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What to Expect Following a Total Knee Replacement

Having a total knee replacement can feel intimidating, especially if you are not sure of what the recovery will be like. Here are some standard things you can expect following your surgery. Swelling and soreness Your doctor is in charge of any medications he/she prescribes for you in order to make you more comfortable throughout…
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The Three Principles of Working Toward a Healthy Lower Back

Consumer Report recently reported about 80% of all Americans have been bothered by some form of lower back pain. Managing lower back pain takes a comprehensive approach to include: • Pain management • Core stabilization • Possible behavior modifications An early priority is to find a comfortable pain free position. A neutral pelvic position can…
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Hip Pain and Greater Trochanteric Bursitis

A common disorder of the hip is called greater trochanteric bursitis. This presents as pain on the side of the hip. Intensity of pain ranges from an annoying ache to an excruciating pain. You can touch the painful area to duplicate the pain. Usual complaints involve pain with weight bearing with that leg while walking,…
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Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter Disease is a condition of the knee that affects young boys more often than girls. However, it does not discriminate between the sexes. It occurs when any youth undergoes a rapid growth spurt and the femur grows faster than the quad muscles. This places significant stress on the tibial tuberosity which is the insertion…
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