Author: Ray Attebery
According to a survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association, 47% of Americans have experienced some form of foot pain in their life. Foot pain can affect every part of the foot, including the sole, arch, heel, and toes. Most causes of foot pain can be treated very easily, but there are different circumstances where surgery is necessary.
Some of the most common causes of foot pain include:
This is a very common condition that affects the base of the big toe. It occurs when the big toe gets pushed toward the second toe.
Author: Anna Woodward
Searching for any new doctor can be a pain, but finding a specialist such as a hand surgeon can be even more difficult. Here are some tips to help you find the right one.
Finding a hand surgeon is much like searching for any medical specialist. You’ll have to ask around, spread the word that you’re on the prowl for a good surgeon, and possibly meet with a few duds along the way. While the process can be frustrating, there are many different things you can do to help you find the best one for your particular …
Do you suspect the pain you are experiencing is really arthritis in your hands? Do you know the symptoms that are most commonly associated with arthritis of the hand? Discussing some of your symptoms with a doctor to determine whether or not hand surgery is the right treatment for your arthritis of the hands.
Having arthritis in your hand is a very common problem for many people, especially as people age. But, you cannot know whether or not you have arthritis until you see a doctor. So, making an appointment with …
Exercises for Frozen Shoulder by Peter Schultz
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I Have Arthritis in My Knee and My Doctor Told Me I Need a Knee Replacement – What Do I Do? By Nathan Wei
People with arthritis will eventually need a total knee replacement if they fail the other more conservative measures. These treatments include medications (anti-inflammatory medicines and analgesics), physical therapy, topical agents (arthritis rubs), intraarticular glucocorticoid injections (cortisone shots given into the knee joint), viscosupplements (lubricant injections into the knee joint), arthroscopy, and bracing.
Patients who have received the full gamut of conservative medical treatment and who continue to have either severe pain or loss of function, are …
Knee Pain: Runner’s Knee By Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
The most common long-term running injury is runners knee, pain behind the knee cap during running. You probably have runner’s knee if your knee cap hurts when you walk or run, particularly when you walk down stairs; and it hurts a lot when you push the kneecap against the bone behind it. It usually does not hurt to pedal a bicycle.
The back of the kneecap is shaped like a triangle with the point fitting in a grove in the lower part of the bone behind it. During running, the knee cap …
Easy Steps You Can Take Today to Erase Hip Pain By Nathan Wei
…and one of these tips you can get from a sewing class!
“More than 100,000 Americans are unable to get from their bed to the bathroom without assistance because of problems related to their hip or knee.” So says Dr. Nathan Wei, Clinical Director of the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland. He adds, “Too many people put up with pain when there are so many treatments available.”
The hip joint plays a major role in weight-bearing and walking.
It’s a ball-and-socket joint that combines great stability …
What is a Ganglion Cyst?
A ganglion is the most common mass that develops in the hand. Ganglion cysts are benign lesions. No cases of associated malignancy have been reported. A ganglion can be described simply as a fluid-filled sac arising from an adjacent joint capsule or tendon sheath. A ganglion can form from almost any joint or tendon sheath in the wrist and hand. Your Indiana Hand Center physician will review this with you during your appointment.
What are the Causes?
The exact cause of ganglions remains uncertain. The most popular theory is that ganglions form after trauma or …
What’s The Best Way To Treat Osteoarthritis Of The Hand? Do The Europeans Know Something We Don’t?
By Nathan Wei
Symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand affects 20% of those people older than 55 years and has the potential for significantly affecting activities of daily living. Interference with grip and fine precision pinch and dissatisfaction with cosmetic appearance are major concerns.
Current evidence for the management of hand OA is currently based on either expert opinion or what appears to be effective for OA affecting other joints. However, the small size and accessibility of hand joints allow a different range …