Painful joint replacement? Joint revision may be the best next step.

Have you had a joint replacement and it’s been nothing but painful? Is your joint replacement years old and you’re worried it’s worn out? A good portion of our surgeons’ caseloads are dedicated to joint revision surgeries, in which they remove the ineffective implants and replace them with new, often customized implants. Just like hips … Read more

5 Tips to Relieve Joint Pain

Though the physicians at MCJR specialize primarily in joint replacement surgery, we always recommend you try these non-surgical remedies first to relieve your joint pain before considering a joint replacement. Many joint pain issues can be remedied or completely fixed by taking care of your joints with these tips: 1. Rest The first thing you should … Read more

Early Symptoms of Knee Arthritis

If you’ve been having pain in your knees but aren’t sure if it’s connected to arthritis, check for these warning signs: If you are beginning to experience these symptoms, but aren’t ready for surgical intervention, you can try to combat these symptoms with anti-inflammatories, heat on stiff joints, ice packs on swollen joints, and physical … Read more

Treating Meniscus Tears

What is a meniscus tear? Your knee joint is made up of three bones: the femur, shinbone, and patella (kneecap). The cartilage that protects your joints and prevents the femur and shinbone from rubbing against one another is called the meniscus. The meniscus can tear with overuse or sudden movement in sports, or with normal … Read more

Caring for Arthritis During the Holidays

The holiday season is quickly upon us! Sweet treats, comfort foods, and holiday drinks are calling your name at every turn, and warm gatherings with family and friends cause for much celebration. However, the combination of cold weather and rich foods can make arthritis symptoms flare up. Here are some tips on caring for arthritis during the … Read more

Steroid Injections for Joint Pain

Arthritis affects over 50 million people, which is 1 in 5 people over the age of 18. If you are part of that statistic, you know that the pain from arthritis can be debilitating. However, just because you have arthritis doesn’t mean you will need a joint replacement. There are a number of non-surgical ways to deal with arthritis pain … Read more

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