Category Archives: Bone & Joint Health

Why is flexibility important to joint health?

Women stretching before an evening excerise

Flexibility refers to the range of movement in a joint. A moderate amount of flexibility lets us perform our day-to-day activities with relative ease. Walking down the stairs, getting out of bed, picking up the kids or even sitting down all require a certain amount of flexibility. Teenagers and young adults are naturally blessed with […]

What is osteopenia?

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Bone density is a measure of your bone strength. Generally, the higher the bone density, the stronger the bones. Osteoporosis happens when the bone density becomes dangerously, making us more susceptible to suffering broken bones. The step just before osteoporosis is known as osteopenia. Osteopenia is when the bones are weak and have a low bone density. Yet, […]

How do my joints work?

Actively middle aged couple hiking outdoors

Walking, running, jumping, or just standing up are things we do hundreds of times a day.  However, we’re only able to do all this because of healthy joints that support our weight. They let us stretch, bend, and flex with ease. Joints are the unsung heroes of the body that let us move seamlessly from one activity to […]

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which your immune system mistakenly attacks the joints. Normally, the immune system protects the body by attacking foreign bodies like bacteria and viruses. Yet, when someone suffers from rheumatoid arthritis the immune system fails to do so. Below is some key information about this disease. About the Disease An estimate of 1.5 million people […]

What do I need to know about a knee replacement?

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Do you have a scheduled knee replacement? Have you considered having one or been given that option by your doctor? Are you worried that your osteoarthritis might require a knee replacement down the road? If so, you are not alone. More than half a million knee replacement operations occur in the United States each year1. The […]

As a woman, how can I support my bone health?

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Bones form the framework of our bodies. Healthy, strong bones are vital to our health and well-being, especially as we age. It’s especially important for women to think about bone health. In fact, one in three women over the age of 50 will experience an osteoporotic fracture during the course of their lives1. While osteoporosis […]

6 Things To Do While Healing From A Fracture After Surgery

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Recovering from a fracture is a slow process. It can be extremely dull and boring due to the limitations experienced from your broken bones. Understand that your bones need rest to fully recover and the best way to give them rest is by taking it slow. To help you pass the time and speed up […]

4 Things to Ask your Doctor about Osteoarthritis

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As you age, you often experience wear and tear on your joints. This wear and tear can lead to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. If you think you have osteoarthritis or have been recently diagnosed, ask your doctor the following questions. What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic joint condition […]

The 3 Main Types of Fractures: Clavicle, Arm, Ankle

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Have You Suffered One of These Common Fractures? Whether you have suffered a fracture, know someone who has, or have been lucky enough to have never had a broken bone, it is important to be familiar with the most common fractures types. Over 6 million fractures happen each year in just the United States1. Knowing the most common types […]