How exercise can speed healing after surgery

Exercise is an important part of everyone's day-to-day life, but it can also play a critical role in preparing for and healing from surgery. If you are getting ready to undergo an orthopedic surgery or have just made it through the first few days of post-op from an orthopedic surgery, it's time to start thinking about exercise.

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What happens when you avoid knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery patient

This article is part of the Ultimate Guide to Knee Replacement from Logansport Memorial Hospital.

Sitting on the sidelines while the rest of your family enjoys a day at the park ... skipping a vacation because you fear you wouldn’t be able to keep up ... Avoiding friends because you don’t want anyone to see how slowly you move ...

Chronic knee pain can keep you from doing the things you want to do, but it doesn’t have to. If you’ve exhausted nonsurgical treatments and feel helpless, it might be time to look into knee replacement surgery as a treatment.

It’s natural to have some apprehension about surgery—even if the doctor you trust has reviewed your progress and recommended it as the best next step. Keep reading to find out how to know if it’s the right time to consider knee surgery more seriously and what might happen if you wait too long.

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LMH promotes team of surgeons and comprehensive approach to orthopedics care

At Logansport Memorial Hospital (LMH), we have been hard at work to continue bringing our "Building Better Health" tagline to life. Our physicians, providers, and staff throughout the various clinics, offices, and departments, both on-campus and at our off-site locations in the surrounding counties of Miami, Fulton, and Carroll, are committed to partnering with the patients and families we serve to achieve optimal health. LMH has been fortunate to experience significant growth over the past few years, specifically with new providers and specialties that have joined our network. That growth has built a larger team, extending the dynamic and supportive care that we can offer across the north-central Indiana region, while still keeping our patients conveniently and comfortably close to home.

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Common running injuries and how to treat them

Running is a great way to improve your cardiovascular fitness, but it can take a toll on your body, especially your knees, calves, and feet. Some of the most common running injuries that orthopedic doctors treat include:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • ITB (iliotibial band syndrome)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Runner's knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome)
  • Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)

Most runners experience occasional stints of short-term pain that go away on their own (usually caused if you forget to warm up, overtrain, or don't wear the best footwear for running).

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Carpal tunnel syndrome and treatment

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that can cause tingling, numbness, and weakness in your hand. This happens when the median nerve -- which runs the length of your arm and through your hand -- is compressed. This nerve controls the movement and feeling in your thumbs and fingers, with the exception of your pinky on each hand.

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