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Chronic Inflammation: The Hidden Threat

Chronic Inflammation: The Hidden Threat

Chronic inflammation, a silent threat within our bodies, arises in response to various triggers like infections or injuries. Unlike acute inflammation, which is a quick and necessary defense mechanism, chronic inflammation can persist for a long time, quietly damaging...

Does Increased Flexibility Help with Running?

Does Increased Flexibility Help with Running?

Most people have learned over the years that flexibility plays a crucial role in enhancing the body's effectiveness in movement, priming it for exercise, and serving as a preventative measure against injuries. However, flexibility training often gets overlooked and is...

Hallux Rigidus and Hallux Limitus: A Comprehensive Guide

Hallux Rigidus and Hallux Limitus: A Comprehensive Guide

Hallux Rigidus and Hallux Limitus are two common foot conditions that can cause significant pain and discomfort. They both involve the big toe joint but have distinct differences in terms of their causes, symptoms, and treatments. In this article, we will explore...

The Weather and Joint Pain: Uncovering the Connection

The Weather and Joint Pain: Uncovering the Connection

Have you ever noticed that your joint pain seems to worsen when the weather changes? You're not alone. Nearly 2/3 of people with chronic joint conditions experience an increase in symptoms when it is damp/rainy and/or during cold weather. In this article, we'll...

Knee Osteoarthritis: What You Need to Know

Knee Osteoarthritis: What You Need to Know

Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disorder that occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions and lubricates the bones of the knee joint becomes worn down. It is one of the most common forms of arthritis, estimated to affect up to 10% of men and 13% of...

Understanding Hip Osteoarthritis: A Guide

Understanding Hip Osteoarthritis: A Guide

Hip osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects the hip joints, causing pain and disability. It is one of the most common forms of arthritis and has been estimated to affect around 10 million people in the United States alone. Hip osteoarthritis can...

Calcaneal Bursitis: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Calcaneal Bursitis: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Calcaneal bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between bones and soft tissues in the heel. It can cause pain and swelling in the back of the heel and make it difficult to walk or stand for long periods of time. Calcaneal...

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) is a condition that affects the muscles and tendons around the hip. It can cause pain, swelling and tenderness in the area near your hip bone, known as the greater trochanter. GTPS is most common in women between 40-60 years...

Dynamic Stretching

Dynamic Stretching

Dynamic stretching is a great way to warm up your body before exercise or sports. It involves dynamic, active movements that target the muscles you will use during your activity and can help reduce the risk of injury by increasing blood flow and loosening tight...

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD) is a common source of lower back pain, which is incredibly common among adults. As many as 90% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives and up to 30% are thought to be dealing with SI joint issues....

Preventing Stress Fractures

Preventing Stress Fractures

Stress fractures are a common injury that affects runners and triathletes. They occur when the bones in the feet, legs, or hips become overloaded from repetitive stress during exercise. Stress fractures can be incredibly painful and debilitating if left untreated and...

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