In a world of fitness inspiration Instagram accounts and ubiquitous online health advice, it can become hard to filter out the healthy behaviors from the unhealthy ones. Especially when someone suffers from osteoarthritis, with chronic pain at their joints, it can be daunting to imagine suddenly starting a power-lifting exercise regimen (to name just one current fitness trend). The real question that someone with arthritis wants to answer, after all, is not what’s trendy, but what will help their joints and what will harm them.
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Opioids and Joint Pain Management: What You Need to KnowPosted on July 19, 2019
Recent news has shone a light on the increased rates of opioid abuse in the United States and led responsible physicians to reexamine their prescription practices. Dr. Scott is no exception. As an orthopedic specialist, whose concern is to help his patients manage their joint pain safely and effectively, Dr. Scott focuses on ensuring that they understand the benefits and risks of all treatment plans.
As a result of a March 2014 study,
Tips For Safe Exercise OutsidePosted on May 20, 2019
Summer is almost here, and that means enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, running, or swimming, exercising outside has many benefits. Before you head to the great outdoors, here are some things to remember to help you safely enjoy exercising outside.
Even if it’s cloudy, make sure to wear sunscreen. A sunburn can occur in less than 15 minutes to unprotected skin. Wear at least a 30 SPF and make sure to reapply,
Healthy New Years’ Resolutions: Helping You SucceedPosted on January 16, 2019
We’ve all heard the statistics: most New Years’ Resolutions are bound to fail — to the tune of 80 to 90%. Many of those resolutions are health-related — exercise more, lose weight, eat healthier — and there are many reasons for failure. Maybe the resolution is too ambitious, or perhaps the resolution maker gets frustrated over their results. Whatever the reason, every year, people are motivated by the New Year to make a change. Here are some ways to make positive,
Preventing Falls: Keeping Yourself Safe as Winter ArrivesPosted on November 30, 2018
According to the National Safety Council, falls account for nearly one-third of all non-fatal accidents in the U.S.. Falls usually lead to scraped knees, and maybe a bruised ego, but for some, it can be more serious. Here are some tips and reminders on how to stay safe as winter arrives.
Wear Proper Clothing
Your favorite pair of shoes may look stylish, but they may not have the best traction.
Ten Myths About Back PainPosted on August 3, 2016
It’s estimated that approximately 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at least once in their lifetime. It’s the leading cause of disability in people younger than 45, and there are many factors that contribute to it.
Most back pain can be traced back to 4 major causes.
Spine-Related Problems occur when something is off in the way your spinal joints muscles, discs, and nerves fit together and move. Herniated or slipped discs are often a common reason for spine-related back pain,
Motions of LifePosted on June 30, 2016
Remodeling a home is a messy process. Torn up floors, exposed beams, and ripped out walls all serve as a reminder that things wear down over time and must be replaced.
Much like remodeling living spaces, our bodies change to accommodate growth. This remodeling process is especially important when it comes to our bones.
As we age, from infancy to late adulthood, the type of preventative care and treatment that our bodies need will look very different.
The Ten Commandments of Injury-Free Running.Posted on May 9, 2016
Spring is finally here in Spokane – the long awaited time of year when the city begins to come alive and the running trails are fresh with the scent of lilacs and flowering trees. It’s no wonder that spring is when it’s easiest to overdo the distance and intensity of our first runs. Wanting to go further is all part of the reason that running can be so therapeutic and the reason that many of us start running in the first place,
Bouncing Back From A Torn ACLPosted on March 29, 2016
Whether you’re a basketball fan or not, you can’t deny that there is something special about the way college basketball can make us a little crazy each year (in a good way). Nothing beats the excitement of watching the final seconds of a close game on television or live on the court.
And if you’ve ever played basketball, then it comes as no surprise to you that the game is full of potential injuries.
6 Ways To Care For Your Loved One After SurgeryPosted on February 13, 2016
Going through surgery is never easy. Sometimes, watching a loved one go through surgery and recovery can be even more difficult. Watching as they struggle to regain their mobility and well-being can be a helpless feeling, but there is so much that you can do for them during this time.
It is up to you to give encouragement and inspiration as they go through the process of recovery, and although there are endless ways to show how much you care,
Moving Into A New Year.Posted on January 21, 2016
New Year’s resolutions don’t work. In fact, only 8% of those seeking to make a change in the coming year will actually stick with their resolution.
Why is that?
It’s because, too often, goals aren’t simple or tangible enough. Resolutions like losing weight or quitting smoking are among the biggest failures each year because they aren’t actually things you can do in one step: they are the final outcomes of simple and tangible habits.
Skeletons in the Closet: 5 Orthopedics Issues You Can’t Ignore Any LongerPosted on October 26, 2015
It goes ‘crack’ and ‘pop’ in the night. Spooky noises that sound like bone-on-bone as you walk. These are the most frightening sounds of the season: not ghosts or ghouls, but those orthopedic injuries you haven’t dealt with yet. Here are some bone-chilling facts about some of the most common orthopedic injuries and how they can come back to haunt you if you don’t finally put them to rest. Quit hiding that skeleton in the closet and get a proper diagnosis!
Surviving the HeatPosted on July 27, 2015
We wait for summer all year long. Races, swimming, frisbee in the park, and that perfect day at the beach. It really is the best time of year.With all our activities are in full swing, we try to see how much we can fit in these short Spokane summers.
This past month in Washington State, record high temperatures have been the norm. Last month, Spokane hit 105 degrees, breaking the record temperature for the hottest day in the month of June.
Getting Back in the Game After a Throwing InjuryPosted on June 24, 2015
With summer in full swing, America’s favorite pastime is as well: baseball! If you’ve ever watched a game, you know how fast it can change. One hit, catch, or throw can bring a win or a loss, which is why it’s so exciting! But whether it’s your child’s little league game, your work softball team, or a game at a professional level, throwing sports like baseball take a toll on the body. Just as quickly as the game can change with the right play,
Recovering from the Big RacePosted on May 21, 2015
Spring is off to a running start and with it comes many of our favorite outdoor activities. Among them, races of every kind: bike races, triathlons, 5ks, and even races in the mud! Being active is great for our health, but another part of taking care of our bodies is knowing how to rest after intense physical activity. Here’s a quick overview of how to properly rest after the big race from start to finish.