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An Overview of Hand Arthritis

An Overview of Hand Arthritis

by Holly (SU)
Our hands are the workhorses of the body, responsible for myriad tiny, repetitive movements on a daily basis such as buttoning clothing, tying shoes, preparing meals, and working our cellphones

What is Degenerative Arthritis of the Shoulder?

What is Degenerative Arthritis of the Shoulder?

by Yenny (SU)
Arthritis is not a single disease, but a way of referring to the experience of joint pain due to inflammation and cartilage breakdown. It can occur anywhere in the body, and is the leading cause of disability in America, according to the Arthritis Foundation. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis that affect more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children each year. Arthritis affects more women than men and is more prevalent as we age.

How Osteoarthritis Affects Your Bones and Joints

How Osteoarthritis Affects Your Bones and Joints

by Yenny (SU)
Joints allow for movement and shock absorption. Think of how your fingers bend when you hold a pen or a fork. The cartilage on the ends of the bones in your fingers allow for that movement in the joints to be smooth and pain free. And, when you jump off a curb, your knee joint absorbs the pressure from the weight of your body when you land on your feet.

Preventing Degenerative Joint Disease of the Cervical Spine

Preventing Degenerative Joint Disease of the Cervical Spine

by Natalie (SU)
Do you have a pain in your neck? If you do, you’re not alone, but living with neck pain can greatly affect your quality of life. From driving to eating, almost everything you do involves turning your head or bending your neck. Chronic neck pain can often be a symptom of osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis. When this type of arthritis is found in the neck (or the cervical spine), it is called degenerative joint disease (DJD) because the stress of aging, or other activities, has caused the joints of the spine to wear down. It is true that the risk of osteoarthritis increases with age, but while we can’t turn back the hands of time, we can develop habits and alter our lifestyles to protect our spine. The amount of stress that you place on your spine will determine its health, so making healthy lifestyle choices can help you prevent DJD of your cervical spine.

All About Pain Management

All About Pain Management

by Shearly (SU)
No one ever said pain was fun. For millions of Americans, pain is a constant companion. There is good news, though. Recent advances in pain management are giving new hope to patients who live with constant pain. At Advanced Bone & Joint, we understand how pain can keep you from living fully. That’s why we have created this helpful guide about pain management.

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