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
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
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
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
Exercise is good for your heart, helps with weight loss and provides a variety of health-related benefits. At the same time, exercise comes with a certain degree of injury risk, and depending on the activity, it can also put a lot of stress on your j... Read more
Of course you feel grumpy - pain hurts! Having a perfectly sharp mind in a disobedient body must be hard.
You're usually so upbeat and encouraging. If you need to throw a tantrum today we've got your back. Wanna smash something together? :)... Read more
I have been trying to get back in the habit of walking every day. A few years ago, I was capable of walking a 5K, but now, I can barely walk half a mile before my legs hurt so bad I can barely walk.
The pain goes down the outside of my lower le... Read more
I really love the times I wake up to a new pain (sarcasm sign). Today, it's mid-back on the right & it is killing me! Who knows what I did?! Gonna power through. I listened & took a gentle stretch, heated & iced & ibuprofened up. Now to the day!... Read more
I was (am) in too much pain to sleep last night. Now I'm exhausted and hurting. Nothing makes me want comfort food while wrapped up in comfy pjs and blankets. Pizza sounds great! Thankfully I live in the middle of no where, so no delivery this far!... Read more
It might seem intuitive to avoid exercising your joints when they're causing you pain. But, like many aspects of the human body, what seems to make sense isn’t necessarily what's good for you! When you're suffering from arthritis, o... Read more
"I'm too young to feel this old," says Vicki Inman, 41. She's always been very active, but a few years ago this mom of two teen girls was diagnosed with arthritis. "The pain became so severe I felt as if my leg were going to gi... Read more
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