Exercise to Prep Your Joints for Surgery

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

Joint Replacement Surgery Gets ‘Smarter’

Traditionally, surgeons performing joint replacement surgery determine the placement of a new hip, shoulder or knee joint based on two-dimensional imaging, such as X-rays and CT scans. But Wael Barsoum, MD, Vice Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, and Joseph Iannotti, MD, PhD, Chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute, are working on … Read More

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Managing Osteoarthritis

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control predict about 50 percent of all Americans will develop osteoarthritis in their knees before age 85. Besides our knees, our hips, ankles, and feet are also susceptible to developing osteoarthritis. Basically, your larger joints are at risk as you get older, according to Elaine Husni, MD, MPH, a doctor … Read More

Healthy Food, Healthy Bones

Dietician Kristin Kirkpatrick, wellness manager at Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute, says many studies show that, in addition to pharmacological management, certain foods, spices and supplements will help reduce morning stiffness, inflammation and pain in joints. Mediterranean diet Many studies have found that a Mediterranean diet has various health benefits, some of which seem to overlap … Read More

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6 Myths About Joint Pain and Arthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA), one of the most common forms of arthritis, results from wear and tear of the cartilage that cushions the joints, typically after an injury or with advancing age. More than 27 million Americans have OA. Also called degenerative joint disease, OA usually develops over years, and symptoms include pain, stiffness, tenderness, a limited … Read More