When you seek help for an aching knee, shoulder or other joint, one of the first things a doctor will do is try to see which of the two major types of arthritis you have. Three questions help give them the answer.
Get answers to nine questions about how doctors may use a regular treatment of cortisone injections to provide pain relief for joint pain.
Neck pain may signal a shoulder problem, and shoulder pain may signal a neck problem. Symptoms can overlap, too. Learn how experts tell the difference, and steps you can take to feel better.
If you roll out of bed bleary-eyed each day, thinking, “Oh, my aching [insert painful joint here],” you’re not alone. Research shows that between 50 and 90 percent of people with chronic joint pain don’t sleep well. And, that sleep deprivation can lead to other health issues, including low energy, mood disorders and eating problems. … Read More
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Contributor: William Seitz, MD, orthopaedic surgeon Arthritis of the shoulder, elbow and wrist can leave you in pain and feeling weak. It also can create a substantial loss of mobility and function. The good news is that there are some very effective techniques to addressing this problem, even in severe cases. Struggling with day-to-day function … Read More
While many of us associate torn rotator cuffs with baseball, people older than age 45 are increasingly at risk for this injury.
For many people who suffer with severe pain, nerve blocks have become part of their treatment. These injections of local anesthetic and steroid directly to the area of the affected nerve can help with pain control and improve function and quality of life. Often, the goal is to help people avoid surgery and to take … Read More
Hunch over a computer keyboard all day and you might feel tightness in your neck. Hit two buckets of golf balls and you might feel pain in your shoulder. Sit in an awkward position for too long and you might feel tension in your back. Sore muscles usually feel better after a day or two … Read More
Whether it’s a painful shoulder, knee or elbow, tendonitis and bursitis are troublesome conditions that can affect just about anyone. The pain can come gradually, building up over time. Or it can feel sudden and severe. If you feel concerned or unsure about the cause of pain, see your doctor. But in many cases, it’s … Read More
Treating a dislocated shoulder always looks so easy in the movies and on TV. In real life, you should seek medical attention right away.