Is Knee Surgery Worth the Risk?

Mild osteoarthritis of the knee may be more than just a nuisance, but is it worth having arthroscopic surgery?
Christina Lasich, MD

FAQs About Celebrex

Is this anti-inflammatory medication right for you? Learn for whom it’s best suited and which conditions it helps treat.
Christina Lasich, MD

Common Conditions That Can Mimic OA

Not everything that hurts is arthritis. Although it is easy to sweep aches and pains under the general "rug" of arthritis, there are common conditions that mimic arthritis. Unless the correct diagnosis is uncovered, pain might become chron...
Christina Lasich, MD

Feeling Of Weakness Through My Entire Left Arm

Question Originally asked by Community Member v1_the_next_level Feeling Of Weakness Through My Entire Left Arm over the last week i’ve noticed my left arm feels weak. like i’ve been through a heavy exercise the feeling is most noticable at the joint ...

MAKOplasty: Is a Partial Knee Replacement Right for You?

If half of your knee is worn out and painfully arthritic, one of your treatment options is to have a partial knee replacement, also known as a MAKOplasty. "MAKO" is the name of the robotic device that assists the surgeon in resurfacing the ...
Christina Lasich, MD

Osteoarthritis Runs in the Family

Even though the effects of time, injury, and aging contribute to the likeliness of developing arthritic joints, family history and genetics may be the largest contributing factor of all.
Christina Lasich, MD

Gender Differences in Knee Osteoarthritis

All the way down to the shape of our knees, the alignment of a woman’s leg is much different from the alignment of a man’s leg, which could affect how you treat OA issues.
Christina Lasich, MD

How to Prepare for Surgery

Surgery is often easier than the recovery. Whether you are having joint replacement surgery or another type of surgery that will correct a skeletal issue, you will need to prepare for the tough road of recovery. Your chances of success depend on it. ...
Christina Lasich, MD

Dealing with Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be hard to treat and can make daily life difficult. What’s best for you, corticosteroid injections or anti-inflammatory oral medications?
Christina Lasich, MD

Solutions to Foot and Ankle Arthritis

If you are desperately seeking solutions to your foot and ankle pain, here is a list that may provide you with a fresh new direction towards feeling better with each step you take.
Christina Lasich, MD

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