Osteoarthritis

Recently we discussed a very general definition of “what is arthritis?” Today we will dive deeper into the most common type of arthritis people experience called Osteoarthritis. It is also known as Degenerative Arthritis. The most common joints affected by osteoarthritis are the spine, hips, knees, and feet. What causes Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis occurs when there is a breakdown of bone and supportive structures like cartilage. When this occurs, it causes irritation at the affected joint causing pain. This is more common in...

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Tennis Elbow

What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis or lateral epicondylosis) is an injury that occurs on the outer part of the elbow. It is called tennis elbow because tennis players are more predisposed to experiencing this pain due to the forces they place on their elbow, although it can happen to anyone. Damage occurs to the tissues located on the outer aspect of the elbow where the wrist extensor muscles originate. Nerve irritation can arise if there is any inflammation in the area, which can make movements such as...

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Arthritis – what is it?

Arthritis May 1, 2019 Kyle Wagner, DC What is Arthritis? Arthritis is a condition almost everyone has heard of, but what actually is arthritis?  As it turns out there are more than 100 of different types of arthritis and related conditions.  It is often thought of as being an “old person disease,” but in fact people of all ages, sexes, and races can get arthritis.  Many factors such as diet, infection, age, gender, prior injury, and family history can contribute to a person being predisposed to getting arthritis.  This is...

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