osteoarthritis

Two doctors looking at a monitor during total joint replacement osteoarthritis surgery to make adjustments to prosethic joint placement.

The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis. It causes symptoms like pain, swelling, stiffness, and decreased flexibility in joints. You can develop osteoarthritis as a result of joint injury, overuse, increasing age, and other factors. Since osteoarthritis can’t be reversed, preventing it is key.  For those living with osteoarthritis joint damage, finding a treatment […]

An orthopedic knee specialist administering an injection—a new treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee.

As medicine advances, more new treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee become available each day. While some of these treatments are still in the research and development phases, there are currently many excellent options available for managing knee osteoarthritis.  What is osteoarthritis of the knee? The tough, rubbery cartilage in joints is called articular cartilage. […]

X-ray of patient with two knee replacements and a hip replacement

Total joint replacement surgery, medically known as arthroplasty, replaces a damaged joint with an artificial one to restore proper function and mobility. Most often, your orthopedic surgeon replaces the entire joint. But in a small number of cases, replacing only the damaged part may be more appropriate. The most commonly replaced joints are the knees, […]

Female athlete with osteoarthritis holding her knee in pain during a run

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, in which affected joints exhibit pain, stiffness, and decreased flexibility. The condition can be caused by many factors, including joint injury and overuse alongside advancing age. Since osteoarthritis can’t be reversed, preventing it is key to living your most mobile life.  Osteoarthritis Symptoms According to the Centers […]

hip osteoarthritis

“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 […]

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 pain x-ray

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 […]

symptoms-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.  […]