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Is Ankle Pain A Sign of Arthritis?

Is Ankle Pain A Sign of Arthritis?

by Holly (SU)
While it’s important to consider other potential causes of your ankle pain before attributing it to arthritis, and arthritis can only be diagnosed by a medical doctor.

Orthopedic Tests for Hip and Pelvic Problems

Orthopedic Tests for Hip and Pelvic Problems

by Holly (SU)
Pain of the hip and pelvic area is one of the most frequent types of joint pain seen by orthopedic doctors.

5 Causes of Wrist Pain

5 Causes of Wrist Pain

by Holly (SU)
Whether you enjoy an athletic, energetic lifestyle or live a more sedentary, relaxing life, you may sometimes experience wrist pain that can slow down or stop your activities.

Is Age a Consideration for Joint Replacement?

Is Age a Consideration for Joint Replacement?

by Crystal (SU)
Often, people with joint pain and other issues are told they are too young for joint replacement surgery because implants have a lifespan and, if performed too early, may require being redone, surgically, later. Or, they are told they are too old or have age-related medical issues might preclude major surgery.

Foot Care for Arthritis

Foot Care for Arthritis

by Stephanie Meadows
We rely on our feet for stability and movement. Feet are complex structures that support our weight and provide the ability to move in amazing ways. In fact, there are 28 bones and more than 30 joints in each foot! Although we take them for granted when everything feels fine, feet are unfortunately more prone to injury and conditions such as arthritis. Possible consequences of arthritis of the foot include pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of mobility. Proper foot care for arthritis can help minimize these symptoms.

Top Tips for Surviving Arthritis

Top Tips for Surviving Arthritis

by Shearly (SU)
There are several forms of arthritis, the most common of which is osteoarthritis. Often called wear and tear arthritis, osteoarthritis is caused by a breakdown of the cartilage that cushions and protects your joints. Rheumatoid arthritis, another condition that is extremely widespread, is known as an autoimmune disorder, meaning that the immune system sends a signal to the body to essentially attack itself. The reason for this is not well understood, but it’s believed that the immune system no longer recognizes the tissues as being part of the body. Regardless of which kind you have, here are some helpful tips for surviving arthritis.

Cracking Knuckles: Is it bad for you?

Cracking Knuckles: Is it bad for you?

by Stephanie Meadows
Around 25 - 54 percent of people possess the habit of cracking their knuckles. Although a lot of people love cracking their knuckles, the habit is poorly understood. Likewise, many people believe that cracking your knuckles may cause a number of health problems.

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