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Nerve Blocks for Knee Pain

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

Vitamin K for Bone Health

 Subscribers OnlySome studies, many of them conducted in Japan, found that supplementation with vitamin K1 or vitamin K2 improved bone...

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)...

In The News: April 2019

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

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...

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...

RA: Not Just Joints

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

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...

In The News: January 2019

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

Ask The Doctors: December 2018

New drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors have revolutionized treatment for certain cancers, including melanoma...

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

 Subscribers OnlyOrthobiologics include substances from one's own body, such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell products...

In The News: December 2018

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that most likely is caused by an interaction of genetic and...

Reminder: Get a Flu Shot

The flu is caused by the influenza virus, which circulates in the air when someone with the flu coughs, sneezes or...

New Approach to Tendon Trouble

The degeneration process causes tendons to thicken. They're less elastic and don't function properly. "If there's...

In The News: November 2018

Pain is the main reason people with osteoarthritis seek medical care. A study published in Arthritis Care &...

Taming Text Neck

 Subscribers OnlyYour neck muscles are meant to support the weight of your 10-to 12-pound head in an upright position. As your head...