Bone & Joint Center Blog

Time (and Your Doctor) Will Tell

Hip and knee implants are far superior than those of even 10 years ago. New materials translate to longer artificial joint life which, in theory, opens the door to earlier replacements. What’s more, minimally-invasive, anterior approach hip replacements and the 3D precision of Mako® robot assisted knee replacements are yielding excellent patient outcomes. Patients experience […]

Debunking Joint Replacement Myths

If you are suffering from joint pain every day and are considering joint replacement, you may have begun exploring different surgical options. While it’s perfectly understandable that you would want to get word-of-mouth advice from friends and family, this often leads to misconceptions that may skew your perception of the process. Let’s take a look […]

Treat Shin Splints to Avoid Stress Fractures

The words “stress fracture” strike fear into all runners and athletes. It can mean no running for up to four to six weeks, but there are ways to prevent stress fractures. It is about listening to your body and recognizing the signs. Stress fractures are small cracks that have not yet gone completely through the […]

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 […]

How To Prevent Hiker’s Knee

Hiker’s Knee, or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, is a fairly common overuse symptom that is especially painful when walking downhill, hence the name. The issue can be caused by weak quadriceps or by not properly stretching or training. It can sometimes leads to serious knee problems if not taken care of properly There are many ways […]

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. […]

How bone and joint issues can affect your sleep

Since World Sleep Day® is on March 13, this is a great time to talk about how bone and joint issues can affect your sleep. This annual event is “designed to raise awareness of sleep as a human privilege that is often compromised by the habits of modern life.” Organized by the World Sleep Day Committee […]

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 […]

A New Year’s Resolution: Reduce Stress to Improve Your Health

The clean slate of a new year is a great time to make New Year’s resolutions. In our busy times, finding a way to reduce stress often tops the list. Chronic stress can have a negative impact on overall health in a number of ways—and it can affect a person’s joint health, too. The good […]

Can Dropping Weight Save Your Knees?

Author: Courney Erickson-Adams, MD — ’Tis the season for holiday cheer—and lots of calories, too. Once the overindulgence is over, New Year’s resolutions to lose weight may be next. For those with knee pain and concerns about osteoarthritis, these dynamics can take a toll. This is especially true if being overweight is already an issue. […]

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