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Understanding Hip Arthritis

Understanding Hip Arthritis

​​The hip is a large weight-bearing ball and socket joint that moves and stabilizes the torso and lower body. When the hip is affected by arthritis, it can be debilitating. Patients who are worried about hip arthritis should be aware of the common signs, symptoms, and...

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Robot Assisted Surgery

Robot Assisted Surgery

Dr. Keith Nelson offers the Mako System robot-assisted surgery to perform total knee, total hip, and partial knee replacements. Not only is this the most technologically advanced option for patients with pain due to joint degeneration from osteoarthritis in the knee...

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Knee Replacement: Everything You Need to Know

Knee Replacement: Everything You Need to Know

Knee replacement surgery is a common procedure that is used to replace a knee joint that has been damaged by arthritis or other diseases. The surgery is done to improve the person's quality of life by relieving pain and improving mobility. Learn more about the...

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Keeping Your Bones Strong

Keeping Your Bones Strong

Osteoporosis is a condition that affects millions of aging individuals in the United States. It causes bones to become thin and weak, which can lead to fractures. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your bones strong and decrease your risk of osteoporosis developing....

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Why Do Your Joints Hurt?

Why Do Your Joints Hurt?

Most people take their joints for granted and use them without a second thought – until they start to hurt. Joint pain can be incredibly debilitating, making it difficult to do even the simplest tasks. But what causes joint pain in the first place? More importantly,...

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Preventing an ACL Injury

Preventing an ACL Injury

Preventing ACL injury means preventing physical trauma, an interrupted sports season, and the intensive processes of treatment as well. According to ACL injury statistics, sprains or tears of the anterior cruciate ligament affect approximately 150,000 people annually....

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What You Need To Know Before a Hip Replacement

What You Need To Know Before a Hip Replacement

In a world where we are constantly on the go, your body experiences a lot of wear and tear resulting in discomfort. One of the most common reasons for this discomfort is hip pain which can result in difficulty walking and sitting comfortably. Hip replacement surgery...

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When Should I See Dr. Nelson for Shoulder Pain?

When Should I See Dr. Nelson for Shoulder Pain?

You never really know the value of certain muscles and joints until you can no longer use them comfortably. This is especially true for your shoulders. While shoulder pain can happen for numerous reasons and can vary in degree, it is important to know the difference...

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Tennis Elbow vs. Golf Elbow

Tennis Elbow vs. Golf Elbow

As the temperature starts to drop and we head into fall, the weather becomes prime for tennis and golf. We just had two of these sports’ most anticipated and highly watched events that occur every year. The 2021 PGA Championship ended at the very beginning of the...

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Common Questions About Knee Replacement Surgery

Common Questions About Knee Replacement Surgery

If you’ve been told that you are going to need knee replacement surgery, then you likely have numerous questions regarding the process, the healing, and what comes next. Here are a few of the questions regarding knee replacement surgery that we get asked the most: Can...

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What Are The Two Types of Total Knee Replacement Surgery?

What Are The Two Types of Total Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee pain is one of the most common complaints our patients describe when coming to their appointment. Because of the complexity of the joint, there can be several issues that are causing the pain a patient is experiencing. If you have ever thought about having a knee...

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At-Home Remedies for Joint Pain

At-Home Remedies for Joint Pain

If you are suffering from joint pain, you know just how debilitating this symptom can be. Joint pain refers to discomfort, aches, and soreness in any of the body’s joints. This can make movement more difficult and painful, and limits someone’s abilities to do the...

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Rotator Cuff Injuries

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Each year, almost 2 million people in the United States visit their doctors because of a rotator cuff injury, making it one of the most common shoulder injuries doctors see. Having an injured or torn rotator cuff can weaken your shoulder and make everyday activities...

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Benefits of Seeing a Sports Medicine Doctor

Benefits of Seeing a Sports Medicine Doctor

If you engage in any kind of sport or physical activity, there is a good chance that at some point, you’ll sustain some sort of injury or wear and tear. If you are injured severely enough, you may require medical assistance to regain full strength and mobility. ...

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Common Causes of Knee Pain and Tips to Find Relief

Common Causes of Knee Pain and Tips to Find Relief

At some point in your life, it is probable that you will experience some sort of knee pain. This is because your knees are weight-bearing joints and they absorb a lot of pressure with every step you take.   Whether or not you are a professional athlete, someone who...

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Relieving Pain with Hip Replacement

Relieving Pain with Hip Replacement

When an injury or disease affects the hip joint’s normal functioning, it can result in pain, trouble with walking, or difficulty with everyday tasks. You may have already tried pain relief methods such as medications, physical therapy, supports, or braces. If the pain...

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Total Joint Replacement for Arthritis

When joints are severely affected by osteoarthritis, one potential treatment option to explore is replacing the damaged joint with a new artificial one. This may not only reduce or even eliminate the pain associated with arthritis, it can also restore function to the...

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MAKOplasty Technology

As we age, it is common to experience pain in our joints often caused by osteoarthritis. In some cases, this pain can be managed by non-surgical techniques such as weight loss, exercise, hot and cold compresses, medication, and or dietary supplements. If these...

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What to Expect After a Knee Replacement

What to Expect After a Knee Replacement

Following a total knee replacement surgery, the 12 weeks after surgery are crucial in recovery and rehabilitation. Committing to a plan and pushing yourself to do as much as possible each day will help quicken the recovery process and improve your chances for...

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects approximately 30 million Americans. It occurs when the cartilage between your bones disintegrates. Cartilage cushions your bones from rubbing together. As the cartilage disintegrates, it can cause pain,...

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Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

Before joint replacement surgery, there are some ways you can prepare, both physically and mentally, for the challenges of surgery and the recovery process. Those who are better prepared for their joint replacement surgery tend to achieve better results. Here are a...

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