What you can do to prevent falls

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Falls are the leading cause of injury—and accidental death—in adults age 65 and older.

The good news is that, in most cases, falls are preventable.

By understanding and avoiding the risks that contribute to falling, while also working on strengthening exercises with an occupational therapist, you can take the necessary steps to prevent injuring yourself from a fall. 

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How do you know when you need a total knee replacement

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Total knee replacement—also called total knee arthroplasty—is a surgery used to treat advanced knee arthritis, pain, and deterioration due to normal wear and tear or a previous injury. Orthopedic specialists perform this surgery at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

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Signs you might have plantar fasciitis

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It can be different from patient to patient, but plantar fasciitis tends to start with a noticeable irritation in your heel. This irritation becomes pain that hurts when you stand or walk. 

If you've experienced plantar fasciitis, you know how incapacitating it can be. Every morning or anytime that you get up after resting, pain shoots through your heel and arch. The stiffness and pain may lessen after a few steps, but your foot will typically hurt more (and its tenderness will increase) as the day goes on. 

Risk Factors 

Plantar fasciitis is an injury often related to running, but it isn't limited to runners. It can be caused by many things. The more risk factors you match up with the greater the chance of your foot pain being plantar fasciitis: 

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Freedom starts with ankle replacement surgery

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Until recently, ankle replacements were not that common. However, active people want to stay active, and with advancements in technology, total ankle replacement, also called total ankle arthroplasty (TAA), has become more common. 

What causes ankle pain? 

The first question patients tend to ask is why they have pain. There could be many reasons. You feel pain when there is friction between your ankle bones when  moving. If you have arthritis, it can rob your body of cartilage that helps make movement smooth and pain-free. Though injury, infection, an active lifestyle, or the wear and tear of a life well-lived, your body's cartilage grows thinner and provides less protection. 

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