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Reduce your knee pain and gain flexibility while exercising

Eileen Loeb
ACE-certified trainer and M.S.W.
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Reduce and prevent pain when living with joint hypermobility

Dr. Brad Tinkle
Medical Director of Clinical Genetics
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Relieve chronic pain from osteoarthritis with knee replacement surgery

Dr. Peter Gleiberman
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Director of Orthopaedics, Torrance Outpatient Surgery Center
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Know the different treatments for osteoarthritis and how they help

Dr. R. William Junius, III
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Nathan Wei's picture

Get diagnosed early to help optimize treatment for arthritis

Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACR
Arthritis expert and Consultant
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You don’t have to live with the daily pain associated with arthritis

Ira Fox, M.D., DABPM, FIPP, ABIPP
Interventional Pain Management Physician
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Choose a trustworthy orthopedic surgeon to help manage joint pain

Dr. David Mack
Founding Partner and Medical Director
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Joint Pain

No one wants to experience aches and pains for the rest of their life, and thankfully there are various treatments in western and eastern medicine, and other things that you can do at home like stretching, yoga, and maintaining a healthy diet that can help you manage and get rid of your pain by reducing inflammation and perception of the pain in general. The hurting associated with joint pain can be short or long term and can range from minor to severe. From rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis to gout and bursitis, ExpertBeacon is here to advise you on how to seek the help you need. Painmanagement and pain relief treatments are evolving every second, so be sure you don’t suffer in silence.

Reduce your knee pain and gain flexibility while exercising

Eileen Loeb ACE-certified trainer and M.S.W. BodySmart Personal Training

Touchy knees? There are exercises that can help. Knee pain can be debilitating and you shouldn't let achy knees sideline you--there are ways to manage it so you can stay active, healthy and vibrant. Fortunately, with the correct amount of exercise, proper stretching and warm up before you workout, and ensuring you ice your knees after, your knees can regain their strength and flexibility. Check out these tips to help you avoid pain, get stronger, and put some bounce back in your step.

Eileen LoebACE-certified trainer and M.S.W.

Eileen Loeb is a fitness expert and recognized leader with over 20+ years experience in the science and art of exercise. As the Founder & Director of BodySmart, she oversees a team of professional, certified trainers, working with the compan...

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Reduce and prevent pain when living with joint hypermobility

Dr. Brad Tinkle Medical Director of Clinical Genetics Advocate Children’s Hospital

Joint hypermobility is common condition like being taller or shorter than average. Obviously, some people have more mobile joints than others and this can depend on gender, age, ethnic background, and training. Some people are excessively mobile, which can be a genetic trait. Such individuals may have a problem with their collagen or similar proteins in their body. Their joints may constantly feel like they are going out of place (subluxation) or truly come out of the joint (dislocation). Recurrent dislocations can be instability of the joint.

Dr. Brad TinkleMedical Director of Clinical Genetics

Board-certified clinical geneticist and author of “Joint Hypermobility Handbook”...

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Carpal tunnel syndrome: Common symptoms and advice for getting help

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a very common condition that affects a wide variety of individuals. The primary symptoms of carpal tunnel are numbness/tingling in the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. There can also be pain in the fingers, hand and wrist that may extend up the forearm. The symptoms can occur at varying times however they are most commonly experienced at nighttime. Activities such as riding a bicycle, motorcycle or even driving a car can bring on the symptoms.

Peter RonchettiOrthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Ronchetti earned his medical degree at the University of Vermont and completed his internship and residency at the University of Rochester. He has subspecialty training in hand and upper extremity surgery from the Indiana Hand and Shoulder C...

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Know the different treatments for osteoarthritis and how they help

Arthritis, and its various forms, affects 50 million American adults. Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent of these forms, affecting 27 million Americans today. There are many stages to the disease and different treatment options to consider, including lifestyle modifications and weight loss, herbal supplements, anti-inflammatory medications, intra articular injections and joint replacement.

