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
I was just reading a thread about knees and get hurting while walking. Someone said they had to learn how to run. To land on the ball of the foot first.i an extremely flat footed and I bet this would help me if I could learn how to run properly.... Read more
I have had 2 knee replacements and have a chronic back syndrome. I have to walk with a walker or I will fall. Water aerobics is a great exercise on my joints. It has helped me lose weight and build up some strength and balance.... Read more
Anybody else have foot and knee pain? I think I need new insoles in my shoes. The shoes themselves are only 4 months old & I had bought 2 pairs at the same time to switch them back and forth. It's just on one side & the foot hurts worse than the knee... Read more
Knees really hurting tonight. Trying to keep exercising each day. Took it down a notch. No running, just walking. Really hoping it goes away soon. I do so much better when I don't skip a day, just do a lighter day, ice soon!... 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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