Tag: osteoarthritis

Should Patients with Osteoarthritis be Treated with Physical Therapy First?  A New Study Provides Evidence

Tom Toothaker, DPT A recent study published in Arthritis Care & Research posited that Physical Therapy seems to be underutilized when it comes to the treatment of Osteoarthritis (OA).  They looked at the treatments being provided to patients with OA who were participating in three clinical trials at Duke University Medical Center Primary Care, UNC… Read more »

Arthritis of the Hand

Robert J. Snyder, MD Arthritis can strike anywhere in the body that there is a joint.  However, one of the most challenging places for arthritis to settle is in the joints of the hand and fingers.  We use our hands constantly while we are awake and rely on them to do such varied activities as… Read more »

How Can I Make My Knee Stop Hurting?

  A community lecture by OSC specialist, Dr Robert Snyder     Dr Snyder takes us through the anatomy of the knee, and how the knee develops and is affected by age from infancy to senior years. The lecture also shows how we lose our natural ability to heal and repair damaged cartilage (which leads… Read more »