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    1. Exercise Post-Knee Replacement May Raise This Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There could be a downside to knee replacement: As people get more active, their odds for hip and spinal fractures rise, a new study suggests. One expert wasn't surprised by the finding. While the exact reason for the in

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    2. Should You Have Hip Replacement Surgery?

      More than 300,000 people have complete hip replacement surgeries in the U.S. every year. About 90% of them feel better and can get back to normal activities months, or even weeks, after the operation. "The happiest patients you have are total hip replacement patients," says orthopedic surgeon Claude

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    3. Vitamin D a No Go for Arthritic Knees

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements didn't relieve pain or slow the progression of knee osteoarthritis in a new study, even though the patients involved had low levels of the vitamin. Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease, and curr

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    4. Joint Replacement: Risks vs. Benefits

      After a skiing injury 30 years ago, Bert Pepper, MD, got osteoarthritis in his left knee. "I stopped skiing and gave up tennis, running, and other sports that are tough on the knee," he says. "I turned to speed-walking to stay fit, but the knee kept me from walking at a good pace." As his pain got w

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    5. Should You Have Knee Replacement Surgery?

      If you're in a lot of pain when you walk or get up from a chair, and you can't keep up with your daily activities, you might wonder: Should I think about knee replacement surgery? More than 700,000 in the U.S. get it done every year. And most of them get big-time pain relief and can go back to their

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    6. How to Take Care of Your Joints

      Just as the tread on your tires wears away over time, the cartilage that cushions your joints can break down, too. It's a condition called osteoarthritis. And without enough padding, your bones will hurt when they rub against each other. Frayed cartilage can't heal or grow back. "There's no way to r

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    7. Walking to Ease Knee Pain

      It's a catch-22 when you have knee pain from osteoarthritis. It hurts, so you don't want to move. But if you exercise, it can eventually make your knees feel better. "I've gone a period of time when I haven’t moved a joint much and, when I first start, it's a little bit sore," says Denver physical t

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    8. Shots or Injections for Knee Arthritis

      When you have pain, stiffness, or other problems because of knee osteoarthritis (OA), and other treatments haven't helped, your doctor may suggest injections to ease your symptoms. Shots in your knee joint are an option if you don’t get relief from a pain reliever like acetaminophen or ibuprofen, sa

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    9. Knee Replacement Brings Less Pain, Better Function

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Total knee replacement usually results in greater pain relief and better joint function after a year than nonsurgical arthritis treatment, researchers report. But baby boomers shouldn't automatically rule out physical

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    10. Arthroscopic Knee Surgery and Older Patients

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Arthroscopic surgery to relieve chronic knee pain in middle-aged and older patients is only temporarily effective and might be harmful, a new analysis suggests. Researchers who reviewed 18 studies recommended against

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