Exercises and Stretches for Hip Pain

Exercises and Stretches for Hip Pain

From Versus Arthritis Here are some exercises designed to stretch, strengthen and stabilize the structures that support your hip. It’s important to keep active – you should try to do the exercises that are suitable for you every day. Repeat each exercise between 5–10 times and try to do the whole set of exercises 2-3 […]

What to Know About Lower Back Pain When Sitting

What to Know About Lower Back Pain When Sitting

Medically reviewed by Emelia Arquilla, DO— Written by Hana Ames on October 14, 2020. | From Medical News Today The cause of pain in the lower back while sitting may involve posture, an injury, or a health condition. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the United States. About 1 in […]

How COVID Has Impacted Bone Health and What You Can Do About It Right Now

How COVID Has Impacted Bone Health and What You Can Do About It Right Now

From YouAreUNLTD by Feel It In Your Bones Osteoporosis is often described as “a silent disease.” During COVID, this has never been more true. Bone health took a back seat. Health assessments, bone density testing and sometimes treatment itself were upended by the pandemic. This disruption in care may have serious, long-term consequences for patients.“The […]

Did You Know That Inactivity is Actually HARD On Your Knees?

Between working from home and being glued to the television watching the latest election updates, many of us are guilty of increased “couch potato” behavior lately.  And we’ve all heard of the dangers of sedentary lifestyles contributing to obesity, etc.,  but did you know that *not* moving can actually weaken your knees and increase your […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 3 Steps to Early Detection

A bit of a departure from our typical post,  we feel it is important to share important health information from a variety of resources on relevant topics beyond Orthopedics and bone health. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’d like to share a few tips regarding early detection. There’s a good chance you […]

Total Knee Replacement Portland Oregon, 7 Things to Know About Your New Knee

7 Things to Know About Your New Knee

From WebMD Congrats on your new knee! You’re one of 600,000 Americans who get the joint replaced every year. You may be thrilled to walk again without pain or no longer face staircases with dread. But don’t expect superhuman powers just yet. Here are seven things to know about your newest body part.

Total Hip Replacement Exercise Guide Hip Replacement, Portland, Oregon

Total Hip Replacement Exercise Guide

From OrthoInfo &  the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Regular exercise to restore strength and mobility to your hip and a gradual return to everyday activities are important for your full recovery after hip replacement. Your orthopaedic surgeon and physical therapist may recommend that you exercise for 20 to 30 minutes, 2 or 3 times […]

Daily Stretching Routine for Seniors

From AAPTIV Tight muscles, stiff joints, and aches and pains—aging can take a toll on your body, but the good news is that stretching can help you feel better. Research indicates that stretching improves flexibility, promotes balance, and has the power to reduce pain or stress. Additionally, stretches that focus on posture and mobility can […]

What Is Spinal Fusion?

From WebMD   Spinal fusion is surgery to join two or more vertebrae into one single structure. The goal is to stop movement between the two bones and prevent back pain. Once they’re fused, they no longer move like they used to. This keeps you from stretching nearby nerves, ligaments, and muscles that may have […]

Work-from-Home Ergonomics 101: Setting Up Your Remote Office

From Rachel Pelta at FlexJobs Since many of us are working at home right now (and weren’t expecting it), lots of people are improvising their “workstation.” For some, that means working at a desk, and for others, that means sitting on the couch or commandeering the kitchen table during work hours. We’ve got some advice on how […]