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New Year’s Resolutions to Ease Arthritis Pain

It’s that time of year again where we all promise ourselves to make more frequent visits to the gym, eat healthier, and shed a few pounds. But, how successful is this overdone New Year’s Resolution? Sure, it sounds great on paper but is it really enough motivation to get us to push through the pain and workout or cut out unhealthy food altogether? As it turns out, there are significant benefits for arthritis symptoms when you eat healthier and get more active.... View Article

Most Effective Ways to Manage Arthritis Pain

Arthritis could be caused by about 100 different diseases, but it all leads to one main symptom: inflammation of the joints. Inflammation is the body’s way of fighting off injury or infection, and it is completely healthy for short periods of time. However, arthritis can cause severe, long-term inflammation which will eventually kill joint tissue. If you are suffering from arthritis pain, always consult with your doctor, but listed below are steps that you can take at home to ease your symptoms.... View Article

Preventing Injuries: Treadmill vs Running Outside

For runners, the repetitive motion and impact of shifting your body weight from one foot to the other can cause wear and tear over time. Whether you’re just starting out or completing your second marathon, you may experience heel, foot, knee and lower back pain at some point.   Injuries and strains can interrupt your training schedule and may even discourage you from exercising, but did you know that choosing between a treadmill and running outside could help to prevent injuries?... View Article

Carpal Tunnel Explained

We sat down and interviewed Hand Surgeon, Dr. Amrish Patel about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome describes the symptoms which arise from compression of one of the major nerves of the arm, called the median nerve, as it passes through wrist. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome most commonly involve numbness and tingling of the thumb, index and middle fingers. These symptoms usually begin at night and will wake people up.... View Article

Web Resources

For additional information on arthroscopy, sports medicine, and much more, please visit. Arthroscopy.com – Useful information regarding treatment of upper and lower extremity injuries including arthroscopy of the knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, and carpal tunnel. Smith-Nephew.com – Information regarding orthopaedic conditions, procedures and patient education. Stryker.com – Information in the areas of orthopaedic products, support and patient education. Synvisc.com – Information regarding joint injected viscosupplements. Zimmer.com – Information in the areas of orthopaedic products, support and patient education.... View Article