Nearly half of U.S. adults (47 percent) struggle with at least one type of chronic pain, according to a survey of 353,000 people from Gallup-Healthways.[i] Among them, 31 percent have neck or back pain, 26 percent have leg or knee pain, and 18 percent have another kind of pain. Further, among those in their late-40s to la … Read More
It’s nearly impossible to watch an episode of “Dancing With the Stars” (DWTS) without marveling over the sheer athleticism of the contestants. Competitive ballroom dancing is easily one of the most taxing, most demanding of physical feats. As reported by the Associated Press (AP):[i]
“Even Olympians have been felled by the … Read More
Any type of prolonged, repetitive or awkward movement can cause damage to your muscles, tendons and nerves, leading to varying degrees of pain, weakness and numbness. In the modern day, the resulting repetitive strain injury (RSI) (also sometimes called repetitive stress injury) is often the result of computer usage – but th … Read More
The next time you check the weather, you should also check out The Weather Channel’s aches & pains forecast. Yes, there really is such a thing, and you can either search by your zip code or check out the National Aches & Pains map. Depending on factors such as chance of precipitation, barometric pressure, absolute … Read More
Are you reading this article on a computer? Take a moment to think about your posture. Are you sitting with your head held forward and your shoulders and upper back rounded? This is incredibly common … and it’s also a major source of back and neck pain. Among teens, even, frequent computer use increases the risk of neck, … Read More
Everyone’s experience of pain is unique and while there may never be a way to really feel someone else’s pain, there may be a way to gauge its intensity. … Read More
Everyone knows it's a good idea to exercise. Except that's hard to do if you hurt yourself in the process. Yet even in my own circle of friends and family members I hear of new workout injuries all the time. My friend just pulled a muscle playing recreational soccer… my cousin injured her shoulder doing chest press … Read More
Your ankles are one of your body’s key weight-bearing joints, responsible for providing stability and movement while standing or walking. As a hinged joint, your ankle is susceptible to injury during virtually any type of activity, including sports and exercise and even while simply walking or climbing stairs. … Read More
At the end of last year we asked our readers what the biggest health problems you wanted help with are... and the #1 answer was "Arthritis and Joint Pain"...
So my team and I have been hard at work all year working to bring you more information and solutions to this frustrating and painful health challenge...
We've spent thi … Read More
It is easy to dismiss meditation as just another ineffective alternative medicine, but even the most skeptical scientific minds are beginning to see that there is something to the idea that meditation can help to make us feel healthier. Recent research has proven that even beginners can relieve their chronic pain, stress or … Read More