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 told you or your own Sherlock Holmes powers of investigative work on the web have lead you to that conclusion, what you also know is […]

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 used for pain on the front of or under your knee cap (patella). Runner’s Knee affects about 25% of all physically active people and can be a frustrating thing to overcome. While […]

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 relieved, in some ways, to learn he just has knee arthritis but is surprised when his doctor tells him that he will “have to learn to […]

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 square inch which, when you stop and think about it, makes sense. Why would you want your fascia to easily deform with something like stretching or some […]

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 not good. If we get a heavy rain or wind storm, a lot of damage could happen,” said my wife Ellen. Sigh. Sigh again. […]

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 to human beings. So it hold promise for us homeosapiens. The drug is one commonly used for a different problem – osteoporosis – or softening […]