Tag Archive for: Arthritis

Basal Joint Arthritis

  The basal joint is the joint at the base of the thumb also known as the CMC (carpometacarpal) joint. This is one of the most important joints in our body as it gives the ability for the thumb to oppose to the other digits. Some opposition is what separates us from the animals. Because […]

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Will Cracking My Knuckles Cause Arthritis?

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Popular wisdom has insisted that, by cracking your knuckles, you will inevitably develop arthritis in later years. According to Dr. Jack Choueka, Chair of Orthopedic Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center, however, that is simply not the case. “A healthy joint is surrounded by fluid containing oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide gasses,” explains Dr. Choueka. “The […]

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Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is one of the most common causes of pain. This condition is caused by the deterioration of the cartilage at the ends of your bones. As this hard, yet slippery, material wears away, the bone edges can be exposed and can rub against each other, causing swelling, fluid build up, […]

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