Stanford M. Shoor MD


Bev’s Story: Coping With Arthritis

Bev isn’t letting the pain of arthritis in her hands and back keep her from doing her favorite activity—gardening. Nor does she let it keep her from doing anything else in her life. She has found ways to help reduce the pain that allow her to still enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like seeing the season’s first…

Osteoarthritis of the Hand

Osteoarthritis is a condition in which the cartilage that protects and cushions the joints breaks down over time. Eventually, the bones-formerly separated by the cartilage-rub against each other. This results in damage to the tissue and bone and causes painful joint symptoms. Osteoarthritis is common in the finger and…

Capsaicin

Capsaicin is a substance found in hot chili peppers. When applied to the skin over the affected area, medicines containing capsaicin may be used as pain relievers for rheumatoid arthritis, postherpetic neuralgia, and other conditions. When applied to the skin, capsaicin affects the skin’s nerve impulses, blocking the…

Quick Tips: Modifying Your Home and Work Area When You Have Arthritis

The pain and stiffness from arthritis may make it hard for you to do your daily tasks. For instance, if you have problems with your hands or fingers, you may find it hard to type or to open and close a door. If you have problems with your hips or knees, it may be hard to go up and down stairs or get in and out of a…

Articulaciones más afectadas por la osteoartritis

La osteoartritis es una afección en la que el cartílago que protege y amortigua las articulaciones se deteriora con el tiempo. Llega un momento en el que los huesos -antes separados por el cartílago- se frotan entre sí. Esto provoca daños en el tejido y el hueso y causa síntomas dolorosos en las articulaciones. La…