Dr. R. William Junius, IIIBoard-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

A native of New Orleans, R. William Junius, III, MD graduated Summa Cum Laude from Jesuit High School's Honors Program. Additionally, he set new Jesuit High School and Louisiana State 5A State records in the javelin. He then matriculated at Tula...

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You don’t have to live with the daily pain associated with arthritis

For anyone who has lived with chronic arthritis pain, the concept that it can be reduced or even eliminated is often met with skepticism. People who have lived with pain for many years will claim to have tried everything – and many have.

However, with 21st century technology, and a growing medical field dedicated solely to the reduction of pain, the options are greater than ever. Interventional pain physicians have developed various procedures that have fully cured, or significantly reduced the pain and discomfort these individuals deal with on a daily basis.

Ira Fox, M.D., DABPM, FIPP, ABIPPInterventional Pain Management Physician

Ira B. Fox, MD, DABPM, FIPP, ABIPP, has spent more than 20 years treating patients with acute and chronic pain. Recently, he was elected "America's Top Physician" by the Pain Management Consumers' Research Council of America, and listed as a Top...

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Use Chinese herbal medicine to help manage chronic joint pain

Chinese herbal medicine as an effective, low cost treatment for chronic joint pain. Here is some expert advice on how to start.

Justin PenoyerM.S. L.Ac.

Justin is an Oriental medical physician and scholar living in San Diego, California. Justin graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and maintains a holistic primary care practice specializing in Chinese herbal medicine and fertility ...

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What you eat and how you exercise can prevent foot and joint pain

Dr. Mark Galland Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina

Joint pain is the most common complaint for the patients visiting an orthopedic surgeon. Many common causes of pain can be managed with a few easy and inexpensive strategies. Here is some simple advice to help you maintain a healthy, pain-free lifestyle.

Dr. Mark GallandBoard Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Mark Galland is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine, practicing in Wake Forest and North Raleigh. He serves as team physician and orthopaedic consultant to the Carolina Mudcats, the advanced A affiliate of t...

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A Thai massage can help relieve joint pain and relax your body

If you are experiencing joint pain ranging from mild to debilitating, the ancient art of Thai massage can help. Thai massage in a nutshell is a combination of gentle massage, healing intention, and stretches applied passively to the client’s body. Developed over 2500 years ago by an ayurvedic doctor and yogi, it is oftentimes referred to as “The Lazy Man’s Yoga.” The combination of stretches and energy movement opens joints, elongates muscles, and generally creates space in painful areas to bring relief.

Tracie LivermoreMassage Therapist

Tracie has been on faculty at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine since 2002. She teaches the Public Safety Business and Ethics and Stretching and Traction classes. In addition to teaching, she has been in private massage practice since 1990, w...

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Manage joint pain with moderate exercise and help from your doctor

Dr. David Mack Founding Partner and Medical Director Advanced Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Achy knees, stiff hips, pain in the wrists, elbows and ankles—there is a large variety of joint pain and it affects people differently. However, one thing remains true across the board—it lowers quality of life, often leading to loss of mobility, frustration at not being able to enjoy favorite hobbies, and sometimes even feelings of helplessness and depression. Though there is no known cure for arthritis, patients have more options now than ever before to help manage pain and the disease. Below is some advice to consider.

Dr. David MackFounding Partner and Medical Director

Dr. Mack has been practicing orthopedic surgery in Houston, Texas since 1995. He specializes in all aspects of reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder, and has a special interest in the treatment of current and former athletes and sports...

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Treat pain and fatigue symptoms associated with fibromyalgia

Natalie E. Azar, MD Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology NYU Langone Medical Center

The fibromyalgia syndrome has been the topic of controversy and debate for decades. With no diagnostic tests available, the diagnosis is often one of exclusion. The following article will provide a broad overview of the signs and symptoms of this increasingly common diagnosis so that you can get the help you need.

Natalie E. Azar, MDAssistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology

1996 graduate of Cornell University Medical College Internship, residency and fellowship training completed at NYU Langone, Hospital for Joint Diseases Faculty member since 2001...

