Preventing a Fall If You Have Arthritis

One in three adults over the age of 65 experiences a fall each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Falls are a leading cause of injury and mortality for this age group. Commonly, falls are caused by arthritis pain in the hips, knees or ankles, which leads to a painful … Read More

When and How to Start a Running Program

Contributor: Susan Joy, MD It’s that time of year again when people are ready to get out and start moving. As with all exercise programs, speak with your physician first to make sure you are physically capable of beginning a running program. If you have osteoarthritis, you may need to follow certain precautions and your … Read More

Don’t Live With Your Chronic Joint Pain

With the baby boomers now in their 50s and 60s, the number of people with chronic joint pain is growing. About 43 million people have sought out medical advice for the condition — and women account for 58 percent (25 million) of these patients. It is likely that 23 million more have not been diagnosed. The truth … Read More

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Spine Healthy

Contributor: E. Kano Mayer, MD Up to 90 percent of the entire American population will suffer spinal pain at some point in their lives. A little preventive effort could go a long way to reducing your chances of suffering from debilitating back pain. “Nerves, muscles and ligaments from the spine provide support to your entire … Read More

Putting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) to Rest

Contributor: Brad Pierce, MD We’ve all known someone who has suffered from carpel tunnel syndrome (CTS). With the many demands we place on our hands throughout our lives, it is a fairly common condition that affects the hand and wrist. The carpal tunnel is a narrow canal comprised of a number of carpal bones in … Read More

Scheduled to See a Physician Assistant (PA)?

Contributors: Michael A. Dombrowski, MS, PA-C and Josanne K. Pagel, MPAS, PA-C Have you ever been offered an appointment with a PA? When you come home, maybe you tell your spouse, and it goes something like this: I saw a “PA” today. What’s that?      A physician assistant. OK, what’s that? A physician assistant (PA) is … Read More

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Benefits of Water-based Exercise

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