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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Physical therapy can be helpful in the management of Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). For example, a physical therapist may recommend: Isometric (“pushing”) exercises to help build muscle strength without subjecting inflamed joints to excessive wear. Isotonic (“pulling”) exercises to further increase muscle strength and help preserve function. Daily walking, using a […]

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Arthritis Facts

Osteoarthritis (OA) Osteoarthritis is sometimes called degenerative arthritis because it is a “wearing out” condition involving the breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Joint cartilage is a gel-like protective tissue found at joint surfaces that provides support and lubrication during movement. When cartilage wears away, the bones rub against each other, causing pain and stiffness. […]

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Stress Fracture

Are you at risk for a Stress Fracture? Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone caused by the overuse and the repetition of movements during exercise. When your muscles are fatigued, they become unable to absorb additional shock during exercise and transfer the overload of stress to the bone. This constant process causes tiny […]

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Total Knee Joint Replacement

Are You Considering Knee Replacement Surgery? Each patient is unique, but generally candidates for knee replacement surgery have: -Pain severe enough to restrict not only work and recreation, but also the routine activities of daily living -Pain that is not relieved by more conservative methods of treatment, such as reduced activity, medication or physical therapy […]

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Total Hip Joint Replacement

Total Hip Joint Replacement Your joints are involved in almost every activity you do. Simple movements such as walking, bending, and turning require the use of your hip and knee joints. Normally, all parts of these joints work together and the joint moves easily without pain. But when the joint becomes diseased or injured, the […]

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Understanding Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

What is the ACL and how can it be injured? Ligaments are tough, non-stretchable fibers that hold your bones together. The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is one of four primary ligaments that connect the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone) at the knee. The ACL’s position — running diagonally through the center […]

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From Athlete Rehabilitation to Osteoarthritis Solutions

New Procedures Offer Non-Surgical Options for Orthopedic and Sports Medicine This article features Kevin Darr, MD from Covington Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute Written by Jill Willie, Photos by Claire Thomas Published by Sophisticated Woman Magazine, January 2014 issue    View/Download Full Article PDF file Page 1   View/Download Full Article PDF file Page 2  

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