Joint Pain

Joint pain refers to discomfort or soreness experienced in the joints, often caused by inflammation, injury, or underlying medical conditions such as arthritis. It can range from mild to severe and may affect mobility and quality of life.

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Periacetabular Osteotomy: Should You Get Hip PAO Surgery?

You find out after a visit to the local orthopedic surgeon’s office that you or your young adult has hip dysplasia. One of the treatments offered is a surgery called PAO. You frantically search the Internet to figure out what that is and whether it’s a good choice. So today let’s explore hip PAO surgery.…read more

What is a Morton’s Neuroma?

Foot pain can be debilitating and stop even active people in their tracks. This morning we’ll review Morton’s neuroma and how we treat that problem at Regenexx. Let’s dig in. What is a Morton’s Neuroma? The term neuroma means that there is swelling in a nerve. A Morton’s neuroma is swelling in the interdigital nerve…read more

Sternocleidomastoid Syndrome: What You Need to Know

What’s on this Page: What is sternocleidomastoid syndrome? What is the SCM muscle, and what does it do? How does sternocleidomastoid syndrome relate to nerves in the neck? SCM trigger points and referred pain The SCM and vertigo Does CCI play a role in sternocleidomastoid syndrome? If you or a loved one has neck pain,…read more

Stenoclavicular Joint Pain?

How is your shoulder connected to your body and how does that relate to the Sternoclavicular joint? What is Sternoclavicular joint pain? This blog will discuss: What is the Sternoclavicular joint? How is the joint put together? Why does this joint hurt? What kind of pain does it generate? How does the joint work? How…read more

How Does Orthopedic Surgery Stack Up to Interventional Orthopedics?

As I have shown a few times, orthopedic surgery has an embarrassingly poor evidence base. I recently covered a new study that helped confirm this issue a few weeks ago and I have since performed a deep dive to compare how Interventional Orthopedics stacks up. Let’s dive in. The Old Gaurd versus the New Kid…read more

Injection Treatment for EDS Patients

I still remember hearing about the time my niece dislocated her knee cap while cheerleading and had to go to the emergency room. Through the years of treating her, I got a crash course in injection treatment for EDS. Things can get pretty hopeless for these patients, hence I thought our shared experience was worth…read more

What is Intersection Syndrome?

Intersection syndrome is a diagnosis that’s given to patients with a painful condition of the forearm and wrist. What causes this problem? How is it diagnosed? Can it be treated? If so, how? What is Intersection Syndrome? Intersection syndrome is defined by pain on the back thumb side of the wrist. This can occur in…read more

Healing Spontaneous Osteonecrosis of the Knee without Surgery

SPONK is one of those medical terms that just sounds strange, but it’s a really big nasty problem. This is the story of a patient who developed spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee likely due to excessive knee steroid shots, who was told she needed a knee replacement, but who instead used injections of her own…read more
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