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 cannotContinue reading “Dealing with Joint Pain in the Pandemic”

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 inContinue reading “All About Knee Pain Part 5 of 6”

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 orContinue reading “All about Knee pain part 4 of 6”

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 commonContinue reading “All About Our Knees Part 3 of 6”

All About Our Knees Part 1 of a 6 part series.

About the knee 1 of 6 Did you know that your knee is the largest joint in your body. Its a really amazing and complex mechanism made of bone, cartilage and ligaments. The cartilage in your knee acts as a cushion and gliding surface. So the knee can move freely. When the knee is healthy,Continue reading “All About Our Knees Part 1 of a 6 part series.”

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 andContinue reading “Arthritis Pain Do’s and Don’ts”

Link-Between Hearing Loss and RA

When we think of hearing loss, you may associate it with your loved one who’s always asking you to repeat yourself, or the friend who may struggle to follow conversations. Hearing loss is often caused by exposure to excessive noise and is even linked to the natural aging process. But did you know that hearingContinue reading “Link-Between Hearing Loss and RA”

How I Use Meditation and Palming To Help My Pain

So I have been meditating for over 18 months. It has helped me learn to quiet my mind. Focus on my breathing and start taking back some control of my pain. It sure did pay off last week. I fell after another bowman lost her balance her cane went sliding and she also grabbed ontoContinue reading “How I Use Meditation and Palming To Help My Pain”

What to do if you suddenly run out of energy-spoons when traveling

I love to travel but when I do, I know when I get home I will be wiped out by fatigue for sometimes 2-3-4 days. This little mini trip was no exception. Fatigue can often be described in various ways. Sometimes it is described as feeling a lack of energy and motivation (both mental andContinue reading “What to do if you suddenly run out of energy-spoons when traveling”

Rare Week In Washington DC

I had an amazing experience participating in Rare Week in Washington DC. I arrived Feb 25 and left Feb 29, 2020. Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill brings rare disease community members from across the country together to be educated on federal legislative issues, meet other advocates, and share their unique stories with legislators. IContinue reading “Rare Week In Washington DC”

What Really Helps Arthritis

If you’re asking yourself- what can help my arthritis, I will try to clear up a few of the most popular misconceptions for you. Here’s are a list of the most common questions about Arthritis and the facts about what can help arthritis pain. 1. Fact or Fiction? There is no cure for arthritis True.Continue reading “What Really Helps Arthritis”

Fall Weather + Falling Temps = Joint Pain

Can you predict the weather based on how your joints feel? Is it Cloudy with a chance of pain I your neck of the woods? Can increased joint pain be caused by the weather? In my opinion and experience absolutely For every mile I walk in the fall feels like 2 on my knee jointsContinue reading “Fall Weather + Falling Temps = Joint Pain”

Bone Cement Injections Pros and Cons

Bone cement injections The procedure of injecting bone cement into a lesion is called Subchondroplasty is a minimally-invasive surgery that targets and treats subchondral defects associated with chronic Bone Marrow Lesions (BML), an often-painful defect of the spongy cancellous bone that underlies and supports the cartilage of your joint. Subchondroplasty is a minimally-invasive surgery thatContinue reading “Bone Cement Injections Pros and Cons”

WEGOHealth Awards2019©

I am honored to be nominated again this year for the WEGO Health Awards