“I don’t bounce back like I used to.” Have you heard yourself say a version of this yet? As we age, previous injuries and wear and tear plague us in new ways. Hips, knees, and backs get achy — sometimes after a favorite athletic activity and sometimes because we’ve been too sedentary. Osteoarthritis (OA) is […]
What Is a Guided Hip Injection?
When you’re in pain, especially chronic pain, the need to feel better can become desperate. A study in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management states, “Pain, when it is ongoing and uncontrolled, has a detrimental, deteriorative effect on virtually every aspect of a patient’s life. It produces anxiety and emotional distress; undermines well-being; interferes […]
Rheumatologist vs Orthopedist: What Kind of Doctor for Joint Pain Is Right for You?
You’ve been dealing with joint pain all over for as long as you can remember. You suddenly started feeling a sharp pain in one of your joints. Your joints ache when it rains or the weather changes. Your joint never felt quite the same after that one injury… now you live with constant, nagging pain. […]
Hip Bursitis vs Arthritis: How to Tell the Difference
If you’ve been experiencing pain in your hip, you may be wondering if you have arthritis. Since most American adults are aware of arthritis as something they may experience as they age, this is a common assumption. However, there is a similar condition that is often overlooked: hip bursitis. Hip Bursitis vs Arthritis On […]
5 Symptoms of Knee Arthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of knee arthritis, and is characterized by degeneration of cartilage in the joint. The cartilage in your knee facilitates movement, protecting and padding the joint. When it starts to deteriorate, you may experience pain or other symptoms of knee arthritis that make everyday movements or exercise painful or difficult. […]