Are You or Someone You Know Suffering from Joint Pain?

Cape May Herald

Health and Wellness | 05/05/2015

H Barrett
Thomas A. Barrett, M.D.
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates
9 Stites Ave, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Recognizing a knee problem can occur at any time. Arthritic knee problems may be related to previous injury, demands placed on it over a lifetime, or a family predisposition.

When to seek help is usually prompted by either severe pain or just that nagging ache that won’t resolve. There are a number of ‘over-the-counter’ remedies that most of us try at some point. Taking time out for a doctor appointment is saved for when other options don’t seem to make much headway toward resolving the problem.

Arthritic pain can become more than an annoyance for some. Giving up activities or declining invitations because the knee won’t “make it” are common concerns. In the worst cases even a good night’s sleep can be difficult.

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