Month: June 2016

8 Telltale Signs That Your Kid’s Knees Need to Be Examined

June 27th, 2016
Knee joint pain is one of the most common complaints encountered by pediatricians. From mild injuries from playing sports to more serious causes like juvenile arthritis, there are many possible causes of joint issues in children. While some cause obvious symptoms, like pain and swelling, other knee problems can be harder to spot, especially if your child isn’t yet able to communicate what they’re feeling in detail. The following are 8 telltale signs that your kid’s knees need to be...

10 Healthy Ways to Prevent Joint Pain

June 22nd, 2016
It’s never too early to start taking steps to prevent joint pain. Many people associate joint pain with getting older, and while age is certainly a factor, joint pain can affect anyone. The following are 10 healthy ways to prevent joint pain. Maintain a healthy weight. Every 10 pounds of weight you carry places the equivalent of 40 pounds of pressure on your joints. Maintaining a healthy weight for your frame will reduce the strain on your hips, knees and...

7 Tips for Getting and Staying Active

June 20th, 2016
Everyone knows that physical activity is important for good health, yet many still don’t make exercise a priority. Getting started can seem daunting, but these tips can help you get active and stay active so that you can reap the many rewards that come from exercise. Keep the Benefits in Mind Everyone has different reasons for exercising. Some do it with a weight loss goal in mind while others just simply enjoy it. Consider the benefits of exercise and how...

How to Know When When It’s Better to Choose Joint Surgery

June 15th, 2016
Even if you’ve been dealing with chronic pain in a joint for years, making the decision to have joint surgery isn’t easy. According to the National Institute of Health Statistics, over million Americans have knee or hip replacement surgery every year. Joint surgery is often perceived as a senior’s procedure, which can make the decision to have surgery especially difficult for those middle-aged or younger. Many worry that they’re giving in too soon or that they should wait until they’re...

5 Ways to Protect Your Knees

June 13th, 2016
In 2008, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine reported that emergency departments in the United States saw over 6.6 million knee injuries between 1999 and 2008. The knee continues to be the most commonly injured joint in young and older adults. This information isn’t all that surprising when you consider the stress placed on our knees day every day. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to help protect your knees. The following are five ways to protect your...