Tired of Knee Pain Associated with Arthritis? A popular non-invasive treatment can provide relief and improve mobility

When you start to feel pain and discomfort in the knee joint, hips, shoulders or other joints that are critical to daily mobility, Dr. Ralph Venuto, one of the top orthopedic surgeons in Newport Beach encourages a visit with a specialist. Dr. Venuto knows that early diagnosis and treatment can help reduce pain and prevent … Continued

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Orthopedic Specialist Encourages Healthy Aging Plan: Keeping Knee and Shoulder Joints, Muscles and Ligaments Healthy For a Lifetime of Mobility

Having financial security in place for retirement is something we all try to achieve.  But with many of us working these days into our late 60’s and 70’s, what about ensuring that you’re healthy enough to enjoy it? When retirement arrives, planning to stay active and in shape can be challenging for some people. Why? … Continued

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The Effects of Aging on Tendons

I see many patients with joint mobility and flexibility losses resulting from changes in the tendons and ligaments that comprise complex joints. Adding inflammation and arthritic disease to the mix can make movements that used to be simple and comfortable suddenly painful and rather difficult. What are the effects of aging on our tendons, and how … Continued

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The Economic Impact of Orthopedic Conditions

In a field known for its advances in restoring mobility and reducing pain for patients at every stage of life, it’s sometimes surprising how much negative press is generated around the high cost of orthopedic surgery. What’s often ignored in such media campaigns is the significant positive economic impact of adopting a preventative approach toward … Continued

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Obesity and Orthopedic Conditions

The Center for Disease Control reports that more than one-third of Americans are considered obese, and that the estimated medical costs related to obesity range in the hundreds of billions of dollars. Joint health happens to be one of the areas that can be most directly impacted by obesity.   Orthopedics and Obesity   Obesity … Continued

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How Staying Active Affects Your Orthopedic Procedure Outcome

Since orthopedic treatments are intended specifically to help reduce the joint pain that keeps many men and women from pursuing the healthier, more active lifestyle they’d prefer, it’s not uncommon for patients to wonder how their daily routine could impact their results. Here’s a closer look at the connection between activity level and joint health. … Continued

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Are Orthopedic Surgeons Doing Too Much Surgery?

Many patients who visit an orthopedic doctor’s office due to knee, hip or shoulder pain have been told something like, “When the pain gets bad enough, come in and we’ll do surgery,” implying that surgery is almost an automatic response to certain injuries or chronic joint problems. With surgery sometimes being scheduled before nonsurgical treatments … Continued

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Why Athletes Heal Differently

When comparing post-injury recovery times of the average Joe to those of professional athletes, non-athletes are usually off their feet for much longer. While it’s easy to suspect that sports managers must be pushing players back into the game before they’re fully healed, the truth is that the pros actually heal differently. Recovery in Action … Continued

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Common Diagnoses that Don’t Require Surgery

When people hear the term “orthopedic,” it’s only natural to add “surgeon” afterward. Yet, there are many common joint injuries and conditions that don’t necessarily require surgery. While it’s essential to visit an orthopedics specialist in order to get an accurate diagnosis and recommendation for treatment, that doesn’t always mean that treatment is going to … Continued

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