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When Back Pain Means More Than a Back Problem

Tags: back pain, Be Well e-News, Great Pretenders Series, naf1, neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease, spinal stenosis

Don’t assume pain in the lower back, cramping in the legs and that “pins and needles” feeling are the result of a problem with your spine. Symptoms of artery disease, arthritis and neuropathy often masquerade as spinal pain.

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Dynamic Stretching: 6 Do’s and Don’ts

Tags: athletes, exercise, joints, sports injuries, stretching

Dynamic stretching is a type of stretching that offers a great way to warm up before exercise or sports. These stretches focus on actively moving your joints and muscles to accomplish the desired effect.

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How Switching Up Your Summer Shoes Helps Your Feet

Tags: feet, shoes, summer

Flip flops, heels, wedges, tennis shoes and flats – summer shoe choices are endless. What is the perfect shoe for your foot health day-in and day-out?

wrist pain

3 Steps to Fight Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Tags: carpal tunnel syndrome, hand pain

Get tips for managing this nerve condition — from getting the right diagnosis to understanding which treatment is right for you.

Blisters: How You Can Prevent and Treat Them

5 Ways to Avoid Blisters and the Best Way to Treat Them

Tags: athletes, exercise, feet, foot health, shoes

Take steps to prevent blisters by keeping your skin dry. Learn the safest ways to treat blisters, if you get them, to avoid infection.

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9 Diet Tips to Help You Fight Inflammation

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, inflammation, vitamins and supplements

The health benefits of choosing whole foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains are nearly endless. One of the primary benefits of nutrient-rich foods is that they can reduce inflammation in the body.

Why Your Toenails Need a Break from Polish

Why You Should Give Your Toenails a Break from Polish

Tags: feet, healthy nails

You may think that the mark of a great pedicure is one that lasts all summer. But you might want to think twice about leaving that beautiful shade of coral on your toenails for weeks on end.

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2 Surprising Reasons Women Are at Risk for Knee Injury

Tags: ACL, athletes, chronic knee pain, knee injury, knee pain, knee replacements

You feel it. Sometimes you even hear it. You’re running, jumping, playing hard. Suddenly, there’s a “pop.” Have you may have torn the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in your knee. Find out why women are more at risk.

girl running on concrete

Best Steps for Getting Ready to Run a Road Race

Tags: dehydration, exercise, heat exhaustion, hydration, runner, running

Signed up to run a road race? Don't forget to plan. Hydration and increasing your running miles slowly during training can play key roles in your performance on race day

Is Your Shoulder Pain Actually Caused by a Neck Problem?

Is Your Shoulder Pain Actually a Neck Problem?

Tags: arthritis, Great Pretenders Series, joint pain, neck pain, pain relief, shoulder pain, spine

Neck pain may signal a shoulder problem, and shoulder pain may signal a neck problem. Symptoms can overlap, too. Learn how experts tell the difference, and steps you can take to feel better.