Knee pain can be a very debilitating and life-altering problem for today’s active adult. Knee pain can creep up slowly over time or literally bring you to your knees in an instant. The causes of knee pain can vary from a torn ligament to arthritis. So, how do you know what the problem is? Sometimes it can … Continue reading Knee pain: Is it arthritis, or is something torn?
Other than both being potentially serious conditions affecting millions of people, osteoarthritis and heart disease may not seem to have that much in common. Osteoarthritis causes pain and stiffness in the joints, while heart disease impacts the heart and blood vessels. Musculoskeletal system versus circulatory system. Separate issues, right? Actually, there is a relationship between … Continue reading Arthritis and heart disease: The surprisingly strong link
Sleep in an awkward position or spend a little too much time roughhousing with the kids, and a sore neck is probably in your near future. But it’ll pass. However, there is a common form of neck pain that usually doesn’t pass — in fact, it often gets worse with time. Cervical spondylosis is arthritis … Continue reading Cervical spondylosis: A real pain in the neck
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?
An exciting new treatment makes it’s way to young patients—and it’s all thanks to Baylor research. For parents of children with systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA), the normalcy of a worry-free childhood is often traded for years of extensive testing, difficult treatments and long hospitalizations. But a new treatment discovered by Baylor researchers is changing all … Continue reading A Brighter Tomorrow for Children with Juvenile Arthritis
Chronic pain sufferers, take heart. Advances in pain management may offer the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for. “Chronic pain,” which is a pain that lasts more than six months, not only affects everyday living but also everything from mood to relationships to job performance and affects an estimated 116 million Americans every day. “Chronic pain can … Continue reading What a Relief! Chronic Pain Sufferers, Take Heart.
Shoes stacked neatly off to the side of the mats tell you: yoga is done here. Before the lights dim, signaling the beginning of class, six women converse about their lives, their cancer diagnosis and treatments. The five class regulars encourage this week’s newcomer not to worry about her fitness abilities. There’s no yoga fashionistas here … Continue reading Chair Yoga: Relax and Breathe
I remember seeing the hallway light creep into my bedroom. It was 3:30 in the morning and I knew it meant my Dad was up again. It wasn’t anything new, I had seen that light turn on a lot overnight in recent weeks. I was 13-years-old and sometimes as teenagers, we don’t always catch on when … Continue reading Dad’s rheumatoid arthritis reveals the best and worst that life offers
Joint replacement surgery is life-changing. Would you know if you needed it? At first, retirement couldn’t slow Bueal “Bill” George down. He and his wife, Phyllis, were as busy as ever between traveling overseas, spending time with their 14 grandkids and overseeing numerous rental properties. But then, the pain started. “It got to where it hurt … Continue reading Is it time for joint replacement surgery?
Joint pain can keep you from enjoying your life to the fullest, but there are steps you can take to build strong and healthy joints for life. Orthopaedic specialists on the Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano medical staff offer tips on developing strong joints and avoiding pain and injuries so you can love your … Continue reading 6 Ways to Show Your Joints Some Love