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Arthritis in Children and Adolescents

Arthritis in Children and Adolescents

by Shearly (SU)
When it comes to arthritis (a painful inflammation that causes stiffness in the joints), no one is really immune. If you ask most people about which age groups arthritis can strike, they are likely to tell you that it mainly affects older adults. The truth is that while arthritis is more common in people over the age of 40, it can strike any age group. Simply put, arthritis can also impact children and adolescents. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, an estimated 300,000 children (some as young as one year of age) develop juvenile arthritis. It is often idiopathic, meaning the cause is unknown.

What Causes Hand Numbness?

What Causes Hand Numbness?

by Shearly (SU)
Are you experiencing numbness in one or both of your hands? Are you having difficulty opening or closing your hands, holding and manipulating objects or having a tingling sensation in your hands? If so, you need to be evaluated by a licensed orthopaedic physician. Hand numbness or tingling sensations in your hands and arms is often caused by compression, irritation or damage to one or more of the nerves of the hand or arm, such as the radial and brachial plexus nerves.

Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group Welcomes New Marketing Manager

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Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group Welcomes New Marketing Manager

What You Need to Know about Scoliosis

What You Need to Know about Scoliosis

by Rismary Cabrera
Scoliosis is a condition that cause a sideways curvature of the spine. Although it can affect any segment of the spine, it is most common in the upper back area of the chest (thoracic) and the lower (lumbar) sections of the spine. Anything over ten degrees of curvature is considered to be scoliosis, although the degree of the curvature can vary. Because of the way the spine appears when curved, doctors may refer to it as an “S” or “C” to describe the shape of the curve caused by scoliosis. In many cases scoliosis is considered idiopathic, meaning that there is no clear for the disorder.

Things to Ask Your Orthopaedic Surgeon

Things to Ask Your Orthopaedic Surgeon

by Shearly (SU)
If you are planning on seeing an orthopedic surgeon, you might have questions, but may not be certain as to what questions you should ask. No matter what the reason for your visit, the main thing is to understand that if it is important to you, then it is important enough to ask.

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