More Bones

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...

Ask The Doctors: March 2019

At four months after surgery, it's not unusual to continue to have soreness in the knee that was operated on. This is...

Treating Shoulder Impingement

"As you raise your arm up, the tendons or bursa can get pinched between the humerus and the collar bone (clavicle) on...

Wrist Surgery Options

 Subscribers OnlyJoint replacement seems appealing because it retains, and may even improve, range of motion in the wrist. "The...

Nourishing Nuts and Seeds

 Subscribers OnlyNuts and seeds contain primarily, but not solely, polyunsaturated fatty acids. There is usually a lot of linoleic...

Is Arthritis Hereditary?

 Subscribers OnlyA laboratory test can detect the presence of the gene. "A positive test by itself is not diagnostic," says Dr. Syed....

In The News: March 2019

About 28 percent of adults age 65 and older fall each year. Falls in older adults can have serious consequences. A...

Ask The Doctors: February 2019

When it's cold outside, wearing warm socks, gloves and a hat should keep your feet, hands, and ears sufficiently...

RA: Not Just Joints

 Subscribers OnlyPeople with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis. Some people with...

Osteoarthritis in Hands

 Subscribers OnlyThe 27 bones in your hand and wrist meet at many small joints, allowing for an incredible range of motion and precise...

The Language of Fats

 Subscribers OnlyDark chocolate, which has been shown to have potential health benefits, contains cocoa butter-with a high proportion...

In The News: February 2019

For people with knee osteoarthritis, does high-intensity walking help or hurt? A group of researchers who examined...

Ask The Doctors: January 2019

There's a common belief that gout is caused by overindulging in foods high in purines, such as red meat, seafood and...

Neck Arthritis Is Common

 Subscribers OnlyIf you have neck pain, modify your activities for a few weeks to avoid putting additional strain on your neck. To...

Tips for Climbing Stairs

If you use a cane, first make sure that you're holding it on the correct side. "You want the cane on the side...

Exercises for Knee Pain

 Subscribers OnlyGetting a diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis doesn’t mean you have to give up the activities you enjoy. But it...

Don't Fear Osteoporosis Drugs

 Subscribers OnlyBone constantly renews itself. Older bone is broken down and removed (resorbed) and new bone forms. As we age, bone...

In The News: January 2019

People with arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems often restrict their physical activity, even though exercise...

Bringing Healthcare Home

Telemedicine also includes a standard doctor's office visit, with the notable difference being that the doctor is in...