Meet this month’s patient in the spotlight, Chris Schardein! Chris Schardein and her husband, Bill, are the proud owners of 2 and 3/8 acres in Fern Creek, where they have been growing daylilies since 1996. Their flower journey dates back even further to 1989, though, when they had only a 1/2-acre lot in Hikes Point,… Read more »
Posts Tagged: arthritis
Patient of the Month: Joyce Koch
Meet this month’s patient in the spotlight, Joyce Koch! If you were previously a student at St. Agnes, Assumption High School, or Presentation Academy, then Joyce’s name might be familiar. Having been a teacher since 1968, with 29 years spent at Assumption High School and the other 24 spent between Presentation Academy and St. Agnes… Read more »
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
Jaw pain. We’ve all been there at some point in our life – our jaw locks up as we take a bit of our dinner, you bite down wrong and feel a shooting pain in your face, there’s a pesky click every time you shift your jaw – whatever it may be, it’s actually quite… Read more »
Why Does My Gout Flare Up At Night?
While all forms of arthritis seem unbearable at times, a particularly painful, rather common and, most of the time, unexpected strain is gout. Perhaps you’ve heard the term, but don’t know how to characterize the form of arthritis – but now, suddenly, the joint of your big toe has become affected and you’re looking for… Read more »
Injury Prevention for Older Athletes
No one likes coming to terms with getting older. It happens across the board, whether fitness is a regular part of your schedule or not, regardless of whether you are an artist, a coach, an engineer, or a pro-badminton player. What does matter, however, is how sports injuries are addressed, treated, and most importantly, prevented…. Read more »
7 Uses For PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Injections
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injections are one of my favorite treatment modalities, and for good reason. This revolutionary therapy can be used to accelerate and promote healing, reduce pain, and limit inflammation in a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. As a form of “regenerative medicine”, PRP actually employs a small concentration of a patient’s own platelets to… Read more »
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 »