What to Expect After Your Shoulder Replacement Surgery

If you’ve made the important decision to have shoulder replacement surgery, you’ll want to be sure that you are fully prepared for your procedure and recovery. Based on your individual circumstances, your surgeon will provide detailed post-operative instructions. In the meantime, here is some general information on what you might [...]

What to Expect After Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is among the most common—and successful—orthopedic procedures performed today. However, each patient’s recovery is a bit different. Your experience can vary based on several factors, including your surgeon’s skill and technique, the type of joint implant you received, and your rehabilitation and follow-up care. Before your surgery, [...]

What to Expect After Knee Replacement Surgery

If you’ve made the important decision to move forward with knee replacement surgery, you’re probably wondering what you can expect afterward. To properly prepare yourself, you’ll want to have an in-depth discussion with your surgeon, who is your best source of information. Every patient is different, and your surgeon can [...]

Early Signs of Arthritis To Look Out For

Like most people, you probably experience occasional joint pain, especially if you’re active. Oftentimes, the discomfort can be traced to a muscle, ligament, or tendon injury near a joint, such as a sprain, strain, or tendonitis. With that said, your joint pain could also be an early sign of arthritis, [...]

Is My Knee Pain Serious? Find Out When To See a Doctor

When knee pain strikes, you might be tempted to just live with the discomfort, especially if it doesn’t bother you that much. And that might be an appropriate course of action, as many knee issues resolve on their own with time. In certain situations, however, it’s best to see a [...]

Why Does My Wrist Hurt? Common Causes of Wrist Pain

Your wrist is an intricate structure made up of eight small bones (carpal bones) at the base of your hand and the ends of two long bones in your forearm (radius and ulna). These bones are connected by ligaments and attached to the surrounding muscles by tendons. The bone surfaces [...]

Four Signs That You Might Need a Hip Replacement

  If hip pain or stiffness is interfering with your daily activities, hip replacement surgery may relieve your discomfort, increase your mobility, and ultimately have a profound impact on your life. However, as with any other type of elective surgery, you’ll want to feel confident that a hip replacement is [...]

What Causes Elbow Pain?

Elbow pain is very common. Oftentimes, it develops gradually and can be traced to repetitive arm, wrist, or hand movements, such as those involved in swinging a golf club or tennis racquet. Over time, these movements can irritate and damage the tendons that connect the muscles to the bones in [...]

Sports Injury Prevention Tips

Sports injuries happen for two main reasons: trauma and overuse. Usually, a traumatic injury such as a bone fracture or ACL tear will be obvious—after falling or colliding with another player, you will immediately experience severe pain. On the other hand, you can gradually develop an overuse injury, such as [...]

When Should I See a Doctor for Shoulder Pain?

Pain is the most common symptom of a shoulder problem. If you injured your shoulder joint in a fall or collision, experienced a tearing or popping sensation in your shoulder, or cannot lift your arm over your head, you should see a doctor right away. On the other hand, many [...]