Ignoring pain is a common practice, especially among men or people with a high pain tolerance. While ignoring pain may keep you going for a while, if you have done major damage to your shoulder, you will eventually come to a point where you will not be able to maintain your normal activities. It is best to have shoulder injuries
Did you know that there are actually over 40 different types of arthritis? It is important that if you are having symptoms of arthritis such as joint stiffness, joint swelling, or limited range of motion, that you visit with your doctor. They will run several tests to determine what type of arthritis you have, so it can be treated. The
There are a lot of different potential causes of joint pain, although the most common is arthritis. Regardless of the reason for your joint pain, there are limited treatments available. If you have chronic joint pain that has become worse or fails to improve with diet, exercise, and over-the-counter medications, you may need to see a doctor for additional treatment.
Arthritis is a common condition, especially among older adults. There are actually several different types of arthritis, the most common being osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. Regardless of the type of arthritis, they are all treated in many of the same ways. Risk Factors You are more at risk for arthritis if you have a calcium deficiency, do not
When you have a joint injury that requires you to rest the joint and take care while it heals, you will probably need a brace to support the joint and prevent further injury. Some braces are worn for months or years, while others are worn only while an acute injury heals. Your doctor will be able to tell you the
Whether your elbow injury is an acute one-time injury or the result of repetitive injuries and repetitive motions over time, there are several different things that can cause elbow pain. For most elbow injuries, physical therapy, braces and/or slings, and time are all that is required for healing an elbow injury. However, for severe injuries, surgery may be entertained. There
If you have been told that you will need a hip replacement, it is always a good idea to get a second opinion. There are many reasons to avoid hip replacement surgery unless other treatments fail. Here are three treatments that could delay or prevent hip replacement surgery. Physical Therapy Physical therapy can often help you reduce your pain level
If you have arthritis that affects your hip, your doctor may have mentioned to you that surgery is an option. However, there are several good reasons to avoid hip surgery when possible, and there are a lot of treatments that can be tried before you opt for surgery. Here are a few reasons you should avoid hip surgery when possible.
No matter what joint condition you are facing, no one wants to be told that their only option for healing is surgery. Often when other conventional treatments fail, doctors turn to surgery as a possible solution, yet sometimes the decision to do surgery is made hastily. There are a few additional treatments that we can undertake in the attempt to
Whether your orthopedic or joint problem resulted from an injury, repetitive trauma, or simply aging, there may be times when it calls for a cast or brace. Most often a cast is used for broken bones, while a brace is used for joint issues such as knees, elbows, wrists, and ankles. Whether you need a cast or a brace, there