How Exercise Helps Your Joints

How Exercise Helps Your Joints

It’s common knowledge that regular exercise has many health benefits, including helping our bodies stay strong and mobile. But did you know that exercise can also improve your joint health? Orthopedic experts have found that regular exercise not only decreases...
Common Sports Injuries to Joints

Common Sports Injuries to Joints

Common Sports Injuries to Joints Joint injuries during sports aren’t uncommon. These tend to occur for one of two main reasons: overuse or trauma. Overuse involves repetitive motion that puts stress on joints by using them over and over in an unaccustomed way. Trauma...
Heat or Ice? Which is Best for Your Joints?

Heat or Ice? Which is Best for Your Joints?

Whether it’s inflammation, sore muscles, or osteoarthritis pain, heat therapy or cold compresses can provide pain relief. And although treating joint pain with heat and cold therapy is an effective practice for a variety of conditions and injuries, it’s not always...
Alternative Joint Pain Treatments

Alternative Joint Pain Treatments

Alternative Joint Pain Treatments When pain in one of your joints gets so bad that you’re seriously considering replacement surgery, don’t commit to that until you’ve fully explored your options. A joint replacement should be your absolute last resort. If there are...
Sciatica 101: What You Should Know

Sciatica 101: What You Should Know

What Is Sciatica? Sciatica is one of the most common types of pain. In fact, up to 40% of people will have it in their lifetime, and it usually becomes more of a problem as you get older. When the sciatic nerve in the lower back is compressed or irritated, it causes...