painful joint

CAUSES FOR PAIN

Written by: Dr. Neil Raff Below is a traditional list of things that cause pain from both our skeletal system and our nervous system with brief descriptions of each. What I want to call your attention to are two causes, one musculoskeletal and the other neuralgic, which are very common, severe, and yet not fully…

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Alternatives to Joint Surgery

Dear Dr. Raff, I am 70 years old and have tremendous pain in my knee and hip. My orthopedist says I need a joint replacement, but I dislike surgery. Are there any other alternatives? This is an important question especially for those over 60 years – old who suffer from severe ankle, knee, hip, lower…

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