Any time you see the suffix itis, it indicates the inflammation of a particular part of the body (think appendicitis, which is inflammation of the appendix, or arthritis, which combines the Greek word for joint–arthro–and itis). Inflammation usually means pain. So in the case of wrist tendinitis, pain is caused by inflammation of the tendon or tendons of the wrist, typically due to trauma of some kind or repetitive stress.
As summer approaches, more children will be out on the baseball diamond. Unfortunately, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission reports that more than 627,000 baseball-related injuries each year are treated in hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics, and hospital emergency rooms. There are some tips, however, to prevent injuries on the field.
If you are experiencing pain in your hand or wrist when holding your child, you may be suffering from a condition known as mommy’s thumb. Find out what causes this condition that is becoming increasingly common in American households as well as the treatment recommendations from Steindler Orthopedic Clinic.
Exercising is an essential part of staying active and healthy. Unfortunately, it’s easy to push too hard during exercise, which can lead to injury. Here are some tips to remember while exercising to avoid injury.
Exercise has long been touted for its ability to control weight gain, combat health conditions and diseases, improve mood, boost energy, and promote better sleep. Now, researchers have determined that exercise also boosts blood flow to the part of the brain involved with memory—meaning those runs, bike rides, and aerobics classes are also contributing to your ability to retain information.
Knee braces are used for a wide variety of problems and conditions and are available in two basic types: functional knee braces and prophylactic knee braces. How do they work? And do they help?
As the most common joint replacement procedure performed, there is extensive information available on the topic of knee replacements. However, most of the information provided will not answer all of your questions—particularly whether the time is right for you to consider a new knee joint.