Telemedicine has been pushed to the forefront of healthcare in the age of the coronavirus pandemic. It involves providing care for patients over the internet using videoconferencing tools. With a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop you can have a virtual visit with your doctor or orthopedic physician.
Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in America. It isn’t just a disease of the elderly, anyone can be affected. The month of May is designated as Arthritis Awareness Month to help people get better insight on this very common, but not well understood condition.
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: