Posts Tagged: arthritis

How Body Weight Affects Your Knee Pain

Knee pain can occur in anyone for a number of reasons. It is a vulnerable joint because of the many ligaments and tendons that work together to allow for full mobility. While anyone may be at risk for knee pain, it is much more likely to occur in people who are overweight. When you are… Read more »

What is SI Joint Pain and What Causes it?

The sacroiliac joint is responsible for connecting the sacrum bone at the bottom of the spine to the pelvis. While small, this joint is very strong as it provides stability and absorbs shock to this area. It is triangular in shape and is formed by the fusion of several vertebrae during development. You can even… Read more »

10 Facts About Osteoarthritis on World Arthritis Day

World Arthritis Day 2015 Arthritis affects millions of people around the world. And nearly 40 million Americans have some kind of arthritis including millions of children. Over 20 million people in the U.S. have osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease characterized by the degeneration of joint cartilage in your body. It can affect any of… Read more »

Septic Arthritis

New Test for Rapid Diagnosis of Septic Arthritis There is a new and more accurate way to get a quick and inexpensive highly accurate test result on patients with septic arthritis, or a septic knee. The combined use of leukocyte esterase and glucose region strips can give a very quick and accurate diagnosis a septic… Read more »

Osteoarthritis Treatment and Physical Activity

Light physical activity yields significant benefits for those suffering from osteoarthritis, according to latest research. Lead scientist Dr. Dorothy Dunlop at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University found that staying as physically active as possible is very beneficial to people a they get older. In a study with about 1,700 adults between 45… Read more »

Kentucky orthopedic Dr. Stacie Grossfeld discusses Osteoporosis Prevention

Kentucky orthopedic gives info about Osteoporosis Prevention May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month. Around 9 million U.S. adults have osteoporosis and about 48 million are suffering from low bone mass, based on the latest research presented at the National Osteoporosis Foundation’s Annual Meeting in Chicago. Kentucky orthopedic Dr. Stacie Grossfeld notes that suggestions to lower your risk… Read more »

Depression and Illness Strongly Associated – Learn more from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeons

Depression and illness are strongly associated, according to research led by Dr. Margaret A. Ege.  Reporting at the annual conferences for the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, Dr. Ege discussed her study which examined whether people 60 and older with specific medical conditions have a higher prevalence of depression. Looking at data from the 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination… Read more »

Elbow Arthritis and Elbow Pain – Learn More About Latest Research from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon

Elbow arthritis is painful and uncomfortable since it causes stiffness. Research by Papatheodorou (2013) and colleagues in the Journal of Hand Surgery analyzes current treatment options for elbow arthritis. This research suggests that in the earlier phases of the condition, elbow arthritis may be managed without surgical intervention. Surgery for elbow arthritis is contingent on… Read more »

Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Answers Questions About Common Hip Injuries and Conditions

If you are experiencing hip pain or have a hip injury, you may have some questions for an orthopedic surgeon.  Here are some common questions and answers about hip pain and hip injuries answered by Louisville orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld. Is arthritis of the hip common? Osteoarthritis in people is very common. Hip arthritis… Read more »