Wrist pain is incredibly distracting and gets in the way of your daily activities. Whether you have a desk job, a heavy-labor job, or are an active retiree, wrist pain can happen to anyone. While it’s impossible to completely avoid all accidents that can cause wrist injuries, there are many things you can do to protect your wrists. Let’s talk about some key ways in which you can reduce your risk of developing wrist pain, and where you can go in Boynton Beach and Palm Beach County if you’re [Read More]
The Role of Physical Therapy in Managing Arthritis Pain
When you have arthritis, the idea of moving your joints may seem counterintuitive, especially when you’re in pain and worried about exacerbating it when you overexert your joints. Nonetheless, it is exactly what you need to keep your joints healthy and limber. Physical therapy helps get your joints moving in a safe and effective way. It is the closest thing there is to a miracle drug for your arthritis. This is why it has become one of the most highly recommended approaches to managing the [Read More]
Am I at Risk of Developing Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis – also often called just “arthritis” because it is the most common form of arthritis – happens when your joints experience pain and inflammation due to wear and tear. The condition occurs when the protective cartilage in the joint becomes worn down and degraded. The damaged cartilage cannot adequately cushion and protect your joint, leading to pain and the inability to move the joint as easily as before. While many people think that osteoarthritis is inevitable, you can do a [Read More]
Causes of Knee Arthritis
When people talk about “arthritis,” they usually mean osteoarthritis. This is a wear-and-tear condition that is characterized by inflamed joints. The primary symptoms of arthritis are pain, stiffness, and swelling around the affected joint. Arthritis can affect any joint in your body, but it most commonly (and most severely) affects the knees, hands, spine, and hips. If someone in your family suffers from this condition, you have an increased risk of developing it. Preserving the health of [Read More]
First Signs of Hip Arthritis
Any joint in your body is susceptible for arthritis, the most common type of which osteoarthritis – the wearing down of the joint due to years of wear and tear. And when it comes to wear and tear, one of the most vulnerable joints is the hip. Depending on the type of arthritis you have, expect the pain and discomfort in your hip to get progressively worse over time. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage that lines the joints wears away over time, restricting the blood flow inside the joint. As the [Read More]
What a Concierge Orthopedics Is Like
Imagine arriving at a boutique medical center and being invited to enter through a members-only, private side door – with no waiting. No having to sit in a crowded lobby, but rather being taken right to a room for a visit with the doctor. And concierge orthopedics works the same way, specializing in the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic physicians specialize in diagnosing and treating injuries and health conditions involving the bones, muscles, and ancillary structures – everything from [Read More]
10 Questions to Ask Your New Orthopedist
If you are experiencing joint pain as the result of an accident or a chronic condition, your primary doctor may refer you to an orthopedist specially trained in diagnosing and treating conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. After careful examination of your particular disorder, your orthopedist will recommend a course of treatment that may include a corrective surgical procedure. If so, here are 10 questions you should ask your orthopedic surgeon upfront: Why is this [Read More]
What is PRP Therapy?
You may have heard about the benefits of PRP therapy in the news, or perhaps, from a fellow athlete. More and more, patients with knee and other types of joint pain are turning to PRP therapy to help heal damage caused by certain medical conditions or injuries. Doctors use PRP to improve healing after medical procedures, too. What to Expect From Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Platelets are specialized elements in your blood that among other functions, [Read More]