Tag Archives: arthritis

Mar
5
2014
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What is basal joint arthritis? Basal joint arthritis is a common condition. In our modern life we don’t typically use our hands in such extremely rigorous physical work like working … More…

Jul
17
2013
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Dr. Nancy Pan, Pediatric Rheumatologist at Hospital for Special Surgery, answers readers’ questions on juvenile arthritis. Q1. Is juvenile arthritis genetic? Juvenile arthritis is an autoimmune condition that can run … More…

Jul
10
2013
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Alexandra MacKenzie, Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist at the Hand Therapy Center at Hospital for Special Surgery, answers readers’ questions on summer travel tips for joint pain. Q 1. … More…

May
16
2013
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May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage is worn down over time, usually from a lifetime of use or as the result of an injury to the … More…

May
7
2013
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While people may turn to diet to alleviate symptoms of their rheumatoid arthritis (RA), there is actually very little scientific evidence to prove that certain foods can help manage symptoms … More…

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April 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Did you know that Electromyography (EMG) is a form of electrodiagnostic testing that is used to study nerve and muscle function? Dr. Joseph Feinberg, Physiatrist, says: “There are two parts to EMG testing: a nerve conduction study and a needle exam for muscle testing. Both may result in some discomfort, but are usually well tolerated without the need for medication beforehand. EMG testing usually takes anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the condition being tested and findings of the study.” For more information on EMG testing, visit http://www.hss.edu/conditions_emg-testing-a-patient-guide.asp.

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