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Dislocation or Separation?

A shoulder injury is typically associated with a sudden or traumatic event such as a sports-related injury or fall. As a result, shoulder separation or dislocation is common. However, the difference between the two begins with the location of the injury in the shoulder.

How to Get a Helping Hand for Your Pain

The repetitive use of the tendons and ligaments surrounding your wrist could result in the pinching of a nerve or inflammation around your wrist joint. These two symptoms are better known as carpal tunnel and wrist tendonitis.

Wrist tendonitis, also known as tenosynovitis, is characterized by the irritation and inflammation of the tendons surrounding the wrist joint. The wrist has tendons that cross over each other and the bone. When those tendons thicken and constrict from overuse, making movement of the tendons difficult and painful, often times the result is tendonitis.

Exercises to Prepare for Knee Replacement Surgery

Total knee replacement surgery removes damaged and painful areas of the femur and tibia, replacing them with specially designed metal and plastic parts. In order to speed up recovery time, our experts suggest preparing for this procedure by performing several strengthening exercises in the weeks leading up to your knee replacement.

Adopting a regular exercise program prior to your knee replacement can make your recovery much more manageable. Strengthening the muscles surrounding your knee will help you properly support your new joint.

Are You Ready for a Hip Replacement?

According to our joint replacement experts, you may be ready for a hip replacement if you’re experiencing the following:

  • You have hip pain that keeps you awake at night
  • The pain in your hip prevents you from participating in your favorite recreational activities
  • You have stiffness in your hip that limits your ability to move or lift your leg
  • You have attempted more conservative methods (i.e. exercise and/or drug therapy) without success

Signs you are NOT ready for a hip replacement include:

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