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Managing Your Leg Pain

Ranging from acute injuries on the basketball court to long-term chronic conditions, leg pain affects many people at different points in their lives. With a patient profile that is as wide as it is varied--from pro athletes to couch potatoes to elderly women--the treatments available for chronic leg pain have [...]

By |2016-11-17T17:50:13-07:00August 1st, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Managing Your Leg Pain

Not Your Grandfather’s Injury: Hip Pain In Adolescents

Halfway into the 2nd decade of the 21st century, it seems that the pace of nearly everything has accelerated. Although there is a movement that seems to be focusing on slowing down and living more deliberately, in many places, the tick is constantly upwards. This has resulted in some extraordinary [...]

Medicine, Pills – Pfizer Research

By Ted Swing Millions of Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, break down of cartilage of various joints due to aging and wear and tear, or rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation of joints and surrounding tissues caused by the body’s immune system. Many of these people require daily treatment with medications for their arthritis [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:58:08-07:00January 27th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Medicine, Pills – Pfizer Research

Backache Evaluation

A Backache Evaluation For Back Pain Backaches are a pretty common life occurrence. Things like sitting or standing improperly or just over-using the muscles can cause episodes of pain. Back pain can also come from physical injuries due to falling or bending the wrong way. Some sources of pain are [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:59:18-07:00January 3rd, 2014|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Backache Evaluation

Could Broccoli Help Fight Osteoarthritis?

A study from the University of East Anglia (UEA) found that a compound in broccoli may help prevent and even slow the progress of osteoarthritis. Sulforaphane is a compound that is released when eating cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli. The same compound is also found in cabbage and brussels sprouts. [...]

By |2016-11-17T11:03:20-07:00October 17th, 2013|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Could Broccoli Help Fight Osteoarthritis?

Understanding Osteoarthritis and Weight Loss

Arthritis affects many people, as we talked about yesterday on the blog. Of those people, 27 million suffer from a form of arthritis called osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage--the portion of the joint that cushions the ends of the bones--breaks down and deteriorates. This causes stiffness and pain in [...]

Who Is Affected by Arthritis?

Arthritis, originally used to describe joint inflammation, now describes over 100 different rheumatic conditions that affect the joints and the tissues surrounding the joints. People who suffer from these conditions generally experience pain and stiffness around the joints. There may be many types of arthritis, but even more people suffer [...]

Types of Arthritis

Arthritis, by definition, is an inflammation of one or more joints, but there are many different types of arthritis. Here, we try to explain what the differences are. Most cases of arthritis fall into one of two main categories: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The symptoms and effects of this conditions, [...]

By |2016-11-17T11:06:58-07:00August 13th, 2013|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Types of Arthritis

Osteoarthritis Treatment

Taking Care of Joints Osteoarthritis — the gradual breakdown of cartilage in a joint — is the most common type of arthritis and the most common joint disorder. While it can’t be cured, there are many options for osteoarthritis treatment. The onset of osteoarthritis is a normal part of aging. [...]

By |2016-11-17T11:07:36-07:00July 23rd, 2013|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Osteoarthritis Treatment