Have you ever wondered why your shins were throbbing after running or catching a pickup basketball game with your friends? Typically, this displeasure is called “shin splints,” but a doctor may refer to shin splints as “medial tibial stress syndrome”. What Are Shin Splints? Shin splints is a pain that occurs below the knee at the … Continue reading Shin splints: Treatment and prevention tips you need to know
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to lose density, leaving them thin and weak and susceptible to fractures. While osteoporosis does affect more women than men, it is not just a women’s disease. Approximately two million American men already have osteoporosis, and about 12 million more are at risk. The risk for men developing … Continue reading Men, could you be at risk for osteoporosis?
When you have shoulder pain, you might not know the cause. Robert Berry, DO, medical director of sports medicine at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano, said that pain from arthritis and bursitis can be similar. But here are some differences that he suggests you should be aware of. Arthritis Arthritis usually develops … Continue reading Shoulder pain: Is it arthritis or bursitis?
Knee pain is aggravating and restrictive. It can keep you from participating in activities that you enjoy and halt your daily exercise routine. Yet, whether it’s from a previous or recent injury, knee pain can be alleviated. While the initial reaction to pain is to rest and stay off of the injury, the best form of … Continue reading Knee pain? Alleviate aching knees with these strengthening exercises
If you’re experiencing tingling, numbness or weakness in the hand, thumb or first three fingers, this could be a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome. With this, you might also experience pain between the wrist and the elbow. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an inflammation of the tendons within the carpal tunnel (on the palm side of … Continue reading How to relieve pain from carpal tunnel syndrome
The hip is one of the hardest working joints in the human body, tasked with supporting the weight of our upper torso and giving us the ability to walk and move. So when things go wrong, the consequences can be serious. The Hip Preservation Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas provides advanced treatment of hip … Continue reading Hip preservation specialists can repair joints without major surgery
When it comes to what can hurt our joints, illusions abound. So we asked Torrance Walker, MD, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, to help clear up the confusion surrounding five common misconceptions. Climbing stairs can harm your knees. FALSE. “In fact, climbing … Continue reading Is cracking your knuckles bad for you? 5 Joint myths busted
Do you ever wake up in the morning with a stiff neck and hear popping or cracking noises? Whether you slept like a rock in a contorted position or uncomfortably tossed and turned all night, waking up with neck pain can be debilitating to everyday life. As an orthopedic specialist, patients will often visit my … Continue reading What causes cricks in the neck?
Can the weather really cause joint pain? It’s no wives’ tale — people with arthritis really may be able to tell when the weather is going to change. “Barometric pressure, which is the weight of the air surrounding us, often drops significantly before a cold front or storm moves in,” said Duncan McKellar, MD, an orthopedic … Continue reading Weather and joint pain: It’s no wives’ tale
When patients come into my office, it’s usually because their level of pain has become unmanageable. Sometimes, injuries to joints might be hindering their normal mobility, preventing them from the activities they love. They’re sick of joint pain, and “toughing it out” is no longer an option. But before we consider joint replacement, we examine … Continue reading Knee pain? It may be time to consider joint replacement