back?
Without warning, you wake up with a paralyzing stiffness in your calf or foot. Whether you call it a foot or leg cramp (aka “charley horse”), it happens when a muscle gets involuntarily stiff and can’t relax. Here’s what causes these cramps, as well as tips to help prevent them.
Did you know that your bones are living tissue? Learn about the many surprises your skeleton holds for you.
Why it’s important to get the right diagnosis and change your habits whether you’re dealing with minor, nagging pain or recovering from something more serious.
Read about this innovative technique to address muscle and joint pain. Doctors use platelet-rich plasma or dextrose injections to create inflammation that, in turn, stimulates natural restoration of damaged joints and tissues.
Location. Quality. Even sound. There are a few of the factors doctor ask about your knee pain to help sort causes and culprits.
How old is too old for a joint replacement? Patients are often surprised to learn that there is no absolute age limit on who can safely undergo this procedure. However, there are other factors to consider.
If hip pain is inhibiting your lifestyle, talk to your doctor. Many nonsurgical and surgical options are available to help manage your pain and get you back in the game.
Back problems can masquerade as hip problems. There is a lot of overlap between hip and back pain experts say. Learn more about how to differentiate between the two so you can pursue the most targeted treatment.
Contributor: Carlos Higuera, MD If you’ve decided to have a total knee replacement, you might be considering a minimally invasive procedure. This type of surgery uses smaller incisions and less cutting of the tissue surrounding the knee. The advantage of such a surgery is that it allows for faster recovery, a shorter hospital stay and … Read More