Many summer sports, like tennis and swimming, are prone to shoulder pain and injury. In fact, two million patients visit a doctor for rotator cuff injuries each year and 250,000 get surgery each year in the US.
For kids, getting back to school after the long summer break is filled with the excitement of meeting up with their friends and starting up again with their favorite sports. But did you know that more than 775,000 children, ages 14 and younger, and are treated in emergency rooms for sports-related injuries each year?
You may have sudden sharp pain in your hip or constant pain that makes it hard to sleep. Whichever it is, how will you know when it’s time to consider total hip replacement surgery? If you’re reading this blog, the thought of hip replacement has likely crossed your mind at one time or another.
Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American men, with around 180,890 new cases and about 26,120 deaths each year. Here is how you can minimize your risk.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women with 1 in 8 developing the cancer during her lifetime. The cancer can occur in men as well but is very rare. Only 1 in 1,000 men will develop this type of cancer.
Heartburn or acid reflux is a burning sensation experienced in the chest, which occurs when this muscle weakens and the digestive juices from the stomach spill over into the food pipe, causing severe damage. Greater than 60 million adults in America experience heartburn at least once a month and about 15 million suffer with daily symptoms.
Most Americans put on a few pounds during the holidays. That in itself would not be so bad, except more often than not, this excess weight is never lost. The battle to shed this extra weight is never an easy one. But the good news is that you don’t have to fight this battle if you can prevent it from happening in the first place!
More than 600,000 individuals undergo knee replacement in the US every year and in the process, regain or retain their ability to lead productive and active lives. If your knee pain is constant and forces you to compromise on activities or hobbies that you enjoy and you are considering knee replacement but are hesitant,
The very idea of going under the surgeon’s knife after being rendered unconscious by anesthesia can send shivers down your spine even if your spine has become a source of pain that is severely limiting your activities of daily living.
Sometimes the excess pounds stubbornly refuse to leave your frame no matter what you do. If traditional methods of losing weight such as diet and exercise have not been successful in giving you the desired results, perhaps it is time you consider bariatric surgery.