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Back Pain And Knee Pain Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Back Pain And Knee Pain.

Ouch! Avoiding the Aches and Pains

Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain. Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo...  Read more

Exercising with Lower Back Pain

It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope.  While there...  Read more

Dietary Supplements for Osteoarthritis

When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo...  Read more

6 Stretches Every Runner Should Do

Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re...  Read more

The Causes of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major health problem affecting an estimated 21 million adults in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage which results in pain, stiffness, swelling a...  Read more

Had Gastric By pass and gained 50 lbs back
Updated 7/26/2014 7:09:48 PM

I am 60 yrs young and had gastric bypass 11 years ago this month. I have put on 50 lbs since surgery and feel like I am out of control. At my Dr.s visit last Friday my blood sugar was up. He told me I could take meds or he would give me 3 months to g...  Read more

22 year old female student back in action
Updated 7/25/2014 10:26:16 PM

Hi everyone. Two years ago I was a gym fanatic...toned, energetic and healthy. Relocating to a new city became a bit overwhelming and my priorities became a little scattered. Gained heaps of weight and my fitness levels rocketed south. Been toy...  Read more

Happy to be back again even though I'm fatter : )
Updated 7/25/2014 10:38:21 AM

Oh, god--just checked in after a 7-year hiatus. Gained back all my weight +13 pounds extra. Yowza--I am GREAT at the art of weight gain! 104 Well, I'm keeping my chin up. Just set some more goals and this time entered a specific food tracker p...  Read more

Rowing machine with post surgical knees?
Updated 7/25/2014 8:59:47 AM

I had knee surgery in March (knee cap re-alignment and ligaments/tendons were replaced), I still have issues and the elliptical kinda hurts. Any experience with Rowing Machines and knee issues? I'd like to try but concerned how it would d...  Read more

Cutting back on sodium
Updated 7/25/2014 9:21:40 PM

One thing while looking at my food tracker is I'm ALWAYS going over the sodium content for the day, which I think is detering weight loss efforts. We eat a lot of processed foods (like boxed meals, frozen pizzas, etc) Can anyone make recommendations...  Read more

Just a little love for my knee

Small movements I've found that relieve the pain. I"ve been in pain for the last week, and found that if I moved my hip, (the one on the side of the painful knee) the way Cancan dancers do, -- it looks like they're moving their knee, when in fact, th...  Read more

exercise for arthritis pain

I have arthritis and have had surgery on one knee and to help the pain I exercise even if it hurts because later the pain goes away and I feel better. I don't necessarily advise with all pain but for arthritis it helps a lot. A bicycle helps a lot an...  Read more

Fibro Friends....

Fibromyalgia is a pain in the neck, arms, legs....Any one with FMS is welcome. Also join us on the Fast Break forum "Fibromyalgia Anyone????"...  Read more

Smart Exercise Modifications for Knee Pain

For many of us, exercise is the part of the day we look forward to. But for those who struggle with chronic pain, working out isn't enjoyable. It hurts. Knees are particularly vulnerable to pain during exercise (and afterwards).  There...  Read more

Runner's Knee: Exercise or Rest, Which is Best?

Ask any runner, or non-runner for that matter, what one of the most common running injuries is and invariably many will mention patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)--AKA runner's knee. It has been reported that as many as 70% of all runners will suf...  Read more