You probably know that arthritis is a painful condition, regardless of whether it is osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. However, some arthritis patients experience the pain of arthritis more severely than others. Here are some specific characteristics that can add to a patient’s pain. Age Although arthritis can affect people of all ages, it is more

In a period of 7 years, some 5 million Americans visited their doctors about a rotator cuff tear. These injuries are incredibly common and quite debilitating. The injury can happen for a number of reasons (both long-term overuse or a traumatic injury). What is a rotator cuff tear? What is a massive tear? The rotator

Braces can be used for a whole host of injuries and conditions. You might have seen Rob Gronkowski’s bionic arm brace whilst watching the NFL, or a whole host of Olympic athletes with knee or arm braces to support injuries or prevent them. Now, however, new research suggests that wearing braces can significantly reduce the

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Many of will notice our joints grow stiffer, click more often and are more painful as we grow older. However for some this may become a debilitation and chronically painful condition. Osteoarthritis – also known as degenerative or wear and tear arthritis – is estimated to affect around 1 in 10 Americans over the age

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The term tennis elbow is a bit confusing. Yes, patients can get the injury from playing lots of tennis, this was recently highlighted by British tennis star Andy Murray suffering from the injury, but tennis is not the only way the injury is suffered. In fact, most patients do it just sat in their cubicle

Is your shoulder hurting and have you observed a deformity in your shoulder? If you’ve recently suffered a shoulder injury, you may be suffering from a separated or dislocated shoulder. Often mistaken for the same thing, a shoulder separation and a shoulder dislocation different conditions, caused by different injuries and requiring a different course of

Knee are large, complex, versatile joints. This makes them particularly prone to injury, especially among athletes and active individuals. However, you can avoid injury if you know the risks. The Knee Joint – Structure and Function The knee joint is where 4 separate bones – the femur, the tibia, the fibula, and the patella meet.

If you’re a sporty type you might have heard of friends tearing their meniscus, or suffering a meniscal tear as part of their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. But what is a meniscal tear and who is at risk of suffering the injury?   What is a meniscal tear?   There are two menisci found

Shoulder instability affects thousands of Americans across the country each year. For most, it is an inconvenience, and annoyance that needs treating but is not essential to their life and survival. But for one population getting back to 100% following shoulder instability is essential for their livelihood. A recent study published in the Journal of

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Despite the long-term success of Total Knee Replacement (TKR), in some case, it can fail over time due to various reasons. The most common reason for TKR failure is wearing out, dislocation and fracture of the replacement artificial joint. Any of these can cause your knee to become swollen, stiff, unstable and painful. If this

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