Archive | Osteoarthritis

How Do I Know If I Have Arthritis?

May 11, 2018
It's normal to feel aches and pains as you grow older, so when do you know it's time to see a doctor? Arthritis is the leading cause of joint pain in adults, affecting one in five Americans. If you have any...

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What is Post-Traumatic Arthritis?

January 4, 2018
Most people may think arthritis develops primarily from a general wear-and-tear that age brings on your joints. Unfortunately, many people also develop arthritis months to years to decades after they've sustained an injury. This is known as post-traumatic arthritis. Post-traumatic...

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Caring for Arthritis During the Holidays

December 1, 2017
The holiday season is quickly upon us! Sweet treats, comfort foods, and holiday drinks are calling your name at every turn, and warm gatherings with family and friends cause for much celebration. However, the combination of cold weather and rich foods can...

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Steroid Injections for Joint Pain

November 3, 2017
Arthritis affects over 50 million people, which is 1 in 5 people over the age of 18. If you are part of that statistic, you know that the pain from arthritis can be debilitating. However, just because you have arthritis doesn’t mean you will...

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Foot and Ankle Specialist seeing patients at MCJR

April 14, 2017
Meet Dr. Steven Herbst More than anything, MCJR is dedicated to making the healthcare experience more accessible and comforting for our patients. One of the ways we strive to do that is by meeting as many of your orthopedic needs...

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Upper extremity surgeon to see patients at MCJR

March 24, 2017
Meet Dr. Sebastian Peers We have some exciting news - MCJR is partnering with a hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder specialist, Dr. Peers, to see patients in our office! Dr. Peers is from Reconstructive Hand to Shoulder of Indiana (RHSI) in...

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What is a Total Ankle Replacement?

March 13, 2017
Procedure: Total Ankle Replacement Although our ankles bear as much body weight as our knees, they are much less likely to develop osteoarthritis – 9 times less likely, in fact! This is in part because ankle cartilage is denser and...

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6 Myths about Joint Replacement

February 17, 2017
Avoiding a joint replacement? We're here to debunk some of the most common myths we hear from our patients.   MYTH #1: "A joint implant will only last me 10 years" FACT: There are a few reasons why a joint...

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Early Symptoms of Knee Arthritis

November 18, 2016
If you’ve been having pain in your knees, but aren’t sure if it’s connected to arthritis, check for these warning signs: Increase in pain You may have a gradual increase in pain, especially in the morning or after a period...

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