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(BPT) - If you’re one of the millions of people who’s been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis, pain can put a damper on your enjoyment of warm weather activities.
More than 46 million adults in the United States have arthritis.
(NewsUSA) - It's easy to take our feet for granted, but consider this: there are 26 bones and 33 joints in the human foot, and those small bones must take us where we need to go every day. By the time Americans reach the age of 50, they've logged 75,000 miles on their feet -- that's three times around the planet.
(BPT) - Arthritis can strike at any age. In fact, of the 50 million Americans suffering from arthritis, two-thirds are under the age of 65. Each year, arthritis accounts for 44 million outpatient visits, over 900,000 hospitalizations and has quickly become the leading cause of disability in the United States, outnumbering activity limitations caused by heart disease, cancer or diabetes. Making the right lifestyle and medication decisions can be the difference between living a healthy, full life and living with a serious disability.
(BPT) - Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the U.S.1. The most common type is osteoarthritis (OA), which affects approximately 27 million adults nationwide2. OA occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time, causing pain in joints such as the hips, knees and hands. The majority of people living with OA may experience limited mobility, as well as trouble performing activities of daily living3.
After being the only Tucson-area hospital to receive the top safety rating from a national panel, the Oro Valley Hospital now has something else no other Tucson hospital has- a technology known as MAKOplasty.
(BPT) - Managing pain can be tough, whether you’re one of the 100 million Americans with chronic pain, or only suffer from the occasional backache or headache. September is National Pain Awareness Month, the perfect time to make sure you’re managing your pain the best way possible.
Lucky week 13! I am looking back on this week with one main perspective: optimism for my future. Primarily meaning, it can only go up from here.
The results of my knee MRI came back on Monday, thus leading to a new quest in my exercise adventure. It turns out that I have bone contusions that result in the pain I’m feeling in both knees. Basically, when I run or do anything high impact, my femur and tibia are coming into contact, resulting in bruising of the bones. These bruises take a much longer time to heal than traditional skin bruises but basically function in the same way. Blood pools and collects at the point of impact and until the surrounding tissues are healed, you have some tenderness and pain. Unfortunately though, bone contusions are sometimes considered the step before fracture and, being such, require a longer healing time, potentially months.
Understanding pain isn’t about just prescribing medication. For Dr. Eugene W. Johnson, it’s important to understand the full scope of your physical problems before administering treatment.
While pregnancy is a time of joy, it can include some inconveniences such as back pain and muscle strain.
Arthritis affects more than 46 million Americans and is the number one cause of disability in the United States. Defined as inflammation of a joint, arthritis is a broad term applied to a range of joint disorders. In most cases, arthritis is characterized by stiffness, swelling and discomfort of the joints. While there are a variety of types of arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis are most prevalent, affecting millions of Americans.
We all know that regular exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise makes you look and feel good – promoting greater muscle strength, endurance, flexibility, weight control, and cardiovascular fitness.
(NAPSI)—Sitting too long in a conventional chair at the office or on the couch at home is bad news for the body—but you can do something about it. According to chiropractor Dr. Todd Comer, who specializes in musculoskeletal and repetitive stress injuries, it can weaken the muscles of the spine, decrease metabolic activity, which is linked to heart disease, and can even decrease a person’s life span.
If you or a loved one suffers from psoriasis, a chronic skin condition characterized by a painful, red, scaly rash, you may not realize that the effects may be more than skin deep. Many people with psoriasis develop inflammation below the skin’s surface, in the joints – causing arthritis, joint destruction, and disability.
Do your knees, hips and other joints snap, crackle and pop when you move? Whether you’re a senior, approaching middle age or a young athlete in your prime, you may have arthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease.
(BPT) - For those who are regular runners and in overall good shape, it may seem odd to consider chiropractic care, but taking care of yourself when you’re healthy can be the best way to avoid future injuries. Gone are the days when chiropractic care was needed just for aches, injuries or pain. Many athletes are turning to chiropractic care on a regular basis to maintain optimal health and fitness.
Those aches and creaks when you roll over in the morning can often become more common as the years go by. Age-related changes in your bones, muscles and joints are a fact of life, but they’re also preventable – don’t assume that those creaking noises and pain are an inevitable part of aging. There are many things you can do to prevent pain, as well as reduce your risk for diseases like osteoporosis and arthritis.
Can an apple a day really keep the doctor away? What about acupuncture? When it comes to our health and how to maintain it, we want to know what works. Similarly, when considering Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) like acupuncture, chiropractics, homeopathy and herbal supplements, it’s important to sort out fact from fiction. Today almost 40 percent of adults use CAM as part of their healthcare regimen. Evaluating the many types of CAM is becoming easier as more information is developed and shared.
The last few weeks of Emily Gerard’s high school track career were a roller coaster of emotions. From thinking her prep career was done to winning a state title, the Catalina Foothills High School graduate went through it all.
The Total Joint Program at Northwest Medical Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality.
I honestly thought Republican legislators would be waking up in cold sweats in the middle of the night worrying about cutting $1.6 billion from Arizona’s budget.