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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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Exercise and Bone Health

Exercise and Bone Health

Most individuals are familiar with the many benefits of exercise, such as reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and preventing obesity. Perhaps not as well understood is the importance of regular physical activity in building and maintaining healthy bones.  With...

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Symptoms of Knee Arthritis

Symptoms of Knee Arthritis

There are over 100 types of arthritis, however, when it comes to the knee, the two most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition in which the cartilage in the knee joint gradually wears away. It usually...

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Overuse Shoulder Injuries

Overuse Shoulder Injuries

With summer rolling in and gyms opening back up following the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of individuals are looking to get back into shape. For those who are more ambitious than others, the sudden strain that comes from getting back to the gym may cause overuse injuries...

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Sports Injury Prevention

Sports Injury Prevention

The average annual sports injury estimates 8.6 million per year. We’re here to share some tips and tricks to decrease your risk of injury so they can keep doing what they love to do.  Types of Sports Injuries Different sports injuries produce different symptoms and...

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Hip Joint Replacement Overview

Hip Joint Replacement Overview

The hip joint is made up of a ball and socket. Sometimes, either the socket of the hip or the thigh bone is injured or becomes diseased. This can result in pain, trouble with walking, or difficulty with everyday tasks. There are cases where pain relief methods such as...

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Meniscal Tears

Meniscal Tears

Winter is a great time to get out and be active, however, we often see an increase in knee injuries during these cold winter months because of the popularity of winter sports. One of the most common injuries we see is a meniscus tear.  The meniscus is a piece of...

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Winter Sports Safety

Winter Sports Safety

Winter is a great time to get out and be active. Whether your favorite winter sport is skiing, snowboarding, or even sledding, it’s important to understand the common injuries caused by these winter sports and how to prevent these.  Common Winter Sports Injuries...

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Bone Health As You Age

Bone Health As You Age

An estimated 10 million people in the United States over the age of 50 suffer from osteoporosis and an additional 34 million are at risk for this disease. Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and density. This places individuals who suffer from osteoporosis...

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Activities to Keep You Active This Winter

Activities to Keep You Active This Winter

Winter during Utah may seem like a great justification to slow down and hibernate rather than staying active. However, there are numerous health benefits to staying active year-round, so we’re sharing some ways to stay active during the cold months of the year.  Get a...

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Prepping Properly For Your Run

Prepping Properly For Your Run

If you’re a runner, you understand the importance of preparing yourself properly for your daily runs as well as any races you participate in. If you’re just starting out as a runner, it’s important for you to understand how to prepare properly for a run and how to...

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Shoulder Injuries & Symptoms

The majority of shoulder pain issues stem from the shoulder’s many ligaments, cartilage, tendons, and muscles surrounding the joint. Shoulder injuries can happen to anyone, but they’re most commonly seen in athletes and manual workers because of the repetitive motions...

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8 Ways to Keep Your Joints Healthy

8 Ways to Keep Your Joints Healthy

As you age, it’s common to experience some joint pain. However, when joint pain moves from mild to debilitating, your daily life is negatively impacted. We’re sharing some tips on how to promote healthy joints as you age so that joint pain doesn’t affect your everyday...

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Summer Safety Checklist

Summer Safety Checklist

With summer comes the opportunity to participate in more outdoor activities and an increased amount of travel. With all of the summer fun, it’s important to keep some safety tips in mind so you can continue to enjoy your summer with your friends and family. Follow...

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Preventing Children’s Sports Injuries

Preventing Children’s Sports Injuries

As a parent, you know how much energy a child can have. This is why participating in sports is a healthy outlet for your children’s energy and provides a hobby to keep them busy. However, if your child isn’t fully prepared, it can leave them with an increased risk for...

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Outpatient Joint Replacement

Did you know that, if you’re a candidate for it, it’s possible to receive a total knee replacement and go home the same day? This is called an outpatient total knee replacement procedure. Pat, one of Dr. Nelson’s patients, qualified for this procedure. Here’s a video...

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The Importance of Sports Physicals

The Importance of Sports Physicals

Before your child starts their sport for the season, it’s incredibly important to schedule a sports physical for them. Today, we’re sharing some of the top reasons why you should schedule a sports physical exam for your child as well as what to expect during the...

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Broken Hips

Broken Hips

Each year, around 300,000 Americans break a hip. Most of these are over 65 years old, with women being more at risk, as they fall more frequently on average and are more prone to osteoporosis. A hip fracture is a major injury that often requires surgery to completely...

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Elbow Arthritis

Elbow Arthritis

If you’ve been experiencing pain in either of your elbows, it could be due to elbow arthritis. While arthritis is more commonly found in other joints of your body such as the hands, hips, and knees, some people suffer from elbow arthritis. If you suspect your pain...

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