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
I have a severely arthritic hip. I'm being evaluated for surgery. I'm still biking walking stretching doing strength exercises. watching calories. but weight going slightly up. Should I go to weight watcher's. P>S. i don't really want to.... Read more
Hi guys! I'm new here.
I thought this would be a good first step in my fitness journey.
I wanted to see if anyone here has struggled with lower back pain due to obesity and has had issues with working out because of it. I work a sedentary o... Read more
How do you cope with physical pain? How do you reach out for assistance if you live alone without looking so needy? Coping skills? Root canal today and knee therapy has me desiring a massage. Did hire housecleaning and a friend over this weekend but?... Read more
Hidden Cause of low back pain...........Low back pain is a common problem in older adults and can have many causes. but just because the pain occurs in the area of your lower back, doesn't always mean that the vertebrae in your spine are the problem... 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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