This may sound counterintuitive, but medical experts agree — if you have aching knees, sitting on the sidelines might not be the answer. Getting out and exercising may be the best way to get rid of your knee pain. Sacheen Mehta, MD, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Regional Medical Center at … Continue reading 4 exercises for aching knees
Did you know that women account for 70 percent of hip fractures? While you can’t change risk factors like genetics, you can still do plenty of things to protect your bones. Here are four ways to get “hip” on fracture prevention: 1. LIVE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE A balanced diet high in calcium and vitamin D along … Continue reading 4 Ways to Get Hip on Fracture Prevention
As a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon I can tell you one of the most common complaints I get: aching arches. Arch pain is often caused by low arched feet. The terminology for low arched feet can be somewhat confusing but common names used to describe them includes: pes planus, overpronator, and flat feet. These … Continue reading 3 ways to rid yourself of aching arches in your feet
If you or a female family member is preparing to start up a new season of soccer, running, tennis, cheerleading, gymnastics, or other sport, spend some time getting your body into shape before the season begins. Getting your body in shape will help you out-last the competition and decrease your likelihood of suffering from an … Continue reading To Women, Play the Game Injury-Free
Summer is just around the corner, and everywhere you look bright-colored flip-flops, wedges and sandals are calling your name. But while you’re shopping for that perfect pair of summer shoes, remember that there is more to a great pair of shoes than just color and style. Robert Berry, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon on the medical … Continue reading Summer Shoe Shopping Tips From an Orthopedic Surgeon
She’s just 17-years old, but Allie (short for Alexandria) Johnson, born in Maui, lives the life most of us only dream about. Beautiful, athletic, smart, talented, charming, witty. She’s every parent’s dream. Plus, she calls the breathtaking tropical splendor of Maui home. As Mary Poppins said, “Practically perfect in every way.” Alas, there’s that “practically” … Continue reading Hawaiian Resident Finds New Hope For Scoliosis
National Osteoporosis Month is recognized in the month of May, and being a female who comes from a family that has been impacted by osteoporosis, I thought that it would be good idea to take some time to learn more about the basics of the disease and steps I can take today to prevent it. … Continue reading Q&A on Osteoporosis in Women with Dr. Linda Halbrook
Joint replacement surgery is life-changing. Would you know if you needed it? At first, retirement couldn’t slow Bueal “Bill” George down. He and his wife, Phyllis, were as busy as ever between traveling overseas, spending time with their 14 grandkids and overseeing numerous rental properties. But then, the pain started. “It got to where it hurt … Continue reading Is it time for joint replacement surgery?
Joint pain can keep you from enjoying your life to the fullest, but there are steps you can take to build strong and healthy joints for life. Orthopaedic specialists on the Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano medical staff offer tips on developing strong joints and avoiding pain and injuries so you can love your … Continue reading 6 Ways to Show Your Joints Some Love
Once interested only in the hearts and minds of surgeons, orthopedic device manufacturers are now taking full aim at the patient as a consumer. While not as common as ads for erectile dysfunction medications, patients and doctors alike are seeing more ads for “the latest and greatest orthopaedic device.” One ad currently running shows a … Continue reading Is Advertising Changing the Practice of Orthopedic Surgeons?