How Gut Health Is Linked To Arthritis

How Gut Health Is Linked To Arthritis

When physicians treat arthritis, generally they recommend certain medications, supplements, physical therapy, lifestyle changes, and more. 

However, they rarely focus on adding or eliminating foods from their patients’ diet to assist in relieving arthritic pain or delaying the progression of the disease.

However, some research suggests that dietary changes can impact the inflammation that causes arthritic pain – from different types of arthritis, including psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. 

While arthritis is largely a genetic or age-related disease, there are things you can do to manage your symptoms naturally, slow the progression of inflammation in your joints, and even prevent the onset of the disease.

How Gut Health Can Impact Inflammation

So, how does gut health affect inflammatory conditions like arthritis – and what is gut health, anyway?

Your digestive tract is filled with microbes and microorganisms. The trillions of microbes that live in your body are called a “microbiome.” The microbes that live in your GI tract help digest food, but they also help digest and create certain vitamins and cofactors that impact the growth and health of cells throughout your body.

When your gut health is disrupted, this can trigger an abnormal immune response – sparking inflammation in the gut. Inflammatory cells then move into the rest of the body from your inflamed gut, settling into your musculoskeletal system – impacting joint health.

Immunological dysregulation is the cause of many non-infectious human diseases such as autoimmunity, allergy and cancer. The gastrointestinal tract is the primary site of interaction between the host immune system and microorganisms, both symbiotic and pathogenic.” 

Reduce Inflammation - Relieve Arthritic Pain

Despite common belief, arthritis isn’t just one condition. There are dozens of different types of inflammatory arthritic conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and more. 

Even osteoarthritis, which is generally considered a breakdown of joints through wear and tear over time, involves inflammation. This arthritis has been linked to chronic inflammation. This type of inflammation can be changed by altering the gut’s biome and the chemical output of that biome.

There are several ways to combat inflammation by improving gut health. First, you want to see if you have any food sensitivities. Certain foods can trigger a series of reactions in the body that lead to widespread inflammation, leading to prolonged joint pain. 

For instance, one study suggests that arthritis may be a visible symptom of celiac disease – or gluten intolerance. 

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In addition to removing foods from your diet that may trigger inflammation, you can also include anti-inflammatory supplements. 

We developed our Tart Cherry Extract to give you an option for natural, everyday relief. Tart cherries have long been used as an herbal remedy for arthritis and gout pain.

They contain powerfully anti-inflammatory anthocyanins and flavonols that work within the body to reduce inflammation. This concentration blocks the same anti-inflammatory enzymes as over-the-counter pain relievers while promoting joint health and decreasing oxidative stress throughout the body.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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Why This Surgeon Takes Tart Cherry Extract Every Day

Why This Surgeon Takes Tart Cherry Extract Every Day

Tart Cherry Extract:

why this orthopedic surgeon takes it every day

Hi, Dr. Meredith Warner here:

Tart cherry extract is a convenient and low-calorie way to obtain all the benefits of the tart cherry fruit. It is possible to eat tart cherries and to drink tart cherry juice of course, and I do that occasionally too. But to take a standard amount of tart cherry extract without unhealthy added sugars, I’ve found that a supplement is the best way to take it.

Tart cherry is one of the best natural anti-inflammatories and antioxidants there is. These benefits are specific to tart cherries – not sweet ones. You won’t get these benefits from Bing sweet cherries. Tart cherries usually make your mouth pucker when you eat them. These are the cherries that are traditionally used for cherry pies.

Tart Cherries:

why they're naturally anti-inflammatory + antioxidant

Dark-colored fruits have been found to reduce stress-mediated signaling in animal microglial cells. Microglial cells are support cells for the nervous system – these are the cells that carry pain signals from an injury to the brain, giving you the sensation of pain.

The nervous system is the brain and all of the peripheral nerves along with the spine. By supporting the function of the nervous system, I feel that I am supporting my brain’s health and reducing my chances of having everyday pain.

Pain is normal of course and is part of life, but if I can take a natural and healthy supplement to tamp that down, why wouldn’t I?

Oxidative Stress

what it is + how it impacts your health

Oxidative stress occurs when your body has difficulty breaking down free radicals. For example, when you breathe in, oxygen molecules are broken down. When unpaired electrons, the building blocks of molecules, are released during this process, they can wreak havoc on the body. Your body naturally releases antioxidants to capture these electrons, but a variety of factors can impact your body’s ability to create them. Lifestyle choices, environmental factors such as pollution, and more can impact this process, causing oxidative stress.

