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Beware of Unnecessary Surgery

…specializes in spine surgery rather than a general orthopedic surgeon. Knee Surgery: The Placebo Effect? Knee pain is the most common reason people visit orthopedic surgeons. However, if your doctor recommends arthroscopic knee surgery to alleviate the pain and stiffness of arthritis, I urge you to…

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Natural Treatments for Osteoarthritis

…Arthritis * Lose weight. Obesity does a number on the joints. Every 10 pounds of extra weight loads an additional 30–60 pounds of force on your knees when you walk. For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, obesity even increases the risk of arthritis in the hands. I understand that weight…

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Unnecessary Surgery Part 3: What to Do If Surgery Is Unavoidable

…of the medical procedures that, for the most part, fall into the realm of unnecessary surgery—including musculoskeletal (back, hip, and knee) operations, hysterectomy, and prostate surgery. Now, I want to wrap up my Unnecessary Surgery blog series with a couple of surgery tips for situations…

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