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Category: News

Exercise, Physical Therapy May Prevent Falls, Fractures

Posted: Jul 13, 2018 | by Alice | 0 Comment

If you’re worried about falling and fractures, there are two things you can do to help prevent them: physical therapy and exercise. Without a doubt, falls and the injuries they create can lead to long-term disability. It can change your quality of life. If you are 65 years old or older, the United States Preventive […] Read More...

Back Injuries: Reduce Your Risk at Work

Posted: Jul 1, 2018 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Whether it’s the way you sit in front of a computer or lift heavy boxes, how you perform your job can affect your risk for back injuries. Back injuries are common. Eighty percent of adults experience low-back pain at least once in their life. Back injury is the top reason people have a job-related disability. […] Read More...

7 Strength-Training Tips

Posted: Jun 29, 2018 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Many people who’ve never lifted weights feel a little intimidated when they first step into the gym, but the health benefits to your body are worth it. Strength-training – building stronger muscles – benefits women and men of all ages and all levels of fitness. If you can get into the habit of strength-training twice […] Read More...

New Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines

Posted: Jun 27, 2018 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Screening for osteoporosis can help women prevent fractures, a federal task force recommends. After reviewing data, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends osteoporosis screening for all women 65 and older. Women who are younger than 65 and have been through menopause also should be screened because they face a higher risk for the bone […] Read More...

Knee Osteoarthritis: Research Ranks Nonsurgical Treatment

Posted: Jun 10, 2018 | by Alice | 0 Comment

If you have knee osteoarthritis, you may want to ask your orthopaedic specialist if taking naproxen will work for you. New research found that this over-the-counter medication was most effective for improving pain and mobility. An estimated 45 percent of people are at risk of developing knee osteoarthritis in their lifetime, according to the American […] Read More...

Flip Flops: Beware Orthopaedic Injuries

Posted: May 31, 2018 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Out of the blue, your back hurts. Or maybe it’s your hips that ache whether you sit or stand. Before you blame getting older or arthritis, the likely culprit may be right at your feet: your flip flops. For decades, Americans have looked forward to summer weather and a great excuse to don a pair […] Read More...

4 Ways to Prevent Back Pain

Posted: May 10, 2018 | by Alice | 0 Comment

You may not be able to avoid back pain caused by an injury or accident, but there are things you can do every day to lower your risk. Back pain can range from a minor ache you can live with to debilitating pain that leaves you unable to work or care for yourself and others. […] Read More...

Vitamin D: Injury Prevention, Athletic Performance

Posted: May 4, 2018 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Vitamin D isn’t just for making sure children grow strong bones. It contributes to how well the body absorbs calcium and improves bone strength. A new review suggests that vitamin D supplements may also help athletes – if they’re deficient, according to a news release from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The article, published […] Read More...

Osteoarthritis: 7 Reasons to Exercise

Posted: May 1, 2018 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Osteoarthritis can cause pain and swelling in your joints. As it breaks down the cartilage in your joints, osteoarthritis can permanently damage the joint. The last thing you may feel like doing is trying to exercise when your joints hurt. Those who do exercise regularly, however, reap great benefits to managing this common form of […] Read More...

Strength-Training: Smart Moves Prevent Injury

Posted: Apr 25, 2018 | by Alice | 0 Comment

Strength-training not only make your muscles stronger, it also improves your bone health. By keeping your bones strong, you can lower your risk for osteoporosis and prevent fractures. Before you start any exercise program, you should talk to your doctor first. If you’ve never lifted weights before, consider taking a class or working with a certified […] Read More...