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For over a decade, Ann Statz endured substantial knee pain that restricted her activity. Her weight kept surgery out of reach. Learn how determination helped her overcome that hurdle.
Nicholas Oeltjen, 24, was no stranger to shoulder pain. So when he heard a pop and a crunch while lifting weights, he immediately knew something was wrong.
Are you thinking of getting a new pair of athletic shoes? Be sure to check your arch type before buying.
The need for knee replacement surgery prompted Mike Leduc to lose 100 pounds. With determination and the help of a maintenance program, he's kept the weight off and is active again.
Mike Omtvedt wasn't about to let hip replacement slow him down. He took a trip to the Holy Land just two months after having both hips replaced using a new anterior approach.
Duane Kostman was planning to fill a bird feeder in his yard. It’s something he does often, but this time the peaceful pastime took a painful turn. Duane slipped and fell — hard.
Snap, crackle and pop may be welcome sounds at the breakfast table. But when you hear a pop on the playing field, it’s not something to cheer. A torn ACL usually is a season-ending injury.
Amy Monsour wanted to get home safely before impending snow made travel dangerous, but fell in the parking lot of the daycare center before she even got on the road. “I heard a crack and fell to my knees,” she says.
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?"