Physical medicine physicians are doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating patients with musculoskeletal (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles), neurological, and other disorders that affect function and mobility. Physical medicine physicians are also called physiatrists, and they can pinpoint the source of your pain and disability through various methods and treat them using an […]
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Physical Therapy 101: A Guide for New Patients
Physical therapy serves two purposes: (1) It is a nonsurgical treatment for patients who sustain injuries, suffer from disease, or have had surgery; and (2) it is a proactive approach to get your body more fit and strong, especially when training for a specific sport or the military. Physical therapists are movement experts who conduct […]
Is Your Body Ready for Total Joint Replacement?
If you are suffering from arthritis or joint pain, or if you have been having difficulty moving your joint, you may be in need of a total joint replacement. While it is possible to only replace the damaged part of the joint, severe damage – such as with arthritis – usually warrants removing the joint […]
Advances in Joint Replacement Surgery
If you are experiencing quality-of-life issues due to severe arthritis and have been on an extensive course of conservative intervention but without success, a joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty) could be the life-changing solution you’re looking for. Below are the significant advances in joint replacement surgery that will encourage you to discuss the treatment option with […]
Is carpal tunnel surgery worth it?
Carpal tunnel surgery relieves symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, which include pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the thumb, index, middle, and ring finger. Someone with carpal tunnel syndrome may drop things frequently due to a weakening grip. This condition affects more women than men and usually occurs in women over the age of 30. […]
Total Joint Replacement Post-Op Care
Total joint replacement surgery is generally meant to accomplish two main things: (1) to help you regain function in that joint, and (2) to reduce or eliminate your pain. After the surgery, you’ll want to take certain steps to keep yourself comfortable while you recover fully. The following are a few things you can expect […]