Posts Tagged: arthritis

What’s the Difference Between a Rheumatologist and an Orthopedic Physician?

When it comes to seeking diagnosis for chronic pain or an activity-related injury, it’s important to choose the type of medical specialist that’s right for you. Consulting with your primary care physician is the first step. They can provide a diagnosis through x-rays and tests, and, based on your condition, a recommendation for a relevant… Read more »

De Quervain’s Syndrome

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a painful condition that affects two tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. These tendons are located in a narrow space, almost like a tunnel. When the tendons become inflamed, they rub against the sides of the “tunnel”, causing pain and swelling. Keep reading to find out the symptoms, diagnosis,… Read more »

Knee Arthritis: Managing Pain and Inflammation

If you have knee arthritis, you know that arthritic symptoms can wax and wane. You may have days where your knee feels fairly normal. You may also experience times when symptoms start for no reason at all. Your arthritic knee can enter a flared up phase from changes in the weather. Trauma and increased activity… Read more »

What is a Hyaluronic Acid Injection?

Hyaluronic acid can be used to help relieve joint pain. Here are 10 facts you should know about this substance: 1. Hyaluronic acid occurs in your body. It’s a clear, viscous fluid that naturally occurs around joints. Your skin, eyes, and connective tissues all harbor hyaluronic acid too. 2. It deteriorates when you have arthritis… Read more »

PRP: Ten Facts You Should Know

PRP injections can help quicken the healing process for injuries. Here are 10 things you should know about this emerging treatment option: 1. Platelet-rich Plasma PRP, or Platelet-rich Plasma, is used in emerging regenerative medicine therapies. It leverages the body’s ability to heal itself. It can help enhance the healing process for soft tissue injuries,… Read more »

How to Prevent Osteoarthritis

Over 30 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), or chronic joint damage. Due to long-term use, the rubbery cartilage that provides a buffer between bones wears down. Thus, bones at joints start to rub against each other, causing pain, inflammation and other symptoms. Osteoarthritis can happen all over the body and becomes increasingly degenerative with… Read more »

Patient of the Month Gerald Sebree

Gerald Sebree

Meet this month’s patient of the month Gerald Sebree! Gerald recently received treatment to help combat arthritis in both of his knees and as a result is no longer experiencing daily on going pain. “Coming to Dr. Grossfeld was the best thing I have ever done. I asked her about [various] treatment [options] and she… Read more »

Preventing Office Injuries

Preventing Injuries in the Office

Even working in an office can put unnoticeable strain on the body. From your office’s ergonomics to simple lifestyle changes, here’s how to prevent injuries and stay healthy while on the job. Sit Less We’ve all heard the phrase, “sitting is the new smoking.” This can be pretty daunting considering most of us spend at… Read more »

Patient of the Month Emily Freeman

Emily Friedman

This month’s patient of the month is Emily Freeman! Emily has been an elementary librarian for 17 years, and enjoys baking, knitting as well as the occasional craft. She is known around our office for always bringing in the most delicious baked goods! Dr. Grossfeld has been treating Emily since she was 19 after a… Read more »

How A Tick Bite Can Lead to Lyme Disease & Arthritis

lyme arthritis

Tick season is upon us. Known to thrive in the warmer climate, ticks can be a danger to us as well as our pets. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “State and local health departments have reported a record number of cases of tick borne disease.” Lyme disease (a bacterial infection commonly… Read more »