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Steroid Shots for Arthritis Are a Bad Combination

Steroid Shots for Arthritis Are a Bad Combination

Let’s face it. No arthritis sufferer becomes overjoyed at the thought of getting steroid shots. Steroids are riddled with many well-known side effects, such as weight gain, changes in behavior or mood, headaches, and so on. While arthritis pain may be difficult...
Why Is My Hip Arthritis Getting Bad So Fast?

Why Is My Hip Arthritis Getting Bad So Fast?

A common symptom in patients who present to us with hip arthritis isn’t just pain, but pain that progresses very quickly. Patients often ask, Why is my hip arthritis getting bad so fast? While the breakdown of cartilage in the hip and decreased range of motion...
Chondroitin vs Celebrex: Which Is Better for Arthritis?

Chondroitin vs Celebrex: Which Is Better for Arthritis?

As a consumer in the US free-market society, you have a choice in the products you buy and use. This is also true for medical and health products. If you have arthritis, your doctor can prescribe whatever anti-inflammatory or analgesic medication he or she chooses,...
The Differences Between Knee and Hip Arthritis

The Differences Between Knee and Hip Arthritis

While they might share the term arthritis and live just a joint apart, knee and hip arthritis are really two different diseases. In interventional orthopedics, we see patients with knee or hip arthritis every day and have clearly observed these differences ourselves,...
How to Decrease Your Risk for Knee Arthritis

How to Decrease Your Risk for Knee Arthritis

Arthritis comes in many forms, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis (arthritis that occurs due to an injury), but the most common, by far, is osteoarthritis (OA) with over 30 million Americans, according to the CDC, carrying an OA...