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How to prevent injury with exercise? What is the proper way to begin an exercise program? What is the proper way to stretch? It… [more]
Spring Cleaning 101
How do I prevent injury with gardening and spring cleaning? What tips should I know for yard work clean up? The weather… [more]
What is the best position to sleep for back pain?
Why does my back hurt in the morning? Why is sleeping posture important? Most of us have heard either mothers or grandmothers… [more]
What to expect after a knee joint replacement
What should I expect after my knee replacement? How should I prepare for my knee replacement? Total knee replacements are… [more]
Do arthritis supplements really work?
How do arthritis supplements work? What is Glucosamine? Does Glucosamine help relieve arthritic pain? What is Chondroitin… [more]
What is frozen shoulder?
What is frozen shoulder? What is adhesive capsulitis? What causes adhesive capsulitis? Frozen shoulder (also referred to… [more]
Why does my hip hurt?
Why does my hip hurt? What is hip bursitis? How do I alleviate hip bursitis pain? If you've been experiencing a pain… [more]
How do I manage stress?
How do I manage stress? What is stress? Is stress detrimental to your health? Stress is a common health risk factor commonly… [more]
What causes tension headaches?
What is a tension headache? How do I treat a tension headache? A tension headache is a pain along the scalp, neck or shoulders… [more]
What is Runner’s Knee?
What causes runner's knee? How do you prevent runner's knee? Its summer time, which means many people are out participating… [more]
Have you ever woke up in the morning and stood up out of bed with the feeling of a knife sticking you in the bottom of your heel? The pain is nearly crippling at first but as you take a few steps the pain eases a bit. The same happens after periods of sitting or driving in a car for sometime. You go to stand up or get out of your car and put on some kind of display like your firewalking on hot coals. The likely cause of the pain is an inflamed plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a thick … [Read More...]
How do you stretch properly? How long should I hold my stretches? Should you stretch before or after exercise? As with many topics, philosophies and opinions change like our seasons. Depending on who you talk to and what their expertise is you may get different answers. An example of this is our nutritional pyramid, which had been used for years to educate us on proper dietary consumption. Now, it is suggested that we as a society consume too much carbs and should balance more … [Read More...]
Why does my back hurt in the morning? Why is sleeping posture important? Most of us have heard either mothers or grandmothers scold to “sit up straight.” Posture has always been a focus since we were little (despite few of us heeding this advice). We are exposed to ways to correct posture daily at work and home with the various ergonomic tools made to improve work place stations, but how often do we consider sleeping posture? Mild stiffness in the mornings is a normal occurrence. When we … [Read More...]
What should I expect after my knee replacement? How should I prepare for my knee replacement? Total knee replacements are becoming an increasingly common surgery. Knee replacements are often performed on patients with severe osteoarthritis, which causes pain and/or buckling of the knee resulting in loss of function, such as difficulty walking, squatting or climbing stairs. (Osteoarthritis is caused by the loss of joint cartilage resulting in bone spurring, commonly known as "bone on … [Read More...]
How do arthritis supplements work? What is Glucosamine? Does Glucosamine help relieve arthritic pain? What is Chondroitin Sulfate? Does Chrondroitin Sulfate relieve arthritic pain? Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis and is a degenerative disease process that targets the hyaline articular cartilage of several joints throughout the body, most frequently affected are the hands, knees and hips (Madry et al., 2011; Sawitzke, et al., 2008; Yang et al., 2013). OA … [Read More...]