Tuesday, August 25, 2015

How do you know when it's time to see a doctor for an injury?

You're out running and feel a twinge in your knee. You're playing in your basketball league and twist your ankle. You fell on a weekend hike with friends and now your elbow is suspiciously swollen. Is it time to see the doctor or can you rest and ice your way through it?

It's hard to know sometimes if you're hurt and need a break or if you're injured and need medical intervention. Let's ask the orthopedic team at Logansport Memorial Hospital: When does a sports injury need a doctor?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Are there links between diabetes and joint pain?

If you have diabetes you are at risk for a variety of complications. Could your chronic joint pain or arthritis be one of those complications? At first glance these are seemingly unrelated issues. However, there are some links. If you have diabetes and/or suffer from chronic joint pain, you need to understand those connections for better health. Read on to learn more about the connections between diabetes and joint pain.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

How to recognize common foot injuries

26 bones. 33 joints. Over 100 ligaments and muscles. There are a lot of pieces and parts to our feet. It's no wonder foot and ankle injuries are one of the most common things that cause a visit to the orthopedic doctor.

Feet aren't just complicated, they are hard working. Standing, walking, running, jumping... Your feet bear your entire body weight all day long. When something is hurt in your foot, it can cause problems throughout your body. If you think you have a foot injury, it's best to see a doctor before it turns into a more serious issue. Let's learn about common foot injuries and ways to avoid them.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Three benefits of joint replacement surgery

If your knees or hips are painful, restricting movement and limiting your overall mobility, you might be considering joint replacement. More than a million Americans have a knee or hip joint replaced each year. Why? Simply put, for better quality of life.

The obvious benefit from joint replacement surgery is reduced pain. There are other long-term benefits that can influence your decision to have surgery as well.

The orthopedic team at Logansport Memorial Hospital would like to highlight some of these benefits and encourage you to attend our upcoming joint replacement seminar to learn more.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Six tips to manage menopause

Menopause. It's a word that many women dread because of the horror stories of hot flashes and mood swings. Throughout menopause hormone levels fluctuate often and that's what causes the symptoms so many women recognize: hot flashes, mood swings, trouble sleeping, bone loss and more. As estrogen levels drop, the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and weight gain rise. Menopause clearly has very real health concerns alongside the uncomfortable symptoms.

Rather than dread this cycle of life, many women are choosing to be proactive and look for ways to manage menopause - to help their bodies adjust through these changes and come out on the other side healthy and strong. Logansport Memorial wants to help women take charge of their bodies with six tips to help alleviate menopause symptoms and improve overall health.