Category: Arthritis

Joint Pain: When Is It Time To See A Specialist

When you have joint pain, it becomes top of mind every time you move. It doesn’t matter if it’s your knee, elbow, hip, or shoulder. Move, and there’s pain. It limits your ability to participate in sports, to exercise, play with your children or grandchildren, and it interferes with just plain everyday activities. So, what is the tipping point of joint pain, and when is it time to see a specialist?

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When to Seek Treatment for Arthritis in Your Back

Arthritis can affect your back, most commonly in the lower neck and back. Pain and stiffness are the main symptoms, although the exact cause may not be known. If you suffer from arthritis in your back, it may be difficult to decide when to seek treatment. Keep reading for some clarification.

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Signs That It Is Time For A Knee Replacement

If you hear that click and pop from your knee when you get up from a chair, it could be one of the signs that it is time for a knee replacement. If your activities are limited and the pain keeps you from enjoying life, it could be time to speak to Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center about knee replacement surgery.

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Arthritis in the Winter

Arthritis isn’t the definition of a disease or one single issue, it’s a blanket definition of stiffness and pain in your joints. There are dozens of types of arthritis, but the most common form of arthritis is caused by the degeneration of joints that happen as you age. Over time, the cartilage that cushions your bones near your joints wears away and bone beings to rub against bone. In this winter time, arthritis becomes worse due to the colder, drier weather. Follow these tips to avoid severe arthritis symptoms this winter:

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Most Effective Ways to Manage Arthritis Pain

Arthritis could be caused by about 100 different diseases, but it all leads to one main symptom: inflammation of the joints. Inflammation is the body’s way of fighting off injury or infection, and it is completely healthy for short periods of time. However, arthritis can cause severe, long-term inflammation which will eventually kill joint tissue.

If you are suffering from arthritis pain, always consult with your doctor, but listed below are steps that you can take at home to ease your symptoms.

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