Category Archives: Bone & Joint Health

The 3 Stages of Fracture Healing

Fracture Healing

Each year, an average of 6 million people in the United States will break a bone. This accounts for 16% of all musculoskeletal injuries and more than 3.5 million emergency department visits1. In fact, the average citizen in a developed country can expect to sustain two fractures over the course of his or her lifetime. And, fracture healing is […]

Why are antioxidants important for joint health?

lemons, pomegranates, and oranges full of antioxidants

We have all heard the term antioxidants before. We may be certain we know what they are, what they do, and where they come from. However, most people don’t know about the role antioxidants play in keeping our joints healthy. Here are just a few things you probably didn’t know about antioxidants. 1- How antioxidants work […]

What are the main problem areas for joint pain?

Surgeon with nurse assessing joint pain after surgery for a patient

There are hundreds of joints in the human body—some of which we notice more than others like the hips, knees, and lower back. Any place in the body where two bones meet, you’ll find a joint holding them together. The reason they’re so important is they give us the freedom to move in different directions, walk, […]

3 Common Causes of Back Pain

two active seniors sitting on a park bench next to their mountain bikes

At least 80% of Americans will experience lower back pain in their lifetimes1. At the same time, it can be a very tricky condition because there is often no specific cause. Anyone experiencing back pain that doesn’t go away for 4 or more weeks should always call their doctor. It may be linked to a specific medical […]

The Weather And Joint Pain. Why?

Knee pain

We’ve all heard the old wives tale about joint pain and bad weather. You many have an aunt or uncle who swears that their aching joints mean some bad weather is soon to follow. But that couldn’t be right, could it? Surely it was all in their head. Turns out, maybe it wasn’t. In 2007, researchers at Tufts […]

What is Osteoarthritis?

Elderly man with arthritis in his hands

The term arthritis has become a catch-all phrase that can mean a lot of different things. Most people have come to think of arthritis as a single disease. However, there are more than 100 different types of arthritic conditions that affect people of all ages1. One of the most common forms of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA). […]

Focusing on Joint Health, Not Just for the Elderly

Doctor checking knee joint health and flexibility

You may think taking care of your joints is for old people. You may think that because you’re are 25 or 35, you won’t need to be concerned about your joints for a while. However, your joint health becomes a matter of importance earlier than you think. No matter how old you are, joint health […]

5 Tips for Easing Your Joint Pain

Man exercising with severe joint pain

Dealing with joint pain can be a miserable experience. It’s a constant effort trying to keep the pain at bay on a day-to-day basis. You have to deal with the restrictions it places on your daily activities. The huge impact joint pain has on your life is often underestimated and the search for pain relief often difficult. Experts agree that […]

Joint Supplements: Beyond Glucosamine and Chondroitin

Joint Supplements for wrist and joint pain

Most people know about glucosamine and chondroitin, two popular supplements used to help alleviate joint pain. Both nutrients have been shown to help delay joint disease progression and ease joint pain. But can two ingredients really improve all aspects of your joint health? While these ingredients are an essential part of any joint supplement and […]