Protecting your Knees When Lifting

2018-01-23T12:15:49+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Arms and Legs, Health & Wellness|

As you get older, your number one goal will be to stay just as healthy and active as ever. One of the critical ways to maintain good health is by protecting your joints, including your knees. Knees can be tight or achy, and they can occasionally pop. Knee pain is one of the most common [...]

Have Knee Pain Walking The Stairs? Here’s What It Could Mean

2018-01-23T12:15:31+00:00 May 29th, 2015|Arms and Legs, Conditions, Pain Management|

If you’re going to the 38th floor of a high-rise, no one is going to expect you to take the stairs. But if you choose the elevator to get to the second floor as a pain management tactic, it could be an early indicator of osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study from the University of Leeds. Taking a closer look at this study can help us to better understand the knee pain Phoenix residents experience.

How Running Can Actually Prevent Osteoarthritis

2015-02-18T11:42:13+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Arms and Legs, Arthritis, Pain Management|

running-and-pain-reliefThere is a long-running debate about running in the field of medicine.“The jury is still out,” Dr. Jon Schriner of Michigan State University told LiveScience in 2012. “Some say yes, running is bad for the knees; some say no.” Just-released research heavily favors the pro-running camp, demonstrating that it reduces the likelihood of osteoarthritis (OA). The scientists conducting the study at Baylor College of Medicine assessed subjects who ran on a regular basis for a substantial part of their lives, revealing that they were no more vulnerable to OA than non-runners. Previous studies have shown a strong correlation between running and the degenerative joint disorder. These new findings suggest that the activity itself serves as a defense against physical wear-and-tear such as OA.