It may be cold comfort, but you’re not alone –most primary care visits in the United States are related to complaints like these, for chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that chronic pain of the musculoskeletal system – our bones, muscles, and joints – is a widespread and growing problem.
In fact, chronic nagging pain affects about 100 million …Read more
When you think of hip joint pain, you most likely think that it only affects the elderly.
However, it is increasingly more common for younger individuals to visit their doctors with complaints of hip discomfort. Often this discomfort is a sign of a more sinister underlying condition that needs medical attention. Do not ignore nagging hip pain!
For those with joint pain, arthritis or mobility problems, exercise is usually the last thing on their minds. Joint pain can make even the smallest movements quite painful, and swollen joints or other mobility problems can definitely severely limit the range of movement one can make.
However, although it may seem ironic, new studies have shown that exercise is proving to be one of the most effective methods of combating joint pain, stiffness and other forms of mobility issues. A …Read more
As I eagerly thumb these words into my iPhone, I keep glancing up wide-eyed at my mother swimming in her indoor condo pool with my two young sons. Splashing and laughing, my 70 year old mother picks up my three year old son and swings him around the pool, and then quickly swims away for cover as my six year old starts to playfully splash at her in retaliation.
This scene may seem like just another Sunday visit to Grandma’s …Read more