If you’re pounding the pavement to clock up your 10,000 steps, you may want to pause for a moment. Public Health England chiefs have announced you’re better off going for a bracing walk than counting steps obsessively.
Mike Brannan, of Public Health England (PHE), said that the 10,000 target “is believed to come from a pedometer manufacturer in […]Read More... →
It took me a few months to accept that I had given myself tendinosis in my phone thumb.
It is a depressingly modern condition in which the tendons around the thumb inflame as a result of repetitive strain — in my case because I had, for hours a day over years of a life, tapped […]Read More... →
Just a decade ago, knee-replacement surgery would have involved a hospital stay of up to a week.
Women’s College Hospital is revolutionizing the way knee-replacement surgery is done. It is starting to provide the procedure as an ambulatory service. Patients can go home from hospital four hours after having the surgery. In some […]Read More... →
Low back pain is the most common cause of disability worldwide, with eight in 10 people reporting the problem at some point in their lives, according to doctors.
But a new study published in the Lancet on Wednesday found that people aren’t often getting the care they need to address their back pain.
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Sometimes these sounds mean nothing, but when joint pops and crackles are accompanied by pain or swelling, it might mean something else entirely. So what exactly are your joints trying to tell you?
Why Joints Snap, Crackle […]Read More... →
While back pain might make you want to hide in bed until everything feels better, the best thing to do is usually to move around and perform exercises that don’t hurt. Lower back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States.
If […]Read More... →
Back Pain Can Be the Result of a Dangerous Underlying Condition
If the pain is arising from an underlying condition like cancer, infection or a serious fracture of the bone, the pain can worsen. This fear has prompted emergency room physicians to perform too many tests. Rather than benefit the population of back […]Read More... →
You’re probably weaker than you were yesterday.
This sobering fact, for those who’ve reached adulthood, was one of the recurring themes at last month’s Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology conference in Winnipeg. By some estimates, you hit your muscular peak by the age of 25 and then begin declining, slowly at first […]Read More... →
Almost 40,000,000 North Americans have some form of arthritis. Studies have shown that regular low impact exercise helps reduce the pain due to arthritis. Gone are the days when people with arthritis joints were told to rest, restrict their activities and just learn to live with the pain. It is now well accepted that people […]Read More... →
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