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Tag Archives: Arthritis



Jun 04, 2019
What is “Prehab’”?? And how to properly prepare for an elective surgery

Barring any significant trauma requiring immediate medical attention, musculoskeletal surgeries are typically elective. Whether its a total joint replacement [of the knee, hip, and shoulders], a rotator cuff repair, or minor spinal surgeries, insurance companies won’t typically classify these as “necessary”, no matter how much pain you’re in. Whatever the diagnosis is, when the time […]

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May 15, 2019
Myth Busters: Do Sports Cause Arthritis?

Many of us have participated in sports throughout our lifespan, playing in high school and college sports, or recreational running/biking. And as we age many have developed knee or hip arthritis and blame the cause on playing those same sports. But can we put the cause only on our previous exercise? If intense activity causes […]

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May 01, 2019
Happy National Arthritis Awareness Month! Here are some tips to reduce common arthritic symptoms

Arthritis can be a real pain in the you know what [insert body part here]. Arthritis, a pathology characterized by pain, swelling, and stiffness within the joint currently affects 25%, or 54 million Americans with the highest prevalence being in individuals greater than 65.1   The most commonly known types are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and […]

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Oct 16, 2018
Can Your Arthritic Joint Predict the Weather

Weather prediction is not the most reliable of pursuits (ask anyone who has watched a news weatherman…). However many of my clients will swear that they know the weather is worsening because of their joint pain. This can raise a lot of questions, such as why an arthritic knee would hurt more if its cloudy […]

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