As we get a little older, we may be faced with some medical decisions we never thought about as an active 20-year-old. Yep, joint replacement surgery can happen to the healthiest of us baby boomers. Don’t stop reading because this might be important information sooner than you or I think. Orthopedic surgeons can offer a … Continue reading A Different View of Hip Replacement
Have you heard? Sarah Jessica Parker is telling all, and talking smack about high heels. (Say it isn’t so!) She became synonymous with incredible shoes when she starred as Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex & The City.” But she recently told Net-A-Porter’s online magazine, high heels have permanently damaged her feet. “For ten or so years, … Continue reading Sarah Jessica Parker Says High Heels Ruined Her Feet. What About Yours?
Men and women are different in a lot of ways, but one area of difference that may surprise you concerns their knees. Active women are at least twice as likely to suffer serious knee injuries as men, but it’s not just athletes who are at risk. Although female athletes at the high school and college … Continue reading Knees: What a Woman Needs to Know
Cracking your knuckles or leaning over in your chair to crack the joints in your back may feel good in the moment, but too much of a good thing may be detrimental to your overall joint health. Scott & White orthopedic surgeon, Russell J. Clark, MD, dispels some myths about “popping” your joints and explains … Continue reading Popping your knuckles: Not all it’s cracked up to be
If it has become harder to bend over, grip small items like jars or scissors or put weight on your hips and knees, you may be suffering from osteoarthritis. And you wouldn’t be alone. One in two Americans will get some form of OA in their lifetime and 27 million adults currently have it, according … Continue reading Leading an active lifestyle could help lessen osteoarthritis pain
Find Out How To Get Tested And How To Protect Yourself From Fragility Roughly ten million individuals over the age of 50 in the United States have osteoporosis of the hip , and by 2020, one in two Americans over the age of 50 is expected to have or be at risk of developing osteoporosis, … Continue reading Millions of Americans could be at risk of developing osteoporosis
Your back hurts, but not bad enough to go to the doctor. What can you do about it at home? “If you have a light back injury, you’ll have localized lower back pain from working out or overdoing it. You might have some improvement when lying down, but it will be worse when bending over,” … Continue reading “Oh, My Aching Back!”: Tips to Manage Minor Back Pain at Home
You bend over and hear a pop in your back and then it’s nearly impossible to stand up. The pain is excruciating. There’s a burning sensation down your right leg. You have a ruptured disk and sciatica. Again. You’ve tried physical therapy, painkillers and heat. On many occasions over the years. It’s time for back … Continue reading With minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) you won’t miss out on life