Category Archive for: ‘arthritis’

Surprise Path to Better Sex: Hip Surgery

Surprise Path to Better Sex: Hip Surgery By TARA PARKER-POPE Want better sex? Consider getting a new hip or knee. Before Mary Ann Oklesson, a Manhattan magazine publisher, had both hips replaced a few years ago, the pain of arthritis made it difficult to walk, exercise or even climb into a taxi. Her failing hips had also taken a toll on her sex …

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The Boy With a Thorn in His Joints

  By SUSANNAH MEADOWS When my son, Shepherd, was 3 years old, he and his twin brother, Beau, took soccer lessons for the first time. They were so excited that they slept in their uniforms — a purple T-shirt with a yellow star kicking the ball with one of its points — the night before their first practice. But when …

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Ask Well: Squats for Aging Knees

Ask Well: Squats for Aging Knees By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Ask Well I’m looking for exercises to strengthen aging knees. I’m in my late 60s, and I take part in dancing, weightlifting and yoga. All this makes me feel good, gives me plenty of energy and helps me control my weight. But my knees hurt enough to make me wonder how …

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Relief for Joints Besieged by Arthritis

By JANE E. BRODY If you live long enough — that is, beyond 50 or 60 — chances are one or more of your joints, probably your knees or hips, will become arthritic. And if pain or stiffness begin to seriously limit your ability to enjoy life and perform routine tasks, chances are you’ll consider replacing the troublesome joint. “People …

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Why Does Pain Get Worse When a Storm Is Coming?

By Diana L. Walcutt, Ph.DApril 30, 2009psychcentral.com The next time you watch the weather forecast, notice the barometric pressure, measured in inches. Numbers such as 30.04 will be followed by “rising,” “falling,” or “steady.” Typically, when a low pressure front is coming (and they do, all the time) it signals not only a change in the weather, but a drop …

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The Older Person’s Guide To Joint Replacement

Jan. 13, 2009American Geriatric SocietyStar-Telegram.com Knee and hip replacement can ease pain and improve movement and function in joints damaged by disease or injury. The surgery – in which damaged or diseased parts of the joint are replaced with metal or plastic substitutes – has a very high success rate. That said, there are some risks. A small percentage of …

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Wrist Pain Has Many Sources

Ask UT Medicine: Wrist pain has many sources 01/04/2009 Q. My wrist gets a bad pain for no reason. It really hurts for a few days — then it goes away. Do I have arthritis? A. There are many disorders that can cause pain in the wrist, including carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, ganglions, arthritis at the base of the …

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Tai Chi Helps Cut Pain Of Knee Arthritis

Sun Oct 26, 2008 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The traditional Chinese form of exercise known as tai chi can help reduce pain and physical impairment in people who have knee arthritis, researchers said on Saturday. In their study, one group of people in their 60s with severe knee osteoarthritis performed tai chi for an hour twice a week for 12 weeks …

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Pregabalin Reduces Chronic Pain, Increases Patient Function Following Total Knee Replacement Surgery

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) 08-Oct-2008 Newswise — Currently affecting 50 million adults in the United States, the pain and disability of arthritis frequently necessitates joint replacement surgery. As the number of Americans affected by arthritis is expected to increase, a new study presented today at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists finds relief for those …

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Study Says Too Many Arthroscopic Knee Surgeries

The Associated PressBy LINDA A. JOHNSON – Sep 10, 2008 Two studies call into question whether many people with arthritis are needlessly undergoing one of the most common operations in America: arthroscopic knee surgery. One finds that surgery is no better than medication and physical therapy for relieving the pain and stiffness of moderate or severe arthritis. The other reveals …

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