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  • 3. Knee Osteoarthritis Diagnosis

    3. Knee Osteoarthritis Diagnosis

    While no single test can definitively diagnose osteoarthritis of the knee, physicians use a comprehensive approach that is verified by diagnostic imaging to arrive at a clinical diagnosis. It is important to clarify that most individuals over age 50 will have signs of osteoarthritis in their major joints that can be seen on an x-ray, but most will have no symptoms, so the medical provider will not rely on diagnostic studies (such as an x-ray or MRI) alone. An accurate diagnosis will come following a comprehensive medical history and physical examination by the healthcare provider.

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  • 2. Knee Osteoarthritis Causes

    2. Knee Osteoarthritis Causes

    No one knows the exact cause of knee osteoarthritis, but most people who develop osteoarthritis have at least one of the traits below. Two chief risk factors for developing knee osteoarthritis are advanced age and obesity.

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  • 1. Knee Osteoarthritis Symptoms

    1. Knee Osteoarthritis Symptoms

    Knee pain and stiffness are classic signs of knee osteoarthritis. These symptoms tend to progress gradually, and many people initially attribute knee soreness or discomfort to lack of exercise or getting older. Many dismiss their early knee arthritis symptoms as "no big deal" until they worsen and start to interrupt one’s ability to enjoy everyday activities.

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  • 3 Common Causes of Neck Pain

    3 Common Causes of Neck Pain

    It's alarming but true that some common, everyday actions can be bad for your neck especially if they're done frequently. Working to break these common habits can do a world of good for your neck health, preventing pain and stiffness.

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  • Pain Trigger: Going Hungry

    Pain Trigger: Going Hungry

    Been awhile since you last ate? Feeling a little nauseous, with a thumping headache? That’s common. When you skip a meal, diet too rigorously, or fast, your body’s glucose level drops. Glucose is the sugar that keeps your body functioning, and when your blood-sugar level drops, you tend to feel fatigued, weak, shaky, and sometimes headachy.

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  • Useful Tips to Prevent Neck Pain

    Useful Tips to Prevent Neck Pain

    As with so many things, when it comes to neck pain, an ounce of prevention may be worth a pound of cure. It's true that some causes of neck pain, such as age-related wear and tear, are not under your control. On the other hand, there are many things you can do to minimize your risk. One place to start is to look at how you sleep and what effect this may have on neck pain.

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  • How Soft Tissue Injuries Cause Neck Strain

    How Soft Tissue Injuries Cause Neck Strain

    There are numerous soft tissues (including muscles, tendons, and ligaments) that attach in and around your cervical spine (neck). These muscles, tendons, and ligaments all work in tandem to support your neck and head. At the same time, they also enable movement in your neck. A neck strain or sprain occurs when one or more of these soft tissues is stretched beyond its normal range (or is injured in another way).

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  • Stem Cell & PRP Procedures for Elbow Injuries, Overuse Conditions and Arthritis

    Stem Cell & PRP Procedures for Elbow Injuries, Overuse Conditions and Arthritis

    If you are experiencing elbow pain, Stem Cell & Platelet Rich Plasma procedures are likely an excellent treatment option. In recent years, several studies have shown the effectiveness of Platelet Rich Plasma in treating elbow tendon and ligament issues. In fact, these studies are so decisive that at this point in time, there are very few cases where surgery would be recommended for anything but the most severe elbow injuries.

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  • Why Your Hands and Feet Hurt So Badly When They’re Cold

    Why Your Hands and Feet Hurt So Badly When They’re Cold

    It’s not just that your fingers feel cold when you trudge through the snow (or frolic, depending on your opinion of winter). It’s impressive, this change, “Within a couple of minutes, people’s fingers turn pale, then blue, and once they’re reheated, they turn red. It’s a pretty dramatic response.”

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  • Five Benefits of Turmeric

    Five Benefits of Turmeric

    Turmeric is a vibrant orange rhizome (root). Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae.
    Studies have shown positive benefits of curcumin (one of the active compounds in turmeric), the active ingredient in turmeric, including supporting a balanced inflammation response, boosting your body’s natural defenses, supporting flexibility and clearing brain fog.

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