Treatments for Osteoarthritis

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Treatments for Osteoarthritis

Eight years ago, I tore the meniscus in my left knee while squatting down to dust the furniture in my living room. Initially, I assumed the pain would subside in a few days. Unfortunately, the pain, and swelling, only got worse over time. So, I underwent surgery to remove the part of my meniscus that was torn. Unfortunately, I’ve developed osteoarthritis in this knee during the years since my surgery. I’ve tried several home treatments to relieve my symptoms. Sadly, none of them have worked. Because I miss my active lifestyle, I’m considering making an appointment with an orthopedist. On this blog, you will discover the latest trends in osteoarthritis treatment.

Why Your Ankle Might Be Swelling

23 January 2017
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If you have noticed that your ankle is swelling, there are quite a few things that could be causing it. It is important to note the common causes for a swollen ankle so you know if you just need ice and rest or if you should seek medical treatment. Here are some of the more common causes for having a swollen ankle. You Have Arthritis Swelling of the ankles is a common occurrence when you have arthritis. Read More …

Understanding Femoral Anteversion: Causes And Treatment

18 October 2016
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Does your child walk with his or her toes pointed inward? Do the knees sometimes appear to be bowed? This is known as "intoeing" and it's not uncommon in young children whose bones are still malleable and developing. It is caused by the thigh bones (femurs) twisting slightly inward, making the knees and toes turn more toward each other, in a condition known as femoral anteversion. Here is what you need to know as a parent about femoral anteversion. Read More …

Tips For Understanding And Treating A Shoulder Dislocation

15 June 2016
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Whether you lead an active lifestyle, work in a physically demanding job, or recently suffered a fall, sudden and significant shoulder discomfort could be the sign of a dislocated shoulder. A condition caused when the upper end of the bone that connects your arm to your shoulder is knocked out of the socket, it can be very painful. Here are some things you should know about shoulder dislocation and treatment if you're experiencing pain. Read More …

Making Your Own Herbal Bath Salts For Back Pain Relief Using Essential Oils

9 October 2015
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If you suffer from chronic back pain, you may already be undergoing medical treatment and physical therapy with a back pain specialist. However, you may still experience muscle spasms, tension and soreness. If so, make your own bath salts using herbal essential oils and Epsom salts to find added relief. What You Will Need To make your herbal bath salts, first gather the following supplies and ingredients.  Small glass bowl Large metal spoon One cup of Epsom salts 10 drops of camphor essential oil 8 drops of lavender essential oil Plastic wrap, enough to cover the bowl Glass jar with lid Camphor oil has a cooling, menthol quality to it. Read More …

3 Knee Replacement Techniques That Have Improved Surgical Outcomes

18 September 2015
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If you are having a knee replacement and are intimidated by the surgery, there are reasons you should be less afraid. The intimidation you feel about the procedure, beyond routine concerns, is often due to poor outcomes in previous decades. With advances in technology and surgical techniques, more patients are leaving the hospital quickly and without a lengthy recovery. Platelet-Rich Plasma During pre-operative preparations, your surgeon may choose to take a vial of your blood for later use. Read More …