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Know what osteoarthritis is to help you alleviate and treat symptoms

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is due to progressive loss of the hyaline cartilage that caps the ends of long bones in joints. Cartilage is an elastic tissue that can withstand both compression as well as shear forces. It aids in both shock absorption as well as gliding of the joint.
Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACRArthritis expert and Consultant

Dr. Nathan Wei is an nationally known arthritis expert and consultant. A graduate of Swarthmore College and the Jefferson Medical College, he completed his residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and his arthritis training...

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Get relief with advanced treatments for chronic muscle and joint pain

There are several advanced treatments to try for musculoskeletal pain that are not commonly utilized by physicians, but are safe and effective. There are also several treatments that everyone with musculoskeletal pain should avoid. Knowing the difference between what to try and what to avoid can be the difference between relief and chronic pain.

Dr. Steven Zodkoy DC, CNS, DACBNChiropractor, Certified Nutritional Specialist, Diplomat American Clinical Board of Nutrition

Dr. Steven Zodkoy DC, CNS, DACBN Chiropractor Certified Nutritional Specialist Diplomat American Clinical Board of Nutrition Dr. Steven Zodkoy has spent the last 20 years striving to improve the physical and emotional potential of his pat...

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Take a stand against gout: How to detect and manage the disease

Gout is an extremely painful form of inflammatory arthritis caused by an accumulation of uric acid crystals in joints and other tissues. Untreated, it can lead to permanent joint and tissue damage. More than 8.3 million Americans are living with gout – a number that has increased sevenfold over the past five decades. Despite the growing incidence of gout, research from the Gout & Uric Acid Education Society has shown that just 10 percent of gout sufferers are getting needed, ongoing treatment.

N. Lawrence Edwards, M.D.Chairman

N. Lawrence Edwards is a specialist in internal medicine and rheumatology, and serves as professor of medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He is also program director of the Medici...

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You may not need a total knee replacement after a serious injury

If you have an arthritic knee or if you have suffered a serious knee injury in the past, you may have been told that sooner or later you will need to have a total knee replacement. While knee replacements are the best option for some people, others may benefit from an alternative approach.

Kevin R. Stone M.D.Orthopedic Surgeon

Kevin R. Stone, MD, is an Orthopedic Surgeon at The Stone Clinic and Chairman of the Stone Research Foundation in San Francisco. He pioneers advanced orthopedic surgical & rehabilitation techniques to repair, regenerate and replace damaged carti...

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Relieve chronic pain from osteoarthritis with knee replacement surgery

Dr. Peter Gleiberman Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Director of Orthopaedics, Torrance Outpatient Surgery Center The South Bay Knee Specialist

If you are like millions of other Americans (27M to be exact), you may suffer from osteoarthritis. There are many treatment options available and surgery is one such treatment. However, the decision to undergo surgery is not one that should be made lightly and you will have many things to think about. Below is some advice to consider; remember it is imperative to speak with your doctor directly as each person is unique and only a consultation with a medical professional will leave you fully equipped with knowledge to make a decision.

Dr. Peter Gleiberman Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Director of Orthopaedics, Torrance Outpatient Surgery Center

Dr. Peter Gleiberman is a leading surgeon in California, with over 35 years of experience in orthopedics and knee surgery specifically. As a former chief of the orthopedic department at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Gleiberman has perfor...

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Get diagnosed early to help optimize treatment for arthritis

When one hears the word ‘arthritis’, the picture is generally one of an elderly person with gnarled fingers. And the thought is, “I’m glad I’m not that person. Too bad there’s nothing that can be done.” If that’s how you think you’d react, the first is definitely true, but the second couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACRArthritis expert and Consultant

Dr. Nathan Wei is an nationally known arthritis expert and consultant. A graduate of Swarthmore College and the Jefferson Medical College, he completed his residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and his arthritis training...

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Choose a trustworthy orthopedic surgeon to help manage joint pain

Dr. David Mack Founding Partner and Medical Director Advanced Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Finding the right doctor can be tough and there are many things to consider — would you be more comfortable with a male or female? Is the medical office conveniently located? Is the physician highly regarded in the medical community? When it comes to a specialist, it can be even trickier to know who will be the right fit for you. If you’re suffering from joint pain and ready to seek help from an orthopedic surgeon, here is some advice to consider.

