Using Exercise to Reduce Arthritic Knee Pain

With arthritis, knee joints can be painful and may frequently ache. Fortunately, exercise can help you to relieve pain and improve your mobility. While moving a stiff joint may sound counterproductive, health professionals agree that movement can help to reduce arthritic knee pain. If you suffer from arthritis pain in the knees, exercise can alleviate…

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How sitting all day affects the body

Most of us have heard the phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking.” The implication, of course, is that sitting too much is actually harmful to your health. What might surprise you, however, is just how detrimental sitting can be. With one in four Americans sitting for eight hours per day or more, there’s never been a better…

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Golf After Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement can be tough on a golfer. A report from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that swinging a golf club creates even more stress on the knee than jogging. But with a good rehabilitation program like the month- by-month regimen outlined below, you can be back on the course by the…

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The Slow Creep of Muscle Weakness

Most of us have heard about the dangers of osteoporosis, an age- related condition that results in weakened, easily broken bones. But as we age, we don’t think much about losing muscle strength. Sarcopenia, the medical term for muscle loss, develops gradually. It begins around age 35, but at first the loss is slow— about…

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Golf Injuries: Effective recovery solutions to get back on the course

In the past few months, I’ve noticed that golf courses in our area have never been busier. Admittedly, I get a bit of an inside scoop, since my husband works at a major golf course. But that’s not the only way I can tell more people are getting back on the fairway. You see, golf…

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No Longer “Weak In The Knees”

If you suffer from osteoarthritis of the knees—a condition where inflammation causes a wearing away of the cartilage— You may struggle with pain on a regular basis. Although your doctor may have prescribed medication for pain, you will likely find that exercise can support your medication regimen. Upon commencing a strengthening program, some individuals may even find…

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Regaining Full Range of Motion After Knee Surgery

In order for you to walk, run, sit or kick comfortably, your knee—the largest joint in the body—must be able to move through an arc of about 130 degrees, from completely straight, or fully extended, to completely bent, or fully flexed. Two muscle groups control this motion: the quadriceps on the front of the thigh…

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Do I have plantar fasciitis or spurs? Diagnosing and treating heel pain.

Do you experience pain in the bottom of your foot and heel area? This can be incredibly frustrating and prevent you from doing even the simplest things, like getting out of bed in the morning without wincing—let alone making it through a full day at work! According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, you’re…

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Will physical therapy work for me?

When was the last time you were filled with doubt but did it anyway? A couple of months ago, I got an email from Terry, a woman in Los Altos who was worried about finding a solution for her back pain (which had only gotten worse since shelter-in-place). Bottom line, she wanted to know if…

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10 Shows To Binge Watch During Quarantine…

Just a few months ago, screen time was a source of concern. Now that the pandemic has forced many into social isolation, it’s a lifeline. Let’s face it, everyone has been binge watching shows to stay entertained and help pass the time. Here’s a list of the top 10 Netflix shows our team has been…

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