Winter and Joint Pain

Do achy joints plague you during the coldest months? Does it seem like your knees, hips, and ankles feel sore whenever snow is falling? It’s not your imagination! Winter weather—particularly cold—can cause slow, achy joints, making it hard to get moving. If you’re looking for winter joint pain relief, here are eight tips to help... Continue Reading →

Goodbye 2021 Hello To 2022

Another year ends 2021 is almost gone. Salute to the experience you had in that year, and welcome 2022 with all the guts and glory. Many things you’ve learned in the year 2021 some of happiness and some some of hurt and some of love. May your 2022 be full of surprises and blessings and... Continue Reading →

September is Pain Awareness Month

Understanding more about the underlying causes of pain can help improve treatments and alleviate suffering Each September, pain specialists and advocates across the country raise awareness about issues related to chronic pain during National Pain Awareness Month. Did you know that chronic pain affects more than 100 million Americans. that's 1/3 of the USA population... Continue Reading →

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day June 19, 2021

This World Sickle Cell Day (observed every year on June 19), find new stories and resources about sickle cell disease! So many people I have met that have sickle cell disease also have Osteonecrosis aka Avascular Necrosis. Sickle Cell is an inherited blood disorder that causes “sickle” shaped red blood cells that can stick together,... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year

Being an advocate for bone and joint pain and personally living with osteoarthritis osteonecrosis and spondylolisthesis pain . I saw our community struggle in new and ways besides living and dealing with daily pain. People suddenly couldn’t access routine care because of lockdowns, fear and added anxiety. They became more isolated than ever before. They... Continue Reading →

Dealing with Joint Pain in the Pandemic

How do I deal with my knee and back pain until the orthopedic doctors start seeing patients again? There are a variety of non-operative treatment options for pain. No one treatment is going to help everyone, and patients need to find the treatments that seem to work the best for them. Medications I personally cannot... Continue Reading →

All About Knee Pain Part 5 of 6

Part 5 knee Treatments Conservative care Many types of knee pain can be relieved and/or resolved with conservative treatments such as: Rest When the knee is injured or is inflamed, as in bursitis, tendonitis or arthritis, it’s important to rest the joint and avoid overuse. That may mean keeping the knee straight (extended) or in... Continue Reading →

All about Knee pain part 4 of 6

  Part 4 knees How is knee pain diagnosed?   When diagnosing any knee pain, the physician will take your medical history and perform a thorough physical examination. To help your doctor best understand your knee pain, you’ll need to provide the following information: • A description of your knee pain (aching, tenderness, burning or... Continue Reading →

All About Our Knees Part 3 of 6

Part 3 knee Knee injuries can be the result of sports, falls or trauma. They typically involve the ligaments that hold two of the bones of the knee – the femur and tibia – together. Here are some of the most common types: Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are among the most common... Continue Reading →

All About Our Knees Part 2

Types of Pain What are the different types of knee pain? Knee pain has many causes. Some of the most common include: Osteoarthritis Arthritis is a chronic condition that causes joint inflammation. Symptoms include redness, warmth, swelling, tenderness and pain. Up to 30 percent of the population may have knee osteoarthritis, or “wear and tear”... Continue Reading →

Arthritis Pain Do’s and Don’ts

Arthritis pain: The Do's and The don'ts Will physical activity reduce or increase your arthritis pain? Get tips on exercise and other common concerns when coping with arthritis symptoms and arthritis pain. Arthritis is a leading cause of pain and disability worldwide. You can find plenty of advice about easing the pain of arthritis and... Continue Reading →

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