Dr. David MackFounding Partner and Medical Director

Dr. Mack has been practicing orthopedic surgery in Houston, Texas since 1995. He specializes in all aspects of reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder, and has a special interest in the treatment of current and former athletes and sports...

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Expert advice on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

Natalie E. Azar, MD Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology NYU Langone Medical Center

Osteoporosis is a common disease that reflects a decline in bone mass typically associated with aging in women and men. Because there is a decline in the overall strength of your bones, there is an increase in the likelihood that your bones will break or fracture, therefore, screening, prevention and treatment for osteoporosis is of utmost importance.

Natalie E. Azar, MDAssistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology

1996 graduate of Cornell University Medical College Internship, residency and fellowship training completed at NYU Langone, Hospital for Joint Diseases Faculty member since 2001...

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Use acupuncture as an integrative medicine to relieve joint pain

Brett Rabin CA State Licensed Acupuncturist Brett Rabin, L.Ac.

Pain.

Just the word itself can make you cringe. Everyday, people of all ages deal with varying degrees of physical pain. Many of these individuals will likely experience the signs and symptoms of joint pain at some point in their lives. Lack of strength, immobility, decrease in range of motion, heightened reaction to pain and stress - these are only a few of the many debilitating effects of acute and chronic joint pain.

Brett RabinCA State Licensed Acupuncturist

Brett Rabin is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and a graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in San Diego, where he received a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM). As a lifelong athlete and avid par...

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is the major cause of physician visits in adults over 65 and the most common cause of disability in adults. Arthritis can cause blindness, paralysis, deafness, and even early death. The term arthritis is derived from the Greek. “Arthron” means joint and “Itis” means inflammation. And it refers to more than 100 different conditions.
Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACRArthritis expert and Consultant

Dr. Nathan Wei is an nationally known arthritis expert and consultant. A graduate of Swarthmore College and the Jefferson Medical College, he completed his residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and his arthritis training...

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Find relief for joint pain with help from multiple treatment options

Kathy Gruver, PhD Host of The Alternative Medicine Cabinet and author of three books on health Alternative Medicine Cabinet

Joint pain can be caused by numerous factors and relieved by everything from stretching and herbs to heat packs and prescription medications. Here are some options to help manage your joint pain.

Kathy Gruver, PhDHost of The Alternative Medicine Cabinet and author of three books on health

Dr. Kathy Gruver is the host of the national TV show based on her first award winning book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet and has earned her PhD in Natural Health. Kathy was featured on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act in 2011 speaking...

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Mesenchymal stem cells can help you in the treatment of osteoarthritis

Conservative approaches to osteoarthritis treatment include the use of analgesic or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), physical therapy, weight loss, and injections of cortisone or viscosupplements (lubricants). So what happens when that no longer works?

Most baby boomers are under the impression that when the time is right and their osteoarthritis is bad enough, they’ll just get that joint replaced. Right? Wrong.

Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACRArthritis expert and Consultant

Dr. Nathan Wei is an nationally known arthritis expert and consultant. A graduate of Swarthmore College and the Jefferson Medical College, he completed his residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and his arthritis training...

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Get treatment for chronic joint pain associated with arthritis

Natalie E. Azar, MD Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology NYU Langone Medical Center

Chronic pain, like the pain associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, joint pain, carpal tunnel, etc. is one of the most common reasons patients seek medical attention, and can be reported by as many as 20-50% of patients in the primary care setting. Optimizing your outcome usually results from a multidisciplinary approach to care, including physical and behavioral medicine, pharmacological, neuromodulation, and interventional. Here is some advice to help you find the treatment you need.

Natalie E. Azar, MDAssistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology

1996 graduate of Cornell University Medical College Internship, residency and fellowship training completed at NYU Langone, Hospital for Joint Diseases Faculty member since 2001...

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