Got a painful joint? With arthroscopy, you can find out why — and get relief.
Loss of blood flow to a bone leads to avascular necrosis — the death of bone tissue. This most commonly affects the thighbone, causing groin pain.
Bone scans can help detect bone disorders and hidden fractures.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the nerve running through your wrist. Treatment can provide relief.
A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.
MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.
Is poor ergonomics contributing to aches and pains at work? Put your desk to the test — and make simple adjustments for comfort.
Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder that causes pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, upper arms, hips and thighs.
X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.
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