Daughter’s Knee Pain

Question: My 10 year old daughter complains of knee pain after playing sports. Is this normal? Answer: Some soreness after participating in an activitythat is new or of longer duration is common, but if pain is consistentafter regular activities and last longer that a couple of weeks you should have it evaluated, as this type of pain should…

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Multiple Sclerosis

Question: I have Multiple Sclerosis and my symptoms are always different. Is there anything I can do to help manage my symptoms? Answer: Unfortunately daily fluctuations in symptoms are part of multiple sclerosis for many people. The two common methods of managing symptoms are medications and life style. Your physician can prescribe medications for symptom management. There are many opportunities to…

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Hysterectomy

Question: I recently had a hysterectomy and I am noticing that I am going to the bathroom more frequently and can’t hold it as long as I used to. My doctor suggested physical therapy. What would physical therapy do? Answer: Sometimes after abdominal or pelvic surgery the functionof the bowel and/or bladder is affected. A physical therapistcan teach you exercises…

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Don’t Let Your Asthma Freeze You Out of Winter Workouts

Avoiding asthma attacks while exercising in winter is best accomplished by preventing cold, dry air from getting into your bronchial airways. One way to do this is to exercise indoors when it is cold. Swimming in an indoor heated pool, where the air is comfortably warm but not overly humid, is an option that works…

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Replacing Your Shoulder in Reverse

Reverse total shoulder replacement surgery In conventional shoulder replacement surgery, the surgeon fits a plastic cup into the shoulder socket and attaches a metal ball to the top of the upper arm bone. But for some patients, especially those with muscle damage around the shoulder or large rotator cuff tears who have developed a complex…

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Flexing Your New Replacement Knee

Deciding to have your knee replaced can lead to many logical concerns regarding safety, rehabilitation and whether the increase in quality of life makes the procedure worth the trouble. Not everyone will regain full range of motion after total knee replacement. Depending upon the specific nature of your injury and knee replacement, however, a full…

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