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joint pain

Common Shin Splints

The term shin splints refers to the pain that develops along the inside of your shin (the tibia bone). Also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), it commonly affects runners, and aerobic dancers,  because it is an exercise-related overuse injury. In such injuries, your repeated movements during exercise cause muscle fatigue. This fatigue leads to additional forces applied to the tissue (called the fascia) that attaches muscles to the bone.

Understanding Arthritis

In the most simple terms, arthritis is inflammation of a joint. But there’s nothing simple about the pain or loss of mobility that can be associated with it. In fact, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Although it can affect anyone, arthritis is mainly found in adults.

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome usually manifests as tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain in the fingers or hand. Some people may have pain in their arm between their hand and their elbow. Symptoms most often occur in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger. 

This can be caused by excessive pressure on the median nerve, which runs from your forearm to your hand, along with several tendons through a small passageway in the palm side of your wrist called the carpal tunnel. 

Don't ignore joint pain

Your joints are involved in almost every activity you do. Simple movements such as walking, bending, and turning require the use of your hip and knee joints. Normally, all parts of these joints work together and the joint moves easily and without pain. But when the joint becomes diseased or injured, the resulting pain can severely limit your ability to move and work.

Minimizing School Sports Injuries

Young athletes today are as a whole bigger and stronger than their predecessors, and they push themselves harder than ever before. Sports injuries sideline millions of athletes each year, and experts predict that those numbers will continue to grow as the beginner age for participating in sports continues to drop.

How to help prevent back injuries

Start an exercise routine that works your core . Strong core muscles provide support for the lower back and this helps to avoid injury. Low-impact cardio exercises, such as walking, increases blood flow to the spine, which supplies healing nutrients and hydration to the muscles, and tendons in your lower back. If an exercise routine is almost  impossible to adhere to, make the effortl  to slowly get yourself moving. Just climbing up and down your stairs  a few times repeatedly, walking with a friend, or sitting on an exercise ball for a few minutes. 

Low Impact Exercise for Your Joints

Exercise can help you improve your health and fitness without hurting your joints.

The joints in your body are involved in every activity that you do. Simple movements such as walking, bending, and turning require the use of hip and knee joints and normally all of these joints work together and move without pain.

From strength training to jogging to aerobic classes (and let’s not forget the plain old swim), aquatic exercises allow you to keep doing many of the exercises you love, while taking a load off your joints.

The importance of exercise and diet to your orthopedic health

The connection between exercise and joint health is highly significant, especially as we get older. Many of these age-related changes to joints are caused by lack of exercise. Movement of the joint, and the associated ‘stress’ of movement, helps keep the fluid moving. Being inactive causes the cartilage to shrink and stiffen, reducing joint mobility.

Turn off the tube. Television not only keeps you sedentary, which slows your metabolism, it also makes you prone to overeating. Read a good book instead, or better yet, pop on those cross trainers and hit the road.