Labrum Tears In The Shoulder

Monday, 04 September 2017 by

All different age groups of people suffer shoulder tears of the labrum. Athletes involved in overhead sports like baseball, volleyball or swimming are more susceptible because the repetitive stress causes labral tears over time. The labrum keeps your shoulder joint in the proper position. It is a disc made of cartilage and is attached to

The knee joint can bend, straighten and rotate slightly. The knee joint is formed by the thigh bone or femur and the lower leg bone or tibia, many ligaments and tendons. Because the knee absorbs a large percentage of our body weight while standing and walking, it is susceptible to injury, especially in athletes and

Preparing for Total Hip Replacement

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 by

Months before your actual total hip replacement surgery date, you will begin preparing for the procedure. Good physical health and mental well-being are important for a successful total hip operation. In addition, you will need to get your upper body strength to use crutches or a walker after surgery. Performing strengthening exercises will make it

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Suffering from a Torn Meniscus?

Friday, 25 August 2017 by

A torn meniscus is not an urgent situation unless the knee is stuck and will not bend or straighten at all. The initial treatment consists of activity restrictions, ice, anti-inflammatory medication and avoiding activities that may cause more pain. After the initial pain is managed, here are the treatment options for a torn meniscus –

Total Hip Replacement Rehabilitation

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 by

Total hip replacement surgery involves removing damaged cartilage and bone from a painful hip and replacing this with prosthetic components. The hip is a ball-and-socket joint, with the ball being the head of the femur (thigh bone) and the socket being a portion of the pelvic bone. Also called total hip arthroplasty (THA), hip replacement

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Of the at least 100 million American adults suffering from chronic pain conditions, about 19.5 percent of those are suffering from chronic knee pain, according to recent data provided by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Chronic knee pain can stem from a variety of

While you are probably well aware of the location of your “funny bone,” as you have probably bumped it at least once in your life – most people are not familiar with the basic anatomy of the entire elbow. Because elbow pain can stem from several common activities, it is important to understand the basic

How To Handle A Torn ACL

Monday, 17 July 2017 by

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is located in the knee and connects the femur in the thigh to the tibia in the lower leg. If you tear it, most likely you will know it. You will likely hear it, too–patients often hear a loud “pop” when the ligament snaps, and sometimes even people nearby will

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Causes of Chronic Hip Pain

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 by

Chronic hip pain affects thousands of people in the United States, and it is more common with advancing age. The hip joint is an important part of the human anatomy. This joint allows for everyday normal movements, such as standing upright, walking, and sitting. The hip joint also supports and balances the trunk.   The

Although the knee may appear like a simple joint, it is the most complex joint in the body. The knee is also more likely to get injured than any other joint of the body. If you take care of your knees now, before a problem occurs, you can prevent pain and disability.   Bones and