If you're like me, you know the pain of shoulder problems. Though I don't have rotator cuff troubles, I have so many friends who do and they suffer everyday. Well, I have great news for everyone who share these common complications. If aches and pains are interfering with your quality of life, Saint Anne's Hospital's award winning center for orthopedic excellence can help! Join many others who share shoulder, knee and concussion difficulties with Saint Anne's Hospital's free "Community Talks."

On Wednesday, October 21, Dr. Matthew Kippe, spoke about outpatient surgical and non-surgical treatments for rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder complications, at the Wamsutta Club in New Bedford. Looking ahead to Thursday, November 12, discover how Makoplasty robotic-assisted surgery for knee and hip pain combined with a "rapid rehabilitation" model can help you return to the activities you love. Dr. Richard Love will speak about these issues, as well as, introduce you to patients who have had joint replacement procedures. And as a bonus, you'll meet the "RIO" robotic-assisted technology! This free talk will take place at Saint Anne's Hospital's Nannery Conference Room at 795 Middle St., Fall River from 6 to 7:30 pm.

Then on Thursday, November 19, join the Director of the Comprehensive Concussion Clinic, Dr. Chad Beattie, who will offer tips on how to avoid injury and enjoy your favorite Fall and Winter sports, at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County St., New Bedford, from 6 to 7:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. To reserve your space, call Steward DoctorFinder at 800-488-5959. For more information go to www.SaintAnnesHospital.org. Follow on Facebook. Saint Anne's Hospital is a Steward Family Hospital.