When your legs ache, you can usually lie down and relax to alleviate your symptoms. But for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS for short), relaxing only makes them hurt more. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as... Read more
If your knees are giving you problems, and you feel like the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" when getting out of bed, you’re not alone. Nearly 50 million Americans feel the same way.
Knees are the most commonly injured joints in... Read more
The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt... Read more
Many people struggle with pain. Whether it's short term from an injury or chronic due to disc issues, neuropathy or Fibromyalgia, we all want to find relief. Pain clinics and medical interventions are great places to begin, but some pain sufferer... Read more
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
I had knee surgery and have been on nonweight bearing for 6 weeks.i have not been back to dr or pt yet.was wondering how long it should take to start walking normal again? I do realize everyone is diffrant.... Read more
Well, after about 2.5 years of living with pain that no one can find the cause of, I'm giving in to pain management. Waiting on my first appointment. Hope I can finally get my life back to a somewhat normal.... Read more
I feel your pain. Just went to the doctor and I cried when I saw the number on the scale. It was a real shocker. I want to lose 35 pounds but am overwhelmed. Disappointed in myself for letting it happen. Hoping this site can help.... Read more
Great job!! Ice cream is one of my all time favorite snacks so I have been doing some research and have found a great replacement! Yasso Frozen greek yogurt! Low in Calories and great in taste! My Favorite so far is the Strawberry Bars only 80 Cals... Read more
I LOVE my elastogel knee wraps. You put them in the freezer and reuse them as often as you need. I usually ice my bad knees every night , thus reducing the amount of pain meds I have to take. They come in different sizes and the gel is flexible, s... Read more
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
We will not let disease destroy all that is us! Pain/illness isolates but together we can meet goals of health and wellness despite complex physical/mental challenges, fears, and limitations.... Read more
The winners are:GRNEYEDMOMMYPOPPYHEAD5JAY9FLYERFANOne of the perks of working at SparkPeople is a kitchen stocked with healthy foods: cereal, fresh fruit, granola bars, peanut butter, healthy frozen meals, and bags of frozen vegetables.Back when I wa... 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
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