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.
If you suffer from pain in a certain area during exercise, it could be tendinitis (also called tendonitis) or something worse. Sports medicine orthopedic specialist Dr. David Petron talks about some misconceptions with tendinitis, including a lengthy list of long-term and short-term treatments.
Osteoarthritis—the wearing out of joints, like a hip or knee—can be a debilitating and painful condition affecting certain people. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep your joints strong and healthy and avoid possible joint replacement. Dr. Tom Miller talks to Dr. David Petron, professor of sports medicine, about why osteoarthritis occurs, how it can be treated and some common exercises you can do to avoid it.