There are many causes of hip pain, but the most common cause is hip bursitis. The hip joint contains several fluid-filled sacs called bursa that cushion bones and reduce friction in the joints and tendons. When these bursae become irritated or inflamed, the result is hip pain. Trochanteric bursitis […]
The picnic has long been a staple of summer. But what if you are suffering from leg pain as a result of injury or a chronic condition such as osteoarthritis or other joint pain? Never fear. In addition to the light exercise that is highly beneficial for most chronic […]
Plantar fasciitis affects 1 in 10 adults in their lifetime.
Plantar fascia is a thick tissue that connects the ball of the foot to the heel and also supports the arch of the foot. When this muscle becomes strained or compressed, severe pain can result and become chronic. Heels can […]
High-heeled, peep-toe pumps and foot skimming Italian loafers: what do they have in common?
Aside from being stylish and fun to wear, when worn regularly these 2 types of shoes can cause a very painful deformity of the bones in the foot called hammer toe. Hammer toe is when an […]
Recent studies have shown that women, in particular, who consume low-fat or fat-free milk on a regular basis have an increased chance of delaying the onset of knee osteoarthritis. This is good news, as according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 26 million people in the […]
Managing chronic knee pain is not a simple task, but many people suffer from pain severe enough to restrict or limit daily activities. The knee and its system of nerves is complex, and many patients suffering from chronic pain are not necessarily candidates for surgical intervention. In some cases, […]
Osteoporosis is a serious chronic disease that affects approximately 55% of people in the U.S. over the age of 60. Many of these people may not know they have the disease until they suffer a fracture of some kind. The most common types of osteoporosis fractures in patients are […]
Osteoporosis is a common disease in people over the age of 55. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 3 women and 1 in 12 men suffer from osteoporosis, and the condition can begin as early as 25. Bone is live tissue, and bone building peaks by age 25. […]
Osteoporosis is a skeletal condition that occurs when the creation of new bone does not keep pace with the deterioration of old bone. This is a condition that develops with age, but osteoporosis can begin as early as 25 when peak bone density is reached. Low bone mass and […]
For patients suffering from chronic back pain, an injection of pain-blocking drugs or steroids in and around their spine can offer them long-lasting relief that other treatments cannot. A recent study published by Dr. Janna Friedly in the New England Journal of Medicine has suggested that epidural steroid injections may […]