How To Move Without Pain

Month: February 2022

Runner’s Knee: What You Need to Know

Running is great for our muscles, joints and cardiovascular health. Yet the repetitive nature of running can become irritating on our knees. In fact, knee injuries are incredibly common, accounting for up to 50% of all running injuries.

Knee pain with running can show up in many different locations. Pain around the knee cap (patella) is often referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome or Runner’s Knee. Pain on the outside of the knee that also has a snapping sensation could be Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB syndrome).

How to know What Type of Arthritis you have

Arthritis isn’t a singular disease, it in fact is an informal way of referring to joint pain and bony inflammation. Arthritis affects more than 54.4 million adults and up to 300,000 children, with women being impacted much more than men. Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints, causing pain, stiffness, and swelling. It’s the leading cause as to why people are less mobile and active, yet activity is the best thing you can do for arthritis.

What is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a slow and progressive narrowing of the space where the spinal cord is located. Often this begins without any symptoms and therefore people often don’t even know that its occurring, unless symptoms begin or an x-ray is taken. This narrowing is most often found in adults that are greater than 50 years old. Spinal stenosis is generally caused by normal wear-and-tear changes in the spine related to osteoarthritis. Symptoms are variable and can range from nothing at all, to having a significant impact of daily life.