Category: News

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Early Detection Critical

Posted: Dec 1, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Early detection and treatment for rheumatoid arthritis is the best strategy for minimizing damage to your joints. Although doctors can’t say what causes rheumatoid arthritis, they do know that it’s the immune system attacking and damaging the body’s joints. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you may have joints that appear red and feel warm. Many […] Read More...

4 Tips to Practice Tai Chi

Posted: Nov 30, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Many people who practice tai chi are able to improve their balance and reduce their risk of falling. A centuries-old, mind and body practice, tai chi involves relaxing your body through gentle movements that include a focus on breath. Tai chi is sometimes called: “moving meditation.” When people practice tai chi, they move slowly and gracefully […] Read More...

Posture: Improve Back, Neck, Shoulder Pain

Posted: Nov 25, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Sometimes, it’s the little choices you make that determine whether you have back, neck or shoulder pain. Crossing one leg over the other while you work at your desk. Dropping your chin when you read on your phone. Slumping your shoulders forward. Your body’s posture over time can misalign your musculoskeletal system. In fact, years of letting yourself slouch […] Read More...

Holiday Decor Tips: Prevent Falls, Hip Fractures

Posted: Nov 18, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Before you break out the garland and holiday lights, take a few minutes to think carefully how to decorate this holiday season without creating any tripping hazards that can lead to dangerous falls. Fall-proofing your home is a must during the holidays. Falls can cause serious fractures that have lifelong consequences. A single fall can […] Read More...

Foods to Build Bone Health

Posted: Nov 1, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Osteoporosis mostly affects people as they get older, but you can start at any age to take steps to improve your bone health. A medical condition that weakens your bones, osteoporosis can make breaking a bone as simple as coughing hard or bumping into something. The disease affects women more than men. About 25 percent […] Read More...

Prevent Knee Pain, Injuries

Posted: Oct 25, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

It’s hard to ignore knee pain when so much of our daily life depends on this part of our body. Every time we stand, walk, run, jump and turn, we use our knees and other connected parts of the body such as bones, cartilage, muscle, ligaments and tendons. When one of these parts gets injured, […] Read More...

Osteoarthritis: Mental Outlook Counts

Posted: Oct 6, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

How you feel about your ability to be active with osteoarthritis makes a difference, new research shows. Just as pain, your mood and family support can affect your physical activity, so can your mental outlook, according to a team of Penn State researchers. Their recent study found that self-efficacy — one’s confidence in their ability to […] Read More...

Spinal Stenosis: Nonsurgical Treatments

Posted: Oct 2, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Pain that travels down the leg. Foot problems. Numbness or weakness in the arms or legs. These symptoms could be caused by spinal stenosis. Pressure on the spinal cord from a narrowing in the spine can affect your nerves and cause pain. It’s a common condition in men and women over the age of 50. […] Read More...

Exercise to Prevent Falls, New Guideline Recommends

Posted: Sep 30, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

If you’re worried about falling and getting injured, talk to your orthopaedic specialist about exercise. Exercise is the No. 1 thing people over 65 should do to prevent falls, according to a new recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The draft recommendation applies to adults age 65 and older who live at home […] Read More...

Chronic Pain: Do Alternative Therapies Work?

Posted: Sep 15, 2017 | by Alice | 0 Comment

When you have chronic pain that lasts for several months, it’s natural to start searching for different ways to find relief. Although growing evidence suggests that some complementary approaches may improve pain, it’s important to discuss all the risks with your health provider before trying something new. Acupuncture, massage, spinal manipulation and yoga have helped […] Read More...