The effects of smoking on your heart and lungs are well known, but did you know that it can also cause degenerative changes within your joints? Quitting smoking may help preserve joint health and slow down degenerative joint disease. Here are some ways in which smoking negatively impacts joint health:
Knee replacement surgery is generally recommended for severe osteoarthritis of the knee. It is usually performed as an elective surgery, which means you decide when to undergo the procedure after consulting your doctor or orthopaedic surgeon. Most people prefer to try all other treatment options before undergoing major surgery such as total knee joint replacement. Here are 3 things to try before knee replacement surgery:
Arthritis is a very common condition that is characterized by pain and swelling in the joints. The foods we eat can increase or decrease the amount of inflammation in our bodies. It’s National Nutrition Month, so let’s look at some foods that can help minimize symptoms:
Most people are hesitant to undergo joint replacement surgery because they can’t afford to be laid up in bed for a few weeks after surgery. The good news is, with rapid recovery joint replacement you can be discharged on the very same day as the procedure or after an overnight stay. Find out if you are a candidate.
Have you been recommended for a joint replacement, but would rather not spend too much time recovering in a hospital after surgery? With advanced implant materials, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and better pain management methods, many joint replacement surgeries can be performed in the outpatient setting allowing patients to return home on the same day as the surgery. Find out if you are a candidate for outpatient joint replacement.