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Yes, you can remain active and avoid surgery if you have knee and hip arthritis. But there are certain adaptations that you need to do in order to achieve that goal. Those who do not adapt will encounter a life of pain and/or a big surgical scar. Both the knees and hips can be discussed together because they both respond to similar treatments and lifestyle changes necessary to remain active with less pain. Here are some suggested adaptations you should consider.
Take a Walk : Maybe you already enjoy walking but are finding it harder and harder to do. Walking can be made easier if you use some assistance from a walking stick or a trekking pole or two. Three or four “legs” is better than just two, and aids reduce the stress on your knees and hips. Walking can be much less painful if you follow a few simple pieces of advice like using an assistive device.
Dive In : If walking is not your thing, then try some swimming. Taking a few laps in the pool is a great way t...
What if we prevented obesity ? Would the occurrence of joint osteoarthritis be eliminated? Probably not; other factors like joint injury also contribute to the cause of arthritis. However, the sheer number of joints deteriorating rapidly would decline if less people were obese. For now, the aging, obese population is presenting with a deluge of joints in pain. Which joints take the brunt of the heavy burden? Most of the major joints that are involved in large movements bear the majority of the weight like the shoulders, knees and hips. The more pounds packed on, the faster the joints wear down because excessive weight is harmful to the joints in more ways than one .
Starting with the all important shoulder which holds up an anchor called the arm; people who are obese are much more likely to develop shoulder pain at some point. The pain is usually caused by arthritis and/or a rotator cuff tear. One lesser known fact about shoulder function in someone who is excessively overw...
Generic Name: ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL Pronounced: (a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen) Extended Pain Relief Oral Uses
This product is a combination of aspirin, acetaminophen,
and caffeine. It is used for the temporary relief of pain from conditions such
as muscle aches, toothaches, menstrual cramps, or headaches (including
migraine). Aspirin and acetaminophen relieve pain by keeping your body from
making certain natural substances. Caffeine helps increase the effects of
aspirin and acetaminophen.
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If you are taking this medication for self-treatment, it
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know when to consult your doctor or pharmacist. Follow the instructions on the
package and use this medication exactly as directed. If you have any questions
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