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Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Arthritis: What to Expect

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you have arthritis, whether you are newly diagnosed or a longtime sufferer, chances are good that your medical care team will refer you to orthopedic rehabilitation. The reason such referrals are so common is that good rehabilitation programs can help arthritis sufferers maintain or even improve joint function and control day-to-day symptoms of this potentially debilitating disease. So what can arthritis patients expect from orthopedic rehab?

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Topics: Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Arthritis

Educating Yourself Can Help You Manage the Impact of Arthritic Joints

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jul 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Do you have knee arthritis? If so, you're in good company. The knee is a very complex joint that is subjected to a great deal of stress every day. These factors contribute to the very common nature of knee problems, which affect more than 6 million people over the age of 62 and another 5 million between the ages of 40 and 62. Among the most common problems is arthritis, with the knee being the most frequently affected joint. Educating yourself can help you manage the impact of knee arthritis. So what do you need to know?

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Topics: Joint Replacement Surgery, Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis? How You Can Stop It From Slowing You Down

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | May 4, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Have you recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis? If so, you may well be rather shocked to find yourself saddled with such a diagnosis, and wondering, with no small amount of anxiety, just how much this disease will change your life. The frustrating thing about that question is that there is no definitive answer, since rheumatoid arthritis affects different people in different ways.

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Topics: Arthritis

Arthritis: Tips On Controlling Your Symptoms

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 20, 2015 8:00:00 AM

If you've just been diagnosed with arthritis, learning what you can do to minimize the impact of the disease on your life is very important. The first step in doing that is working out an effective medical treatment plan with your doctor, but there are also plenty of things you can do on your own to aid in controlling arthritis symptoms. Of course, no two arthritis sufferers are alike, and there are many forms of the disease, but some simple strategies can help control the symptoms that virtually all have in common: joint inflammation, pain and stiffness.

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Topics: Arthritis

Aggressive Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 26, 2014 8:30:00 AM

More than 1.3 million people suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, the disease is normally focused on 30 - to 60 year-olds, but as many as 300,000 children are diagnosed with a juvenile strain of the condition. Rheumatoid arthritis is incurable, so the aim of treatment is to reduce pain and slow its progression.

There are aggressive therapies that can be employed to treat the disease. Here is more about the condition and some of therapies that can help.

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Topics: Arthritis