Read More: What Is Oxidative Stress?

Oxidative stress in the brain and nervous system leads to pain, decreased cognition and a decline of motor abilities over time. The body has a certain capacity to combat oxidative stress, but this decreases with age along with the lifestyle factors mentioned above. Worse still, oxidative stress generally increases as we age. Therefore, anything that helps us to fight oxidative stress should be explored and considered in my opinion.

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Polyphenols, chemicals found naturally in plants, provide such defenses for us. Polyphenols are plant-based compounds that are anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Tart cherries have polyphenols that are considered helpful in halting the negative effects of aging.

Tart cherries also have an abundance of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are a polyphenol class and are usually responsible for the rich coloring of fruits and berries. Cyanidin is one of the most plentiful anthocyanins in tart cherries. Tart cherries also produce flavan-3-ols and flavanols. These compounds allow tart cherries to reduce inflammation and to decrease oxidative stress in the brain and throughout the body.

How Oxidative Stress Impacts The Nervous System

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When assaulted, cells in the nervous system and in the body have an increase in oxidative stress and inflammation. Markers of this stress are NO, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2).

Tart cherry can decrease nitric oxide (NO) production and inducible nitric oxide synthase expression. In studies that induce inflammation in animals, those pre-treated with tart cherry powders had decreased levels of NO, TNF-alpha and COX-2.

These are just a few reasons why I choose to take a tart cherry supplement every day and recommend it to many of my patients who are looking for less invasive ways of managing their pain. I especially recommend tart cherry supplements to patients struggling with gout, as it has also been shown to help with gout flares; this powerful + natural remedy reduces the damage and pain associated with gout.

Tart cherry has also been found to reduce pain in fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and also in situations with induced oxidative stress and muscle damage. This means that while tart cherry is a great option for treating certain diagnosable conditions, it is also great as a daily supplement to address pain after exercise and other mild aches and pains.

 

I take tart cherry daily because it has such overwhelming anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capacities I feel that it will certainly help me to age optimally. 

This is why I decided to develop my own Tart Cherry Extract supplement – to give you the same benefits I enjoy every day.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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How Tart Cherries Help Fight Arthritis

How Tart Cherries Help Fight Arthritis

Hi, Dr. Meredith Warner here –

I take a Tart Cherry extract every day. It’s a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which makes it great for promoting general wellness. Tart cherries have long been considered a “folk” remedy for inflammatory conditions such as gout or arthritis, and now researchers are putting it to the test.

The Science Behind Tart Cherries

how they relieve arthritis

Researchers have tested different types of tart cherries – from the fruit itself to juice, supplements, and more. These studies are generally small but the results have been promising. The evidence surrounding the effectiveness of tart cherry in fighting inflammatory pain disorders is growing.

Tart cherries contain compounds that both block pain signals and reduce inflammation. This means that they can tackle the pain from arthritis on two fronts. They can relieve inflammation associated with arthritis, but also block pain signaling from your inflamed joints, reducing the sensation of pain alongside reducing inflammation.

These positive characteristics of tart cherries are credited to anthocyanins – plant pigments that have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These pigments are found in many dark-colored or deeply pigmented fruits, such as blueberries, raspberries, and more. Tart cherries have some of the highest levels of anthocyanins, which is why they are so effective in reducing pain.

Types Of Conditions Tart Cherry Is Effective For

Tart cherries have long been thought to be effective against osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is generally more receptive to tart cherry. Osteoarthritis is usually age-related but can be caused by injuries. Most commonly it is due to chronic inflammation in the body. It’s different from rheumatoid arthritis, which is a highly inflammatory, autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks healthy cells in the joints and other areas of the body.

There is no cure for either type of arthritis, but RA is very difficult to manage naturally. It is not impossible – some of the pain receptors that are activated by RA may be affected by tart cherry supplementation, but the inflammation found in osteoarthritis can be more easily quelled with natural options. Tart Cherry is also very effective for arthritis associated with gout.

