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Facing the Facts about Joint Replacement

October 10th, 2016
For patients suffering from painful health issues, like osteoarthritis, total joint replacement might seem like the only option to relieve severe joint pain. Fortunately, that isn’t the case. At ARO, we offer an alternative to joint replacement surgery that keeps your natural joint intact. We offer three cutting-edge technologies into one streamlined process to get you back on your feet and back to your active life. Still on the fence? Check out the following facts and see how the real...

Is Running Harmful to Your Joint Health?

August 29th, 2016
It is a common belief that running is harmful to your joints. After all, it does seem to make sense. The forceful impact of each step on your knees and hips would seem like the logical explanation for the onset of osteoarthritis, the irreversible wearing of the cartilage in the joint. But this assumption is a myth. While the extra force of running might be concerning, studies show that running isn’t harmful to your joints. In fact, for healthy runners,...

A Cutting Edge Procedure That Has Revolutionized Ortho Surgery

August 29th, 2016
In the past decade, orthopedic surgery has evolved drastically. Rather than performing traditional open surgery to repair or replace joints, many orthopedic surgeons have opted for arthroscopy, a procedure that uses thin flexible instruments to view the inside of the joint and make repairs with minimal incisions. This leads to less pain and a shorter healing process. But while it has recently become more popular, this procedure is actually much older than you may think. In 1918, a Japanese professor...

6 Tips for Lowering Your Stress Levels

July 27th, 2016
Stress is a perfectly normal reaction to challenges. Our brains release certain hormones when it perceives a threat and these hormones help your body respond to threats more efficiently. This is what is referred to as the “fight-or-flight” response. When the perceived threat is gone, your body is supposed to return to a more relaxed state. Unfortunately, we live in hectic times in which we’re faced with challenges on a very regular basis and the constant stress makes it difficult...

4 Healthy Ways to Relieve Arthritis Pain [Infographic]

July 25th, 2016
With overwhelming number of people suffering from arthritis, joint pain has become an issue for many people. So how can you relieve joint pain without taking medication? We have a few healthy tips in the following infographic.

5 Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

July 22nd, 2016
When faced with severe joint pain, most people immediately consider joint replacement, especially when that pain starts to interfere with daily activities. But contrary to popular belief, joint replacement isn’t your only option to becoming pain-free. Minimally invasive surgery, often referred to as arthroscopy, offers another option. Arthroscopy is the process of inserting thin, flexible instruments including a camera through small incisions to view and repair joints. This process is great for keeping your natural anatomy in place while relieving...

Lifestyle Changes Your Joints Will Thank You For [Infographic]

July 8th, 2016
Currently arthritis affects more than 50 million adults. With that startling statistic in mind, many people have started to take steps to prevent arthritis and relieve joint pain. The following infographic features some easy lifestyle changes that will help your joints.  

The 4 Best Exercises for Seniors

July 6th, 2016
The benefits of exercise on our health can’t be denied and this goes for people of all ages, including seniors. Evidence has linked exercise to: Lower risk of disease, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer Lower stress levels Reduced risk of depression and anxiety Better endurance Improved strength Increased energy levels Stronger immune system Improved sleep Longevity Along with these health benefits, research has shown that older adults can greatly improve their quality of life and live independently longer with...

8 Telltale Signs That Your Kid’s Knees Need to Be Examined

June 27th, 2016
Knee joint pain is one of the most common complaints encountered by pediatricians. From mild injuries from playing sports to more serious causes like juvenile arthritis, there are many possible causes of joint issues in children. While some cause obvious symptoms, like pain and swelling, other knee problems can be harder to spot, especially if your child isn’t yet able to communicate what they’re feeling in detail. The following are 8 telltale signs that your kid’s knees need to be...

10 Healthy Ways to Prevent Joint Pain

June 22nd, 2016
It’s never too early to start taking steps to prevent joint pain. Many people associate joint pain with getting older, and while age is certainly a factor, joint pain can affect anyone. The following are 10 healthy ways to prevent joint pain. Maintain a healthy weight. Every 10 pounds of weight you carry places the equivalent of 40 pounds of pressure on your joints. Maintaining a healthy weight for your frame will reduce the strain on your hips, knees and...