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Preparing for Hip Arthroscopy: What to Know Before You Go

Your doctor may recommend hip arthroscopy to diagnose or treat certain conditions of the hip. This minimally invasive procedure uses small incisions through which a tiny camera and instruments can…

How to Prepare for a 5K

Running a 5k can be great exercise in and of itself, but a proper preparation process is an excellent way to develop long-term exercise habits and protect yourself from injury.…

Different Procedures For Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis out there, causes inflammation and pain in joints in several areas, frequently the hands, knees, hips and spine. It’s due to eroding cartilage…

Risk of knee surgery

Recovering After ACL Surgery: What to Expect

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), allows for range of motion in your knee. Like other ligaments, the ACL can be torn during activity—often during sports like basketball, soccer, skiing, gymnastics…

Hip Fracture Surgery Risk: Not Just Due to Age

For those who require surgery to mend a fractured hip, the risk of potentially harmful complications—including death—is higher than the risk for people who have an elective hip replacement. Although…

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Joint Fusion Surgery FAQ

Also known as arthrodesis, joint fusion is a surgical procedure for the treatment of severe arthritis pain. It involves fusing together the bones in your aching joint to create one…

Anatomy of a Knee

Tips to Avoid Joint Injury During Your Workout

There are many health benefits to exercise, but it’s important to remember that exercise also presents a risk of joint injury, whether acute or the result of long-term wear and…

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Repetitive Motion Injuries and How to Prevent Them

As some of the most common injuries in the United States every year, repetitive motion injuries are of concern to athletes and many other individuals. These injuries, caused by performing…

Tips for Avoiding Common Ski and Snowboard Injuries

Snow provides an excellent opportunity for some fun, healthy exercise on the ski slopes. It’s important to remember, though, that these activities can put you at risk for injury. Certain…

Exercises After a Hip Replacement

A big part of recovery after a hip replacement involves rehabilitating the pelvic joint to regain full range of motion in the hip. This can be accomplished through exercise, which…

Anatomy of a Knee

How Weight Loss can Improve Knee Pain

The knee joints carry an enormous burden as we perform basic movements like walking or climbing stairs, and this burden is increased for people who are overweight. This extra stress…

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How to Prevent Common Exercise Injuries

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced gym-goer, a workout injury can happen to anyone. Even something as simple as walking can cause an injury, and anyone participating in a…

Understanding Dislocation

A joint is the meeting point of two or more bones in the body. If the ends of these bones are forced from their normal position in the joint, dislocation…

Difference Between a Dislocated and Separated Shoulder

Though they are two separate and distinctly different injuries, shoulder dislocations and shoulder separations are easily confused. One refers to a bone popping out of a shoulder socket, while the…

Different Types of Knee Injuries and Their Causes

Most often due to sports, recreational activities, work tasks or home projects, knee injuries of some sort can happen to anyone. Knee injuries can be a result of anything from…

Exercises to Help with Osteoarthritis

In the past, rest and immobilization were deemed the best treatment approach for people with arthritis and osteoarthritis.Today, doctors recommend keeping the hips and knees moving to maintain muscle strength…

Hip Pain - by Dr. Brady Barker

How Do I Know If I Need A Hip Replacement?

If you’ve struggled with hip pain and conservative treatment methods have been unsuccessful, hip replacement surgery may be an option. During a hip replacement, your surgeon will remove the damaged…

Avoiding Sports-Related Injuries

All sports come with a risk of injury, and in general, the more contact involved in the sport, the higher the risk of a more significant or traumatic injury. In…

Osteoporosis and Hip Fractures

Bones in the body are just another form of bodily tissue—as elements break down, they’re replaced by natural processes. However, when the rate of new bone creation doesn’t match the…

Should You Consider a Knee Replacement?

