Because over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are taken without the help of a doctor, it’s especially important that you read the label. Here are some tips for decoding the labels on your medications.
Read about this innovative technique to address muscle and joint pain. Doctors use platelet-rich plasma or dextrose injections to create inflammation that, in turn, stimulates natural restoration of damaged joints and tissues.
How old is too old for a joint replacement? Patients are often surprised to learn that there is no absolute age limit on who can safely undergo this procedure. However, there are other factors to consider.
If hip pain is inhibiting your lifestyle, talk to your doctor. Many nonsurgical and surgical options are available to help manage your pain and get you back in the game.
Back problems can masquerade as hip problems. There is a lot of overlap between hip and back pain experts say. Learn more about how to differentiate between the two so you can pursue the most targeted treatment.
Do you think your child could have a curve in his or her spine? Scoliosis, the medical term for an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, is most common in children between the ages of 10 and 16. But it can also occur in younger children or adults. “When scoliosis curves, it rotates the ribs, so if … Read More
Fibromyalgia doesn’t have to rule your life. Coordinated care from a team of experts can help you take charge of this chronic pain condition.
Contributor: Carlos Higuera, MD If you’ve decided to have a total knee replacement, you might be considering a minimally invasive procedure. This type of surgery uses smaller incisions and less cutting of the tissue surrounding the knee. The advantage of such a surgery is that it allows for faster recovery, a shorter hospital stay and … Read More
Stanley Wesemeyer, age 6, may not understand how the magnetic rod in his back treats his scoliosis. But he was definitely looking forward to attending Cub Scout camp for the first time ever this summer — instead of having surgery. Wesemeyer had early-onset scoliosis, which left him with a severe curve in his spine by … Read More
For people in need of hip replacement, sex can be extremely painful. The good news is that once the joint is replaced, you can resume having sex within six to eight weeks – and it’s often better than it’s been for years.