Category Archive: Arthritis

Apr
30

Ways to treat and prevent progression of osteoarthritis: Part 3 of 3

Ways to Treat and Prevent Progression of Osteoarthritis: Part 3 of 3 Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Antonio Adiletta, MD3 Antonio Adiletta, MD3 is a third year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine from Lancaster, PA. During …

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Apr
23

Ways to Treat and Prevent Progression of Osteoarthritis: Part 2 of 3

Ways to Treat and Prevent Progression of Osteoarthritis: Part 2 of 3 Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Antonio Adiletta, MD3 Antonio Adiletta, MD3 is a third year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine from Lancaster, PA. During …

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Apr
16

Five effective ways to prevent joint pain caused by osteoarthritis: Part 1 of 3

Antonio Adiletta, MD3

Five Effective Ways to Prevent Joint Pain Caused by Osteoarthritis: Part 1 of 3 Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Antonio Adiletta, MD3 Antonio Adiletta, MD3 is a third year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine from Lancaster, …

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Feb
13

Ankle Arthritis: Joint Replacement (Part 2 of 2)

TOTAL ANKLE REPLACEMENT: 2nd in Series of 2 Columns on Ankle Pain (Read Part 1) NEED A TOTAL ANKLE REPLACEMENT? Total ankle replacement (TAR) is recommended for severe ankle pain which has not responded to conservative treatment: weight loss, activity modification, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and cortisone injections. Severe ankle pain can result from the following: …

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Feb
06

Ankle Arthritis: Symptoms and Treatment (Part 1 of 2)

I have been advising my patients to exercise, keep active, and walk as long as they can in order to stay mobile and healthy. However, seniors often tell me activities that require prolonged walking is limited by ankle pain from arthritis. They often ask, “What is arthritis of the ankle?” How does it happen? What …

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Oct
03

The Ankle, Part 2 of 2: Exercises for Arthritis

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THE ANKLE: EXERCISES FOR ARTHRITIS OF ANKLE 2nd of 2 Columns I have been advising my patients to exercise, keep active, and walk as long as they can in order to stay mobile and healthy. However, seniors and others suffering from repeated trauma such as fractures and sprains, often tell me activities that require prolonged walking …

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Sep
26

The Ankle, Part 1 of 2: Arthritis of Ankle

ARTHRITIS OF ANKLE I have been advising my patients to exercise, keep active, and walk as long as they can in order to stay mobile and healthy. However, seniors and others suffering from repeated trauma such as fractures and sprains, often tell me activities that require prolonged walking is limited by ankle pain from arthritis. …

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Jul
11

Long Distance Running May Not Accelerate Knee Joint Arthritis

It is the time of year when many runners will ramp up their training for the Steamtown Marathon to be held in October. As you increase your mileage in preparation for the marathon you probably have noticed some difficulty walking down the steps for your morning coffee the next morning. The stiffness in your joints, …

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Feb
29

Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Joints This Winter!

Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, is often considered to be a normal part of aging. Usually by the age of forty our joints, especially those which are weight bearing (lower spine, hips, knees, ankles, feet) begin to show signs of wear and tear. The cartilage begins to thin, joint surfaces are not as …

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Jan
26

Knee Replacement Updates – Part 3 of 3

Knee Replacement Updates – Part 3 of 3 Getting a new knee doesn’t quite mean what it used to. In younger, active patients — from about age 50 to 65 — having knee problems often means only one of the knee’s three compartments is degenerated. In the past, these patients relied on multiple conservative measures …

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Jan
19

Knee Replacement Updates – Part 2 of 3

Knee Replacement Updates – Part 2 of 3 There is good news for those in need of a knee replacement today! Recent advances have led to equally viable options for two very different patient populations; the younger active patient and the older and less medically stable patient. Recent studies conclude that knee replacement has had …

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Jan
12

Knee Replacement Updates – Part 1 of 3

Knee Replacement Updates: Part 1 of 3 There’s good news for those in need of a knee replacement. New advances have led to equally viable options for two very different patient populations: the younger, active person and the older, less medically stable individual. Knee or hip joint replacement has had a very positive impact on …

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Jul
14

Does the Rain Cause You Pain?

Summer or Winter…the weather changes can cause joint pain! It is not just a cold weather problem… “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it,” said Mark Twain. Just ask 93% of the arthritis sufferers who believe that the weather affects their pain level. History tells us that Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo da …

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Apr
22

Exercise Tips for Those with Osteoarthritis

Patients often tell me that they would like to exercise but hesitate due to their knee or hip pain. They want to know what type of exercise is best for those suffering from osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis. It is the most common form of arthritis in the knee. It is …

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Oct
22

Knee Arthritis Part 2 of 2: Are You Ready for a New Knee?

Part 2 of 2 I have been advising my patients to exercise, keep active and walk as long as they can in order to stay mobile and healthy. However, seniors often tell me activities that require prolonged weight bearing or walking are limited by knee pain from arthritis. Six years ago, I discussed this topic …

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Oct
15

Battling Knee Arthritis – Part 1 of 2

Part 1 of 2 I have been advising my patients to exercise, keep active, and walk as long as they can in order to stay mobile and healthy. However, seniors often tell me activities that require prolonged walking are limited by knee pain from arthritis. They often ask, “What is arthritis of the knee?” How …

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Jun
18

Arthritis of Ankle: Part 1 of 2

1st of 2 Columns I have been advising my patients to exercise, keep active, and walk as long as they can in order to stay mobile and healthy. However, seniors often tell me activities that require prolonged walking is limited by ankle pain from arthritis. They often ask, “What is arthritis of the ankle?” How …

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Jul
16

Prevalence of Arthritis to Skyrocket by 2030

Patrick McKenna, Editor for The Times-Tribune recently sent me copy of a press release regarding a warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the prevalence of arthritis will increase significantly by 2030.