29
Nov
An estimated 54 million adults are living with arthritis. Osteoarthritis, the most common type of the disease, affects over 30 million Americans. Arthritis isn’t limited to adults, however. Nearly 300,000 children have arthritis. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or learning better ways to manage the condition for yourself or someone you know, it’s wise to
01
Nov
The right treatment plays a key role in recovering from a wide range of injuries. Whether from an accident or participation in sports and other physical activities, an injury can happen in the blink of an eye, sometimes unavoidably. A good rehabilitation program is proven to help patients recover from serious injuries, and even get athletes back in the game. If
20
Sep
All it takes is one harmless misstep to leave you with a sprained ankle. While it’s one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries in people of all ages, it can lead to permanent damage if you aren’t careful. Chronic ankle instability is a condition where the outer side of the ankle gives way, making the ankle unstable. It can happen after repeated ankle
03
Jun
“Don’t slouch. Sit up straight.” It’s age-old advice that we’ve all heard at one time or another, and for good reason. Good posture reduces neck and back pain, lowers the risk of certain orthopedic problems, and improves your overall health. If you find yourself hunched over your mobile device or slouching at the office, it’s never too late to correct
12
Mar
You may have heard that good posture is essential for good health, but do you know why? Posture refers to how you position your body when you’re sitting, standing or lying down. Your posture is the result of habits formed over the course of years. Many people may recognize poor posture in others without realizing how their own falls short. If you look around at
14
Feb
What Does a Bone Density Test Show? Maybe you were running late or maybe it was that patch of ice, but when you slipped and fell on the driveway, you knew as soon as you heard the crack that something bad had happened. Less than a minute later, the throbbing, dull ache of a broken bone started to develop. Now, your doctor’s recommending a bone density scan and
12
Feb
Imaging technology has come a long way, and it can save lives. Today, physicians use the technology, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to create detailed images of organs and tissues within your body. This helps to diagnose and create a treatment strategy for a wide variety of conditions. If you’ve recently been told that you need an MRI, you may wonder
14
Jan
Scientists long suspected a link between smoking and delayed bone healing, but we now know that quitting smoking may mean the difference between a speedy recovery from a fracture and months of getting better. When smokers do heal from broken bones, their bones are more prone to reinjury than those who don’t smoke. We’ve outlined some points to consider if