Patients Continue to Receive Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Knee OA
The use of hyaluronic acid injections to treat knee osteoarthritis (OA) among Medicare beneficiaries has increased in recent years despite recommendations against the injections, according to a study from Cleveland Clinic published online ahead of print by The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Shoulder Blade Stretches: Exercises to Relieve Pain in Tight Shoulders
If the shoulder blade, or scapula, is out of position, or if there are any problems with the tendons attached to the scapula, it can cause pain and make movement difficult. Several stretches may help ease this pain.
Same-Day Discharge Increasing for Hip, Knee Arthroplasty
Same-day discharge (SDD) is becoming more common for both total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA), according to a study recently published online in the Journal of Arthroplasty.
Causes of Shoulder Pain and Treatment Options
Shoulder pain has many different causes and treatments. It isn't easy to know the difference between different types of shoulder pain, like a frozen shoulder, shoulder blade pain, or symptoms of a rotator cuff tear. This is why you need to get medical attention if you have shoulder pain—and the treatment is tailored to the cause, your overall health, and your level of activity.
Exercises for Hip Pain
Sometimes the best way to relieve hip pain is to start moving more. Although rest and recovery can be necessary to heal an injury, sitting for too long puts added stress on the hips. The right types of exercises build strength, alleviate pain, improve your range of motion, and help protect your hips in the long haul.