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Physical Therapy Can Help You Avoid Opioids When Joint Pain Strikes

Posted 1 day ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 – People who get prompt physical therapy for pain in the knee, shoulder or lower back may have less need for opioid painkillers, new research suggests. The study, of nearly 89,000 U.S. patients, found that people given physical therapy for their pain were 7 percent to 16 percent less likely to fill a prescription for an opioid. The researchers said the findings suggest that ...

Selecting the Right Style of Yoga for You

Posted 14 Nov 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 – Yoga has many benefits, from increasing flexibility to reducing stress. The practice offers so much because of its multi-dimensional nature. In addition to its fluid exercises, called asanas or poses, it focuses on correct breathing, posture and meditation with a philosophy that strives for a balance of body, mind and spirit. There are many styles of yoga offered in ...

Brisk Walks May Help, Not Harm, Arthritic Knees

Posted 24 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 – If you suffer from knee arthritis and worry that walking will only worsen your damaged joint, a new study suggests you put your fears aside, slip on some sneakers, and take a brief but brisk walk. The researchers estimated that if older adults with the condition added just 5 minutes of brisk walking to their day, their odds of needing knee replacement surgery could dip ...

Opioids Before Joint Replacement Tied to Worse Recovery

Posted 25 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 – Prolonged use of opioid painkillers before total knee or hip replacement may greatly increase a patient's risk of repeat surgery and hospitalization, a new study says. Opioid use should be considered yet another risk factor for surgeons and patients to consider before elective joint replacement, wrote lead researcher Dr. Hue Luu and his colleagues from the University ...

Health Tip: What To Expect From Joint Replacement Surgery

Posted 5 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

--Joint replacement surgery removes damaged parts of a joint and replaces them with man-made parts. The goal is to restore function and reduce pain and inflammation. The most commonly replaced joints are the hip or knee. Less often, a shoulder, finger joint, ankle or elbow is replaced, the U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases says. The agency describes what ...

A Surgery-Free Fix for Bad Knees?

Posted 20 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 – Tiny pellets could treat arthritic knee pain, delaying the need for knee replacement surgery, a small study has found. Microparticles inserted into small blood vessels around the knee helped reduce the pain and improve function in eight arthritis sufferers, according to clinical trial results. The results were presented Monday at the Society of Interventional ...

Managing Pain With Fewer Opioids After Joint Replacement

Posted 15 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 – Using two or more pain control methods after hip and knee replacement surgery rather than opioid painkillers alone reduces risks to patients, a new study finds. "Patients need to be aware that there are ways to treat their pain during and after surgery in addition to opioids," said study author Dr. Stavros Memtsoudis. "If the doctor prescribes more than one type of ...

A New Hip May Mean a Longer, Better Life

Posted 12 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 – A hip replacement may help seniors live longer – for at least a decade anyway, a new study from Sweden suggests. "Our study suggests that hip replacement can add years to life as well as adding 'life to years' – increasing the chances of longer survival as well as improving the quality of life," said study author Dr. Peter Cnudde. He's an orthopedic surgeon with the ...

After Knee Replacement, Play On

Posted 8 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 – Knee replacement patients can continue to enjoy sports – such as skiing, tennis and dancing – without worrying that high-impact activities might compromise their new joint, a small, new study finds. The researchers tracked patients for between five and 15 years after knee replacement surgery, known as total knee arthroplasty. They found that sports participation had ...

Stem Cell Clinics Pitch Pricey, Bogus 'Cures' for Knee Pain

Posted 7 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 – Stem cell clinics are charging big money for knee arthritis "cures" and making extravagant claims about their therapies, a new study contends. A same-day injection for one knee costs thousands of dollars at these centers, according to a consumer survey taken of clinics across the United States. People are paying that kind of cash because two-thirds of stem cell clinics ...

Aspirin as Good a Clot Buster as Pricey Drugs After Joint Replacement

Posted 21 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 – Good old aspirin is just as effective as newer, expensive drugs at preventing blood clots after hip or knee replacement, a new clinical trial suggests. Researchers said the findings could change some doctors' prescribing habits. After knee or hip replacement surgery, there's a risk of blood clots in the legs or lungs. So it's routine for patients to take ...

'Bone Cement': A Non-Surgical Option for Painful Joints?

Posted 11 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 – Injecting a calcium-based cement into the bones of some people with knee or hip pain could help them avoid joint replacement surgery, Ohio State University doctors say. The calcium phosphate cement flows into the spongy inside portion of the bone, filling in microfractures and other damaged areas, and it hardens in about 10 minutes' time, said Dr. Kelton Vasileff, an ...

Rain May Not Cause Achy Joints After All

Posted 14 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 – Many people insist their joints ache more when it rains. But that popular notion might be all wet, a new study suggests. The study of more than 1.5 million older Americans found that people were no more likely to visit the doctor with joint or back pain during rainy weeks than sunny ones. Even among people with arthritis, there was no connection between rainfall and ...

Checking Prices for Medical Procedures Online? Good Luck

Posted 5 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 – The cards seem to be stacked against anyone who'd like to use the internet to become a smarter health care consumer. A new study has found that people searching online to figure out how much they'll pay for a medical procedure will come away disappointed most of the time, said lead researcher Allison Kratka. She's a medical student at Duke University in Durham, N.C. ...

7 Signs You'd Benefit From a Fitness Assessment

Posted 5 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 – You might be excited to begin an exercise program for better health, but for some people, getting a fitness assessment first is the right way to get started. As part of this exam you'll learn about appropriate exercises and safety guidelines, such as workout duration and the intensity level best for you. During the assessment, key components of your fitness will be ...

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