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
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
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
I had hip replacement surgery last week. I was trying to lose weight prior. I was going to the gym and tracking food. I was in the hospital 1&1/2 days and gained 14 lbs. Fortunately, it was mostly fluid retention. I don't want to get off track.... Read more
I've had this nagging hip pain thing going on for at least a year. We thought it was my hip flexor, so I went through physical therapy for four months, but then the pain crept back and today I learned the results of my MRI. I have a tear in my labru... Read more
I have been running for some time now..... just completed a 8K, and now im weeks away from my first 1/2 marathon..... and im soooo excited.... BUT.... the big BUT....
ONE HIP is killing me..... I can get about a mile to 2 miles in and it hur... Read more
Trying to get healthier and get some weight off this frame before I have hip surgery. Last trip to the doctor upset me when I was weighed. Since that visit (end of Feb.), I have lost about 14 pounds but have a long way to go. Seems like when I weig... Read more
I have osteoarthritis in my right knee & have really been struggling with exercising. I live in a pretty rural area where the nearest gym is 80 miles away so I used to walk a lot but now cant walk more than 20 mins without my knee hurting. Any ideas?... Read more
Many people have the problem of standing a bit too wide when asked to stand with their feet hip-width apart. A FitSugar blog post explains how to find this stance naturally:March slowly in place, stop, and then casually kick up your left leg and allo... Read more
If you are obese, your knees and hips experience up to 6 times as much pressure when walking down a flight of stairs & you are at risk for osteoarthritis in the kness, hands, ankles and hips. Eating tuna or salmon twice a week will give you the Omega... Read more
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
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
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