The cartilage in the knee serves to absorb shock, prevent friction between bones, allows for smooth movement of the knee joint, and plays a role in knee stability. Yet, your knees undergo stress every day. Read More
The long hours of darkness stretching across the northern states mark the beginning of a season that poses significant risk to your bones. While 60-80 percent of your bone health appears to be genetic, multiple Read More
There’s no single solution to arthritis pain relief, and everyone responds differently to treatment. Therefore, an individualized combination of strategies is often the most effective approach. In the United States, 24% of all adults, or Read More
The Mediterranean Diet, celebrated for its blend of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, seafood, and nuts, has long been a shield against ailments like heart disease and diabetes. But new research suggests this approach to eating Read More
Plantar fasciitis is a foot problem that is associated with the inflammation of the plantar fascia– a tough band of tissue that runs from the heel bone to the base of the toes. It is Read More
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One of the most common ailments people face is back pain and most people experience this at least once in their life. The reason being that there are many common causes that can cause this Read More
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Shoulder pain is a common occurrence amongst adults. According to NCBI an estimated 18 to 26 percent of adults will experience shoulder pain in their lifetime. For those suffering from constant shoulder pain, you know Read More
We all know aging can take its toll on our bones, joints and overall mobility. Our movements and reflexes slow, our bones get thinner and lose their density, and we tend to naturally cut back on activity. But did you also know there are steps you can take to preserve and protect your bone and joint health?
The key to continued mobility as we age is staying active, sometimes even when we don’t feel like it. Just as important, is knowing our bodies, and its limitations. We boost our bone strength with exercises that “load” or compress them, but those activities are harder on our joints. Before starting on any exercise regimen, check with your physician, or work with a physical therapist, or personal trainer experienced in working with seniors to know what would be best for you.
Osteoporosis is sometimes referred to as a “silent thief” because it usually has no symptoms. Approximately one in four women and one in eight men over the age of 50 have been diagnosed with this condition.
It is important to note that it is normal to lose bone mass as we age, and that the definition of osteoporosis, or low bone density, uses the bone density of a young woman as the standard or “norm.” It is therefore logical that the bone densities of many middle-aged and older women are considered low. Nevertheless, osteoporosis can potentially diminish a person’s quality of life.