4 Stages of Osteoarthritis

4 Stages of Osteoarthritis

 Arthritis: Stages of Arthritis Grades 1-4 Arthritis is the inflammation or swelling of one or more joints. Grade 0 – Grade 0 is a healthy joint with no signs of damage or impairment. Grade 1 – Grade 1 includes minor wear and tear on the joint. This is minor and unlikely to cause any pain or discomfort. Grade 2 – Grade 2 is mild arthritis. The cartilage between the bones will appear normal, but it is likely that...

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Arthritis: You’ve Got to Keep Moving

Arthritis: You’ve Got to Keep Moving

“I can’t exercise anymore. You see, I have arthritis.” I’ve had many patients enter my exam room, look me straight in the face and say that. My mind drifts to some of the videos I’ve seen in the CrossFit Journal that show adaptive athletes and morbidly obese people exercising. On further questioning, I find the patients are usually referring to hip or knee arthritis—the most common forms of arthritis—and I proceed to ask about their...

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About Me

Dr. Sean Rockett is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine. His group is Orthopedics New England with offices in Hopkinton, Natick and Newton, Massachusetts. Dr. Rockett is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and has been a CrossFitter at CrossFit New England since 2007. Dr. Rockett is on the Medical Team for the CrossFit Games and the Northeast Regionals.

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“Thinking Inside the Box” An injury Prevention Seminar

This interactive talk specifically designed for CF boxes emphasizes human anatomy, early signs of injury, modification for injuries, treatment, but most importantly PREVENTION. Many boxes have signed up and have asked for repeat lectures. There is a $20 drop in fee with profits going to a variety of charities. Please email Ronda at to have Dr. Rockett speak at your box.

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