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
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
It's common sense that a hug at a stressful time, a handshake after an important meeting or just cuddling at the end of the day help us relax, leaving behind negativity and worry. Now researchers are investigating whether this feel-good energ... 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
Runners are a breed all their own. I can say that because I am a runner. We can be quirky about our race rituals and to outsiders looking in, our lives seem to revolve around a "boring" sport of putting one foot in front of the other. But a... Read more
Knees started buckling at just past 4 minutes but pushed through to 5. We'll evaluate the hip in a few hours and see if we can't do another 5 tonight. Hopefully soon the time will increase per elliptical session but I have to remember...baby steps!... Read more
Why such foot pain? Anyone else experiencing a lot of heel pain since beginning to exercise? I am going to get new sneakers and try biking for a week instead of jogging. I've only been jogging 10 mins a day but still i guess that's a lot for me!... Read more
Vitamin D is associated with bone health. Low levels of vitamin D may cause joint pain. Get a Vitamin D test if you suffer from knee pain. Losing just a few pounds can take pressure off your knees. Chronic pain is associated with dwelling on your pa... Read more
Getting the correct fitting shoes is part of my sucess. I have very flat feet. Not only that, I severely over pronate. That's part of the reason I was nick named Ducky when I was in the Marine Corps. You would think that I would need Motion Control... 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
Knee pain can come on suddenly: a sideways blow in athletics or a nasty fall while stepping off a curb. But many knee issues creep up after years of poor alignment, which results in wear and tear and arthritis. No matter the cause, knee issues d... Read more
Although I'm able to give people advice about finding the best fit for a running or workout shoe, I have to be honest. When it came to workout shoes, I always chose style over support. In the store, I'd ignore things like cushioning, stability, and f... Read more
Just a quick blog. I started having knee pain on Friday, and it's persisting. I was just walking up steps when I felt like my knee was going to give out. I was holding onto the railing and didn't fall, but since then it's been... Read more
Every pound you lose takes four pounds of pressure off your knees. Lose 10, lose 44 pounds off the knee joint's groaning job. Lots of folks won't be able to stay active in their elderly years and avoid knee surgery, but I can promise you that if you... Read more
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