We use our thumbs for just about everything, especially these days with smartphones. For people suffering from painful arthritis in the thumb, the condition can make daily life extremely difficult. Brittany Garcia, MD, a hand surgeon, discusses the different surgical and non-surgical options available to bring relief to patients with thumb arthritis.
Most people with hand arthritis just live with it. However, there are two types of surgery that can effectively eliminate arthritis pain and improve your quality of life. Dr. Tom Miller talks to orthopedic surgeon and hand expert Dr. Douglas Hutchinson about these operations and what conservative methods you might want to consider for hand arthritis.
For most kids who are active, complaints about joint pain can be both common and harmless. But if your child’s joint pain is severe or chronic, it may be early signs of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA.) Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner shares the key symptoms to be on the lookout for and when it’s time to visit your pediatrician.
Investigators at University of Utah Health and a consortium of international scientists have sequenced the three billion bases of DNA in the human genome using an inexpensive, portable device. Reaching...
Spinal stenosis is a very common condition, especially as we age. It is a sharp, electrical pain in the lower limbs. Many patients also experience a weakness, burning or heaviness in their feet and legs. It’s caused by arthritis and other age-related factors that compress the nerve roots in the spine. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ryan Spiker talks about this common condition and how a physical therapist or surgeon can bring relief to patients suffering from spinal stenosis.
Unlike knee and hip arthritis, ankle arthritis usually surfaces in patients who are much younger and often lead very active lives. In this podcast, Dr. Tom Miller talks to specialist Dr. Alexej Barg about the main factors that lead to arthritis in the ankle and how patients can work to prevent it. He also talks about how his treatment plan differs from many other doctors and how that philosophy can help you to keep living an active lifestyle.
University of Utah researchers have discovered a genetic variation in mice that predisposes them toward developing severe, inflammatory arthritis. The finding implicates a new class of genes in arthritis progression, potentially opening doors to new treatment options for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis and Lyme arthritis. Dr. Janis Weis, professor of pathology, and Dr. Kenneth Bramwell, postdoctoral fellow in pathology, discuss what they found and where their work might lead.