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 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
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
Unlike other forms of forms of arthritis, your risk of developing osteoarthritis is largely related to lifestyle factors like diet, weight, exercise, and previous injury. In fact, dietary and lifestyle changes can have a huge affect on the prevention... Read more
You eat right (most of the time), hit the gym regularly and keep a clean house, especially during cold and flu season. So, why are you still getting sick? It turns out that some of the best things we do to stay healthy can expose us to germs when don... Read more
Tried to exercise today but very sore from the last two days. After 5 min into it, my feet hurts and legs are sore...and for some reason, i feel tired even though it was only 5 min. But i feel bad for not exercising today...what should i do?... Read more
Anyone here ever feel like they didn't exercise enough for the day? I just worked out for almost an hour at the gym doing different types of cardio & getting my heart rate up, but I feel like it wasn't enough. Is it just me?... Read more
Nothing like people coming over to motivate me to clean up the pile of tree clippings I left on the grass 2 weeks ago; filled up the brown bin. I love working out in the yard! Great exercise 😎 and more steps toward my goal.... Read more
What are some exercises I could do with my oldest who is 4 besides squats, crunches, & push ups? Just looking for more ideas. He hasn't been eating veggies or fruits. How to get him to eat them. My youngest loves them but my 4 year old doesn't.... Read more
You've been managing your osteoarthritis for a while now. You know that the medications your doctor prescribed for you play an important role in relieving pain, making joint movement easier and preventing further damage from inflammation. But like... Read more
3. Ease Your Aching Knees"Mobility is really key as we age," says Stephen Messier. "When you lose your mobility, you lose your independence and things can go downhill pretty quickly."Messier directs the J.B. Snow Biomechanics Laboratory at Wake For... Read more
Last spring I wrote a blog about my obsession with my beloved flip-flops. With the exception of a few months during the winter, flip-flops are my primary spring, summer and fall shoe staple. I wear them almost every day, the only exception is when I... Read more
Over the years, I've gotten some interesting comments when family or friends find out I'm a runner. "Be careful- that stuff is terrible for your knees!" or "Why would you want to do that kind of damage to your joints?" are... Read more
I have a touch of osteoarthritis at the base of my thumb in my right hand. After a major car accident (end of 1999), I had a lot of pain there & had to wear a brace for a few months. X-rays showed that of the 9 pebblelike bones just above the wrist,... Read more
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