Want to Avoid Surgery? Get Moving!

Want to Avoid Surgery? Get Moving!

Research shows exercise plus education as the key to cutting your chances of hip replacement.

Arthritis is often known for the physical limitations it can cause. Yet, evidence is building in the case of exercise altering the condition’s impact. Case in point: Researchers have shown that exercise therapy may help avoid the need for total hip replacement in those with hip osteoarthritis (OA). Published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (November 2013), the study showed that those who exercised for one hour at least twice a week for 12 weeks were 44 percent less likely to need hip replacement surgery six years later compared with a similar group of people who did not exercise.

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  • The New Osteoporosis Patient

    Exercise & Prevention

    The New Osteoporosis Patient

    Why men need help with their bone health, too.

    The concerns of osteoporosis for women are well documented, but did you know that men are also at risk for serious fractures due to the condition? Research has shown that 1 in 4 men over the age of 50 will break a bone during his lifetime due to osteoporosis.\n

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  • Diet Beats Inflammation’s Game

    Alternative Therapies/Treatments

    Diet Beats Inflammation’s Game

    Watch out for foods that cause arthritis flares, and learn about healthier alternatives.

    There’s nothing like a hotdog, beer and nachos at a baseball game in the summer. But, if you have arthritis, you’d better add a pain reliever to the day’s lineup: You might need it later. \nSeveral foods are known to have inflammatory properties, and for arthritis...

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  • Could Your Pain Be Bursitis?

    Pain Management

    Could Your Pain Be Bursitis?

    Dont assume an aching joint means you have arthritis, a Cleveland Clinic expert says.

    It’s estimated that 52.5 million adults, or 1 in 5, in the United States, have doctor-diagnosed arthritis.\n\nSo, if your joint aches, it could be arthritis, right? Maybe, but it may be more complicated, according to Cleveland Clinic rheumatologist Bruce D. Long, MD, BS, Pharm.

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  • In The News: August 2015

    Pain Management

    In The News: August 2015

    It may seem common knowledge that cigarettes are bad for you, but nearly 18 of every 100 U.S. adults aged 18 years or older (17.8%) currently smoke cigarettes, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This reality is bad news for those with knee osteoarthritis...

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  • Surgery

    Ask The Doctors: August 2015

    How to pick the best surgeon for you... Why vitamin D is important?

    I’m considering total joint replacement surgery. How can I pick the best surgeon to ensure a successful procedure?

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