How To Move Without Pain

June 2021

Your top 5 total joint replacement questions answered

Each year approximately 1 million people choose to overcome either achy painful joints and functional limitations by undergoing a joint replacement. Joint replacements are very common among men and women over the age of 50 years old. Worsening joint pain and narrowing joint space are believed to be the major reasons people choose a joint replacement.

Take is from a Physical Therapist who has treated many, many total joint replacement patients over the years, you are not alone. These are some of the top questions asked by patients who are considering a joint replacement.

Gardening Pains? 8 Tips to Ward off Joint Pains and Muscle Aches

Gardening in spring, yard cleanup after winter, or fall prepare just a couple of the reasons we are pulled outdoors to tend to our yards, flower, or vegetable gardens. Often joint aches, muscle strains, and the beginnings of chronic body pains also begin with this gardening. Spending more time outside in the yard, hedging, weeding, picking up sticks, mowing, and using our muscles and bodies in ways it is not accustomed to. This often leads to temporary muscle aches to overuse joint injuries, such as subacromial pain syndrome, patellar tendonitis, and hip bursitis.

Which is it? Is your sleep affecting your health? Or your health affecting your sleep?

According to the American Sleep Association, between 50 – 70million Americans struggle with some sort of sleep disorder. It’s not just the lack of sleep that is the issue, poor sleep causes a wide range of medical issues: increase risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and depression.

When you sleep, your body restores and repairs various functions and replenishes hormones to a healthy level. Sleeping for recovery is just as important as eating healthy and exercising for activity.

Keep reading to learn the top reasons how lack of sleep can affect your health.