Bone & Joint Center Blog

How Posture Affects Natural Hip Movement

“Stand up straight.”  Most of us have heard those three words at some point in our lives, and it turns out that whoever said them had our best interests at heart. Maintaining good posture has many health benefits, since poor posture can create a ripple effect of preventable ailments. Here, we’ll take a closer look […]

Is Sitting All Day Causing You Pain?

A work week can have negative effects on your posture, flexibility, and joint pain, especially if you’re not remembering to move during the day. Sitting for a long period of time without much movement can cause the breakdown of tissue and result in severe joint and back pain. Even if you exercise regularly after a long day […]

How bone and joint issues can affect your sleep

Did you know that bone and joint issues can affect your sleep? The impact of poor sleep on health Quality sleep is an essential component of good health for a variety of reasons. Healthy People 2020 lists a number of them, noting that adequate sleep is necessary to:  Fight infection Prevent diabetes Perform well in […]

Tips for Backpack Safety

Maybe you’ve never thought of backpack safety, but have you lifted your child’s backpack lately? Not the canvas shell that’s hanging on the hook at night—but the fully-loaded version that your child carries around all day. Although backpacks may seem to be a benign way to get homework and supplies back and forth to school, […]

Recognizing Signs of Arthritis

Many people who experience joint pain often pass it off as a normal sign of aging or as an issue that cannot be fixed. Learning how to recognize common signs of arthritis can help you determine when it’s time to discuss with your doctor. Though research can be help, the ultimate question: “Do I have […]

Is it time for you to have knee replacement surgery?

Chronic knee pain can have a big impact on quality of life. When it limits mobility, an individual may not be able to stay as active as they’d like or take part in the things they used to enjoy. This dynamic can also lead to other health issues, like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. A […]

What is the right age for hip replacement?

Author: Derick M. Johnson, DO — According to the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), participating surgeons performed 92,780 primary total hip replacements and 7,253 revisions in the U.S. in 2016.  The average age of patients who underwent these procedures? 67 years old.  Does that mean this is the right age for hip replacement? It depends.  […]

Five Tips to Keep Your Joints Happy and Healthy

In order to protect joints and promote their long-term health, you should be mindful of caring for your joints not only while you exercise, but also simply in daily life. To accomplish this, you should aim to include activities that limit wear and tear on your joints and make a point to include joint-healthy choices. […]

Keeping Joints Healthy As You Age

As the years add up, so can the aches and pains that we feel in our joints. The wear and tear of various physical activities over the years and the normal changes of aging can both contribute to joint issues. The good news is that there are certain steps you can take to better care […]

Preventing Knee Pain As You Age

Knee pain is very common. Over the course of your lifetime, your knees tend to take a pounding even if you don’t realize it. They are constantly in use, you use them to sit, stand, walk, run, and make limitless other movements with your legs. There are some things to take into consideration while managing […]

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