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Ask The Doctors: October 2019

Corticosteroids are powerful anti-inflammatory medications. They suppress inflammation and pain, and they also...

Children Get Arthritis Too

 Subscribers OnlyJuvenile arthritis can present in much the same way as adult-onset arthritis, with joint swelling, stiffness and...

Use NSAIDs Cautiously

COX-2 inhibitors were developed to avoid the stomach problems that can occur with traditional NSAIDs. The COX-1...

Biceps Tendon Injury

There are two biceps tendons at the shoulder, called the long head and short head. "The long head of the tendon is...

Get Ready for Golf

"They can determine what parts of the body are problem areas before you play golf, and they will create an...

In The News: August 2019

An estimated 54.4 million adults in the United States have doctor-diagnosed arthritis, according to a study by the...

Who Treats Arthritis?

If the doctor suspects there might be some other cause of joint problems besides osteoarthritis, a rheumatologist...

Ask The Doctors: August 2019

You should talk to your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. If you know you have osteoporosis, be sure you are...

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,"...