Nauman Akhtar, MD, is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery. He specializes in arthritis and joint replacement and serves as medical director of the Inova Loudoun Hospital Joint Replacement Program. When I see patients who are preparing for hip or knee replacement surgery, one of the most common questions they ask is: “What kinds of activities will I…

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Nauman Akhtar, MD, is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery. He specializes in arthritis and joint replacement and serves as Medical Director of the Inova Loudoun Hospital Joint Replacement Program.   If you’re living with arthritis, you are all too familiar with pain and stiffness in your joints. As those symptoms worsen over time, you might be wondering…

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Staying On the Move According to the National Institutes for Health, more than 1 million Americans receive a joint replacement each year. Whether you are among that 1 million, or simply trying to maintain your current level of movement, strengthening your muscles and participating in exercise will have a positive effect on your ability to…

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