Category Archives for Joint Health / Pain

On Being Tough

Aging is not easy. My Grandmother used to say, “Getting old ain’t for sissies.” In her later years, she battled osteoarthritis in just about every joint. I know she hurt most of the day,

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Are My Running Days Over?

I started a walk/run program the last week of March. Less than 2 weeks later, my knee began bothering me. It did not start during or after a walk/run but rather happened out-of-the-blue while walking

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Creeped Out

At the end of April (2018), Elle and I drove to New Orleans to attend JazzFest. JazzFest has superb music and is the only festival I know of where people recommend the food. The Cuban Sandwich is spectacular

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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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