Category Archives for Joint Health / Pain

If You Lived on the Moon, You Wouldn’t Have Lower Back Pain

There are a lot of ideas about what causes lower back pain. A joint of out place, muscles that are too tight or too loose, weakness of your or butt muscles, hips too tight, herniated disc, arthritic joints,

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A Simple Exercise for Knee Pain that Most People Do Wrong

“Yeah, I’ve done that before. Didn’t help my knee pain any,” said Jim. “Well, let’s just double check what you did,” I replied. Jim proceeds to show me the exercise

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What’s the Story on Knee Cartilage Injuries?

From a reader recently: Hi Doug, do you have any recommendations for doctors and/or physical therapists in the New York City area who follow your way of thinking about cartilage regrowth? I am frustrated

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Why Stretch?

Because you feel tight. Or maybe something hurts. Maybe it’s because you think it’s the right thing to do like before a run or a workout. I had a “ah-hah” moment a while ago when

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How This One Thing Can Help Your Joint Pain

You’ve probably heard that you should be drinking 64 ounces of water per day for optimal health. Have you ever wondered where the suggestion of 64 ounces came from? How is it that everyone needs

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Why Neck Pain is Such a Pain in the Neck…and What to Do

Neck Pain likes to sneak up on you. It drops in for a visit, nibbles on your nerves, annoying you for a few days, then scampers away giggling the whole time. Kind of like unwelcome guests over the holidays. But

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John Wooden, Bobby Knight and Knee Pain

Bobby Knight and John Wooden are two of the most successful coaches in college basketball history. And their styles couldn’t be any more different. During the game, Wooden would most often sit quietly

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Why Do You Feel Tight Even Though You Stretch?

I was a high jumper in high school. And not a good one at the start. This was before the rise of the “Fosbury Flop”.  We used something called the “Straddle” where you lead with the front leg

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New Guidelines Reveal Answer for Lower Back Pain

Approximate read time: 3 minutes NY Times: https://goo.gl/PR2ilX Saying active with lower back pain is not bad advice. But what does “staying active” mean? Dr. Weinstein suggests, “I know your back

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New Study Suggests Osteoarthritis is On The Rise – What to Do?

One of my professors in PT school once said that if you live long enough, you’ll get osteoarthritis (OA). Cheery guy. I asked him why and he said, “You get one dose of cartilage and you’ll just wear

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