How To Move Without Pain

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What you can do for your arthritis

When you were told you had arthritis – did you instinctively think – “I’m going to be in pain forever.”

You’re not alone. A lot of people feel this way.

In truth, many times the pain you feel isn’t because of arthritis, it’s because the muscles around the joints are weak and aren’t able to adequately absorb physical stress during activity.

Your inactivity could be making you weak! Causing more joint stress and increasing pressure on the joints! Your lack of challenging your body is making you weak and painful.

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How to Reverse Osteoporosis Naturally

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens our bones and causes them to become fragile. Anyone can be at risk for developing osteoporosis, however, women who are of post-menopausal age are at an increased risk due to the imbalance between the body not making new bone cells as fast as the old bone cells are lost. There are many ways we can manage our bone loss naturally so we can live active lives.

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what is shoulder bursitis

Shoulder bursitis is a painful inflammation that could be a reason for people to feel like they can’t use their shoulder or even move the way they want to. Shoulder bursitis can occur when the bursae become irritated, inflamed, and swollen. Understanding how to recognize shoulder bursitis is the first step to knowing how to reduce the pain and inflammation so the shoulder can move better without pain.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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What Helps Shoulder Pain?

Ever put on a shirt and feel a crunch in your shoulder or even worse a really sharp pain? that crunch was most likely your humeral head (the round top part of your arm bone) and your acromion (the top of the shoulder you can feel) coming too close together and rubbing against each other.  It use to be called impingement, but now it’s more often referred to as subacromial pain syndrome – big words to say the space between your humeral head and acromion are inflamed, causing you pain, and maybe shoulder stiffness.

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Why does my back hurt?

Understanding chronic pain and the cycles that can occur can play a huge role in recovery. Chronic pain, especially low back pain is very prevalent and increases as we age, especially those beyond 60years. Low back pain has a high prevalence with those who have a family history of back pain, as research is showing much more of a genetic component than originally thoughts. Chronic neck pain is more prevalent in men than women, despite women having a higher incidence of acute neck pain.

Pain is a response that occurs due to injury or illness, a warning signal that something is wrong, something needs to change or injury (further injury) could occur. Our bodies begin the healing response, sending histamines and blood flow to an area, almost as soon as the injury occurs. When the body heals, the tissues repair, the muscle spasms relieve, the bone is healed, the pain goes away. Yet not always.

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Benefits of 30minutes of Walking

Walking has many benefits to your joints, muscles, heart length, and overall maintenance of your function. Walking for exercises is one of the best activities we can do to help ourselves stay strong and mobile. Proper technique is important to maintain proper technique, posture, and joint health. When the joints feel good and your muscles feel strong you will continue to walk for exercise. According to the CDC, walking for 30 minutes a day or more on most days of the week is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. If you can’t manage 30 minutes a day, remember ‘even a little is good, but more is better’, so break it up into 3 10minute walks.

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