Wed, 25 Apr 2012
Do you have DDD (degenerative disk disease)? Many people over the age of 60 experience degeneration of their disks which is part of the natural aging process. The disk is filled with fluid and as you age, it deteriorates and becomes less sponge-like between the bones in the spine. The disk may rupture, over time creating pressure on nerves. The pinching of these nerves may cause pain in the leg and back (herniated disk). To reduce the degenerative process you can follow some simple tips: 1) Don’t smoke or stop smoking. 2) Use proper lifting techniques and avoid heavy lifting. 3) Lose weight or maintain a healthy weight for your body. (Summary of Information from The Arthritis Foundation publication in "Arthritis Today" May-June 2012 Issue)
Five of the Most Common Gym Injuries and How to Avoid Them:
Hamstring Injuries Affect Spring Athletes
Common Foot Conditions Can Be Treated At Home
Avoiding Fall & Winter Fractures
Shoulder Pain Stopping You?
Are You Eating the Right Foods to Reduce Inflammation?
Is Your Backpack Causing Back Pain?
Are You a Weekend Warrior?
What's That Bump On My Wrist?
Is Heel Pain Stopping You In Your Tracks?
The Aches and Pains of Spring and Summer Activities
What is a Stress Fracture?
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
Partial Knee Replacement
Burners & Stingers
Sports and Heat-Related Illness
Pain in the Neck
Arthritic Knee Pain