Whether by car, train, airplane, or another form of transportation, it all takes planning, prepping, and readiness to make sure we have all we need to make sure the trip is smooth and as least stressful as possible. Of course, we pack the clothes we need, toiletries, and books for the trip, but what about what our bodies need? To make sure joint pain, muscle aches, and unnecessary body pains don’t limit us on our travels, a little extra planning is always helpful.
Pain around or near joints can begin for many different reasons: overuse, repetitive activities, tendon irritation, poor joint mechanics, trauma. Pain near the joint also can involve many different structures, like, musculotendinous junctions, muscle belly strain, and bursa to name a few.
Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursae at a specific joint. Most commonly symptomatic at the shoulder, hip, knee, heel, and elbow. Research has found each year, at least 1 out of 10,000 people develop bursitis at the knees or elbows alone.
Often bursitis can resolve on its own in a few weeks through activity modifications that limit the provocation of pain and inflammation. Knowing the signs, symptoms and what you can do about will help alleviate long standing pain, joint irritation and decreased ability to do the activities you love.
Keeping balance in life takes diligence, self-awareness, and organization.
The idea of the Wellness Wheel has taken multiple developments and modifications throughout the years. The core principle is creating and finding balance to achieve a state of wellbeing. Each slice of the wheel is inter-connected, and any imbalance within the wheel may limit and/or prevent you from living life to the fullest and maintaining a state of health and wellbeing.
Did you know collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies? Collagen is found throughout our body, in our tendons, bones, muscles, and skin, and provides structural support.
Eating collagen-rich foods or foods that boost collagen production may help create the building blocks (amino acids) you need for your bone health. Understanding the required amounts of collagen needed for your age, gender, and overall health is an important discussion to have with your physician to ensure the proper amount for your body’s needs.
Lack of sleep can occur for many reasons: stress, pain, noise. Loss of sleep can have huge and negative effects on our overall health, including mental, gut, cardiac, and immunity.
Improving your sleep habits, often referred to as sleep hygiene, can have a positive impact on your health.
You can promote a more restful night when you include these sleep hygiene strategies into your daily routine.
Joint pain can be really frustrating, especially knee pain at night. It cuts into your ability to sleep, find a comfortable position or get a good night’s rest. Knee pain at night can be especially frustrating because you likely didn’t notice any sort of pain or discomfort during the day. Only after you laid down to rest, did the knee throbbing begin; preventing a good night’s sleep.