Drinking Hard or Hardly Drinking

Before I order another round…does anyone know the recommended limits of alcohol consumption? This probably isn’t something most people consider frequently. It is no secret that social events are a lot more relaxed and entertaining when alcohol is involved. I know I am guilty of enjoying a crispy lager from time to time. It makes…

‘Tis the Season for Joint Replacement!

The holidays are right around the corner and before you know it your holiday festivities will be here! So, hopefully, you planned ahead this year… For many people, the holidays can be stressful enough with all the unpredictable weather, gift buying, cooking, traveling to or even arranging for family and guest visiting. Recovering from a…

Favorite Halloween Movies to watch when you’re dealing with a Flare-Up

If you’re struggling with a flare-up from a chronic health condition this Halloween, chances are good that you’ll be opting out of the pumpkin patches and corn mazes. Having to sit on the sidelines during the holidays can be especially frustrating, but the good news is that there’s still a time-honored tradition that you can…

Do’s & Don’ts of Exercise After Elbow Replacement Surgery

Whether due to an acute injury or as a potential solution to severe arthritis or other chronic pain conditions, elbow replacement therapy certainly comes with quite a few tips during recovery. Similar to a knee or a hip replacement, a surgeon has gone in and created an artificial joint to replace painful or non-functional ones….

Pain Management after Shoulder Replacement

* Snap! Crackle! Pop! * There are a handful of reasons to undergo a total shoulder replacement (TSA). No matter what, everyone wants a quick and comfortable recovery. Luckily, TSA is one of the most common joint replacement surgeries in the United States. Even though it is a common procedure you may have many questions…

The Road to Recovery: What Should You Expect After Surgery?

Planning for surgery can be physically and mentally difficult. While we leave surgery to the trained professionals, the rehabilitation phase that you will experience in the first days following surgery is critical to achieving a successful recovery. Being informed on what to expect will help ease your road to recovery. After surgery, you can expect…