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Viscosupplementation and Physical Therapy were able to help Betty return to golfing without knee pain in just a few weeks!
We recently worked with a patient who was complaining of knee pain that was preventing her from getting out on the golf course to play her favorite sport. Betty was in search of an alternative to surgery or painkillers and contacted Spruce Health Group in hopes of a less invasive solution to getting out of knee pain.
Like many of our patients with knee osteoarthritis, Betty had chronic knee pain that was gradually worsening over a period of years. After a few weeks of treatment combining Viscosupplementation injections with Physical Therapy and bracing for her left knee, Betty was feeling so good she “felt as though she never had a problem, to begin with.”
After completing her course of treatment with our Healthy Knee Protocol, Betty was delighted she could return to the golf course and play a full round of golf without knee pain. “I am now able to swing and rotate fully through my left leg, no longer feel any knee pain whatsoever, and my balance has significantly improved!”
Viscosupplementation injections provide cushioning and lubrication for the knee joint to decrease the symptoms associated with Osteoarthritis. Patients often feel significant decreases in pain and improvement in function following a series of viscosupplementation injections. These provided Betty with the ability to move and exercise with decreased pain.
Betty received an Osteoarthritis off-loading Knee Brace for improved mechanical alignment of the knee, increased stability, and decreased pain during her activities. The knee is a joint which is highly affected by the joints above and below, as well as the coordination, strength, and endurance of the leg muscles.
Physical Therapy interventions taught Betty how to improve her hip mobility, and ankle stability, as well as the general strength, coordination, and endurance of her leg muscles to better support her knees.
The combination of these therapies are what helped Betty get back out on the Golf course and play the game that she loves pain-free.
We invite you to contact us today by calling 720-678-9867 for a consultation where our expert clinicians can discuss your needs and how our Healthy Knee Protocol can help YOU!
For many families, the holidays are the only time they have to spend together, and COVID-19 has made that more challenging. Phone calls and emails are great ways to connect with loved ones from afar, but the distance can make it hard to notice changes in a persons appearance or surroundings that could indicate they need help. During socially-distanced, masked visits or on video chat, families should pay attention to: The Condition of the HomeIs it messier or more cluttered than usual?Is there spoiled food in the refrigerator or cupboards?Are bills not being paid on time?Are household goods being put away in the wrong places?The Persons ConditionDo they have unexplained weight loss?Are they wearing clothes that are dirty or inappropriate for the weather?Are they having trouble with toileting or basic hygiene such as showering or brushing their teeth?Have they fallen recently?Do they appear to be off-balance?Are they having difficulty sleeping?The Persons BehaviorsAre they missing scheduled medical visits or telehealth appointments?Are they forgetting to refill prescriptions or take medications as prescribed?Do they seem confused when you talk to them about topics theyd normally understand?Are they exhibiting any personality changes or mood swings?These sorts of deficits could be a sign that they need extra help. At ComForCare Home Care, we understand the challenges that can arise with aging. Home care can help older adults continue to live independently in their own home and do all the things they love. Contact us today to learn more about how we help people live their best lives possible. Please call us with any questions, 720-575-5576.
In the realm of senior therapy, the integration of music and arts stands out as a transformative approach to holistic well-being. Recent studies highlight the profound cognitive benefits that music can offer to seniors, from stimulating memory recall to enhancing overall cognitive function. Whether through familiar melodies that evoke cherished memories or the joy of learning a new instrument, music becomes a powerful tool for self-expression and connection, particularly for seniors facing cognitive decline. Simultaneously, engaging in visual and performing arts provides an avenue for creative expression, offering a sense of accomplishment and purpose. The emotional impact of these creative endeavors is equally significant, alleviating feelings of loneliness and fostering a sense of community through shared experiences in choir singing or art classes.In essence, the incorporation of music and arts into senior therapy transcends mere entertainment, becoming a vital aspect of promoting the overall well-being of older individuals. By tapping into the creative spirit, seniors can find avenues for cognitive stimulation, emotional connection, and a renewed sense of purpose. As society recognizes the importance of a comprehensive approach to senior care, the role of music and arts in therapeutic practices emerges as a valuable and enriching endeavor for the aging population, contributing to a fulfilling and vibrant later life.
An orthopedic surgeon is a doctor who treats musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, and is trained to perform surgery when needed. Orthopedic surgeons are responsible for treating and diagnosing musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Many people believe that orthopedic surgeons only use surgery as an option to treat orthopedic injuries and ailments. That is not true. Orthopedic surgeons use a variety of treatment options, surgery is only one option that orthopedic surgeons use to treat orthopedic injuries or ailments. Other treatment options that orthopedic surgeons use are injections, physical/ occupational therapy, braces, and splints. The injury or condition is what determines what kind of treatment options will be available.Orthopedic surgeons can see patients and treat a variety of different orthopedic conditions. Some orthopedic surgeons may choose to specialize in one area which could be foot and ankle, spine, or hip and knee. Other orthopedic surgeons may choose to not specialize, and work in general orthopedics. Conditions that orthopedic surgeons treat can include:ArthritisOsteoporosis FracturesSports InjuriesTendon or Ligament Issues Nerve ConditionsDegenerative Bone & Joint ConditionsOrthopedic surgeons provide both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for a variety of different treatment options. They are in charge of getting their patients back to doing what they love to do. If you are looking to make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, please contact our office at 239 - 325 - 4090. 325 - 4090.
Spruce Health Group is an integrated health care practice serving aging adults and seniors who want to live life more comfortably and independently. Their specialties include osteoarthritis and knee pain. For each new and returning patient, they create a one-of-a-kind plan with long-term success in mind.Patients with knee pain, ankle pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, or pain in any other joint have options for innovative injectable treatments. In addition, the team helps patients achieve long-term pain relief and better mobility with ongoing physical therapy, nutritional guidance, supplements, and chiropractic spine treatments.Locations across the Front Range