Tag: orthopedic

Bone Cancer Treatment: Stopping the Spread of Sarcoma

Bone Cancer Treatment: Stopping the Spread of Sarcoma

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

Ask the Doctor: Hand Tremors; Lactose Intolerance; Knee Surgery

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

Strengthen Ankles to Boost Stability and Reduce Risk of Injury

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

Combat Night Cramps and Blood Clots With Exercise

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 Pain: When Joint Replacement is the Best Option

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

Do Morning Moves to Start Your Day Right

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&A: Painkillers; Angina; Hip Replacement

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

Avoid a Stiff Neck: Keep Your Chest Open and Your Back Strong

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

Ask the Doctor: Pilates; Hearing Aids; Non-Surgical Hip Pain Relief

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

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