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January 19, 2022
What a Pain in the Knee! Occasional Knee Pain and How to Deal With It

The knee is the largest joint in the body, one of the most complex, and one of the joints that suffer the greatest load. The risk of knee injuries and degenerative diseases is high, and few can say they have never experienced knee pain. In most chronic diseases, the pain is persistent and dull. On […]

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January 12, 2022
Knee Pain When Walking Down the Stairs: Causes and Reliefs

Knee pain can be anything from a small nuisance that one could shrug off to a rather disabling condition. For some, the difference lies in what activity they’re doing. Our knees can be calm when seated and then creak like an unoiled gear when we try to stand up. They may be able to handle […]

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December 20, 2021
Is Peroneal Tendon Tear Dangerous?

If you’ve just received the diagnosis of peroneal tendon tear, you may be wondering whether this is a serious injury. ‘A tear’ sounds quite concerning, and you’re probably worried about treatment possibilities and potential consequences. Let this text help you learn more about what to expect during and after diagnostics and treatment.   Understanding the […]

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November 24, 2021
Benefits of Balance Training in Older Adults

Our bodies are not built to last forever. Eventually, bones would turn fragile and brittle; eyesight would deteriorate; reflexes become slow; maintaining balance becomes harder. This is the perfect storm for someone to get injured.   Falls are the most common cause of injury in older adults. Nearly 30% of adults older than 65 years […]

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November 15, 2021
Sprained Foot Treatment You can do At Home

The goal is in front of you. It’s not yet close enough for the soccer ball to go straight in, but it will be soon. You pick up speed. Someone intercepts. You pass the ball from your right leg to your left and then back to the right, going through the maze of defenders in […]

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November 8, 2021
Understanding Migratory Polyarthritis

We call out “arthritis” whenever there’s something off with our joints. Perhaps, it’s painful. Sometimes, stiff. Joints would snap, creak and crunch, as if there were small stones stuck in an otherwise well-maintained machine. But in reality, there are as much as a hundred different types of arthritis, each with its specific causes and treatments.[1] […]

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November 2, 2021
Viral Arthritis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Arthritis, or joint inflammation, is a health issue commonly seen in general practitioners’ and rheumatologists’ offices.  The severity of symptoms and prognosis vastly vary, and the potential causes are numerous: from injury and infections to metabolic and immunity disorders. Viral arthritis is an acute inflammation of the joints caused by a viral infection. It usually […]

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October 17, 2021
Causes of Knee Pain in Young Adults

When I was younger, I imagined this part of my life to include less creaky joints. Who has knee pain at 25 years old?! That always felt like problems of our parents’ age-- that the groan of stiff joints came after the dad jokes had time to ferment and become embarrassing to our teenage kids. […]

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September 9, 2021
Can Stretching and Exercise help with Low Back Pain?

Chronic low back pain is a pain in the lower back (between the lowest rib and gluteal area)that persists for more than three months. Many conditions can cause a painful back, yet, chronic back pain has no evident cause in most cases, and is therefore referred to as non-specific. Studies say that 80-90% of adults […]

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July 26, 2021
Common Habits and Activities that are Harming Your Posture in the Long Run

Our health does not always lean on big events like opening a gym membership or starting a new diet. Often, it is built on a dozen small habits we engage in daily. Health is in the decision to bike to the grocery store instead of taking the car. The habit of mindlessly snacking may open […]

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July 19, 2021
Neck Pain: The Posture-Headache Double Whammy

There is not a more unifying factor among people than a bad case of headache. People’s description of their headache (e.g. sharp, boring, etc.) are as variable as their presumed causes (e.g. bad posture, caffeine withdrawal, etc.) Because of its complicated nature, the International Headache Society classifies headache into primary headaches (i.e. headache and its […]

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June 20, 2021
What are the Most Common causes of Hip Pain in Older Adults

It can start with a joke, a groan as you’re rising from the chair. “I’m getting old!” The joints are creaky door hinges that need to be oiled. Then, there’s the grating feel in what used to be a smooth walk. All of these things can slowly culminate into a dull and constant ache right […]

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May 15, 2021
Top 5 Reasons That Increase The Risk of Falls in Seniors

Fall may seem like a minor injury to some but for the elderly population, it poses a huge health risk. More than one out of four older people fall each year, and one out of five falls lead to serious injuries like broken bones or head injury [1]. In the United States alone, there is […]

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May 14, 2021
Sciatica Stretches That Can be Done By Seniors

I have previously talked about sciatica which can be visited here. If you read through it, you probably have a general idea about the location of the sciatic nerve (lower back/hamstrings), how it becomes irritated by becoming trapped, the pain it causes, and how to alleviate the pain with certain positions and leg/back stretches. The […]

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May 12, 2021
Seating and Walking Patterns that May Worsen Sciatica and Ways to Relieve It

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is the term given to the sciatic nerve being impinged or irritated by the bones and the cervical disks (1). This nerve is located at the lower back and runs down to the feet; thereby, its impingement can cause excruciating pain at the back of the leg, more specifically known as […]

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