Read More: Natural Arthritis Relief

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At Well Theory, we are passionate about finding new ways to help you holistically improve your overall well-being. This is why we decided to develop our new Tart Cherry Extract. This new supplement provides all the natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant relief you need – without the added sugars found in tart cherry juice. This new product gives you a natural, convenient option for anti-inflammatory support.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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Ankle Arthritis Treatment Options

Ankle Arthritis Treatment Options

Ankle Realignment Osteotomy

an alternative to ankle fusion surgery

Ankle arthritis is common and as debilitating as knee arthritis or hip arthritis. Ankle arthritis, unlike knee or hip arthritis, is usually post-traumatic. While almost all arthritis of the knee and hip is age-related and genetic in nature, up to 80% of ankle arthritis is post-traumatic. Usually, the patient had a fracture or very significant ligamentous injuries at some point. It may take 20 to 30 years for such arthritis to become problematic in the ankle.

Ankle arthritis does not automatically mean that a fusion is necessary as the treatment. Although for many years fusion surgery was the so-called ‘gold standard’ for the treatment of painful arthritis, this is no longer true. There are a variety of treatment options that should be discussed at your clinic visit. However, unless your surgeon is current and is performing cutting-edge surgeries, he or she may not think outside of fusion for the treatment of ankle arthritis.

If a patient presents with arthritis and a deformity whereby the ankle turns either in or out too much, a realignment osteotomy is a good option. This surgery is very technical and requires good technique, proper patient selection, and thorough preoperative planning. If your surgeon is able and willing to do this type of surgery, it is a great way to keep your own ankle joint and reduce pain yet increase function. 

Eventually, as one ages a fusion may be necessary; however, a well-done realignment osteotomy is often converted to a total ankle replacement. A replacement can treat end-stage arthritis with a motion preserving implant.

The basic principle of a realignment osteotomy:

changing contact pressures of the ankle joint.

An ankle joint that is misaligned by even 2mm (2 millimeters) can have increased contact pressures of up to 42% overall. More contact pressure eventually leads to cartilage damage and possibly pain. Unless the ankle is as close to anatomically aligned as possible, the arthritis will progress and the pain will remain. By changing the overall shape of the ankle, pressure is redistributed and the cartilage is preserved. Patients that undergo this surgery have pain relief and improved function. This is so even when up to 50% of the joint surface is arthritic prior to surgery.

How do you know if your ankle would benefit from a realignment osteotomy?

The first thing you must do is find a surgeon that performs these surgeries, understands them and is willing to do them. Many surgeons still believe that fusions are the only answer to arthritis. If your surgeon tells you that fusion is the only option and that nothing else will ever work, simply locate a surgeon that is performing these advanced joint-preserving procedures. If you have arthritis in the ankle with a deformity, you could benefit from this procedure. The usual deformities are a ‘valgus’ or ‘varus’ ankle; these are ankles that tilt too much to either side. 

The individuals that typically do not do well with this procedure have absolutely no cartilage left, infection, neuropathic bone changes (different from sensory neuropathy) or have a totally un-fixable instability of the ligaments. Otherwise, you could be a candidate for this joint-sparing procedure.

Questions Your Physician Should Ask

stay informed throughout your treatment plan

  • Do you have arthritis of the ankle?
  • Is your ankle arthritis due to a previous fracture?
  • Is your ankle arthritis due to infection or neuropathy?
  • Is your ankle arthritis from a severe ankle sprain or a series of minor ankle sprains?
  • How old are you?
  • What is your height and weight?
  • Do you have an osteochondral defect of the talar dome? (an OCD?)
  • Have you been told that you have a cartilage fracture or dead bone?
  • Have you been told that your only option is a fusion surgery?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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Natural Arthritis Relief

Natural Arthritis Relief

Avocado & Soybean Oil

to relieve arthritis pain

The pain of arthritis is very common. In fact, this is one of the most common reasons for people to see a doctor and certainly one of the main reasons to go onto disability. There is no cure for arthritis at this time, but there are a number of medications to treat symptoms. Most medications have side effects, however, and often cannot be used for arthritis pain.

There are a variety of natural supplements that can be taken for arthritis pain. Most supplements have decent science behind their use. One should remember that supplements or medication work best to treat arthritis pain when paired with a program for weight loss and with low-impact aerobic exercise.

Piascledine

There is an intriguing supplement on the market in Europe called Piascledine that is derived from avocado and soy. The supplement concentrates the active ingredient considered crucial for the control of arthritic pain. This supplement has been tested in placebo-controlled trials in France by the company that makes it.

