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Category: News

What is Joint Effusion?

Posted: Oct 17, 2020 | by admin | 0 Comment

During illness or following injury, you may notice changes in your body that bring cause for concern. A knee, a wrist, or ankle may appear swollen and the skin redder than normal. At the touch, the affected area may feel as though you have a soft, water-filled balloon under your skin, and your joints may […] Read More...

Playing Guitar While Avoiding Joint Pain

Posted: Oct 12, 2020 | by admin | 0 Comment

The recent passing of rock guitar legend Eddie Van Halen has inspired tributes from around the world, not only from fans but musicians who point to Van Halen as a major influence. Over the years, many professional and amateur musicians have taken up the electric guitar hoping to emulate Van Halen’s enthusiastic style, and a […] Read More...

Prepare Your Joints for Changes in the Weather

Posted: Oct 2, 2020 | by admin | 0 Comment

October brings many changes to the Hampton Roads community. As leaves begin to redden, seasonal treats made with pumpkin and spiced apples hit the bakery shelves. A nip in the air reminds us that temperatures will drop further, and adjustments to exercise routines become necessary. For those who live with joint pain, however, the flare-ups […] Read More...

The Link Between Obesity and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted: Sep 25, 2020 | by admin | 0 Comment

If a member of your immediate family suffers from Rheumatoid arthritis, you may wonder if you are also at risk. While it is believed that arthritis in general may be genetic, it is not conclusive that RA can be inherited.  Recently, however, a study suggests that genes associated with obesity may also be linked to […] Read More...

Best Fall Activities for Joint Health

Posted: Sep 18, 2020 | by admin | 0 Comment

Cooler weather brings changes to routine, and the opportunity to change up how you look after your joint health. Some people who live with arthritis or other types of joint pain may experience harsher symptoms due to colder temperatures, therefore it’s important to stay active. Movement helps keep your joints lubricated and your body flexible. […] Read More...

“Toe Spring” Trainers May Increase Injury Risk

Posted: Sep 11, 2020 | by admin | 0 Comment

Cooler weather typically sees an increase in outdoor activity as walkers and runners take advantage of lower temperatures for a good workout. If you plan to exercise more to make up for time spent indoors due to the pandemic, you may have considered new trainers to help with reaching your mileage goals.  Recent trends in […] Read More...

Benefits of an Early Diagnosis

Posted: Sep 8, 2020 | by admin | 0 Comment

Patients who deal with Rheumatoid Arthritis are not only concerned with joint pain, but serious conditions connected with this ailment. According to a recent article from US News and World Report, early diagnosis of RA may reduce the risk of heart disease. Rheumatoid Arthritis, a condition that commonly affects joints in the hands and wrists, […] Read More...

Tracking Your Joint Health

Posted: Aug 28, 2020 | by admin | 0 Comment

Do you use a fitness tracker to monitor your daily activities? If not, you may have considered a device to help with accountability, especially as we re-enter our communities and resume regular exercise. If you also live with chronic joint pain, you may think wrist-worn devices and apps are useful mainly for tracking cardiovascular health […] Read More...

The Importance of Bone and Joint Health For Seniors

Posted: Aug 21, 2020 | by admin | 0 Comment

August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day in the United States. For those of you over the age of 60, life is just starting! You may be close to retirement or already there, and with good health you have many more years to enjoy family, friends, and your favorite activities. The older you become, the […] Read More...

3 Things to Know About Psoriatic Arthritis

Posted: Aug 14, 2020 | by admin | 0 Comment

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, and while this time focuses on how people can manage this serious skin affliction it’s important to reflect on a subset of this condition – psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis differs from other types of joint pain, yet patients can experience the same stiffness and discomfort. Here are three things to […] Read More...