An injury or condition of the bones or joints can be painful and potentially disabling. Trust the orthopedic team at Lee's Summit Medical Center for specialized care and the latest proven treatment and management options. We can ease your pain, help you heal properly and take steps to keep your injury or condition from limiting your function, mobility or future.
Our team includes surgeons, nurses, rehabilitation specialists and other specially trained and experienced professionals. All are committed to the prevention, assessment, treatment and management of injuries or disorders of the bones and joints. Together, we’ll create a care plan just for you, drawing from the technology and resources of Lee’s Summit Medical Center. Our goal is simple – to help you heal and recover as quickly, safely and completely as possible.
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Call (816) 282-5060 for a physician referral or to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.
Support Before, During and After Treatment
At Lee's Summit Medical Center, we’ll make sure you have the information, support and resources you need to make decisions about your treatment and get the best results from your care. If you desire, we’ll also talk to family members or loved ones about how they can care for you and help support your recovery.
For example, if you need joint replacement surgery, your care begins before you enter the hospital. Through our joint care program, you’ll have access to:
- A pre-surgery class with information about the procedure, precautions, hospital stay, discharge processes and the care you’ll need after you go home. You can bring your “coach” or caregiver, and enjoy a light meal.
- Specialized rehabilitation services and education while you’re in the hospital.
- Convenient and compassionate outpatient rehab to help you regain function after your surgery.
Whatever your condition or needs, we’ll be here for you every step of the way, from diagnosis and evaluation through recovery and rehabilitation. Your comfort, function and long-term wellbeing are our priorities.
A Diet That Helps Soothe Osteoarthritis
Food as medicine. It's a wonderful concept because it gives us an empowering and fun way -- eating -- to do something helpful for our bodies, like easing joint pain. And some day, doctors may very well prescribe exercise, medication, and a special diet to help keep people's arthritic joints healthy.
But right now, the only way diet likely enters your osteoarthritis conversation with your doctor is when you talk about losing weight. Because although there's no way to cure arthritis through food, if you are overweight, a weight loss diet may be one of the best things you can do for the health of your joints.
Still, quite a bit of promising research has shown that certain foods and nutrients may help ease osteoarthritis symptoms. More study is needed to confirm the results, but since most of the foods studied to date are good for you anyway, incorporating some of them into your diet could be a great way to support your current treatment program. And in the end, you may boost your overall health as well.
So think about your joints the next time you visit the grocery store. Here are five foods you may want to add to your cart -- and two you may want to take out:
5 Foods Your Joints May Love
Give These Foods the Brush Off
And while you're amping up your intake of fruit, veggies, and omega-3 fatty acids, here are foods you should consider scaling back on:
Treating Arthritis in the Kitchen
Currently, there is no guarantee that changing your diet will help your joints feel better. But most of the foods that seem to make the most sense for joint health happen to be great for your body in other ways as well. So the decision to eat right should be an easy one.
Information courtesy of Sharecare, Inc.