Total Knee Replacement: Should I have surgery?

Why should I have a total knee replacement? How long will it last? How do I know when I should have my knee replaced? What other options do I have?  These are viable questions and concerns from most all knee patients who are suffering with pain from degeneration and arthritis that limit their daily function.

Ben’s Story of Hand Pain

Ben Woodruff’s hand pain came when he was taking a Jiu Jitsu class and fractured a finger grappling his opponent.   Grappling, as in wrestling, is a sport that consists of gripping or seizing the opponent.  Ben remembers trying to brace himself and accidentally put all his weight on his left ring finger which fractured it.

Osteoarthritis At-Home Therapy

Osteoarthritis is an inflammation in the joints that can cause swelling, pain, and stiffness. It can affect one or more joints at a time. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage of a joint begins to breakdown over the years and causes bone on bone friction in the joint. Physical Therapy is a good way to begin treatment of Arthritis to learn the proper stretches and techniques of strengthening exercises to avoid further injury or irritation.