Sports Injury

Shin Splints: What You Need to Know

If your shins throb when you’re running — or even while standing for too long in one place. It could be a familiar culprit: shin splints. The term refers to an aching sensation along the shin bone, which runs down the front of your lower leg. And according to David Tomsich, …

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Preventing Osteoporosis
4 Ways for Women to Improve Bone Health

4 Ways Women Can Improve Bone Health

When you break a bone as a kid, it’s no big deal – you get a cast, your friends sign it, and in a few weeks you’re all healed up. As you get older, your bones weaken, and your body doesn’t bounce back from an injury the way it used …

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Child Development
How to choose your child's footwear

How to Choose the Best Footwear for Your Child

Deciding on baby’s first footwear can be an exciting moment for parents. The cute booties or tiny tennis shoes are adorable, and the options are plentiful. With limitless shoe options available for babies and children of all ages, the importance of choosing supportive footwear can often be overlooked. Baby’s First …

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Managing Joint Pain
winter joint pain

4 Ways to Reduce Winter Joint Pain

Winter’s frigid temps can do more than nip at your nose. For people living with joint pain, freezing temperatures, combined with low barometric pressure and precipitation, only increase the discomfort. There are ways to effectively curb the intensity of achy, stiff joints and help to make winter’s chill more bearable. …

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Staying Fit
How to Exercise at Every Age

How To Exercise at Every Age

Exercise is among the best ways to improve your health and quality of life, especially as you get older. Staying active can help avoid many age-related limitations, such as difficulty climbing stairs, walking long distances or reaching overhead to change a lightbulb. The key to keeping fit as you age, …

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Injury Prevention
5 Ways to Avoid Wrist Injuries

5 Ways to Prevent Wrist Injuries

Whether you are swinging a golf club, carrying grocery bags or typing a report, your wrists are often hard at work and in need of your protection. Prolonged stress on those small bones can make you vulnerable to wrist problems, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis, resulting in pain, …

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Healthy Athletes
Sports Injury? Don't Play Through the Pain

Sports Injury? Don’t Play Through Pain

When it comes to sports and recreation activities, injuries to athletes and weekend-warriors are inevitable. Some will occur during a practice or game, others may simply be an accident. Injuries can also happen due to poor conditioning or improper gear. No matter which sport you play, however, being smart and …

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Work-Related Conditions
Carpal Tunnel vs. Tendonitis: Identifying the Symptoms

Carpal Tunnel vs. Tendonitis: Identifying the Symptoms

For years, you have probably heard about the risk of carpal tunnel or wrist tendonitis for people that spend most of their days typing at a computer. That’s a scary thought as technology is becoming a bigger part of our everyday lives. Elizabeth King, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with Henry …

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Fitness Tips

Choosing the Right Shoes for Your Workout

Whether you prefer running, CrossFit or spin class – or a combination of all three – selecting the correct footwear depends on your activity. Add to that form, function and trendy neon colors, and it’s no wonder fitness enthusiasts often get stumped at the sporting goods store. While run-of-the-mill exercise …

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Recovery After Surgery
Life After Joint Replacement: Why Physical Therapy Is Key

Life After Joint Replacement: Why Physical Therapy Is Key

If you get a joint replaced – whether hip or knee – you might think your mobility woes will be history. The reality is, your new joint needs continued attention and care to function normally. “Today’s hip and knee replacement prosthetics use innovative plastics and metals that are more durable, …

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