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  • Prehabilitation Could Help Knee and Hip Replacement Patients Recover

    Source: Daily Rx

    With the number of total knee and hip replacements on the rise, doctors are looking for ways to reduce the amount of care needed after surgery. Prehabilitation (physical therapy before surgery) could help patients recover faster and save money.

    Rehabilitation following knee or hip replacement is the standard of care. The physical therapy is designed to help patients adjust to new joints and strengthen muscles.

    A new study found that physical therapy before the joint replacement surgeries reduced the need for rehab after the surgery.

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  • Exercise, Physical Therapy May Help Ease Pain of Arthritis

    Source: Health Day

    Regular exercise and physical therapy may benefit people with hip and knee arthritis, new research suggests.
    The study included 206 people with hip and knee osteoarthritis, average age 66, who were divided into two groups. One group received usual care, while the other group had regular exercise, physical therapy or both added to their standard care.

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  • Embracing the brace

    Source: Daily Rx

    Knees are only meant to bend forward and backward. If a knee pops and locks up with major pain, something serious is going on there, and it’s most likely an ACL injury.

    The injuries often need surgery to reconstruct the ligament, followed by therapy to help rehabilitate the knee.

    It does not lower pain, protect from reinjuring the knee or improve the stability of the knee. Rather, braces add an unnecessary expense to the recovery. Vitamins and other supplements also don’t help in the healing process.

    Beginning physical therapy shortly after surgery, ideally within a few days after, can bring great outcomes for patients.

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  • Does rehab help before joint replacement?

    Source: Daily Rx

    Before going through knee replacement surgery, patients often do some rehab for their aching joint. That is, they try to improve pain and function before surgery. But does this pre-surgery rehab improve outcomes?

    According to recent research, pre-surgery rehabilitation seemed to do little to improve pain, function and motion after knee replacement surgery.

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  • More magnesium, less arthritis

    Source: Daily Rx

    What you put in your body can affect your risk of disease, even your risk of osteoarthritis. If you’re trying to prevent this “wear-and-tear” type of arthritis, you may want to eat more almonds and spinach.

    Eating more magnesium – a mineral found in many green vegetables, beans and nuts – it may lower the risk of knee osteoarthritis.

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