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3 Reasons Why Physical Therapy Is Needed After Surgery

Whether you’re scheduled for major surgery or a minor surgical procedure, surgery of any kind is a big deal. Even after undergoing a seemingly simple procedure, you may feel extremely weak or experience muscle pain and stiffness.

Physicians and surgeons often recommend physical therapy as part of a patient’s post-op recovery period. Here’s why:

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When to Consult a Sports Medicine Specialist

As one of the fastest growing branches of orthopedic medicine, sports medicine can help athletes of all levels perform at their best, recover swiftly, and stay on track as they strive to achieve better results in their chosen sport. In recent years, athletes have been using sports medicine specialists to improve their performance, stamina, agility, movement, strength, and flexibility, both before and after injuries.

Athletes have a keen understanding of their bodies and what they can and can’t do. With the help of a sports medicine specialist, you can deepen that understanding so you can perform better and better over time.

playing soccer can cause serious injuries

Here, we’ll provide you with a closer look at some reasons why you should consult a sports medicine specialist. We’ll start off by explaining why sports medicine is different from regular coaching.

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Four Reasons Hip Pain Affects Women More Often Than Men

Hip pain is a common complaint among adults and can lead to functional disability. Chronic hip pain affects active adults at a higher rate, afficting 30%-40% of adults who play sports. It also affects 12%-15% of adults over 60.

Moreover, research also shows that hip pain is much more common in women than men. See this comparison:

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3 Common Symptoms of Arthritis in the Knee

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 23% of U.S. adults suffer from the more than 100 types of arthritis. While the most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, the disease is notorious for striking joints all over the body, causing pain whenever the person moves or tries to move. One of the most common places the disease can strike is in the knee, which makes walking both painful and difficult.

If you are experiencing pain in your joints and suspect it’s arthritis, see your doctor for a professional diagnosis. In the meantime, here are three common symptoms of arthritis in the knee that you should know about.

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Common Knee Injuries Among Athletes and How They Can Be Treated

Knee injuries in sports are among the most common in professional, amateur, and casual sports because the knees play a key role in how an athlete moves. The knee joint is susceptible to muscle strain and ligament tears and is often injured during accidents or falls in sports.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common knee injuries that affect athletes.

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