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In rheumatoid arthritis, the lining of joints swells and thickens. This causes pain and stiffness. The joints may lose shape and range of motion.
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Orthopedic Treatment Team
The Orthopedic Treatment Team What is orthopedics? The word orthopedic comes from the Greek words: Ortho meaning straight Paedia meaning children Orthopedic surgery is the branch of medicine concerned with diseases, injuries, and conditions of the musculoskeletal system relating to the body's muscles and skeleton, and including the joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Who treats orthopedic conditions? Orthopedic conditions may be treated by your doctor or other medical specialists and healthcare prov...
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation What is musculoskeletal rehabilitation? A musculoskeletal rehabilitation program is a doctor-supervised program designed for people with impairments or disabilities due to disease, disorders, or trauma to the muscles or bones. Musculoskeletal rehabilitation programs can often improve functional capacity, reduce symptoms, and improve the well-being of the patient. What conditions can benefit from musculoskeletal rehabilitation? Some of the conditions that may benefit from m...
Chronic Pain
Chronic Pain What is pain? Pain starts in receptor nerve cells located beneath the skin and in organs throughout the body. When there is an illness, injury, or other type of problem, these receptor cells send messages along nerve pathways to the spinal cord, which then carries the message to the brain. Pain medicine works by reducing or blocking these messages before they reach the brain. Pain can be anything from a slightly bothersome, such as a mild headache, to something excruciating and emergent, su...
Fly Through Airport Security with Your New Joint
Fly Through Airport Security with Your New Joint You've recovered from joint replacement surgery. You are ready for a relaxing vacation. But certain types of joint implants can set off airport security alarms. It's best to expect security screening to discover implants. Here's what you need to know to make your trip through security a smooth one. Advise security officers of your implant Tell the security officers about your joint replacement when you get near the security area. Let them know where your ...
Injectable Corticosteroids
Injectable Corticosteroids Corticosteroids are potent drugs used to reduce inflammation in the body's tissues. They are different from anabolic steroids. These are illegally used by some athletes to increase muscle tone. Corticosteroids can come in several forms: pills, liquids, creams, ointments, medicines sprayed into the nose, and injectable medicines. Corticosteroid injections can treat a variety of skeletal, muscular, and spinal conditions. Some of these injections can be performed by your health c...