Joint Replacements

Cardio After Shoulder Surgery: What Type of Cardio Exercise is Safe to Do?

Cardio After Shoulder Surgery What Type of Cardio Exercise is Safe to Do

Cardiovascular exercises are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. After shoulder surgery, cardio exercise can be safe and beneficial for your recovery if done properly. These types of cardio exercises include: riding a stationary bike, walking, running, swimming, stair climbers, and elliptical machines. However, it is always advised to wait until certain points in …

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Pain 1 Year After Total Shoulder Replacement: What You Need to Know

Pain 1 Year After Total Shoulder Replacement

Pain 1 year after total shoulder replacement can be tough, but it is important to know what pain is normal and what pain isn’t. Once you have surgery, the expectation is that the pain and limitation are fixed and should be working perfectly. It can be frustrating when your shoulder doesn’t progress after surgery the …

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How Long Will a Total Shoulder Replacement Last: A Comprehensive Guide

How Long Will a Total Shoulder Replacement Last

The total shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces the head of the arm bone, or Humerus, and the socket on the shoulder blade with artificial parts. The number of total shoulder replacements performed each year is increasing exponentially, as nearly 53,000 are done each year. As more people are undergoing a shoulder replacement, …

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Riding a Bike After Total Shoulder Replacement: Tips and Advice

Riding a bike after shoulder replacement

If you have had a total shoulder replacement, riding a bike is something you won’t be able to do right away. However, riding a bike has many benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, decreased risk of obesity, and mental health benefits. If you’ve always been an avid bike rider, you might have some questions about riding …

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11 Things No One Tells You About Having a Total Knee Replacement

11 Things No One Tells You About Having A Total Knee Replacement

A total knee replacement is the most common orthopedic procedure in the United States. Over half a million(and rising) total knee replacements are done annually. Despite the increasing numbers and familiarity with knee replacements, there are many things that no one tells you about recovering from the surgery. Some of them are quite helpful in …

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Pain 6 Months After a Shoulder Replacement – What You Should Know

Pain 6 Months After A Shoulder Replacement – What You Should Know

Many people have total shoulder replacements, and it can be hard to know how things will turn out. Will the pain go away? Will the pain be worse after surgery? How long will the pain be present? Will I regain strength in my arm? To answer these questions, we’ll review what’s normal, what’s abnormal, and …

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Clicking After a Total Knee Replacement: Is this Normal?

Clicking After A Total Knee Replacement Is This Normal

Many patients post-total knee replacement will experience clicking or popping in the knee. This is typically a normal part of the healing process and should not be cause for alarm. The clicking noise can happen when you bend and straighten your knee, but it may also occur without any movement at all and just standing …

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What to Avoid Before a Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery

What to Avoid Before Shoulder Replacement

The pain in your shoulder has reached an all-time, excruciating high. You’ve tried cortisone injections, physical therapy, and even stopped doing all the things you love to avoid pain and suffering.  Sound familiar? If so, you’ve probably already scheduled your total shoulder replacement. Before heading into the operation room, there are a few things you …

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Can a Total Knee Replacement Fix Being Bow-Legged?

Can A Total Knee Replacement Fix Being Bow-Legged

One of the most common questions that bow-legged people have is whether they will be able to fix their bow-legs through a total knee replacement. Being bow-legged affects more people than one might think and can lead to medial knee arthritis. This article reviews bow-leggedness and if a total knee replacement can fix it. What …

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Can a Total Knee Replacement Cause Neuropathy?

Can A Total Knee Replacement Cause Neuropathy - A Helpful Guide

A total knee replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces the end of your femur with an artificial joint and removes the damaged cartilage between it. It’s one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the United States. When people have total knee replacements, they may experience pain in their feet and legs as …

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