Posts Tagged: osteoarthritis

Manage Knee Osteoarthritis: Study on Nonsurgical Solutions

The experience of knee osteoarthritis is extremely common for active individuals. It is especially common in those that have suffered previous injuries, those with extra weight, and those that are older in age. There seem to be several precursors to developing this debilitating and degenerative disease, but there are also ways to manage knee osteoarthritis. According to the… Read more »

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 »

Osteoarthritis and Your Heart Health

Frequently my patients ask me about being able to manage heart health and osteoarthritis at the same time. Heart health is extremely important, but it can be struggle to keep up with, especially when paired with issues that may affect mobility. According to The American Heart Association, being physically active is essential in the prevention… Read more »

What is Osteoarthritis? An Overview from an Orthopedic Surgeon

What is osteoarthritis? Simply stated, osteoarthritis is the breakdown of the articular cartilage that covers the ends of the bones that make up your joints What is articular cartilage and what is a joint? Let’s start with the definition of a joint. Look at your body anywhere it bends. There is a joint located there…. 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 »

Lower Back Pain

Does Your Lower Back Hurt? Learn Common Causes of Lower Back Pain and Lower Extremity Radiculopathy Lower back pain can be caused by many different conditions including a herniated disc or sciatica. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently published an excellent article on the common causes of lower back pain. This included… Read more »

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

Is Prophylactic Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement Indicated? A Systematic Review. One of the hottest topics right now orthopedic surgery is femoroacetabular impingement. Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a term used to describe a medical condition where a person’s hip bones are not shaped normally. This causes the hip bones to fit together irregularly so that the… Read more »

Researchers Find Ways to Cut Down on Osteoarthritis Pain

Therapeutic exercise is often recommended to cut down on osteoarthritis pain. With all the different kinds of exercise, what types are most appropriate for people with osteoarthritis pain? Medical researchers analyzed data from sixty different medical trials which included 8,218 people. Physical activity was categorized in three different ways: 1. Strength building 2. Flexibility 3…. Read more »

Is Exercise a Good Intervention for Some People with Osteoarthritis of the Knee?

A recent medical article published in the International SportMed Journal examined whether exercise was a favorable treatment for knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis of the knee is a common joint condition that happens when the cartilage in a person’s knee wears down. This progressive degenerative condition tends to happen gradually over time and is more common in people… Read more »

More Research on PRP Injection Reveals Positive Benefits for Osteoarthritis Sufferers

Osteoarthritis is a very painful joint condition that affects an estimated 27 million adults in the U.S. According to the CDC, one in two Americans will experience some type of OA over the course of their life. It is the most common kind of arthritis. Common symptoms of osteoarthritis include weakness, pain, and an inability… Read more »