Arthritis and Me The CDC (Center for Disease Control) estimates that just over 20% of Americans-about 54.4 million people-were diagnosed by physicians as having arthritis between 2013-2015. The good news is that that number has not increased much since 2002 however the number of Americans reporting that they are limited in their activities by arthritis has increased to 43.5% of adults which is up from 35.9% in 2002. So what are we blaming it on? Arthritis is a condition that involves inflammation of one or more joints in the body. Typical symptoms for people with arthritis include pain, swelling, stiffness, […]
Joint Replacements and Recovery More and more people are deciding to have joint replacements around the world to the point you probably have a family member or close friend who has gone through this surgery whether it was for a knee, hip, shoulder, ankle or even big toe! Technology is advancing at such a rate that doctors can almost replace any joint in the extremities. In the US, almost 7 million people have a hip or knee replacement with about twice as many knee replacements versus hip replacements. The prevalence is also usually higher in women than men and increases […]
Tips for TMJD (Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder, formerly TMJ) Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD or formerly TMJ) can have a variety of symptoms including jaw clicking, muscle tightness, joint stiffness, locking, pain, tingling, numbness and others that can have an impact on a person’s quality of life. The presence and intensity of these symptoms can vary significantly between cases. Our goal is give some quick tips about general TMJD management that you can do now! If symptoms persist or are severe, we highly recommend speaking to your Doctor or a Physical Therapist about treatment options. Posture: Pay close attention to […]
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