When you hear the term “bone cancer,” odds are it’s being used to refer to secondary cancers that have spread, or metastasized, to the bone from other parts of the body, like the lung, breast, colon, or prostate. The term also might be applied to multiple myeloma, which forms in
Q: My hands shake sometimes and I am concerned that it might be Parkinson’s disease. What are some other telltale signs?
A: Tremors or shaking in the hands, arms, legs, jaw and even the face are common motor symptoms of Parkinson’s. Other motor symptoms include stiffness in the arms, legs and
Although ankle sprains and strains frequently occur while engaging in sports or exercise classes, they also can happen if you step off a curb, into a pothole, or onto uneven ground. At that point, your foot may roll in while your ankle rolls out, stressing the ligaments that normally help
Night cramps are common in seniors: You may be familiar with the often intense pain that accompanies the sudden, involuntary spasm in your calf muscles. Robert Turner, PT, OCS, a board-certified orthopedic specialist and clinical supervisor at the Spine Therapy Center at the Weill Cornell-affiliated Hospital for Special Surgery, points
Knee replacement surgery has become increasingly more common over the last 15 years, mainly because the obesity epidemic has increased the prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) in the knee. More than 600,000 total knee replacements (TKRs) are performed each year in the U.S., according to figures from the Agency for Healthcare
The first thing you feel like doing when you get up in the morning probably isn’t exercise. However, a couple of simple movements are all it takes to stretch your muscles and get your joints moving and your blood flowing, says Robert Turner, PT, OCS, a Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist and
Q. I’ve heard that painkillers can be dangerous—even over-the-counter painkillers. What are some of the possible negative effects of these drugs?
A. Most of us don’t think twice about reaching for an ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve) or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for pain relief. But if you suffer from
A sore, stiff neck is an unfortunate but fairly common malady that affects many people over age 50. However, you can take steps to lessen the chances it will happen to you—or get relief if it does, according to Robert Turner, PT, OCS, a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist and advanced
Q: Is Pilates a safe form of exercise for a 75-year-old person?
A: Pilates is an exercise program based on the rehabilitative techniques developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s. The exercises can be performed either on a mat, using your own body’s resistance, or with specialized equipment.
Pilates focuses on strengthening the
Hip replacement surgery is becoming more common, with more than double the number of procedures in 2010 than in 2000. Part of the increase is due to more surgeries being performed on younger patients between the ages of 45 and 54, and part is due to the growing numbers of