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Degenerative Hip? Let's Talk!

November 15, 2016
by Hartzband Center
Degenerative Joint Disease

Degenerative joint disease is not a problem that is reserved for the elderly. As we have come into a new age of extreme sports, and even of a more sedentary lifestyle for many, we are finding that our joints may not be as resilient as we imagine. This could be related to diet as much...  read more

Why Age is a Critical Factor in Hip Replacement Surgery

October 10, 2016
by Hartzband Center
hip replacement

Hip replacement surgery is something you would typically expect to need in "old age." It's something that our parents or grandparents need; not something we should need. The thing is, hip arthritis or injury does not wait. There are individuals as young as their 40s or 50s who live with chronic hip pain due to...  read more

Love to Run? Here's What you Need to Know about Knees!

September 15, 2016
by Hartzband Center
knee or hip injuries

"Running will wreck your knees!" If hitting the pavement on a cold winter morning sounds like your version of Heaven on Earth, this is the kind of sentiment that you may scoff at. In the back of your mind, though, you may have caught yourself feeling a little more than a little unnerved by the...  read more

Your Shoe Choices Affect more than Your Feet

August 15, 2016
by Hartzband Center
shoes choices

The two vital aspects of a healthy lifestyle are to eat healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, and lean meats, and to exercise. Often. Exercise keeps us from putting on extra weight that could stress organs, muscles, and joints. At the same time, physical activity itself causes these important structures to work harder than if we...  read more

Important Facts for Patients Facing Total Knee Replacement

June 1, 2016
by Hartzband Center
Total Knee Replacement

What do I need to know about Knee Replacement? It makes sense that healthy knees are integral to a high quality of life. However, we don't tend to give this idea much thought until we are forced to. Men and women affected by injury or osteoarthritis may find that they can no longer spend much...  read more

Sports Injuries: 5 Tips for Prevention

May 5, 2016
by Hartzband Center
Sports Injuries

There are so many benefits to engaging in a much-loved sporting activity that physicians typically encourage patients in their passions. Whether for personal interest, a profession, or a fun way to just get out and get some exercise, sports should be approached in a manner that respects the risk of injury. While the team at...  read more

Torn ACL? Here are Three Clues to Look For

April 15, 2016
by Hartzband Center
Knee Replacement

Do you have to repair a torn ACL? Everyone experiences a bit of pain in the knee joint from time to time; perhaps even some minor inflammation or "giving out." Because these are rather commonplace occurrences, especially for the older adult, recognizing an actual knee injury may be quite the challenge. Because the toll of...  read more