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How Does Physical Therapy Benefit Arthritis Patients?

How Does Physical Therapy Benefit Arthritis Patients?

by Yenny (SU)
Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. Typical symptoms include pain, swelling, and limited mobility in one or several joints.

5 Major Causes of Tendonitis

5 Major Causes of Tendonitis

by Holly (SU)
All work and no play is a schedule that most wouldn’t want to subscribe to; after all, a healthy work-life balance can be beneficial.

Questions to Ask Your Orthopedic Surgeon

Questions to Ask Your Orthopedic Surgeon

by Stephanie Meadows
If a visit to an orthopedic surgeon is in your future, be sure to arm yourself with several important questions to ask during the appointment.

What is A Facet Block?

What is A Facet Block?

by Stephanie Meadows
Like any joint in the body, facet joints can cause pain if they are irritated or inflamed. Facet joints are the connections between the bones of the spine, able to allow for bending and movement, as well as allowing a passage for the nerve roots to send messages throughout the body. A facet joint block is a procedure where a local anesthetic medication (such as lidocaine or novocaine) is injected into the facet joint. This same type of medication is often used by a dentist to numb your jaw, or a doctor to sew up a laceration. The lidocaine actually numbs the area around the facet joint. If all your pain goes away, the doctor can assume that the facet joint is a problem.

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