If the pain has become unbearable and no therapeutic or medical treatments have worked, it might be time to consider surgery for your carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression of the median nerve that runs through your wrist. Women are three times more likely to develop the condition, and people in assembly-line Read more
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You probably don’t give much thought to the health of your feet — until they start to ache. Here’s everything you need to know about foot pain. Your feet have a total of 52 bones, 66 joints and more than 200 muscles, tendons and ligaments between them — and there are about as many reasons your Read more
If you are considering going to a foot doctor, chances are you are experiencing some sort of foot pain and discomfort. You may be suffering from a common foot condition, such as a bunion or a hammertoe that just will not go away. You may be in bothersome or even intense pain. Eric Tan, MD, assistant professor of clinical Read more
Have you felt pain or discomfort when wearing shoes? Do you see something unusual when you look at your feet? You could potentially have something called a bunion or even a hammertoe. Hammertoes are a very common foot problem. We turned to Eric Tan, MD, assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Read more
Your feet. They help you stand, get around and stay in shape. Facing a foot problem can be serious. You could be left in pain when walking or worse, it may affect your ability to drive. Bunions are a common foot problem. We turned to Eric Tan, MD, assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery in the Department of Read more
We use our hands every day, from texting to cooking to giving high fives. So how do we keep our palms and digits in good working shape? Many times, our hands can become tired, sore and painful. If you have arthritis, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome or other uncomfortable hand ailments, you might experience these symptoms Read more
Meet Paul K. Gilbert, MD, Medical Director of Orthopaedic Surgical Operations at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Dr. Gilbert is a clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine. He is the medical director of orthopaedic surgical services at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH). He has been an orthopaedic Read more
Prevention can go a long way when it comes to avoiding injury and strain on your joints, particularly as you get older. Stretching, home exercise routines that build up muscles, maintaining a healthy weight and icing after exercise can all be very beneficial to your joints. Some joint pain is common after rigorous exercise and Read more
Finally Worked Up the Motivation to Go to the Gym? Do These 5 Things Before Getting on That Treadmill
Maybe you love running. Or it could just be something you’re easing yourself into. It may have taken you a long time to muster up the motivation to get on that treadmill. Finding that extra motivation in your busy life to exercise can be tough. But once you gather up that motivation, you can’t just go straight Read more
The experts at the USC Spine Center have your back. Lower back pain can be nagging, constant and sharp – and it can worsen slowly. Approximately 80 percent of the U.S. population will suffer from a serious episode of debilitating back pain. Unfortunately, many people will also develop back pain as they enter their 30’s Read more