Is your knee pain interfering with everyday life? If other methods of pain relief aren’t working, it may be time to talk to your doctor about knee replacement surgery. Also…

Protecting Your Achilles Heel

Sports and related activities can cause a number of injuries, including an Achilles tendon rupture. The Achilles tendon is a strong cord in the leg that connects the calf muscles…

Runners: How You Can Prevent Hip Damage

Hip joints are very flexible and have a wide range of motion. While this makes your hip joints advantageous for many types of movement, it also leaves them susceptible to…

Chronic Shoulder Instability

Some of the most versatile parts of the body are also some of the most susceptible to injuries, and the shoulder joint is a great example. You may not know…

Recovery After Knee Surgery

For people dealing with severe knee pain, knee replacement surgery can be a good option. During a knee replacement surgery, your surgeon will attach an artificial joint to the knee…

Recovery After Knee Surgery

For people dealing with severe knee pain, knee replacement surgery can be a good option. During a knee replacement surgery, your surgeon will attach an artificial joint to the knee…

Osteochondral Defect: Cartilage Injury in the Knee

The body is made up of different support structures, and one of the most important of these as it relates to movement is cartilage. Cartilage is a tissue that’s found…

Preparing for Hip Surgery

As a big part of the body’s movement system, the hip deals with some of the most wear and tear of any area of the body. The hip is a…

Cholesterol What is Good and What is Bad?

Hip Pain and Sports

Sports are great for everything from exercise to entertainment, but they can also come with physical consequences for many athletes. Even some of the strongest areas of the body can…

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How to Protect Your Joints as You Age

If you’ve ever walked across the street, ran a 5k, danced or thrown a baseball, you’ve used joints in your body. Your joints are the connection between two bones in…

Acid Reflux and Heartburn: Causes and Prevention

What Can Cause Hip Damage?

Because of the way we move around on a day-to-day basis, the bones and support structures in our bodies are designed to handle long term pressure. We have joints to…

How to Prevent Knee Injury While Exercising

How to Prevent Knee Injury While Exercising

Those who have experienced knee-related injuries know how frustrating they can be. A complex system of ligaments and bones which handle a ton of pressure from the rest of the…

Cold Weather and Your Joints

Cold Weather and Your Joints

Can you forecast the weather by the pain in your knees or hips? Although research is contradictory, and scientists don’t all agree that weather causes pain, many people with arthritis…

Risk of knee surgery

3 Risks of Knee Surgery

Doctors sometimes recommend knee surgery when other prescribed treatments, such as physical therapy and medications, do not resolve knee pain. The type of surgery largely depends on the patient’s particular…

When Hip Pain is Serious

Life After Hip Surgery

Patients often elect to put off hip replacement until they are elderly or until the pain becomes unmanageable, but many people need the procedure at a much younger age. Prevention says…

All About Arthroscopy

If you have a shoulder problem, you already know how pain, stiffness and dysfunction make even the smallest tasks – like combing your hair or getting something off the top…

ALC Treatments

Understanding ACL Tear Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

The repercussions from a tear in your anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, go beyond ruining your day out hiking or landing you on the bench during your sports game. This…

5 ways a custom knee replacement can change your life

Preparing for Hip Surgery

Hip surgery can make a world of difference in your mobility and your general health. Hip replacement surgery has gotten more common than ever, with over 310,000 procedures performed every year.…

Anatomy of Knee and knee injuries

Anatomy of the Knee and Knee Injuries

The knee is the largest joint in your body, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It is also one of the most complex joints with many components, which…

Hip Pain - by Dr. Brady Barker

Know Your Body: How the Hip Works

Hip pain has three possible sources:  injury, wear or disease. As someone who enjoys hiking and golf, I understand how discomfort from an injury can derail normal activities. Helping patients overcome…

4 common sport injuries

4 Most Common Sport Injuries That Often Go Untreated

From peewees to professionals, sport injuries occur with alarming regularity. Sports with frequent high speed and intensity maneuvers, such as basketball, football and cheerleading, pose the greatest risk of injury.…

Don't Put Off A Hip Replacement

5 Reasons You Should Not Put off a Hip Replacement

If your doctor has suggested a hip replacement but you want to put it off a little longer, you are not alone. Many people who need this procedure want to…

When Hip Pain is Serious

Experiencing Hip Pain? Learn How to Know When It’s Serious and When It’s Not

Hip pain is a common condition experienced by men and women of all ages. In some cases, this pain is a minor problem that can be relieved with at-home treatment. In…

Rotator Cuff

5 Signs of a Torn Rotator Cuff

A rotator cuff tear can totally disrupt your normal activities.  Pain from a rotator cuff injury could even awaken you from sleep, Prevention says.  However, early diagnosis and orthopedic treatment…

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Why Your Child Needs an Orthopedic Doctor If They Play High School Sports

Yearly try-outs for high school sports are a busy time for parents and their teenagers. For a few very special days, life is a combination of excitement and anxiety. As…