More Gain, Less Pain: 5 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries

Athletes’ injuries typically result from overuse and muscle fatigue or muscle trauma. Overuse injuries tend to occur when the body is pushed past its physical limits or beyond an athlete’s level of conditioning. However, poor technique or training mistakes can be a contributing factor to overuse and can ultimately lead to trauma. As many people […]

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 […]

Preventing Knee Pain As You Age

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 your knee joint pain, first […]

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 to Prevent Sports-Related Injuries

Over half of sports-related injuries happen during practices rather than games. By following some easy, yet important, tasks the risk of injury can decrease drastically among young athletes. 1. Educate yourself With millions of children in the United States participating in sports, it’s important to continuously educate students, parents, and coaches on injury prevention. Not […]

Do I Need Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement surgeries have helped millions of Americans walk easier, be more active, and return to their daily routines. When arthritis damages your knees to the point that your everyday activities are impacted and you’re unable to get relief, then it may be time to consider a knee replacement procedure. Here are some things you […]

Partial Knee Replacement vs. Complete Knee Replacement

If your knee arthritis is causing severe or frequent pain that limits your daily activity – or if you’re suffering from lack of normal mobility in your knee – you may benefit from knee replacement surgery. Yet there are different types of knee replacements. The two main kinds are partial knee replacement and complete knee […]

The Benefits of Mako® Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement

In our rapidly advancing world, robotics play an important – if often unseen – role in our everyday lives. For example, chances are your car or truck was at least partially constructed by a robot. Robotics have also arrived in the field of medicine, assisting with surgical procedures ranging from prostate removals to knee replacements. […]

How Mako Robotic Technology Can Improve Knee Surgeries

Innovation in surgical technology is constantly improving surgery outcomes. Dr. Johnson of the Holland Bone and Joint Center is one of the only West Michigan physicians certified on the new Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Technology for knee replacements. Your knee replacement begins with a CT scan of your knee joint used to generate a 3D […]

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 many are ways […]

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