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Hip replacement

Back on your feet

Advances have made hip replacements easier, and the recovery process has been dramatically improved. It's still a major undertaking and risks need to be weighed against benefits. However, hip replacement can relieve pain from a damaged hip joint and improve your ability to stay active.

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Can turmeric supplements help with arthritis pain?

A: Although a common spice in many home pantries, you may not be familiar with the purported health effects of turmeric. Relieving arthritis pain is one of many. Turmeric, a plant related to ginger, is grown in India and many Asian countries, as well as other tropical areas.... Read More

I had intense pain after a steroid injection in my knee. Will it happen again?

A: It might. But there are things that can be done to reduce the odds. A steroid flare (acute synovitis) is one of the more common side effects of a corticosteroid injection — occurring after about 2% to 5% of injections. It occurs when the steroid forms crystals that... Read More