Knee Surgery: A brief Look

The two words you wanted to hear the least from the mouth of the M.D. – knee surgery. Questions abound in your head as to what is needed, what will happen and the like. This is perfectly normal. One thing that many do not consider is the recovery period from knee surgery. Before we get to that, let’s take a quick look at some common surgeries. 1. Bilateral Knee Replacement – This is the most major of all surgeries. The surgeon(s) replace both knees at one [...]

By | 2017-05-21T03:04:16+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Recovery|

Pain: Cold vs. Heat

You may be an athlete or just a person running errands after work, but by chance you have twisted your ankle and are in a bit of pain. There is some minor swelling but no serious pain. It is not broken, but it could stand for a bit of TLC. At home, you have a heating pad and some ice packs. The question is: What do I use: Heat or Cold? Here lies one of the greatest debates of all time when it comes to injury. [...]

By | 2017-05-21T03:03:52+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Recovery|

Beating a Tennis Elbow

You don’t have to swing a racket to get tennis elbow. This injury can come from a variety of activities says the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). “Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse — repeating the same motions again and again. This leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow,” says the article on this problem. In that respect, it’s [...]

By | 2017-07-10T00:50:56+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Recovery|

ACL Injuries: How Physical Therapy Can Help

Although it’s the smallest of the four main knee ligaments, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) has an important job.  It connects the thighbone to the shinbone at the center of the knee and keeps the leg stable while the rest of the body moves.  An ACL sprain or tear occurs when these two bones manage to rotate too far in opposing directions or the knee bends the wrong way.  Both a sensation that the leg is buckling with each step and outright pain are common. Activities [...]

By | 2017-07-10T01:41:42+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Recovery|