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Is It Carpal Tunnel or is it Arthritis?

Is It Carpal Tunnel or is it Arthritis?

by Yenny (SU)
If you are having pain in one or both hands, you may be wondering if carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis are causing you pain. While both conditions can cause pain, there are several key differences between the two. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause weakness, tingling, or numbness in the hand. Arthritis can also cause pain and make it difficult to grasp things, but for completely different reasons. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by nerve compression and arthritis is caused by inflammation and damage to the joint.

Choosing the Best Pediatric Orthopaedist

Choosing the Best Pediatric Orthopaedist

by Yenny (SU)
Children have different needs and risks that adults do not, as they are continuing their growth and development into adulthood. What’s more, they cannot always tell you what is bothering them the way adults can. Nor are they always patient and cooperative during medical examinations. All of this means that when your child has a bone or muscle related disorder, you need the best orthopedist you can find. After all, choosing the best pediatric orthopaedist is vital when your child’s health and wellbeing is at stake. Below are some helpful tips for choosing only the best pediatric orthopedist for your child.

Stretches for after a Hip Replacement

Stretches for after a Hip Replacement

by Stephanie Meadows
Total hip replacement is one of the most common surgical procedures performed. According to the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, 193,000 procedures are done annually. The primary goal of the surgery is to decrease or eliminate pain so that you can get on with living your life. You can enhance your recovery process and eliminate your apprehension about further injury by exercising properly. Knowing proper stretches to do and what to avoid will ease your mind and reduce your risk of injury.

Hip Pain and Pregnancy

Hip Pain and Pregnancy

by Stephanie Meadows
Women, especially those who become mothers, are the real heroes in this world of ours. Women’s bodies go through so much as it is. The biggest physical accomplishment is often seen as being able to become pregnant, carry this other human, eventually give birth, and become a parent. They say, seeing your child and holding them for the first time is unlike anything else you have ever felt in your life.

Safeguarding Your Joints

Safeguarding Your Joints

by Stephanie Meadows
Our musculoskeletal system is constructed of bones, muscles, and joints. The bones attach to each other at a joint, where strong tissues called tendons and ligaments help connect the bones. On the ends of each bone is a lining of smooth, protective cartilage and soft tissues (synovial membranes) that produce a liquid called synovial fluid. Your bones are cushioned by cartilage and lubricated by synovial membranes, so that they will not rub against each other. Joints are designed to let you move your body and support your weight as you go through life. Taking care to safeguard and maintain healthy joints can help you avoid nagging pain and injury as you age.