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Resources for Families and Friends in Providing Care

Signs Your Loved One May Need Help

The signs are not always evident, but it helps to have a general idea of what to look for, regardless of his or her age or past medical history. Because the range of potential conditions is so great, varying from the pediatric to the geriatric, these tips are general in nature.

Learn more about the signs your loved one may need help

Supporting a Loved One During Treatment

Beginning treatment for an orthopaedic condition, be it rehabilitation for a sports injury or recovering from a joint replacement, is a physical and emotional experience. Knowing how to aid and encourage someone in their care can play a role in achieving faster recovery times.

Learn more about helping a loved one during treatment

What Your Loved One Will Need after a Procedure

Often, what an individual needs begins with a discussion before the procedure: namely, what is planned and when, and what level of care will be needed in the days and weeks afterward. This may be as simple as understanding what medicines are required or it may require helping oversee modifications to the home, in the case of a joint replacement (for example, installing accessibility devices and making other modifications).

Learn more about helping a loved one after treatment

Health Education

There are many resources to help you practice preventive medicine, live a healthier lifestyle and educate you on important health care topics. Here are some of our favorites:

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Bones, Joints and Muscles Toolkit

Use the tools below to learn more about how to take care of your bones, joints and muscles.

Patient Stories

We all have a story about what we live to do, but for some, joint pain can make those activities nearly impossible. Tasks that used to be simple, such as running the vacuum, getting in and out of the car or even sleeping at night, can become unbearable. If you’re experiencing these same issues, you’re not alone..

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Wildwood is a modern, comfortable fitness center where members exercise, play and connect with each other. Members have access to state-of-the-art fitness equipment and expert coaching, plus a wide range of group exercise programs, team activities and regular social events.

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Why Does Your Knee Hurt?

Knee pain: it can stop you from playing a sport you love, taking the stairs or enjoying an evening walk. What causes it? What treatments are available? Seeking help from a medical professional can help you regain health and mobility. We asked Michael T. Diment, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon with ProMedica Physicians.

Learn about knee pain