Arthritis

Arthritis is a very common ailment but not well understood. The word arthritis does not indicate a single disease but rather it refers to joint pain or joint disease. 100 different types exist. People of all ages, sex and race can develop arthritis. It is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some form of joint pain or disease. It is common among women and occurs more as people get older. Symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion (ROM). Symptoms can come and go, they can be mild, moderate or severe. They can stay the same for years, but can get worse over time. In severe cases it may result in chronic pain, the inability to do daily chores and be difficult to walk or climb stairs. It can cause permanent joint damage and changes. These changes might be visible, i.e. knobby finger joints, but usually can only be seen on x-rays. There are some types of arthritis that affect the eyes, heart, kidneys, lungs, and skin.

Arthritis: A Functional View

There are currently 54 million adults who suffer from Arthritis. Additionally, about 9% of adults have some type of arthritis-attributed… Read More

June 9, 2020

Excess Sugar and Chronic Inflammation

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June 8, 2020

Reduce Stress and Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms El Paso, Texas

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March 12, 2020

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Spinal Inflammation El Paso, TX.

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March 5, 2020

What To Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) El Paso, Texas

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June 24, 2019

Facet Arthropathy vs Sciatica

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June 24, 2019

Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis

About 1.5 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is a chronic, autoimmune disease… Read More

November 15, 2018

Ankle & Foot Diagnostic Imaging Arthritis & Trauma II| El Paso, TX.

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November 15, 2018

How Arthritis Can Affect the Knee

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November 14, 2018

Knee Arthritis: Diagnostic Imaging Approaches II | El Paso, TX.

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November 8, 2018

Knee Arthritis: Diagnostic Imaging Approaches I | El Paso, TX.

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November 6, 2018

Diagnosis of Hip Complaints: Arthritis & Neoplasms Part II | El Paso, TX.

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October 23, 2018

Diagnosis of Hip Complaints: Arthritis & Neoplasms Part I | El Paso, TX.

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October 19, 2018

Ankylosing Spondylitis Sufferers Find Relief With Chiropractic. El Paso, TX.

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October 12, 2018

Spinal Arthritis Diagnostic Imaging Approach Part II

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October 3, 2018

Spinal Arthritis Diagnostic Imaging Approach Part I

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October 2, 2018
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