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Ask an Expert: Hip Pain Treatment FAQ

How can I get relief from hip pain without surgery? If surgery is needed, what are my options? What should I expect recovery time to be like after surgery?

Ask an Expert: How do I get started on an exercise program if I’ve been a couch potato all winter and spring?

Q: The weather has been so bad, I’ve basically been a couch potato. Now that the weather’s improving, I want to get out this weekend and get active. How should I begin an exercise program?

Ask an Expert: Knuckle cracking and arthritis

Q: Does cracking my knuckles increase my risk of arthritis?

Answer from Peter Bonafede, M.D., medical director of the Providence Arthritis Center at Providence Portland Medical Center:

Ask an Expert: Plantar Fasciitis

"When I first get out of bed in the morning I can hardly walk because of the pain in my heel. What could this be?"

Bone loss and osteoporosis

See skeletal images that depict how bone gradually dissolves away as you age and the results of osteoporosis in this KPTV report. Building bone mass, by getting enough calcium and vitamin D and exercising early in life, is the best way to prevent osteoporosis. For those with osteoporosis, there are treatments that can help.

Osteoporosis: who is at risk and what can be done?

We all lose bone mass over time, but for those with osteoporosis, it can lead to devastating fractures. This KXL In Depth explains who should get tested and what you can do to help prevent bone loss.

Ski and Snowboard Safety Tips

As ski season approaches, skiers and snowboarders can’t wait to hit the snow and leave their first tracks of the year. Before you step into your bindings, keep in mind that a day on the slopes can be dangerous.

Forms Instructions

New Patient Forms: PMG-Hood River Orthopedic Center

To prepare for your visit with Dr. John Durkan please bring this completed form with you for your initial appointment. In addition we will also need your photo ID and current medical insurance card.

Total hip replacement patient guide

Th is guide is for you and your family to use before, during and after your hospitalization for total hip replacement surgery. We are committed to making sure your total hip surgery is successful.

Total knee replacement patient guide

This guide is for you and your family to use before, during and after your hospitalization for total knee replacement surgery. We are committed to making sure your surgery is successful.

Proprietary Health Article

Amid the benefits of osteoporosis therapy, an unexpected risk

Bisphosphonates are widely accepted for treating postmenopausal osteoporosis. Yet these beneficial drugs also carry a potential complication: proximal femoral stress reactions and spontaneous fractures. – By Hans Moller, M.D., medical director, Providence Orthopedic Institute Fracture Care Program

Ask an Expert: Shape up this summer with expert exercise advice

Everyone gets motivated to get more active when the summer sun comes out. Before you get started, make sure you’re setting yourself up for success and preventing injury by considering these tips from our experts.

How can I be treated by the same therapists who treat the Portland Timbers?

Our newest rehab clinic is Providence Sports Care Center, located inside Providence Park. Here, you will receive the same expert treatment the Portland Timbers receive, from our skilled team of therapists.

Keep your moving parts moving

When Dorothy first encounters the Tin Man, he stands as stiff as a statue, his joints rusted tight. It’s all he can do to squeak out the word that will get him moving again: "oilcan."

Pumpkin-carving tips for a trick-free Halloween

You’ve picked out the perfect pumpkin. You’ve planned the scariest jack-o-lantern design ever. You’ve laid out your blades. Now, before you start carving, take a few precautions to prevent your Halloween from morphing into a slasher horror movie.

Tips for Injury Prevention

Tips to help prevent injuries during sport activities for adults and children.

Recommended Resource

Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.  Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country. The Arthritis Foundation is the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $380 million in research grants since 1948. The foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Main site for alternative medicine including acupuncture, dietary supplements, herbs, massage techniques and other non-traditional medical practices.