Often, joint cracking can be loud – and perhaps a little disconcerting. It’s no wonder that many people think there might be something wrong with their joints when they hear them pinging away.
Does one of your toes appear to bend in an awkward way or curl under painfully? If so, you may have a hammertoe. Here are five things you should know.
Weather actually can cause joint pain. Falling temperature and barometric pressure, combined with rising humidity, may be to blame. While you can’t control the weather, you can take steps to feel better.
Contributor: Carol Ferkovic Mack, DPT, SCS, CSCS Dynamic stretching has gained in popularity. As a type of stretching based on movement, it’s a great way to warm up before exercise or sports. While most popular with sprinters and soccer players, dynamic stretches are ideal for any exercise that uses explosive moments, such as basketball, volleyball and tennis. These stretches focus on actively … Read More
If you haven’t tried chia seed pudding yet, you’re in for a real (and healthy) treat. Besides supplying heart-healthy omega-3s, chia seeds keep your blood sugar balanced and are full of minerals and antioxidants. They’re also rich in calcium, potassium and iron. Plus, there’s no cooking involved! Chia seeds absorb up to 10x their weight … Read More
If the joint on one of your toes — usually the toe next to the big toe or the smallest toe — points upward rather than lying flat, you might have a hammertoe. The condition is actually a deformity that happens when one of the toe muscles becomes weak and puts pressure on the toe’s … Read More
We often throw ourselves into our favorite outdoor activities without a thought. We all want to make the most of comfortable temperatures and milder weather. But skating through the park, running a wooded trail or conditioning for football season all carry a risk of ankle and wrist fractures. Even a misstep off a curb or a … Read More
If you need rehabilitation to heal from an injury, surgery or to address chronic pain, consider aquatic therapy. Experts say being weightless in the water can addresses the pain and tedium of working through these issues. Aquatic therapy speeds the healing process by reducing compression on irritable, swollen joints. In some cases, this can involve … Read More
What are the most common golf injuries? What can you do to avoid them? What does it mean to be ‘golf fit’? This infographic provides some important tips on staying fit and healthy so you can increase your time on the green. More information 4 Foam Roller Exercises for Your Legs and Lower Body (Video) … Read More
Contributor, Timothy Gajewski, MD It’s an exciting time to be a baby boomer. Arthritic joints no longer mean you have to stop being active. Even though arthritis is the leading cause of disability in this country – affecting more than half of all 60-year-olds — today’s artificial joints are meeting and exceeding people’s expectations for a … Read More