Tag: joint problems

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

Know the Four Cardiovascular Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Maintaining good cardiovascular health is about more than eating a healthy diet, exercising every day, quitting smoking and taking your medications as prescribed. It’s also essential that you respond appropriately to changes in your health, especially when those changes could indicate a problem with your heart or the rest of

More Older Adults Using Mobility Devices

About one-quarter of adults aged 65 years and older use mobility devices—such as canes, walkers, and wheelchairs—according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, May 2015. Researchers interviewed 7,600 Medicare beneficiaries, and found that 16.4 percent of seniors used a cane, 11.6 percent used walkers,

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