When recovering from a total knee replacement, it can hard for some people to give up their freedom to drive even for a short time. A big question for many patients is when they can start to drive again. There are several factors to consider when deciding when is the right time.
Older athletes experience increased physical injuries including back pain, heel pain, hamstring pulls, stress fractures and knee injuries. This increase is primarily due to changes in muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons due to aging. It is crucial for older adults to be conscious of these body changes and to alter their regime to avoid injuries while maintaining their physical fitness.
When arthritis aggravates and affects the integrity of a joint, sometimes this effect is severe enough to require surgery. These patients usually experience crippling joint pain and severe limitations in their movement which compromises their quality of life. In these cases, and after other therapies have failed, the most common approach is hip replacement surgery.
Many aging adults begin to have trouble with their mobility due to knee pain and some eventually undergo partial knee replacement for relief, but is this surgery only for seniors with knee pain? Can this surgery help young adults with knee pain?
Some of the causes of hip pain are arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis or a hip fracture. These conditions may require a patient to undergo total hip replacement if medication and therapy are not viable options.
Can your diet affect the pain you feel in your joints? Dr. Dan Albright, an orthopedic surgeon in Raleigh, NC discusses how your diet causes inflammation in your body. Eating a diet that reduces that inflammation can help the joint pain in your knees and hips.