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Yoga for Your Joints

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Yoga is an exercise that can be practiced at a variety of intensities, and this makes it perfect for those who need low-impact exercises to soothe sore joints. If you suffer from joint pain but have never tried yoga before, now might be a great time…

A Brief Overview of Tendinitis

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Tendinitis, or tendonitis, is inflammation or irritation of a tendon, which is a thick, fibrous band of tissue that attaches bone to muscle and that works together with muscle to move your bones. You have tendons in the ankles, hands, feet, knees, elbows, hips, and shoulders….

How Warm Baths Are Good for Joints

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A warm bath might seem to many a mere indulgence and time for relaxation, but the truth is that baths also offer a wide range of benefits for physical health. If you suffer from chronic joint pain, a warm bath (note: not a hot one) is…

Better Hydration for Better Joints

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Medical experts regularly laud drinking plenty of water for the many benefits it has in store for physical health. But what about joint health, specifically? Taking in plenty of water throughout the day offers several benefits for maintaining strong joint health and reducing joint pain. Here…

The Benefits of Swimming for Your Joints

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Swimming has long been lauded as a form of exercise that is less harsh on the body than other exercises such as running and bicycling. But how so, exactly? What are some of the unique health benefits that swimming can lend to the body? In case…

Avoiding Joint and Back Pain when Gardening

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Gardening can be a great form of exercise and stress relief, but it can also take a toll on your back and joints over an extended period of time if you aren’t careful. The repeated motions involved in gardening can lead to joint inflammation, back strain,…

A Brief Overview of Bursitis

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Also known as bursa inflammation, bursitis refers to inflammation of the small fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that contain synovial fluid and act as cushions for the bones, tendons, muscles, and skin in your body. This condition is most often seen in shoulders, elbows, and hips but also…

Is Heat or Cold Better for Pain Relief?

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If you’re experiencing joint or muscle pain, you may have scheduled an appointment with your doctor but are left wondering how you can give yourself relief in the meantime as you await your appointment. Though neither is a substitute for visiting a doctor and receiving treatment, a warm…

Say That Again: Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Capitellum

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Osteochondritis Dissecans of the capitellum certainly is a mouthful, so thankfully it’s sometimes referred to as OCD. OCD is an uncommon condition in adolescents and young adults that is expressed in lateral elbow pain. It’s most common in male baseball pitchers and female gymnasts. It…