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 Is the Pain Down Your Leg Caused by Sciatica?

Is the Pain Down Your Leg Caused by Sciatica?

by Yenny (SU)
Are you experiencing lower back pain in the lumbar region of your spine, or pain that radiates down into your lower extremity, such as your thigh or down the leg? If you describe these symptoms to your doctor, they may consider this to be a medical condition called sciatica.

Why an Orthopedic Doctor Might Recommend Cortisone Shots

Why an Orthopedic Doctor Might Recommend Cortisone Shots

by Stephanie Meadows
The discovery of cortisone in 1949 was hailed as a huge medical breakthrough. Cortisone shots are frequently recommended by orthopedic specialists for muscle, nerve and joint pain. They work by eliminating inflammation and the associated pain. Used with a local anesthetic, cortisone injections can also help with diagnosis of orthopedic conditions.

Can You Prevent Degenerative Joint Disease

Can You Prevent Degenerative Joint Disease

by Stephanie Meadows
Since we are constantly moving our joints (which form the connections between bones), most people are likely to experience pain at one point or another. As people age, bones and joints become weaker and more likely to suffer damage. Besides aging, many diseases and conditions can cause joint pain and deterioration.

How Your Weight Affects Knee Pain

How Your Weight Affects Knee Pain

by Yenny (SU)
The knee is a complex joint containing bones, ligaments, and tendons that support almost the entire body weight. These mechanics need to work together smoothly and efficiently to allow the body full mobility. It is a vulnerable joint, susceptible to stress and injury, especially when the body is overweight. It’s good to have an understanding about how too much weight can impact both the short and long-term health of the knees.

The Different Types of Joint Replacement Surgeries

The Different Types of Joint Replacement Surgeries

by Yenny (SU)
The skeletal structure of the human body is made up of many different types of joints, the point where two bones meet. The knee joint is called a "hinge," as it can bend and straighten. The hip and shoulder joints are "ball-and-socket" where the rounded end of one fits into the hollow of another bone, allowing for a rotation movement.

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