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Treatments for Osteoarthritis

Eight years ago, I tore the meniscus in my left knee while squatting down to dust the furniture in my living room. Initially, I assumed the pain would subside in a few days. Unfortunately, the pain, and swelling, only got worse over time. So, I underwent surgery to remove the part of my meniscus that was torn. Unfortunately, I’ve developed osteoarthritis in this knee during the years since my surgery. I’ve tried several home treatments to relieve my symptoms. Sadly, none of them have worked. Because I miss my active lifestyle, I’m considering making an appointment with an orthopedist. On this blog, you will discover the latest trends in osteoarthritis treatment.

Making Your Own Herbal Bath Salts For Back Pain Relief Using Essential Oils

9 October 2015
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If you suffer from chronic back pain, you may already be undergoing medical treatment and physical therapy with a back pain specialist. However, you may still experience muscle spasms, tension and soreness. If so, make your own bath salts using herbal essential oils and Epsom salts to find added relief. What You Will Need To make your herbal bath salts, first gather the following supplies and ingredients.  Small glass bowl Large metal spoon One cup of Epsom salts 10 drops of camphor essential oil 8 drops of lavender essential oil Plastic wrap, enough to cover the bowl Glass jar with lid Camphor oil has a cooling, menthol quality to it. Read More …

3 Knee Replacement Techniques That Have Improved Surgical Outcomes

18 September 2015
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If you are having a knee replacement and are intimidated by the surgery, there are reasons you should be less afraid. The intimidation you feel about the procedure, beyond routine concerns, is often due to poor outcomes in previous decades. With advances in technology and surgical techniques, more patients are leaving the hospital quickly and without a lengthy recovery. Platelet-Rich Plasma During pre-operative preparations, your surgeon may choose to take a vial of your blood for later use. Read More …