Bone density tests are often touted as a way to predict the risk of fracture in postmenopausal women, but a new study casts doubt on the value of repeating this commonly used test.
A variety of issues can cause knee swelling, including injuries and medical conditions such as arthritis. A person can treat some of these causes at home, while other issues require care from a doctor. In some cases, the cause of the swelling is chronic and requires long-term treatment.
Is it just a temporary ache or is it a nagging injury that just doesn’t seem to heal? Getting the right diagnosis is extremely important but so is how you treat the pain. In fact, you may even be making your knee pain worse without even realizing it.
More knee and hip replacement surgeries are being done on an outpatient basis, especially in this COVID-19 era. Surgeons say the fact patients are at home forces them to move around more and do their physical therapy, speeding their recovery. They note that the outpatient surgery isn’t for everybody. A patient needs to be motivated and have the right attitude.