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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Is Bracing Helpful for Joint Pain?

When it hurts to move one of your joints, you may find yourself restricting your activity and becoming sedentary. While this provides short-term relief, avoiding normal day-to-day activities is not something you want to do for long. Not only are you not doing the...

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Back Pain 101: What You Should Know

Does your back hurt? According to studies, back pain affects four out of five adults, and sometimes it’s so painful you’re forced to rest and limit your daily activities. In fact, medical experts estimate that nearly 80% of the population experiences back pain at some...

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7 Reasons Your Shoulder Might Hurt

We tend to take our shoulders for granted—that is, until they become painful. Then basic activities like showering, getting dressed, sleeping and driving can become difficult and unpleasant. The shoulder is a complicated structure comprised of various bones, muscles,...

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7 Knee Pain Do’s and Don’ts

If your knees hurt often, it may be due to an old injury, osteoarthritis or another medical condition. However, there are steps you can take to reduce your pain. Of course, you’ll want to see a doctor to find out what’s causing the problem, but knowing which things to...

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