Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis

Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis

Although osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are two very different medical conditions with little in common, the similarity of their names causes great confusion. These conditions develop differently, have different symptoms, are diagnosed differently, and are treated differently. 

Ice vs. Heat

Ice vs. Heat

When you have pain or a strain, it’s important to know when to use heat and when to use ice.

Trips, Falls Common Halloween Injuries

Trips, falls among most common Halloween injuries

Parents should take extra caution this year to avoid common Halloween injuries. Every year we see injuries that could have been prevented with some simple precautions:

Physical Therapy Before Hip or Knee Replacement Can Improve Outcomes After Surgery

Prehabilitation reduces need for postoperative care by nearly 30 percent

Physical therapy after total hip (THR) or total knee replacement(TKR) surgery is standard care for all patients. A recent, appearing in the Journal of Bone Joint Surgery also found that physical therapy before joint replacement surgery, or “prehabilitation,” can diminish the need for postoperative care by nearly 30 percent, saving an average of $1,215 per patient in skilled nursing facility, home health agency or other postoperative care.

Reporter's Hip Replacement Story

hip infographicEric Niller, a 45-year oldcolumnist, wrote an article in 2011 about the trend in younger hip replacement patients. Three years later, he underwent his own surgery in April. Niller recounts his personal experience and details the surgery with help from his surgeon. Read his story here

Spring In Your Step

20 Ways To Put Some Spring In Your Step for Better Health

The weather has finally changed and now you're ready to get out of the house. 

Age is no barrier to staying active. People once thought it was natural to slow down and do less as we get older. But now we know the more we do, the better we feel.
To maintain physical and mental health, we need to stay active. And the good news is, it’s never too late to start.

Arthritis Food Myths

Get the truth about foods commonly touted to relieve arthritis pain and inflammation.

 Adapted from Arthritis Today Online

Genetics and Arthritis

Genetics and Arthritis

 

There is strong evidence that Osteoarthritis (OA) is genetically linked. Classic twin studies have shown that the influence of genetic factors is between 39% and 65% in radiographic OA of the hand and knee in women, about 60% in OA of the hip, and about 70% in OA of the spine. Taken together, these estimates suggest a heritability of OA of 50% or more, indicating that half the variation in susceptibility to disease in the population is explained by genetic factors.

Reduce injury when shoveling

Snow Pain. Reduce injury when shoveling

Winter in Michigan just would not be the same without the snow. The following information should help minimize the risk of injuries/illness related to the shoveling snow.

Back injuries are among the most common injuries resulting from snow shoveling. Stretching first is always a good idea. Many back injuries occur in the morning, because the muscles and ligaments around the spine are not warmed up or loose after a night of rest. Ironically, people between the ages of 20 and 50 are more likely than older individuals to injure their backs, because they may not be aware (or ready to admit) that they are “out of shape.”

Now Offering Physical Therapy

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Dr. Kassab and Dr.Bahu are pleased to offer physical therapy services to our patients.  This allows us to provide seamless care while allowing our physicians to closely monitor the patient's progress. Visit the website above to schedule an appointment.

Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

One of the most common physical complaints is shoulder pain. Your shoulder is made up of several joints combined with tendons and muscles that allow a great range of motion in your arm. Because so many different structures make up the shoulder, it is vulnerable to many different problems. The rotator cuff is a frequent source of pain in the shoulder.

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