Joint Health Articles

Joint Focus: Elbow

Joint Focus: Elbow

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Every day you rely on your elbow for dozens of actions. And unless your elbow is inflamed or injured, you probably take it for granted. This month, we're taking a closer look at this important joint. Structure and Function The elbow is both a hinge and pivot joint that allows you to bend, extend, and rotate your arm. It connects the end of the upper arm bone (distal humerus) to the bones of the forearm (radius and ulna) with ligaments, tendons, and muscles. What Causes Discomfort Chronic inflammation at the origin of the extensor forearm muscles is often referred to...

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Joint Focus: Knee

Joint Focus: Knee

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What is the one joint that gives more trouble to more people over their lifetimes? The knee! Problems with aging knees are one of the leading causes of disability in older adults. The knee is critical to mobility, and is a joint that receives a lot of stress, but not a lot of TLC. Read on to learn more about your aching knees, how to prevent further damage, and steps you can take to keep your knees healthy and mobile. Understanding The Knee Joint The knee is a type of joint known as a hinge joint. This means that two...

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Joint Focus: Wrist

Joint Focus: Wrist

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When you play sports, shake someone's hand, open a jar, or use the computer, everyday movements are made possible by your wrist joint. And because you repeat so many of these motions, it's not surprising that achy, sore wrists are a pretty common complaint. Luckily, there are simple ways you can prevent problems once you understand the most likely causes. Structure and Function Your wrist isn't a single joint. It's made up of the two bones of the forearm (the radius and ulna) and eight small carpal bones that are connected by multiple ligaments. Running through your wrist is a...

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Joint Assets: The Advantage of 4®

Joint Assets: The Advantage of 4®

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One of the first places we feel our age is in our joints: stiffness, soreness, or loss of flexibility. Joint problems generally develop over time and can make it harder to enjoy your favorite activities. You already know the power of exercise to boost metabolism and strengthen the surrounding muscles to help stabilize and protect your joints. And that's just the beginning. Worth the Weight Losing weight helps you feel better as well as look better: every extra pound puts 4 times the stress on your knees. Losing as little as 11 pounds may improve joint health. Setting realistic weight...

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The Insider’s Guide to Working Out: 3 Joint-Friendly Indoor Workouts

The Insider’s Guide to Working Out: 3 Joint-Friendly Indoor Workouts

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The days are getting shorter, darker and colder. If you're used to working out outdoors, it can be all too easy to pull the covers over your head until spring. Don't! Remember, exercise can boost energy, help you sleep better, help manage weight, strengthen your heart, bones and muscles, help reduce fatigue and relieve stress. Here are 3 friendly workouts you can do indoors. #1: Boost Your Heart Rate Elliptical trainers offer an excellent cardio workout for weight loss and overall fitness similar to running on a treadmill but with less stress to your knees, legs and feet. Vary the...

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