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October 12th Begins Bone and Joint Health Action Week

October 12th Begins Bone and Joint Health Action Week

by Holly (SU)
Worldwide, bone and joint conditions are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability.

Finding the Right Elbow Surgeon

Finding the Right Elbow Surgeon

by Stephanie Meadows
From one joint to the next, the body is an intricately functioning combination of moving parts. When you think about joints like our elbows and knees, they not only allow the limbs to move and bend, they also help distribute and carry weight. When the elbow, in particular, is injured or damaged, there can be a lot of pain and discomfort with just about every arm movement. An orthopedic surgeon can examine and diagnose an injured elbow to determine what type of treatment to proceed with, from physical therapy to surgery.

What Happens When You Dislocate an Elbow?

What Happens When You Dislocate an Elbow?

by Stephanie Meadows
The elbow is made up of three bones, the humerus (upper arm), the ulna (large bone of forearm), and the radius (small forearm bone near the thumb). Between the humerus and ulna is the humeroulnar joint, which enables the elbow to be able to move, in other words flex and extend. The elbow is known as a hinge joint, due to it being able to bend and straighten up and down like a hinge.

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.

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