WebMD News from HealthDay, By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Lateral wedge shoe inserts don't appear to relieve pain in patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee, a new study finds.
These inexpensive plastic inserts (or insoles) are designed to shift body weight from the inside of the knee to the outside in hopes of reducing pain, but, according to a review of 12 studies, they don't do the job. (more...)
July 31, 2013
A pair of new studies indicate that most patients with rotator cuff injuries respond well to non-surgical treatment, and a key predictor of who benefits most from physical therapy may simply be who expects to. This is good news for those coping with rotator cuff injuries, the most common cause of shoulder pain and dysfunction in adults, according to Jeffrey Yormak, MD, FAAOS of Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group in New York.