9 Easy Ways to Be Kind to Your Joints

9 Easy Ways to Be Kind to Your Joints When we’re young, we take our joints for granted. We just assume they’ll function as they should to let us move around freely and engage in the activities we want to. As we age, however, that can become less and less true. Many...

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How Joints Change as We Age

How Joints Change as We Age Age affects us in visible ways. Our hair turns gray, our skin loses it youthful smoothness and our posture may change. Just as the body changes on the outside as it grows older, it changes on the inside too. One of the most profound...

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The Link Between Obesity and Arthritis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2 out of 3 Americans are either overweight or obese. Why is obesity linked with arthritis? We already know that being obese increases the risk of developing certain chronic diseases such as diabetes....

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5 Joint-Friendly Summer Activities

The temperature is rising, and picnic season has officially arrived. Summer is a great time to spend more time outdoors, whether you’re alone or bringing your family along. If you’re dealing with painful joints, don’t let discomfort force you to sit on the sidelines....

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What is a Joint?

What Is A Joint? In basic terms, a joint is a place in the body where bones meet. Movement is made possible in these locations (although as we’ll see, not all joints are moveable). When doctors talk about joints that move, they’re usually referring to: The surfaces of...

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When to See Your Doctor for Hip Pain

Although we all experience aches and pains occasionally, chronic hip pain can be more than just an annoyance. Chronic hip pain presents itself in many ways, including hip stiffness and pain, groin pain, difficulty sleeping due to hip pain, and hip discomfort while...

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