More Bones

Ask The Doctors: July 2019

In general, side effects of corticosteroid injections, such as infection or bleeding, are rare. However,...

Relief for Sciatica

The sciatic nerve, the largest and longest nerve in the body, originates in the low back. It goes through the...

Helping Hands

 Subscribers OnlyProtecting joints is important to prevent injury and further harm. “You want to reduce stress on the joints...

In The News: July 2019

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug romosozumab (Evenity®) for osteoporosis in April 2019....

Surgery for Hammertoes

The abnormal bending of the toes known as hammertoes is a common foot deformity, especially for women. The end of the...

Risks of Keeping Cancer in Check

 Subscribers OnlyA few years ago, Cleveland Clinic rheumatologist Casandra Calabrese, DO, began seeing patients who were being treated...

Something to Lean On

 Subscribers OnlyWhen using an assistive device, you should keep the alignment of your body as normal as possible. If you bend forward...

Real-Food Diet

I often have leftovers from the previous night's dinner, like stew or vegetables. It usually contains some beans,...

Exercise to Combat Muscle Loss

 Subscribers Only"The important thing about resistance training is you have to ease into it," says Calabrese. "You have to gain...

In The News: June 2019

People with osteoarthritis in the knee who add hip-strengthening exercises to their exercise regimen can walk more...

Nerve Blocks for Knee Pain

Unlike with a corticosteroid shot, which is injected into the joint, the anesthetic that is injected for a nerve...

Ask The Doctors: June 2019

The number of osteoporosis drugs and the different ways they are taken can be confusing. There are pills, injections...

Who Will Treat Your Arthritis?

 Subscribers Only"Typically, patients see the rheumatologist on their first visit and come back to see an APP for follow-up visits,"...

Combatting Muscle Loss

If you are over 50 and don't feel as strong as you used to or don't have as much stamina as you once did, it's not...

Start Moving in May

 Subscribers OnlyConsider seeing a physical therapist who can tailor an exercise program to your particular needs. In general, you'll...

In The News: May 2019

Joint replacement surgery is an option for people with severe osteoarthritis in the hip or knee that can no longer be...

New Life for Shoulders

Reverse shoulder replacement is similar to the anatomic version, except the positions of the two components of the...

Ask The Doctors: May 2019

Osteoarthritis starts when cartilage (the covering over the ends of bones in joints that allows for smooth movement)...

Ask The Doctors: April 2019

In the past, TENS units for home use were available only through a physical therapist or other clinician. The units...

Microbiome and Inflammation

Keep beneficial bacteria in a healthy balance:
1. Avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics. For example, don’t...

Steroid Shots for Knees and Hips

 Subscribers Only"If we're seeing a patient early on, when they have mild-to-moderate changes inside the knee joint, they have a much...

Do You Need More Vitamin D?

 Subscribers OnlyThe primary source of this vitamin comes from exposure to the sun. The body already contains precursors for vitamin...

Watch Out for Concussions

 Subscribers Only"You also need a good cervical spine examination because there can be two different injuries, one to the brain and...

Why Ultrasound?

Ultrasound, which uses high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures, is a high-spatial resolution...

In The News: April 2019

Getting physical therapy early for musculoskeletal pain was associated with a reduction in long-term opioid use in a...