Category Archives: Joint Health

Protect Your Ankles This Hiking Season

If you like to get outdoors and hike, this might be the best time of the year to do it. Temperatures are dropping ever so slightly, and the fall colors are approaching quickly. Of course, there are inherent risks in hiking, much like any other activity. There are the ticks of course, but you also here to read more

Parental Smoking during Childhood and Increases Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis Later in Life

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in England have found a potential direct link between smoking and rheumatoid arthritis. The study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology suggests that an increased risk of seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) later in life could be linked to exposure to parental smoking during childhood. “There has been intense interest in here to read more

Little Things You Can Do to Protect Your Joints

Managing joint pain, regardless of the cause, can be an even bigger pain than the throbbing you may experience. You may have medication cocktails and therapy to help you, but they can’t do it alone. Sometimes managing joint pain takes a more active approach. Doing little things every day – slight adaptations to your routine here to read more


Build Stronger Legs at Home

Don’t take your legs for granted. Your legs are your strongest and largest muscle group, and they are charged with the valuable tasks of carrying you around and keeping you upright. Your mobility and quality of life are riding on them. Spending too much time sedentary, however, can waste that valuable muscle away. Aging, in here to read more

Pandemic Has Increased Older Adults’ Risk of Falling Due to Changes in Physical Activity

Fall risk in older adults has increased during the pandemic. According to a new national poll, this increase may be due to changes in physical activity and mobility. The poll came out of the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and analyzed participants from a national sample of more than 2,000 adults here to read more

Treating Summer Ankle Swelling

If you’ve been on your feet all day in the summer heat, you know what’s coming: uncomfortably swollen ankles. It can really ruin a great day. Say you’ve been out hiking and enjoying the weather with family and friends. Then you know you’ll be struggling through your dinner party with feet and ankles that are here to read more

Study Links Cognitive Decline with Fracture Risk Among Women

Researchers from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have discovered an interesting link between cognitive decline and fracture risk. The association was made in women, suggesting that cognitive decline over five years increased the rate of bone loss and future fracture risk. Worldwide, 200 million people are affected by osteoporosis, and more than 35 million here to read more

Treating a Busted Ankle

Busted ankles are a part of the routine for many active people. When you’re out and moving around, a slight misstep can lead to a sprain. Most sprains won’t hold you down for long. Turning your ankle by stepping on an uneven surface on your lawn, without too much force, might cause you some pain here to read more

Coping With Chronic Inflammation in Your Joints

You’ve probably twisted your ankle, banged your knee, or even felt a little pain in your elbow at some point. The puffiness and redness are part of the healing process, as your body sends its immune system to work to repair the damage. But sometimes the immune system doesn’t shut off and launches an unhealthy here to read more

Are You Experiencing Runner’s Knee?

If you’ve increased activity as the temperatures have ticked upwards, you may be experiencing a little bit of discomfort. It really doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced athlete, weekend warrior, or someone who has just started exercise: pain can affect everybody. Knee pain can be particularly common this time of year, as people may have here to read more

Study States That Diet Rich in Sugar and Fat Contributes to Skin & Joint Inflammation

New research shows that switching from a Western diet to a balanced diet could help you reduce skin and joint inflammation. The study led by UC Davis Health researchers states that the reduction may be due to a better-balanced gut microbial culture. Published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, the study suggests that cutting out here to read more

Putting Out a Wrist Tendinitis Flare-Up

It feels like summer is officially here, and for some of you, the heavy lifting might be over. The garden is planted, and now you get to maintain and enjoy it for the next few months. Of course, all the pruning, picking, and gripping tools aren’t exactly easy on your wrists. If you’re not already here to read more