Contributor: Daniel Hass, PT, DPT All exercise has a range of health benefits, from helping to prevent or control many health conditions to controlling weight and improving mood and energy level. Water-based exercise programs are a fun way to bring variety into your exercise routine while taking full advantage of the benefits this new physical … Read More
First trip to the rheumatologist? Here’s what to expect and tips for being prepared.
Do you think you can go the whole season with your golf buddies – especially if you have arthritis and an aching back? The answer is yes! You can feel good through the season, but it will take a little common sense and preparation. In fact, studies have found that at least 40 percent of … Read More
Osteoarthritis (OA), one of the most common forms of arthritis, results from wear and tear of the cartilage that cushions the joints, typically after an injury or with advancing age. More than 27 million Americans have OA. Also called degenerative joint disease, OA usually develops over years, and symptoms include pain, stiffness, tenderness, a limited … Read More
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Knee injuries can occur with activities like jogging, basketball, tennis or inline skating. When we change direction, twist with our feet planted, stop suddenly, or jump and land awkwardly, our knees can take a hit. To treat simple knee sprains and strains, rest, ice packs and elevation are usually all you need. But if you … Read More
It was thought for many years that if you had arthritis, you should not exercise because it would damage your joints. Now, however, research has shown that exercise is an essential tool in managing your arthritis. Elaine Husni, MD, is a rheumatologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute. She says exercise will do more … Read More
Do your joints ache when rain is in the forecast? People whose arthritis seems to flare before or after it rains wonder if damp weather is making their arthritis worse. Rheumatologists say they get this question a lot, even though not much evidence supports a link between sore joints and damp weather. Elaine Husni, MD, … Read More
So, its springtime and you have watched enough golf on television. You have started to wear down the carpeting in your living room perfecting your winter swing. The impact bag you have used for months has convinced you that a groundbreaking season is at hand. It is an awesome feeling. You anticipate the league championship … Read More
Losing weight could help you better control your osteoarthritis pain. Our expert explains.