There is a genetic component to the disease and largely affects people of Northern European descent and is more common in men although does affect women.
Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall…the weather changes can cause joint pain! It is not just a cold weather problem… “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it,” said Mark Twain. Just ask 93% of the arthritis sufferers who believe that the weather affects their pain level. History tells us that Benjamin Franklin, […]
What is a myth? A myth is a traditional story, idea, or belief, especially one concerning early history of a people or explaining a natural or social phenomenon. It is a widely held but false belief or idea. In medicine, health myths are also widely held beliefs about health issues such as medicines, herbs, treatments, […]
Don’t Forget to Prehab! Rehabilitation is defined as the process of restoring something that has been damaged to its former condition. Recovering from joint replacement surgery involves intensive rehabilitation to attain full recovery. In recent years, however, the concept of rehabilitation “before” surgery or “prehabilitation” has been encouraged by most physical therapists and other rehab […]
Part II of III Total knee replacement surgery or total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic surgeries in the U.S. for individuals older than 40. Given historical trends, these procedures are anticipated to increase in volume by an estimated 143% by 2050. In part 2, we examine contributing factors that […]
Knee replacement surgery is widely considered a safe and effective surgical option for patients with end-stage osteoarthritis or inflammatory arthritis of the knee. The surgery aims to maximize the quality of life for patients by reducing pain and improving joint functionality.