Almost every drop of calcium in your body is housed in your bones and teeth, 99% in fact. As such, it’s very easy to see how essential calcium is to preventing osteoporosis and also slowing disease progression if you have it. The benefits of calcium are undoubtable in osteoporosis cases,
Health Articles About Orthopedics
There are alternatives to a total or partial hip replacement and while they’re typically reserved for younger and more active individuals, all hip surgery is considered only when other treatment options have failed. This is because both types of surgery require complicated surgical procedures and immense healing and recovery time,
In order for your knee to have the wide albeit limited range of motion that it does, it requires a connection between the knee cap and the shin that is flexible, but tough. This connecting tissue is the patellar tendon, and it’s part of what allows for the fluid movement of the knee. Certain activities [...]
Your choice among the many hip resurfacing doctors available to you will ultimately determine the success of your procedure. That is why it’s beyond imperative to not only have a good doctor / patient relationship, but also to seek out and find doctors that are very experienced in hip resurfacing. The skill level and experience [...]
From the moment the diagnosis comes in, the first question on many people’s minds is “can you reverse osteoporosis?” The bad news is no, you cannot. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and even though it isn’t possible to reverse osteoporosis, there are a plethora of things that you can [...]
Exercise is great for your overall health and well being, but all of that running, cycling and even walking can take a toll on your muscles, joints and ligaments. One common ailment of the physical over-achiever is iliotibial band syndrome. This common malady affects the tissue on the outside of the knee
No matter what type of hip replacement you have, hip replacement surgery and recovery is a difficult and lengthily process. The surgical procedure itself is difficult and complicated and can even result in substantial blood loss. Additionally, the recovery time is long and you are immobile for a few days while the new joint sets.
Whether you have been diagnosed or are just starting to experience the signs and symptoms of osteoporosis, you may be wondering what you can do to slow down this often painful and chronic condition. There is really no way to reverse osteoporosis, however lifestyle changes can certainly slow or even stop the progression of this [...]
When the pain and discomfort associated with serious knee injuries can no longer be managed, arthroscopic knee surgery may be necessary. This relatively new procedure works to repair knee injuries in a way that is minimally invasive. Surgeons make a series of tiny cuts on and around the knee, then a microscopic camera is inserted [...]
Knee manipulation under anesthesia refers to the practice of putting a patient to sleep in order to manipulate the knee to promote proper flexing and functionality. This practice is typical for patients who have had knee replacement surgery and who have not yet obtained full and proper or expected function within 8 weeks after their [...]
Knee arthroplasty was being practiced long before it was understood. In the last 30 years, improvements in knee surgery have been made by the best orthopedic surgeons greatly improving the procedure. Knee arthroplasty is typically used in patients with arthritis however it is sometimes used in patients displaying deformity or injury.
Meniscus tears are a very common injury. Torn cartilage in knee symptoms can be caused by everyday activities and often, especially in a small meniscus tear for example, the source of injury isn’t even apparent. Depending on the size and location of the tear, your health care provider may recommend surgery to repair the condition.
If that torn meniscus you wrote off as a strained knee has you down and out, you are probably wondering how long it is going to be before you can run another 5K. Torn cartilage in knee symptoms are sometimes painful and can prevent you from engaging in daily activities before, during and after surgery [...]
As with a piece of paper, a meniscus tear can vary in size. Thus the associated symptoms and severity of same can also vary. Oftentimes people cannot pinpoint a specific injury or activity that caused their meniscus tear, so careful observation of meniscus tear symptoms are critical in determining
Wondering why your knees are playing you a capella tune while flexing and bending? Knee clicking is very common and is most often harmless. The knee is a moving joint and sometimes it gets noisy. However, knee clicking can also signal a more serious and often painful condition such as torn cartilage in knee or [...]
For people who choose to exercise to maintain good health or lose weight, knee pain after exercise can be frustrating. Exercise is important to maintain proper weight and increase overall health and body function, but pain following might have you headed for the couch instead of the 5K.
Severe osteoporosis is one of the few major diseases that can be completely prevented by diet alone. Calcium, the element in which bones are made of, become brittle, cracked and porous as a result of the onset of osteoporosis. The main reason that severe osteoporosis is categorized as a major disease is because of the [...]
In most cases, osteoporosis screening consists of a simple X-ray test that can be performed in a hospital or outpatient facility. Bone density screening machines can also be conveniently used right in your doctor’s office, and the device will cause you no pain. Test results are available almost immediately, but it may take your doctor [...]
Several medications and hormone replacement therapies are actively used to treat osteoporosis. However, osteoporosis natural treatment methods are also widely used. It is imperative that you stop all activities that could put your health at risk, such as smoking and excessive alcohol usage. Those with osteoporosis may need to have additional railings installed in their [...]
When comparing osteopenia vs osteoporosis, remember that osteoporosis is a much more serious illness. Although both bone disorders are mainly found in women over the age of 50, osteopenia is not the same as osteoporosis. Classified as a bone density illness that can lead to frequent fractures, osteopenia usually emerges when other health risks exist. [...]