Bone & Joint Institute

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Icing an Injury

How to Use Ice Properly to Treat Injuries

As as a Certified Athletic Trainer on Hartford HealthCare’s Sports Medicine team, Rebecca MacEwan treats all kinds of injuries on and off the field. Sometimes the technique she uses help an injured athlete is the most common, ice.  Ice and other cooling  methods are great for treating many conditions, says MacEwan, ...


Indoor Exercise Ideas to Keep You Active in the Colder Months

As the temperature drops and the daylight hours begin to fade away, there’s no excuse to stop your exercise activities just because you can’t be outdoors anymore.  Those looking to keep up with their exercise routines during the winter months have plenty of options to stay in shape even as...


Some Nutrition Myths About Plant-Based Burgers (And A Taste Test)

By Jeanne Tennis Are you kidding me? That was my initial reaction when asked to write about the Impossible Burger. Surely there is no place for “lab meat” in a whole-food, plant-based diet. Why on earth would I want to eat anything manufactured to bleed? The Impossible Burger is the...

Back Pain

Anatomy of Back, Neck Pain: When is Surgery Needed?

If you suffer from neck and spine pain, you know it can be debilitating. But there are ways to help manage it. Dr. Steve Zhou is an orthopedic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital: Q. As we age, we can begin to feel the effects...

U.S. News Rankings

Hartford Hospital No. 1 in Metro Area in U.S. News Rankings

Hartford Hospital has been ranked No. 1 in the Hartford metro area for the ninth year in a row and among the best in Connecticut for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 30th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most complex patients. (To find...

Fried fish

How Some Foods Can Make Joint Pain Worse

Eating can make joint pain even worse when certain foods cause inflammation. Find out more about the relationship between food and inflammation from Chris Barrett, a sports nutritionist and dietitian and the Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital: Q. What leads to inflammation and what types of foods should...

Yoga for Cancer

Why We’re Testing Y4C: Yoga for Cancer Patients, Survivors

Many cancer patients seek out yoga to provide comfort, relaxation, reduce pain and anxiety. Yoga, the ancient Indian system, incorporates physical exercise and movement with mental and spiritual practice. In the United States, yoga is one of the most common forms of integrative medicine. But not all forms of yoga...