Doctor Advice

Two doctors looking at a monitor during total joint replacement osteoarthritis surgery to make adjustments to prosethic joint placement.

The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis. It causes symptoms like pain, swelling, stiffness, and decreased flexibility in joints. You can develop osteoarthritis as a result of joint injury, overuse, increasing age, and other factors. Since osteoarthritis can’t be reversed, preventing it is key.  For those living with osteoarthritis joint damage, finding a treatment […]

A woman on the edge of her bed with her hands on her lower back, which is in pain from an improper sleeping position.

For many people suffering from back pain, getting a good night’s sleep is challenging. And when day-to-day life is already uncomfortable and frustrating, an inability to sleep only makes things worse. For those wondering how to sleep with lower back pain, it can be helpful to experiment with different sleeping positions and sleep hygiene techniques. […]

A person doing exercises with the help of a physical therapist after total knee replacement.

Making the decision to undergo a total knee replacement isn’t something most people do lightly. Those living with knee pain and weighing their treatment options may want to know what to expect 1 year after total knee replacement to decide if it’s worth it. The good news is that most total knee replacements feel significantly […]

A physical therapist working with a patient on stretches and exercises for a herniated cervical disc.

If you’re suffering from a herniated disc, the pain is probably significant enough to get you wondering how to heal a herniated disc quickly. You’ll be relieved to know many people can use simple self-care treatments at home to lessen the pain in a matter of days and make a near-full recovery in just a […]

An orthopedic knee specialist administering an injection—a new treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee.

As medicine advances, more new treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee become available each day. While some of these treatments are still in the research and development phases, there are currently many excellent options available for managing knee osteoarthritis.  What is osteoarthritis of the knee? The tough, rubbery cartilage in joints is called articular cartilage. […]

Team of orthopedic hip surgeons performing a total hip arthroplasty replacement surgery in an osteoarthritis patient inside the operating room aided by the latest in computer technology.

Hip replacement surgery produces an overwhelmingly substantial reduction in pain for most people who undergo the procedure. Even more promising than the resulting pain relief is that hip replacement recovery time is greatly reduced for many patients as advancements in surgical techniques, technology, materials, and medications occur. Hip Arthroplasty In hip replacement surgery, also called […]

Disc degeneration illustration showing the normal wear and tear process of an aging spine, including a normal disc, degenerative disc, bulging disc, herniated disc, and thinning disc

Though not considered a true disease, degenerative disc disease is a condition in which damaged spinal discs cause pain. The rubbery, shock-absorbing discs between each bone (vertebrae) in your spinal column act as cushions to help you stay flexible and allow you to move, bend, and twist without pain. Over time, nearly everyone’s spinal discs […]

X-ray of patient with two knee replacements and a hip replacement

Total joint replacement surgery, medically known as arthroplasty, replaces a damaged joint with an artificial one to restore proper function and mobility. Most often, your orthopedic surgeon replaces the entire joint. But in a small number of cases, replacing only the damaged part may be more appropriate. The most commonly replaced joints are the knees, […]