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...
Common Misconceptions About Joint Pain

Common Misconceptions About Joint Pain

Common Misconceptions About Joint Pain Nearly everyone has experienced joint pain at some point, and most of us know somebody with arthritis, whether it be a friend, family member—or even ourselves. In fact, nearly a fourth of adults in the U.S. have some form of...
What is Bursitis?

What is Bursitis?

Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursae, which are small jelly-like sacs located throughout the body, including the shoulder, hip, knee, and elbow. These sacs contain fluid which helps cushion the joints and reduce friction. There are many different types of...
5 Exercises That Are Easy on Your Joints

5 Exercises That Are Easy on Your Joints

5 Exercises That Are Easy on Your Joints For people with joint pain, it’s tempting to lead a sedentary life. After all, not moving puts less strain on the body, right? However, the fact is that lack of physical activity will actually make things worse, while regular...
9 Easy Ways to Be Kind to Your Joints

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...