Tag: Arthritis

Gout – A Painful Form of Arthritis

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Gout is a common form of arthritis that typically affects the big toe joint; however the ankles, knees, elbows, wrists and fingers can also be affected. The problem occurs when too much uric acid remains in the blood after being processed by the kidneys.  The uric acid forms into thin, spike-like… Read more »

Who is Most Susceptible to Arthritis?

Boyd W. Haynes, MD In my practice as an Orthopaedic Physician, the majority of the patients I see on a daily basis will have some level of Arthritis. Most will have Osteoarthritis (OA) and a few will have less common, auto-immune forms like Rheumatoid (RA) or Psoriatic (PA). But who exactly is at risk for… Read more »

Bursitis: A Painful Cousin of Arthritis

 by Dr Boyd W. Haynes III, MD   As an orthopaedic physician, I see people come into my office and tell me that they have developed arthritis in their joints and that it hurts like the dickens!  Then they point to their hip or their shoulder and show me where it hurts.  I usually ask… Read more »

Spinal Stenosis: A Painful Condition Prevalent in the Senior Population

A recent study  published by Boston University has determined that lumbar spinal stenosis affects 4.71% of the general population, seemingly a very low number.  However, 47.2%   of individuals in the 60-69 age group have lumbar spinal stenosis on their MRI scan, which is a significant number.  The individuals  that actually  are diagnosed with severe stenosis… Read more »