The Cochrane Collaboration, an independent science group, has evaluated these studies.

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Basically, Piascledine has “moderate to high” evidence that it works in the short-term to relieve pain. This is good news as this is a natural product with little to no side effect profile. A more long-term study (three years) found little difference in pain control between the supplement and placebo. A review study in 2008 found that the use of the avocado-soybean oil supplement reduced and even stopped the need to use NSAIDs (anti-inflammatory pills).

The French company that makes Piascledine, Laboratoires Expanscience, sells this product in 46 countries but not yet in the USA. The French experience has demonstrated the safety of the supplement over a 15 year span of use in that country.

Anti-Inflammatory

The avocado combination provides anti-inflammatory activity and has also been shown in laboratory testing to build up cartilage. This unsaponifiable and anti-inflammatory product has shown a decrease in destruction of the joints over time. This has been examined at the University of Arizona.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, the supplement blocks pro-inflammatory substances, can help to rebuild cartilage cells and also prevents the deterioration of the synovial (joint) lining. Typically, the supplement works better than simply eating the vegetables as the ingredient is concentrated for you that way. The dosage ranges from 300 to 600mg per day.

The product is derived from the unsaponifiable part of the vegetable oil. This is a tiny fraction of the overall mass of the soybean and the avocado. The amount of avocados and soybeans that would need to be consumed to equal the unsaponifiable dose in the supplement is too large to recommend a dietary source for this substance.

This product is another natural remedy with a good side effect profile that has been found to be an effective way to treat the pain of arthritis.

For even more natural tips for relieving arthritis pain at home, read this blog on 5 Natural Tips To Help Reduce Arthritis Pain!

If you want natural relief without heavy medicinal fog, reach for our full line of safe, holistic pain-fighting products. You should check with your doctor to make sure any of these natural remedies will not interfere with any current supplements of medications prior to trying them for yourself.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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Ankle Replacement For Arthritis

Ankle Replacement For Arthritis

Treating Ankle Arthritis

with ankle replacement

For years ankle fusion has been the only treatment option available for people suffering from severe ankle arthritis. Fusion has always been an effective treatment technique, but it’s an option that completely alters the patient’s gait, changing the way they walk for the rest of their lives. It totally eliminates ankle motion and causes severe arthritis in the rest of the foot too.

New advancements in medical technology have offered a solution, that can produce long-term mobility, flexibility, and stability. Total Ankle Replacement surgery allows the patient to retain motion in the ankle joint, creating a new joint that functions like the old one, but without pain. Below we’ll explain why Dr. Meredith Warner prefers Total Ankle Replacement surgery for her patients, and detail each step of the procedure.

Ankle arthritis is a condition caused by damage to the joint that connects the foot to the leg, also known as the tibiotalar or ankle joint. There are three bones connected in this joint: the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. Ankle arthritis can involve any or all of these bones. Symptoms vary but most commonly include pain during movement, swelling, tenderness, and difficulty walking.

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About 50 percent of people over the age of 60 are affected by ankle arthritis every year and seek out a treatment that may help relieve pain. Most ankle arthritis is post-traumatic and can usually be traced to an injury.

Fusion

Ankle fusion is one of the most common ankle arthritis solutions offered by medical professionals in the United States, yet often comes with a variety of complications. During the procedure, the doctor will extract damaged cartilage and use pins, plates, and screws to set the joint in a stable position. The joint is removed, allowing the bones to fuse and grow together over time.

The procedure is often successful and reduces pain, however adjacent joint disease may develop in the months and years following surgery. Also, by removing the joint, range of motion is reduced in the ankle, ultimately affecting gait. The change can negatively impact the knee and hip, causing injury or damage.

An Innovative Alternative:

ankle replacement

Total Ankle Replacement surgery may not be as conventional as total hip or knee replacements at this time, but is a solution that can be as viable and successful for individuals living with arthritis. Dr. Meredith Warner prefers this treatment method over fusion because it allows patients to maintain a more normal gait post-surgery.

During the procedure, damaged cartilage is removed, and a new metal and plastic joint is implanted in order to restore function. The method relieves ankle arthritis pain and offers patients more mobility and flexibility than fusion. Following surgery, the patient can safely move the ankle joint, meaning less stress is transferred to adjacent joints.

