Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Some 23% of all adults in the U.S., more than 54 million people, have arthritis. The annual direct medical costs are at least $140 billion. The disease affects senior citizens, working-age adults and even children, with [...]
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Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a debilitating condition that causes pain and limits both range of motion and strength in the hands, wrists, fingers, and forearms. Thankfully, you can go a long way toward averting the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome with some simple adjustments to your daily routine. Below, we’ll break down 5 [...]
If you feel pain or swelling in your joints, there’s a chance you may have arthritis, tendonitis, or bursitis. Knowing which you have helps you and your doctor create the best treatment plan for your symptoms. Joint pain refers to discomfort, aches, and soreness in any of the body’s joints. Joints are the parts [...]
Arthritis is a group of painful and degenerative conditions marked by inflammation in the joints that causes stiffness, pain and limited movement. Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, worsens with age, and is caused by wear and tear over time. Rheumatoid arthritis, classified as an autoimmune disease, stems from the immune system attacking [...]
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, pain impacts more individuals than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined and is a leading factor behind long-term disability. In an effort to mitigate existing chronic pain or post-surgical pain, many individuals receive treatment from a pain management specialist in New Jersey. To help [...]
Rotator cuff tears are among the most frequent causes of shoulder pain and disability, impacting over two million people every year. A torn rotator cuff directly alters the shoulder and can make the most routine tasks such as bathing, reaching overhead, and sweeping the floor difficult and painful. A rotator cuff is a group [...]
An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear or sprain is a common knee injury suffered by athletes. Roughly 150,000 ACL injuries occur every year in the United States. Athletes that play certain high-demand sports are among the most likely to suffer an ACL tear, and female athletes who play basketball and soccer can be up [...]
Tennis elbow, called lateral epicondylitis, is associated with pain on the outer (lateral) part of the elbow and is a fairly common occurrence affecting between 1%-3% of the adult population in the United States. It is most frequently seen in individuals between the ages of 40-50. Tennis elbow is known to orthopaedic sports [...]
When a finger or thumb becomes locked in a bent-down position and is unable to straighten out on its own, there is a strong likelihood that it’s the result of trigger finger, known as stenosing tenosynovitis of the finger. Trigger finger is a painful condition resulting from the tendons in the hand becoming inflamed. [...]
With recent advances in medical technology, minimally invasive surgery is becoming more and more widespread in hospitals and outpatient surgery centers across the country, but what are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery for patients and why should you care? “Our array of treatment represents the whole gamut of what’s available,” says Thomas P. Obade, [...]