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Why are my RA symptoms getting worse?

From WebMD, medically reviewed on October 8, 2020 Getting control of you moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis can be difficult, here are some common reasons why. You’re Having a Flare Red, warm, swollen joints are inflamed. A flare is when inflammation in your body spikes. Your symptoms can get worse. You might also have a […]

What to know about a stiff neck

Medically reviewed by Gregory Minnis, DPT — Written by Jennifer Berry on January 2, 2019 | Article featured on Medical News Today The neck contains muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. These work together to support the head and allow it to move in many directions. The neck may become stiff or painful when overused or injured. A stiff neck […]

Treating Ankle Injuries

Article featured on UCSF Health Ankle sprains are the most common ankle injury among regular athletes and weekend warriors. The top orthopedic complaint, sprains occur in an estimated 27,000 Americans a day. Many athletes, however, who suffer from ankle sprains tend to play right through their injury, which can lead to lifelong problems with recurring […]

Shoulder Replacement Surgery: What to Know

Medically Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler, MD on December 08, 2019 from WebMD If your shoulder joint gets seriously damaged, you might need surgery to replace it. Before you have your procedure, you should know some things. About Your Shoulder The joint where your upper arm connects to your body is a ball-and-socket joint. The bone in your upper arm, called the humerus, has a […]

Everything You Need to Know about Fibromyalgia

From Medical News Today Fibromyalgia is a common and chronic syndrome that causes bodily pain and mental distress. Symptoms of fibromyalgia can be confused with those of arthritis, or joint inflammation. However, unlike arthritis, it has not been found to cause joint or muscle inflammation and damage. It is seen as a rheumatic condition, in […]

Why are My Legs and Feet Numb?

From Medical News Today; Medically reviewed by Seunggu Han, M.D. — Written by Jennifer Huizenon January 22, 2020 A person may feel numbness in their legs and feet due to sitting in a position that puts too much pressure on the nerves or reduces blood flow. However, long-lasting or unexplained numbness may be a sign […]

Common Causes of Sciatica

From Medical News Today Sciatica is a type of nerve pain that radiates down the back into the hip and leg. It often goes away in a few weeks, but for some people, the condition is chronic. The pain can feel like an intense cramp or burning electrical sensations. Sciatica that lasts more than 3 […]

What to Know About Front Shoulder Pain

From Medical News Today; Medically reviewed by William Morrison, M.D. — Written by Sunali Wadehraon January 22, 2019 Damage to the shoulder may result from repetitive movements, manual labor, sports, or aging. A person may also injure this part of the body due to a bad fall or accident. Many people visit the doctor with […]