How Toe Implant Surgery Treats Osteoarthritis

Dated on: 10/21/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Osteoarthritis is a disease that causes thinning of the cartilage in your joint. If you have osteoarthritis at the base of your big toe, it can cause the joint to become stiff and painful, making it difficult to stand, walk or run. Implant surgery for osteoarthritis offers a less invasive treatment option than traditional fusion surgery. At OrthoBethesda, we have successfully used toe implant surgery to treat patients with osteoarthritis in the foot. Here are some important facts to know about using implants for big toe joint surgery. What Are Toe Implants? A number of different toe implants are available to treat osteoarthritis. Some implants are synthetic cartilage used to replace [ ... ]

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Arthritis vs. Arthrosis – What’s the Difference?

Dated on: 08/12/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Arthritis and arthrosis are similar conditions. In fact, the two ailments have several things in common. They share similar symptoms and affect your joints, ligaments and bones. But when you're considering arthritis vs. arthrosis, it's important to know the key distinctions between both conditions. What Is Arthritis? Arthritis is the umbrella term that describes various kinds of conditions that inflame your joints. In a few rare cases, arthritis may affect your skin, muscles or organs. Three common types of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and gout. Rheumatoid arthritis makes the synovial membranes surrounding your joints swell and become inflamed. If [ ... ]

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Why Your Body Aches When It Rains

Dated on: 08/05/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Maybe you've noticed that your bones ache in cold weather. Now you're wondering: "Why do my bones hurt when it's cold?" Well, it's not uncommon for an old joint injury to ache on cold and rainy days. Many physicians have observed that more people feel joint pains on rainy days. So what exactly is responsible for this? Why Does My Body Ache When It Rains? Barometric (or atmospheric) pressure, temperature, humidity, and precipitation can influence joints. This makes it a bit difficult to know the exact factor that makes the weather affect joints when it's rainy, humid or cold. Why [ ... ]

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Common Types of Arthritis Explained

Dated on: 08/01/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Arthritis is a chronic condition that can cause life-altering pain for those who struggle with it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that 54 million people ⁠— 23 percent of all adults in the U.S. ⁠— have arthritis. Around 24 million of those affected by arthritis are limited in the activities they can perform, and more than one-quarter of arthritis sufferers report that their joint pain is severe. There are more than one hundred specific types of arthritis, each with their own range of symptoms, and it's impossible to pinpoint everything that causes arthritis. Most types of arthritis can [ ... ]

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Best Sports to Play If You’re Suffering From Osteoarthritis

Dated on: 07/15/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

If you've been diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA), does it mean you can no longer play the sports you've always loved? Hearing your doctor say you have osteoarthritis can be devastating. But it doesn't limit your involvement in sports to being just a spectator. There are various sports and exercises for osteoarthritis which have a lower impact on the joints. That means you can switch to them and continue enjoying the fun, excitement and great health benefits of playing your favorite sports. Here are some of the sports and exercises you can do even if you have osteoarthritis. 1. Doubles Tennis [ ... ]

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