Pain Management

Ask Dr. Marks: 07/04

Im 74 and still play competitive tennis. Several years ago I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my hip. While Im not experiencing a great deal of pain, my mobility is less each year. Is there any type of hip replacement that would allow me to continue playing tennis? I generally discourage my patients from playing competitive singles tennis after a total hip replacement, although they may continue to play doubles. The general population of patients with…

Fellow Travelers: Depression And Arthritis

More than a century ago, the American philosopher William James described depression as a muling, puling, mumbling mood…an attitude of unhappiness that fastens and perpetuates the trouble which occasioned it. For countless arthritis patients, the trouble that occasions their depression is the constant, seemingly unendurable joint and muscle pain characteristic of the disorder. …

If The Shoe Fits….

Proper shoes can help you get your day off on the right foot.

Non-Surgery Options For Knee OA

There are a multitude of things you can do to manage your knee arthritis and, hopefully, reduce the likelihood that youll need joint replacement down the road. Most of these steps are fairly well known-from losing weight, to regular stretching and exercise, to finding the right medications to manage your pain. But what is not […]