Category Archives for Joint Health / Pain

A Novel Substitute For Running

  Today was a speed interval training day so I decided to use my Kickbike and get outside and enjoy the breeze and the sunshine. I use the Kickbike as a form of “running” since it’s

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Three Simple Fixes To Avoid Neck And Shoulder Pain

The unwitting victim of the sedentary lifestyle is the upper back: the region from the shoulder blades to the base of the neck. Sitting, looking ahead or even worse, down, at a computer screen hours on

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How to Beat Big Toe Pain

Pain in your big toe is a real pain in the butt. Hurts to walk, or move quickly and sometimes just wearing shoes hurts. I smashed my right big toe up against a dumb bell in a an odd, how -is-that-possible

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Why This Simple Everyday Activity Creates Low Back Pain and What to Do About It

A few years ago, a client of mine had a complaint of low back pain and one thing that seemed to aggravate it was a common house hold task. Washing dishes. “I don’t get it. I’m really

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Why A Good Morning Exercise Can Lead To A Bad Day

There are some exercises that you just shouldn’t do but you may not know it. Health and fitness sites, magazines, trainers, maybe friends, may suggest certain things to do. And after all, it’s

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The Pain Game – Part II

In Part I, I explained that pain is, in fact, ALL in your head despite how convinced you are that the pain is in the area of the body you feel. And I covered Five Ways to Use Your Mind to Decrease Your

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The Pain Game: Why Pain is NEVER Where You Think It Is and What To Do

Thanksgiving is a busy day in our house. Lots of people hustling about to prepare way too much food in way too little time. And someone has to clean the dishes as they stack up creating a small mountain

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Gear That’s Easy on the Joints

An article in The Wall Street Journal – August 31, 2010 – by Gwendolyn Bounds – reviewed some “new” gear that is supposed to give you a great “workout” while being

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Why Does My Knee Hurt On An Elliptical Machine?

A client once asked me, “You know, I don’t get why my knee hurts when I’m using an elliptical machine. I thought those things were supposed to be low impact, right? So, what’s the

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What a Toddler Can Teach You About Back Pain

Toddlers do something naturally that people with back pain (and some without pain) have a very hard time doing correctly. Squatting. And it’s cousin, bending and lifting. When you watch a youngster

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