Most patients can begin weight bearing on their ankle within one month and begin physical therapy just a week following surgery. Studies have shown that ankle replacement leads to more normal gait than a fusion.

On average, replacement joints start to wear out after about ten to 15 years. Once the total joint is worn down a doctor may recommend a second ankle replacement or at that time a fusion may be appropriate.

For many patients with ankle arthritis, an ankle replacement may be the best treatment path to explore to ensure long-term success, comfort and to protect the rest of the foot and leg from arthritis problems.

For even more treatment options for ankle arthritis, read our blog on Ankle Arthritis Treatment Options

At Well Theory, we always advise working with your primary physician to find the least invasive option available to you for the successful treatment of your condition. Dr. Warner, the founder of Well Theory, uses this methodology with her own patients, and this led her to develop a line of natural, safe, pain-relieving products that harness herbal medicine and modern medical therapies. Click here to view our full line of wellness products!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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Relief Without Replacement

A Solution To Arthritic Knee Pain Without Replacement

A Minimally Invasive,

office-based treatment for chronic knee pain from arthritis

Osteoarthritis of the knee is one of the most disabling conditions in the world. It is present in about 20-30% of the elderly population (over 65-years-old). With the aging of the population and the increasing number of people working longer, this is expected to increase. Also, most individuals are more active now in their later years than ever – which may wear down the joints faster over time. The pain of arthritis is long-term and can render one unable to do even basic daily activities.

To learn more about how arthritis can impact the knee and your day-to-day activities, read our blog on Knee Pain & Arthritis.

There are many non-operative treatments available for chronic knee pain from arthritis. These treatments range from braces to hyaluronic acid injections. However, many physicians recommend a replacement of the natural knee with a metal and plastic one when other treatments don’t work.

Many people do not want to undergo the trauma and expense of a total knee replacement: Some people are not healthy enough to undergo such a surgery, and other individuals wish to delay such a surgery for any number of reasons.

Also, 20-30% of patients still have pain and disability even after having a total knee replacement.

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Treatment Options

There is a way to treat the pain without replacing the knee joint. By blocking the sensory nerves that provide the pain signal from the knee to the brain, the pain can be treated.

First, the nerves must undergo a temporary block to see if the pain relief is adequate. Then, a minor procedure is completed that prevents the nerves from working to create a pain signal. The pain is effectively gone. This has been shown to provide a significant amount of pain relief in a number of scientific studies. While there is no cure for arthritis, there is a potential treatment for the pain of arthritis of the knee.

The nerve block is done in the clinic. An area around the kneecap undergoes a series of injections with a medication that numbs the nerves. If this proves to provide enough relief, the next stage of treatment occurs.

Procedure

The patient with the painful arthritic knee is mildly sedated, and numbing medication is injected into the area to provide relief during the procedure. Specialized cannulas and probes are placed around the kneecap in key positions. Each probe is inserted under the skin into an area known to have a sensory nerve.

Once positioned, the probes area activated and render the nerves ineffective. The probes utilize radio frequency to produce a minimally invasive heat source that essentially burns the nerve. The surrounding tissue has minimal to no damage due to the design of the probe and the procedural technique.

If successful, this procedure can provide an individual with long-term pain relief without the need for medication.

For daily, natural relief without medicinal fog, reach for our Pain Relieving CBD Cream! 

The holistic blend in our CBD cream is designed to relieve pain on contact, and interact with the endocannabinoid receptors in your body to further regulate inflammation.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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Knee Replacement & Ankle Arthritis

Knee Replacement & Ankle Arthritis

3 Ways a Total-Knee Replacement

may affect an arthritic ankle

If you’re living with an arthritic ankle, a total knee replacement can have a tremendous effect on your life. Below we’ve shared three ways a total knee replacement can affect the health of an arthritic ankle.

1. It may change the position of the ankle.

When a total knee surgeon places a total knee implant, they must consider the position in three planes. It must be position in the lateral (side-facing), coronal (front-facing) and finally the axial (cross-section) planes. Often, a position of external rotation in the axial plane is selected to place the patella correctly in its femoral groove.

Anatomy

Sometimes the rotation of the femoral and tibial total knee components changes the rotation of the tibia (shin-bone), ultimately affecting the ankle.

If you have ankle pain or feel that you wear out shoes differently since your total knee replacement, it may be worth seeing a foot and ankle surgeon.

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