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What you need to know about carpal tunnel syndrome

Tingling. Numbness. Pain. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that involves inflammation in the carpal tunnel, which is the small passageway of bones through which nerves pass from the arm to the hand. Symptoms start gradually, but will worsen over time. If you think you have carpal tunnel syndrome, read on to learn more about […]


Say Bye-Bye To Your Bunions with Lapiplasty

Other than making it hard to find shoes to wear, bunions can also be downright painful. Every step you take, your bunions bear some of your body weight, leading to pain and irritation. If you’re tired of living with bunion pain, there’s a new solution that’s an alternative to older, more traditional bunion surgery. Check […]


How to Avoid Hip Injuries as You Age

Hip injuries become a much scarier and debilitating occurrence as we get older. One fall can mean the loss of independence for many people after such an injury. Every year, 250,000 people age 65 and over are hospitalized for hip fractures. Besides serious hip injuries, hip pain and issues related to osteoarthritis can make mobility […]


How Stretching Daily Can Improve Your Performance

Stretching before and after a workout is a great habit to form. But there are many great reasons why stretching should become a part of your daily routine and not just your workout routine. Whether it’s practicing yoga or simply touching your toes in the morning, developing a habit of stretching can lead to less […]


Foods That May Reduce Inflammation

Did you know your diet can actually impact the level of inflammation in your joints? If that seems too good to be true, keep reading on and see if you’re eating enough of these foods. While it may not be enough to completely cure inflammation, these foods are healthy so we don’t see the harm […]


At-home Stretching Workouts for Knee Pain

Knee pain is an extremely common issue and can be caused by myriad things like overuse, osteoarthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, meniscus tears, sprained knee ligaments, and more. Luckily there are some simple stretches you can do on your own to help with your knee pain. We’ll walk you through some of the most effective stretching exercises […]


Hammertoe: What to Know

Hammertoe probably conjures up ideas of hammerhead sharks or something having to do with the tool. But, hammertoes are an actual condition that many people have. In most cases, your hammertoes just seem like a characteristic of your toes, but in some cases, they can cause pain and discomfort. If that’s the case for you, […]


Frozen Shoulder? Here’s What to Do

You’ve certainly heard of the cold shoulder when someone is ignoring you but what about the actual condition, frozen shoulder? Frozen shoulder is known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that represents itself through stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. The signs and symptoms usually begin slowly and then worsen over time. The good […]


Cold Weather Making Your Joints Hurt?

It may seem like an old wives’ tale, but there actually is some truth to why you feel joint pain when the temperature gets low and precipitation occurs. Let’s look into why this happens and what you can do to get through the winter season. Some common reasons why cold weather affects joint pain are […]


Neck and Spine Problems

The Best and the Worst Sleeping Positions for Your Neck and Spine

Sleep is necessary for your mind and body to recharge and refresh but sometimes you wake up and feel less than 100%. If you’re frequently waking up with aches and pains, it could be your sleeping position that’s to blame. This can be especially true if you already experience neck and spine issues. If this […]


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