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
Not been a good week. First my knee, then my back is out of whack. Only got a few walks in this week and it is killing me. Had to finish getting my classroom set up and ready for school next week too. Looking forward to healing up and better days.... Read more
I havent been on in a few days cuz my knees been killing me i been trying to ice it up and stay off of it I truly believe I overworked myself but it's not stopping me from eating right I hope everybody has a blessed day... Read more
Thinking about doing wheelchair exercises my knees just can't hang with these videos getting up and down. I can do all the exercises just the getting up and down ah! #exercise #tooyoungforthat... Read more
On Monday, I tore the ACL in my left knee. I also pulled a muscle on the opposite side of the knee.
Any exercises (gentle) I can do to help rebuild and strengthen the knee whilst I recuperate?... Read more
Bummed. I did something to my knee. I was not able to go for my walk tonight and it has me feeling down. Don't want to take too much time off from my walks but I know I need to rest it. Had a torn meniscus a few years back. I'm worried.... 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
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
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