Pain is a frustrating thing to deal with, especially if you don’t know why it’s happening. Arthritis is a common type of pain that afflicts humans of all ages. The most common type of arthritis is Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis but there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis. Almost 300,000 babies and children have arthritis or a rheumatic condition and about 54 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis.
Spring is upon us and in conjunction with those inevitable April showers comes the time of year when runners, both novice and experts, decide to hit the pavement. Running provides a myriad of health benefits to those who decide to engage in the activity. One of the main benefits is the reduction of weight. Even after the run is complete the calories continue to burn.
Joint pain is one of the leading causes for a visit to an orthopedist. Joints in the upper and lower extremities can become painful and swollen. The pain can hinder an individual’s ability to carry out even the simplest tasks such as walking, dressing, grooming, driving, or basic household activities. Depending upon your diagnosis after a radiological assessment,
One of the most common knee injuries requiring arthroscopic surgery is a torn meniscus. Now, you may be wondering exactly what is a meniscus and more importantly what purpose does it serve.