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
Not so long ago, patients needing a total hip or knee replacement would be away from home anywhere from a week to 10 days – or even longer. Not any more.
For people in need of hip replacement, sex can be extremely painful. The good news is that once the joint is replaced, you can resume having sex within six to eight weeks – and it’s often better than it’s been for years.
When temperatures rise, your body perspires more, and that includes your feet. Shoes plus hot weather equals foot odor – or even athlete’s foot. Find out how to keep your feet healthy and free of strong odor.
Contributor: Carol Ferkovic Mack, DPT, SCS, CSCS Dynamic stretching has gained in popularity. As a type of stretching based on movement, it’s a great way to warm up before exercise or sports. While most popular with sprinters and soccer players, dynamic stretches are ideal for any exercise that uses explosive moments, such as basketball, volleyball and tennis. These stretches focus on actively … Read More
Flip flops, heels, wedges, tennis shoes and flats – summer shoe choices are endless. What is the perfect shoe for your foot health day-in and day-out?
Take steps to prevent blisters by keeping your skin dry. Learn the safest ways to treat blisters, if you get them, to avoid infection.
Contributor: Susan Joy, MD You feel it. Sometimes you even hear it. You’re running, jumping, playing hard. Suddenly, there’s a “pop.” The next thing you know, you’re feeling like someone’s pulled the rug out from under your feet. You may have torn the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in your knee. This significant sports injury can … Read More
Neck pain may signal a shoulder problem, and shoulder pain may signal a neck problem. Symptoms can overlap, too. Learn how experts tell the difference, and steps you can take to feel better.