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How to Combat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at Work

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on August 20, 2018

If you have a job that involves repetitive movements of your hand and wrist, you might be concerned about having developed carpal tunnel syndrome at work. Maybe you've even experienced some telltale signs, such as pain, numbness and tingling. Any kind of joint pain can become debilitating or disruptive to daily life.

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Topics: Joint Pain

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Causes and Treatment

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on August 6, 2018

Pain, numbness or tingling in the hand or wrist joint can compromise the quality of daily life, especially if they are persistent. These symptoms can be caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome affects between 4 and 10 million Americans and ranks as one of the most common disorders of the nerves, according to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).

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Natural Arthritis Pain Relief: Does It Exist?

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on July 16, 2018

If the pain and stiffness of arthritis are affecting your daily life, you might be wondering about the range of treatments available, including natural remedies. In many cases, it may be possible to treat arthritis pain naturally.

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Topics: Arthritis

What to Do for Arthritis Knee Pain

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on July 2, 2018

Arthritis pain can range from annoying and unpleasant to completely debilitating and life disrupting. When arthritis affects your knee joint, it can seriously impact your everyday life. Simple tasks like rising up from a chair or walking can become painful, not to mention activities like running or riding a bike. Fortunately, there are steps you can take under the guidance of an orthopedic specialist to help alleviate arthritis pain in your knee.

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The Truth About Arthritis Pain Medication

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on June 18, 2018

If arthritis is compromising your quality of life, it's helpful to understand arthritis pain medication. This blog describes some of the different arthritis pain medications that are available by prescription or over the counter.

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Topics: Joint Pain, Arthritis

What's Good for Arthritis Pain?

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on June 4, 2018

Arthritis comes with many unpleasant symptoms, including stiffness, swelling, discomfort and a decreased range of movement. It can also bring pain to the affected joints and tissues around the joints. 

Unfortunately it's not uncommon for people to spend years wondering what's good for arthritis pain, trying different treatments and yet not finding relief. But that doesn't mean that their arthritis pain is not treatable.

Below you'll learn about several treatments that can be effective if prescribed and overseen by a fellowship-trained orthopedic expert.

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Topics: Joint Pain, Arthritis

When Joint Replacement Makes Sense for Arthritis

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on May 21, 2018

Arthritis is an oftentimes painful condition that affects the joints of more than 50 million adults, a small percentage of whom will eventually end up undergoing orthopedic surgery.  Fortunately, first-line treatments for arthritis pain are often effective. However, there are cases in which orthopedic surgery may be needed when other treatments have been exhausted. 

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Topics: Joint Pain, Arthritis

When to Use Gel Injections for Arthritis

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on May 7, 2018

Gel injections are one of several common methods for treating arthritis pain. You may have heard about the benefits of gel injections and wondered how they differ from cortisone shots or other treatments for arthritis. Can they help you avoid surgery? Are they a cure-all for the pain associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or other forms of the condition?

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Topics: Joint Pain, Arthritis

Do Cortisone Shots Work for Arthritis Pain?

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on April 24, 2018

If you're looking for ways to treat arthritis pain, you may have had a cortisone shot or wondered if one could work for treatment and relief for your condition. Cortisone injections can be an effective treatment for arthritis in combination with physical therapy. Find out more about how cortisone shots work and what makes them successful as a treatment for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of arthritis.

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Topics: Joint Pain, Arthritis

Why Does Physical Therapy for Arthritis Help?

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on April 9, 2018

In searching for ways to treat arthritis pain, many people think that a shot or surgery is required. While a corticosteroid like cortisone may be needed — and even surgery in rare cases — an orthopedic expert will rarely jump to those treatments without physical therapy, or until a patient has undergone physical therapy first.

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Topics: Joint Pain, Arthritis