Category Archives for Joint Health / Pain

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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The Knee Rehab Myth That Ruined a Good Lunch

Several years ago, a new surgeon had joined the practice of an orthopedist whom I had known all of my career. He wanted me to meet his new partner. So, we had lunch. Our discussion turned technical when

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The Hardest Part of Running

Looking out her front window, she saw something very unusual. It was a man wearing very short shorts, sneakers and a t-shirt. He was moving quickly. Not really walking and not running. “What is he

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Why You Sometimes Hurt When You Haven’t Done Anything to Hurt

A reader emailed me recently inquiring about “Tension Myositis” – a syndrome proposed by John Sarno, MD as a cause of lower back pain and other musculoskeletal pains. The theory proposed

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The Day I Went to the Other Side of Pain

“The next exercise is completely voluntary. I would like to emphasize this. You do not have to participate if you do not want to,” said the leader of the workshop. I was attending a multi-day

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A NEAT Way to Reduce Your Chances of Joint Pain

If you’ve had joint pain – knee, hip, back for example, you know how much it can interfere with life. Not only can joint pain erase things like running and other sports, but sometimes just

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How Much Exercise Is Enough for Lower Back Pain?

Some people with lower back pain (and some clinicians as well) view physical therapy or other healthcare services as treatments. It’s something you get for a period of time until your symptoms retreat

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