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The Key to a Full Life in Old Age

The Key to a Full Life in Old Age

Every day our legs, knees, and ankles take a beating. Walking, standing and moving throughout the day puts pressure on our joints, but it’s vital that we protect our mobility. Researchers believe that there are two things vital to an elderly person’s quality of life: social relationships and the ability to move painlessly (or at least the ability to move with minimal assistance).

The good news is that it doesn’t take much to protect our mobility—but it does mean making small choices over a long period of time. Here are a few ways we can keep our joints healthy for a long, full life.Continue Reading

The Mental Toughness Developed by Physical Recovery

The Mental Toughness Developed by Physical Recovery

For people who have never needed to retrain their bodies, going to physical therapy can feel like an admission of weakness. However, our orthopaedic specialists know a far deeper truth: that physical recovery makes our patients stronger in ways they can’t predict. Physical therapy is empowering—and today’s story from a guest writer and current serviceContinue ReadingContinue Reading

4 Safe Exercises for After My Knee Replacement

4 Safe Exercises for After My Knee Replacement

We advise all our patients to avoid heavy physical activity after knee replacement surgery. Certainly, this is not a good time for contact sports, playing soccer, or running in a marathon. Avoid high impact activities at all cost. However, we do recommend a few home exercises that help to build strength in the legs, knees,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

The Early Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

The Early Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

It is important for those who suspect they’re suffering the early symptoms of osteoarthritis to understand when they should seek medical help. Some people experience symptoms many years prior to the disease progressing. When it does begin to progress, the cartilage between the joints becomes worn and torn, which results in inflammation. Those of usContinue Reading

Arthroscopic Surgery FAQs

Arthroscopic Surgery FAQs

People who are just starting their recovery from surgery usually have a ton of questions—mostly about when they can start returning to normal life. Today’s blog answers some of the most common questions we get from our patients after arthroscopic hip surgery. If you have any other questions, be sure to call your physical therapistContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Famous Athletes Who’ve Received Hip Arthroscopy

Famous Athletes Who’ve Received Hip Arthroscopy

As an orthopaedic surgery center, Orthopaedic Specialty Group treats a diverse group of people: young men and women with bone or mobility disorders, elderly people with worn-out joints, and people of all ages recovering from serious injuries. Despite helping a wide range of patients, hip surgery has a bit of an outdated reputation as aContinue Reading

What Is Hip Arthroscopy?

What Is Hip Arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy is a type of hip surgery that only requires a few small incisions. “Arthroscopy” comes from the name of the tool that makes the procedure possible: a small camera called an arthroscope. Arthroscopy is a type of minimally-invasive procedure that’s popular for hip surgery, elbow surgery, and knee surgery.Continue Reading

What to Do About Anterior Knee Pain

What to Do About Anterior Knee Pain

Have you ever felt pain in the front-center of your knee? This is called anterior knee pain, and there are a number of different causes. For instances, if someone has runner’s knee, it could eventually lead to long-term anterior knee pain. Some of the other potential causes include obesity, dislocation, fracture, and injuries to theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

6 Tips to Ensure a Healthy Recovery from Hip Surgery

6 Tips to Ensure a Healthy Recovery from Hip Surgery

Recovering from surgery or an injury requires a lot more than just “resting up.” We have to change the way we move and live to take the pressure off of our recovering joint. That takes practice. To help get you started, we wrote a list of tips to help you lessen your pain and maximizeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

 
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