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.
Roller coasters and other rides can lead to back and neck pain, especially for people with a history of disc problems, arthritis or muscle spasms. Planning ahead and caring for yourself afterward can minimize discomfort.
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.
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Learn how bariatric surgery works better than diet and exercise for significant weight loss and the many additional health benefits that come with it.
Weight loss can be a pain. But not losing extra pounds can become even more painful to your joints. More than two-thirds of the U.S. population is overweight or obese. Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most prevalent conditions resulting from obesity, and obesity is now recognized as an important modifiable risk factor for OA. … Read More
Whenever you step out onto the playing field or into the gym, you run the risk of suffering some sort of injury. Back injuries are among the most common, whether you’re a committed and competitive athlete or a weekend warrior. According to spine health expert Kush Goyal, MD, about 90 percent of these acute back … Read More
We often throw ourselves into our favorite outdoor activities without a thought. We all want to make the most of comfortable temperatures and milder weather.
Contributor: Susan Joy, MD, sports and exercise medicine physician Athletes know the unmistakable “pop” when they’ve torn their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). It can put a quick end to the season and sometimes require surgery and extensive rehabilitation. To prevent this, athletes need to practice proper form. If you play soccer, basketball and volleyball, you … Read More
Replacing worn body parts has become pretty common today. Of course, none of us are The Six Million Dollar Man of 1970s TV fame, and if you’re facing major joint surgery like hip or knee replacement or reconstruction, you may be concerned about what happens after the surgery. In thinking about what to expect from … Read More