Knee stretches for knee pain relief

7 Great Stretches for Knee Pain

Fighting Knee Pain There are many conditions that produce knee pain. Runner’s knee and osteoarthritis knee are just two examples. That being the case, it’s often a good idea to consult a professional to identify the reason for your particular knee pain. That’s especially true if the pain’s getting worse, comes with swelling, or your …

Preventing sports injuries in kids and teens

Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids and Teens

Sports Injuries in Young People Are on the Rise Today’s young athletes are big, strong, and push themselves hard. Thanks to activities like sports camps, they’re also more likely to play the sports they love best year-round. All that means they’re more likely to suffer sports injuries like injuries in the labrum or UCL of …

Back stretches for back pain relief

Back Pain Stretches for Pain Relief

Back Pain Stretches There are any number of problems that cause back pain. These include slipped discs, arthritis, muscle strain, and arthritis. Whatever the cause, though, back pain can be excruciating and severely limit our ability to perform simple tasks that others take for granted. Small wonder, then, that many people assume such a painful, …

Shoulder exercises for seniors

Shoulder Exercises for Seniors

Shoulder Exercises to Maintain Strength, Health, and Independence Some of us expect to grow weaker and less healthy as we age, and it’s certainly true that so far science hasn’t found out how to completely stop or reverse the effects of advancing years on the body. Yet it’s easy to underestimate the positive effects exercise …

Osteoarthritis knee pain

Habits That Can Make Osteoarthritis Knee Pain Worse

Why Do You Have Osteoarthritis Knee Pain? Osteoarthritis is a progressive joint disease. Over time, the cartilage in a joint, very often (although not always) the knee, deteriorates, and that’s a problem because the cartilage cushions the bones that come together in the knee and allows it to bend as it should, easily and without …

Pain and chronic depression

The Relationship Between Chronic Pain and Depression

Chronic Pain and Depressions: Definitions Chronic pain is pain that persists beyond the point where one would expect an injury to heal or an illness to pass. Generally, that means it’s lasted more than three months. Depression is a persistent feeling of sadness lasting more than two weeks. It can involve feelings of hopelessness and …

Arthritis pain relief

Things YOU Can Do to Relieve Arthritis Pain

Arthritis and Arthritis Pain Arthritis is the blanket term for over a hundred diseases. Doctors classify types of arthritis (for example, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis) partly based on the specific causes, but they’re all disorders that affect the joints. Arthritis can produce a number of symptoms including swollen joints, redness, joint inflammation, stiffness, and, notably, …

Pinched nerve pain

What Happens When You Get a Pinched Nerve?

The Pain of a Pinched Nerve Pain is something we all experience in life. Pain is usually a sign that something is wrong inside our bodies and that there is an injury of some kind that needs to be addressed. Many symptoms of pain that are not caused by physical trauma like a cut or …

Repetitive stress injury in the workplace

Common Repetitive Stress Injuries in the Workplace

Repetitive Stress Injuries on the Job There are a number of tasks associated with common jobs that may not seem dangerous–typing on the computer, answering the phone, scanning barcodes, working an assembly line, standing at a chalkboard, and other similar tasks that we do day in and day out at as part of our jobs. …

Back pain

Causes of Back Pain You Need to Know About

Back Pain: A Common Affliction Millions of Americans suffer from ongoing back pain, and many millions more live with frequent or reoccurring back pain. It’s the leading cause of disability in people younger than 45, and many things can cause it. When it comes to taking care of your back and protecting yourself against back pain, …