Posts Tagged: arthritis treatment

Injection Options for Knee Osteoarthritis

  Injection Options for Knee Osteoarthritis Different injections therapy used to treat knee arthritis range from cortisone, hyaluronic acid to PRP (platelet rich plasma ) . The injections do not replace the damaged cartilage in the knee. However , the injections work well to control the symptoms of knee arthritis. Therefore, they reduce swelling, decrease… Read more »

Learn More About Arthritis Treatment – May is Arthritis Awareness Month

Did you know that May is National Arthritis Awareness Month? With thousands of people in the U.S. seeking arthritis treatment every year, arthritis is an important condition to recognize and understand. When it comes to arthritis treatment, joint pain management is often an important issue. Whether you are suffering from osteoarthritis in the knee, hand… Read more »

Kentucky Orthopedic Explains Obesity, Arthritis and Knee Osteoarthritis as More than Just Wear and Tear

Why do obese people have a higher incidence of osteoarthritis compared to the non-obese population? The thought has been that the increased weight causes mechanical “wear and tear” on the articular cartilage, leading to arthritis. Research is now suggesting different reasons. An outstanding review article was published in the March, 2013 edition of the American… 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 »

What is New in Knee Osteoarthritis

Exercises Three types of exercises that are recommended for patients with knee osteoarthritis: flexibility, resistance and cardiovascular flexibility exercises.¬† All three¬†are very good for easing stiff joints which will help patients with their ADLs. It is recommended that the stretches be done in the morning. It may be easiest to perform them in warm bath… Read more »