Category Archives for Joint Health / Pain

How Can Arthritis Sufferers Keep What They’ve Got?

I’m talking about osteoarthritis (OA) – a condition of the joints that leads to a weakening of the cartilage that lines and protects the bones. If you know you have OA, either your doctor has

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How to Prevent Runner’s Knee Syndrome

If you’re a runner (and even if you’re not), you may have run into Runner’s Knee. It’s technical names are Patellofemoral Syndrome or Chondromalacia Patella – terms often

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ATTN: Golfers – A Weak Back Makes You Weak in the Knees

After walking 18 holes of golf, Jim’s right knee feels stiff and achy. It seems to be getting worse and he’s concerned enough that he makes an appointment with his family physician. Jim is

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What to Do for An Angry IlioTibial Band? Stop Stretching It

It doesn’t matter how you try to stretch the Iliotibial Band (ITB), what technique you use, or how hard you try, you can’t stretch it. It’s tensile strength is thousands of pounds per

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How to Heal Tennis Elbow

“I know you probably don’t want to do this and we could hire somebody but we have to do something about the tree limbs. They’re on the roof now. I mean resting on it and that’s

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Drug Shows Promise for Regenerating Damaged Knee Cartilage

…and that’s great news. Bad news, the study was in mice. But, the idea worked and nearly all joint related studies start out in mice or rabbits because, well, their knee cartilage is so close

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How I Healed Plantarfasciitis

Last summer, I injured my right foot and developed plantarfacsiopathy or more commonly called plantarfasciitis. By the end of October, many of my symptoms had resolved. I even went on a vacation to Disneyworld

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A Simple Solution When Your Shoulder Can’t Shoulder the Load

Shoulder pain is, well, a pain. Sure, there are conditions – rotator cuff tear, labral tear, tendonosis, and others – that can cause shoulder pain and require professional guidance to help

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain – Why is This So Hard To Figure Out?

Dr. Albee set his tools aside and walked to the hand sink for what felt like the 1000th time over the past week. He was exhausted and perplexed. He had just completed his 50th dissection. How could his

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What’s a Good Mattress for a Bad Back?

We spend close to one-third of our life in bed. Well, some of us do. For the rest of us, the night is not a pleasant experience. In fact, nearly 75% of Americans report that they have sleep problems at

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