Posts Tagged: joint pain

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 »

Hip Pain During Pregnancy

Causes of Hip Pain During Pregnancy If you’re experiencing hip pain during pregnancy, this is often completely normal. Hip pain is especially common during the third trimester. This is because your body is preparing for labor. During this time, your body release hormones that allow your connective tissues to relax, soften and expand. This allows the… Read more »

Symptoms of the Zika Virus: An Overview

For many people living in tropical regions in Central and South America, the Zika virus has been a concern since the 1950s. Recently, the Zika virus has spread at an alarming rate. And now the virus has traveled to North America with 14 known cases in Miami, Florida in August 2016. This virus is extremely… Read more »

The Zika Virus: An Overview

Louisville orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is very interested in learning more about the Zika virus. One important reason is that joint pain is one of the major symptoms of Zika. And in reading about Zika, Dr. Grossfeld created an informative PowerPoint presentation, the: Zika Virus Overview, to share so that others can also become informed about this… Read more »

Does Weight Loss Reduce Joint Stress?

According to the latest medical research, you can reduce joint stress on your body by living a healthy lifestyle along with appropriate weight loss. Reduce Joint Stress By Shedding Pounds “A new study shows that for each pound of body weight loss, there is a 4 pound reduction in joint stress among overweight and obese people with… 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 »

What is Osteochondritis Dissecans? More info from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon

When cartilage becomes disconnected from the bone, people may experience a condition called osteochondritis dissecans. This joint condition most typically happens in the knees but it can also affect other bodily joints like the elbows. While more common in men, people of all ages may experience osteochondritis dissecans. Some people do not experience any symptoms… Read more »