Arthritis-health Blog

Q&A: Why Cortisone Injections Can Be Controversial

An orthopedic physician answers questions about cortisone injections’ potential risks and side effects and what doctors and patients can do to try to avoid them.

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Researchers Say Exercise Therapy Relieves Hip Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Experts say that if you have aches and pains caused by hip osteoarthritis, one of the best treatment options is exercise. Research suggests that building muscles can ease your symptoms and won’t cause your hip to deteriorate faster.

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Trigger Finger: When Your Finger "Gets Stuck"

A finger or thumb stuck in a bent position is the tell-tale sign of trigger finger. This condition occurs when a tendon’s sheath in the finger becomes inflamed. Learn about several potential underlying causes.

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Is My Hand Pain Caused by Arthritis or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Pain and numbness in your hands can be a sign of carpel tunnel, arthritis, or both. Doctors look for specific signs when evaluating patients for these two conditions.

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Does Cracking Your Knuckles Cause Arthritis?

Is it bad to crack your knuckles? An orthopedic hand surgeon explains what makes knuckles crack and what researchers know about how knuckle cracking affects your hands.

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What’s Causing My Hip Pain?

Osteoarthritis, bursitis, hip impingement, labral tears, and even back problems can cause your hip to hurt. Learn the hallmark symptoms of the most common hip conditions to help you identify the source of your hip pain and possibly relieve it.

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What to Expect After Hip Replacement Surgery

Recovery from hip replacement surgery can vary from person to person. Learn general how you may use pain medications, participate in physical therapy, and get back to your routine after surgery.

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17 To-Do Items Before Hip Replacement Surgery

There are several things you can do before hip replacement surgery to make your recovery easier. Read these recommendations and talk to your surgeon about how to prepare.

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6 Ways to Deal with Painful Gout Attacks

Having a gout attack? Here are 6 ways to reduce gout pain. While consulting a doctor is always best, you can take most steps on your own.

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Septic Bursitis: The Serious Side of Bursitis

Learn how doctors distinguish between non-septic bursitis and septic bursitis and why treating an infected bursa is so important.

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