Benefits of Water-based Exercise

Contributor: Daniel Hass, PT, DPT All exercise has a range of health benefits, from helping to prevent or control many health conditions to controlling weight and improving mood and energy level. Water-based exercise programs are a fun way to bring variety into your exercise routine while taking full advantage of the benefits this new physical … Read More

First Rheumatology Appointment?

In my many years as a rheumatologist, I’ve seen patients with a variety of symptoms, including aches and pains. Arthritis may be a symptom of a number of different connective tissue diseases; there are more than 100 different types of arthritis. My job is to identify which type of arthritis the patient has, and then, … Read More

Keep Golfing Through the Fall

Contributor: Scott R. Burg, DO, Rheumatologist Do you think you can go the whole season with your golf buddies – especially if you have arthritis and an aching back? The answer is yes! You can feel good through the season, but it will take a little common sense and preparation. In fact, studies have found … Read More

Don’t Let Chronic Pain Rule Your Life

Chronic pain can seriously affect your quality of life, interfering with your ability to work, sleep and enjoy family and friends. When chronic pain disrupts your quality of life and does not improve with standard treatments, it is time to seek help. It is important to understand the difference between acute pain and chronic pain. … Read More

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6 Myths About Joint Pain and Arthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA), one of the most common forms of arthritis, results from wear and tear of the cartilage that cushions the joints, typically after an injury or with advancing age. More than 27 million Americans have OA. Also called degenerative joint disease, OA usually develops over years, and symptoms include pain, stiffness, tenderness, a limited … Read More

Treatment Options for Knee Pain and Injuries

Knee injuries can occur with activities like jogging, basketball, tennis or inline skating. When we change direction, twist with our feet planted, stop suddenly, or jump and land awkwardly, our knees can take a hit. To treat simple knee sprains and strains, rest, ice packs and elevation are usually all you need. But if you … Read More

Research Finds Exercise is Good for Arthritis (Video)

It was thought for many years that if you had arthritis, you should not exercise because it would damage your joints. Now, however, research has shown that exercise is an essential tool in managing your arthritis. Elaine Husni, MD, is a rheumatologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute. She says exercise will do more … Read More

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Keeping Pain at Bay Through the Golf Season

So, its springtime and you have watched enough golf on television. You have started to wear down the carpeting in your living room perfecting your winter swing. The impact bag you have used for months has convinced you that a groundbreaking season is at hand. It is an awesome feeling. You anticipate the league championship … Read More