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
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
It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope. While there... 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
What fun is being laid up with a stiff or bad back? What good is a perfect body if you are feeling less than perfect?
As far as your back is concerned, more fun comes from more functional fitness. The simplest, easiest, most basic moves are usua... Read more
I am having severe joint pain that is getting in the way of working out. (Doc already has me on Aleve)
Anyone have any suggestions for a supplement or cream that would help?
I am waiting for some turmeric supplement in the mail. Hope that helps.... Read more
Shoes make a big difference like others mentioned! Also I have shin pain if I start walking too fast so I try to walk slower to warm up a bit and then can go faster.
Do a search on our website for articles with suggested exercises that may help.... 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
I had a right knee replacement eight years ago when I lived in Boston. After my knee replacement a friend of ours told my husband about a water physical therapist she used while she was recovering from her knee replacement. He asked me if I would l... 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
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 s... Read more
Your feet go through a lot. Believe it or not, the majority of Americans will log almost 75,000 miles on their feet by age 50, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. And if you exercise regularly, that number goes up even more. The... Read more
Ok I'm walking with my rollator on orders of my physical therapist. The goal is to strengthen my legs and do a little cardio too by walking faster. Today I walked 500 steps outside on a sidewalk circuit. It doesnt seem like a lot but I have been p... Read more
So I'm old before my time. I inherited some nasty arthritis in my neck and a few other joints well before I was 30. I've been having joint problems since I was in college and my weight gain has only made it worse. Lately I've begun having some pretty... Read more
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