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It’s hard to keep Marva Sahs down. She recently completed her 30th American Birkebeiner, a 50-km cross-country ski race. This would be impressive under any conditions, but Marva has twice come back from knee surgery to take on the challenge.
Millions of Americans suffer from knee arthritis, which eventually leads to knee replacement surgery. However, there are several minimally invasive options to try before committing to knee replacement.
Lisa Luskey-Lestrud, 47, was no stranger to living with chronic pain. At just 15, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. While some may have given up on keeping an active lifestyle, Lisa continued doing the things she loved, which included playing softball on her high school team.
Have you been told you’re eventually going to need a hip replacement? Are you experiencing hip pain from arthritis, an injury or another condition? If you answered “yes,” you probably have questions of your own. Chiefly, “Should I have the operation?"
You might think that carpal tunnel syndrome is a new condition of the Information Age, borne from long hours of computer keyboarding. However, carpal tunnel syndrome is nothing new.
Linda Bure of Austin, Minnesota, knew it was time to take care of her aching knee when she noticed her dog started to gain weight due to her inability to take him for a daily walk.
As fall approaches and students prepare to return to school, many look forward to the return of fall and winter sports. However, there are risks associated with sports participation, including concussion.
After caring for her terminally ill husband while dealing with constant pain in her right shoulder, Patricia Hanson knew it was time to take care of herself and made an appointment to see an orthopedic surgeon.
At age 15, Temeka Wirkkala had been a rising star athlete at her high school in Red Wing, Minnesota. During a basketball game, Wirkkala went up for a shot, and her opponent took her to the ground. Upon landing, Wirkkala’s leg ended up behind her back.
I am often asked this question by patients suffering from the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. My response is, “Yes, it is possible if the condition is diagnosed early, and the symptoms aren’t severe.”
People often say they have a bad knee, and there is not much they can do about it. Their parents had arthritis and lived with it, so it is something they will have to live with, too. Fortunately, there are many things that can be done so you don’t have to just live with knee joint pain.
Ginger Marien set aside the pain in her right knee and focused on the most important aspect of her life: caring for her husband.