Bone & Joint Center Blog

Patellofemoral Knee Pain

It’s often referred to as “runner’s knee,” since it’s a condition that athletes who participate in certain sports may develop. However, patellofemoral knee pain can also affect individuals who’ve never laced up a pair of running shoes. Here, we’ll discuss the characteristics of patellofemoral knee pain, what causes it, how it’s diagnosed, and what can […]

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 […]

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 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. Adequate sleep is necessary to:  Fight infection Prevent diabetes Perform well in school and on the job Work and function in a […]

The Importance of Stretching

Whether due to time constraints or simply not thinking it’s necessary, stretching is often overlooked as an important element of both a workout and of everyday life. But the truth is there are immense benefits from stretching for your mind and body. Stretching is key to improving both your posture and flexibility. It can restore […]

What is the right age for hip replacement?

According to the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the average age of patients who undergo hip replacement procedures is 67 years old.  Does that mean this is the right age for hip replacement? It depends.  At both ends of the age spectrum In the past, many felt that both younger adults and those of advanced age […]

Reduce Stress to Improve Your Health

In our busy times, it’s important to find a way to reduce stress. 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 news is there are steps you can take in the coming year to deal with the things […]

Winter Workouts to Keep You Moving

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t continue exercising. The snow may present some challenges to your normal regimen, but there are several alternative workouts you can try to keep you moving in the winter. Cross-country skiing is a great workout, exercising all of your major muscle groups. This aerobic activity is still […]

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 […]

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 […]


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