Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, often used to require amputation. But new developments are changing that. Find out more about the limb-saving techniques now in use.
Does one of your toes appear to bend in an awkward way or curl under painfully? If so, you may have a hammertoe. Here are five things you should know.
Not so long ago, patients needing a total hip or knee replacement would be away from home anywhere from a week to 10 days – or even longer. Not any 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.
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What does the inside of your hip look like? Your knee? Shoulder? You may not need or want to know. But for doctors attempting to treat patients with joint problems, the knowledge is essential. Recent advances in imaging technology are providing doctors enhanced views of damaged joints and, in the process, transforming how they approach … Read More
While both adults and kids can get bone fractures, kids are especially vulnerable to a unique injury called a “growth plate injury.” What is a growth plate? Growth plates describe the weakest parts of a child’s growing skeleton. They are soft, pliable areas at the ends of bones that produce new bone tissue as children … Read More
If the Olympic games are inspiring you to get out and run a little more, you may want to leave your shoes in the closet. Barefoot running is gaining popularity because of the benefits it may provide. Susan Joy, MD, treats athletes at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. She says by running barefoot you may be … Read More
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
Do your joints ache when rain is in the forecast? People whose arthritis seems to flare before or after it rains wonder if damp weather is making their arthritis worse. Rheumatologists say they get this question a lot, even though not much evidence supports a link between sore joints and damp weather. Elaine Husni, MD, … Read More
A recent survey found nine out of 10 parents underestimate the time kids should take off from playing any one sport during the year. The rest is needed to prevent overuse injuries, overtraining and burnout. Laura Goldberg, MD, a sports health physician at the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center, says parents need to pay attention … Read More