Arthritis & Joints


Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that can affect your knees, hands, lower back, hips, and more. Find out about prevention, symptoms, and treatment for this incurable condition.

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Celebrex Benefits an Old, Arthritic Spine

A 76 year old woman came into see me recently about her painful low back. Despite multiple injections done by another physician, she was still having trouble standing and walking. Some of the pain radiated into her leg, but most of the pain was cente...

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy: Is It for You?

The future of regenerative medicine is here. By capturing the body’s own natural powers to regenerate and heal, the pioneers of regenerative medicine are finding ways to focus those powers and speed up the process. One such therapy utilizes platelets...

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Thoughtful Gifts for Someone With Arthritis

Gift shopping for someone with arthritis? Here are 10 great gift ideas they'll actually use.

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9 Treatments for Arthritis of the Hands

Osteoarthritis in the hands is the most common form of the condition. In fact, symptoms occur in nearly all women over the age of 70. It develops when the cartilage in the fingers and hand joints begins to break down, causing pain, inflammation and s...

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Computer-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery: Myths vs. Facts

For years, the thought of robotics in surgery has provided hope for the future of countless medical procedures. Robotics can be used to guide instruments, provide more precision in cutting, require less space with which to operate, and, as a result, ...

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Muscle Weakness Linked to Arthritis

Do your knees feel wobbly or are your legs giving way? If you answered yes to either one of these questions, then you might be experiencing a condition known as Arthrogenic Muscle Inhibition. That’s a fancy way to say that the muscle weakness is caus...

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10 Questions about Arthritis

Dr. Christina Lasich answers the most popular questions she’s ever been asked about arthritis. See if your question is on the list!

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Shoulder Pain Radiating Down Arm When Using Strength, Is It A Tear?

Question Asked by philindapolly Shoulder Pain Radiating Down Arm When Using Strength, Is It A Tear? I hurt my arm some time ago when a person pulled me from the floor by my arm and it hurt my shoulder. Time helped, and it mostly healed. I then tried ...

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What Is Better For Arthritis Pain Advil Or Aleve?which One Lasts Longer?

Question Asked by sean What Is Better For Arthritis Pain Advil Or Aleve?which One Lasts Longer? What is better for arthritis pain, advil or aleve? Which one lasts longer? Answer Both ibuprofen (Advil) and naproxen sodium (aleve) are non-steroidal ant...

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8 Causes of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be mild or debilitating. It can be caused by trauma, injury or a long-term degenerative condition. Learn more about what could be causing the pain in your shoulder.