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9. Exercise Resources

Your Exercise Toolbox
With a little searching, you probably can find many physical activity experts and community resources to help you on your fitness journey. Whether it’s an exercise class to inspire you or a personal trainer to give you one-on-one instruction, there are a lot of options. Community fitness programs,

Newsbriefs: Gout; Hip Pain; Protein; Mobility

Wine, aspirin increase risk of gout flare-up.
In 2004, a landmark study of more than 47,000 men found that drinking beer and hard liquor increased the risk of developing gout. But wine now has been added to the list of spirits that can bring about a flare-up, according to a new

Ask the Doctor: Pilates; Hearing Aids; Non-Surgical Hip Pain Relief

Q: Is Pilates a safe form of exercise for a 75-year-old person?

A: Pilates is an exercise program based on the rehabilitative techniques developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s. The exercises can be performed either on a mat, using your own body’s resistance, or with specialized equipment.

Pilates focuses on strengthening the

Having a Hip Replacement? Preparation is Key

Hip replacement surgery is becoming more common, with more than double the number of procedures in 2010 than in 2000. Part of the increase is due to more surgeries being performed on younger patients between the ages of 45 and 54, and part is due to the growing numbers of

Arthroscopic Hip Surgery is on the Rise—But it Doesn’t Suit All

If you suffer from chronic hip pain that doesn’t respond to conservative measures like pain-relieving drugs and physical therapy, it is possible your doctor may broach the possibility of hip arthroscopy. A minimally invasive surgical procedure, arthroscopy can help alleviate pain arising from certain joint problems. It’s sometimes used for

Hip Pain? Focus on the Little Things

Most arthritis sufferers have at least two things in common: a constant battle against pain and the feeling that the progressive disease calls all the shots (literally and figuratively).
The good news is that patients have more control than they realize. And even the little things can make a difference. Of

Hip Replacement Eases Arthritis Pain

A new government study indicates that the number of total hip replacement (THR) surgeries carried out in the U.S. went up substantially between 2000 and 2010. The rise is likely due to the increased incidence of osteoarthritis (OA) among our graying population, says Michael Bronson, MD, chief of joint replacement

Lengthy Periods of Immobility Are a Top Cause of Deep Vein Thrombosis

If you are having hip replacement surgery or an operation to treat a pelvic floor disorder, your primary concern is whether that particular health problem is effectively treated. But any procedure that requires prolonged bed rest also puts you at risk for a serious condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT).


Want to Avoid Surgery? Get Moving!

Arthritis is often known for the physical limitations it can cause. Yet, evidence is building in the case of exercise altering the condition’s impact.
Case in point: Researchers have shown that exercise therapy may help avoid the need for total hip replacement in those with hip osteoarthritis (OA). Published in Annals

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