Category Archives: Bone & Joint Health

Why Your Muscles Need a Little TLC

Muscles

When was the last time you sat down and thought about your muscles? Probably not anytime in the last few weeks, months, or even years. In fact, most of us don’t consciously think about our muscles. They’re a functional part of our body that lets us walk, run, sit, and stand. But muscles are more […]

What You Should Know About Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis

If you sit down and place your feet together then flex your toes upwards, the slight pull that you feel at the soles of your feet is a band of tissue called the plantar fascia. It connects your heel bone to your toes. When the plantar fascia is strained, it becomes weak, swollen, and irritated. […]

4 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Joint Pain

Questions about Joint Pain

Joint pain is a complex topic that covers everything from shoulder injuries to arthritis. It can be a harmless condition that resolves quickly, a joint infection, or a long-term problem like osteoarthritis. In general, any sudden onset joint pain (especially those with no obvious cause) should always be seen by a medical professional as soon […]

Desks Jobs and Joint Pain: What You Should Know

Desk Job and Joint Pain

If you work a desk job, you are probably familiar with the aches and pains that come from sitting all day. Back pain, neck or shoulder tension, headaches, or knee issues are common conditions associated with prolonged sitting. Steven Conway, Ph.D., a chiropractor and attorney in Wisconsin, and a spokesperson for the American Chiropractic Association, […]

What you should know about a herniated disc

Herniated disk

The term herniated disc sounds like a painful condition—and, unfortunately, it usually is. Our spine is made up of tiny individual bones (called vertebrae). Between each bone is a rubbery cushion (called a disc) that stops the bones from rubbing against one another. However, if one of the discs slips out of place or prolapses, […]

What you should know about a rotator cuff injury

Rotator Cuff Injury

Your rotator cuff isn’t a single muscle. It’s actually a group of four muscles that come together as tendons to form a “cuff” around the shoulder region. The four muscles are known as the: supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor. All originate from the shoulder blade. So what do you need to know about rotator […]

6 Nutrients You Need for Strong Bones

Nutrients You Need for Strong Bones

Optimal bone health won’t just come naturally, it has to be worked at. As we get older our bones start to lose their mass, density, and strength and with this comes an increased risk of falls, fractures, and bone diseases. Bones are vital living tissues that constantly undergo remodeling. That means we need to maintain […]

What you should know about hip arthritis

Hip Replacement

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that can lead to pain, stiffness, and tenderness. It is a condition experienced by millions of Americans and is the number one leading cause of disability in the country3. As we get older, our joints experience natural wear and tear. Sometimes that wear and tear become excessive and […]

5 Potential Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

Man showing symptoms of Osteoarthritis and knee pain

Over 30 million Americans live with osteoarthritis. It is now the number one cause of disability in the United States1,2. Osteoarthritis is the wear and tear of the joints that happens over time (and usually affects older individuals). Those who suffer from osteoarthritis may have one or more of the following symptoms: Pain This is […]

What is tendonitis?

Athlete sitting on bleachers in contemplation

Tendons are the thick, strong cords that connect our muscles to our bones. When they become overused, it can lead to things like inflammation or irritation. This condition is known as tendonitis. Any tendon can develop tendonitis, but you’re more likely to develop it in your shoulder, knee, elbow, heel, or wrist. It can cause […]