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When Is it Time to Consider a Hip Replacement? Jun 1st, 2019

No one wants to go through a surgical procedure, but having your hip replaced can restore your mobility, reduce your pain, and increase your range of motion. Still, it’s hard to know when it’s the right time to opt for surgery. Fortunately, you don’t have to decide on your own....

The Most Common Sports Injuries and How to Avoid Them May 20th, 2019

You enjoy being active, getting outside, mixing it up with friends, or simply seeing what your body is capable of on your own. With a few simple steps, you can continue to enjoy your active life by avoiding sports injuries that could put you on the sidelines. At Orthopaedic Associates...

6 Tips for Preventing Tennis Elbow Apr 5th, 2019

Tennis elbow is a form of tendonitis that occurs when you overstrain the tissues that attach your arm muscles to your elbow joint. You may get tennis elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis, if you repetitively put pressure on your elbow or lower arm, such as when swinging a tennis racket,...

Prepping For Your Joint Replacement Surgery Mar 1st, 2019

Since osteoarthritis causes mobility limitations in about 80% of cases, joint replacement surgery has enormous potential to relieve pain and restore normal living for millions of Americans. Combine this with an aging population, and it’s expected that well over 3 million joint replacements will be performed annually by 2030. While...

You Don't Have to Live in Pain: Why You Might Want to Consider Getting That Hip Replacement Surgery Feb 8th, 2019

Finally getting relief from your hip pain is reason enough to think about getting a hip replacement, but there are other important considerations. At Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, we understand the extreme challenge of chronic hip pain and its devastating impact on your life. We’re available to evaluate your hip,...

When Does Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Warrant Surgery? Jan 11th, 2019

If you’ve been struggling with carpal tunnel syndrome for a long time, you might start wondering if you should consider surgery. When you first received your carpal tunnel diagnosis, you were probably able to relieve or lessen your symptoms with simple strategies. However, continued pressure on the nerves can worsen...

Why Physical Therapy After Surgery Is Essential Dec 11th, 2018

When you’re preparing for surgery to repair an orthopedic injury, it’s easy to assume that your surgical procedure alone will restore your function and relieve your pain. But physical therapy plays an essential role in your recovery process as well. The experienced team at Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, in Exeter...

Dos and Don'ts Following Knee Replacement Surgery Nov 21st, 2018

If you’re going to have a knee replacement, it’s understandable to experience some anxiety about the process. But knowledge is power, and the more you know, the more you can take control of your healing. Here are some helpful dos and don’ts post-knee replacement surgery. Get moving: Do your prescribed...

How to Prepare for Hip Replacement Surgery: Everything You Need to Know Sep 18th, 2018

Being able to golf, hike, swim, and spend the day walking around the theme park with your grandchildren may be keeping your spirits up about your upcoming hip surgery. But if you’re feeling a little anxious about it, you’re not alone. To help ease your anxiety, we do our best...

5 Tips for Returning to Sports after a Rotator Cuff Injury Aug 16th, 2018

Rotator cuff injuries affect more than 4 million people in the United States every year. They can develop slowly over time due to disease or natural wear-and-tear, or they can occur suddenly from a traumatic injury. Unfortunately, rotator cuff injuries can sideline you for a while. The good news is...