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Category: Events

Hang Christmas Lights Safely

Posted: Dec 9, 2020 | by admin | 0 Comment

If holiday lights appear brighter around Hampton Roads this year, it’s likely due to a desire to buoy seasonal spirits. We’ve had a rough year, to say the least, and it stands to reason that people want to do more at home to celebrate. Adding on to your regular outdoor light display means more work, […] Read More...

What is Glucosamine?

Posted: Dec 3, 2020 | by admin | 0 Comment

Patients dealing with chronic joint pain such as arthritis utilize different treatments to manage their illness. Aside from physical therapy, minimally-invasive surgery and regular exercise, some may take supplements for pain management. Glucosamine has been used in some cases, and a recent study shows this particular supplement may offer additional benefits. Researchers at West Virginia […] Read More...

Take It Easy On Your Joints This Thanksgiving

Posted: Nov 20, 2020 | by admin | 0 Comment

Following strong recommendations from the CDC and other organizations to refrain from travel this Thanksgiving holiday, more families are likely to handle all festivities at home. It goes without saying that Thanksgiving dinner is no ordinary meal, either. You may expect more prep, cooking, and cleanup than usual, and if you live with chronic joint […] Read More...

Lace Up For National Hiking Day

Posted: Nov 16, 2020 | by admin | 0 Comment

November 17 commemorates National Hiking Day. This year, pleasant Fall weather provides a comfortable opportunity for trekking through your favorite park or trail system. Hiking may also prove beneficial if you live with joint aches and stiffness. Movement lubricates the joints, and in turns may help with flexibility and reduced pain. To enjoy a brisk […] Read More...

Joint Replacement: Before or After the Holidays?

Posted: Nov 6, 2020 | by admin | 0 Comment

COVID-19 and pandemic restrictions remain important issues in our daily lives. As we continue to adapt to changes at home and work, the holidays are nonetheless approaching. This year, travel may be lighter and more shopping completed online. Families may also opt to gather in virtual chats for the big dinners and gift exchanges.  Despite […] Read More...

Enjoy the Holidays Without Pain

Posted: Oct 23, 2020 | by admin | 0 Comment

As continued pandemic alerts are likely to limit social activities through the holidays, it’s not surprising to see people compensating by amplifying activities at home. If some yard displays for Halloween in your neighborhood appear more extravagant than in the past, it may serve as a reminder that we can still celebrate the spirit of […] Read More...

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...