In The News: 04/07

Exercise before knee or hip replacement surgery provides multiple benefits, including faster recovery and less pain, according to a study published in the October 15, 2006 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism. Seventy-eight arthritis patients were assigned to an exercise or education group before undergoing surgery.

Trouble Afoot? The Right Shoes Might Help

According to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report, Americans buy more than two billion pairs of shoes each year. Although this is great news for footwear manufacturers, it fails to mention the number of customers who are unhappy with their purchases including the countless men and women with chronic arthritis-related foot and ankle pain that is made worse by the shoes they wear. …

14 Ways You CanPrevent Falls

Falls are the leading cause of accidental death among people over the age of 75 and the second leading cause of accidental death among people age 45-75.

Reducing Your Risk Of Bone Death

Your bones, like all living tissue, need a constant source of oxygen-rich blood. If the blood supply is disrupted, cells in the bone begin to die and osteonecrosis, or bone death, results. Ultimately, the bone weakens and collapses.

4 Ways To Healthier Hips

If youve been racking up miles of exercise through walking, be warned: You may not be doing enough.

7 Ways To Know When You Need A Second Opinion

You owe it to yourself to be satisfied with a treatment plan.

NASAIDS May Prevent Prostrate Enlargement

NSAIDs, commonly used to relieve arthritis pain, may prevent or delay development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Build Your Bones To Fight Osteoporosis

Loss of bone mass doesnt have to be a consequence of aging. Try these exercises to prevent or reverse bone-thinning disease.

RA And Your Heart: A Troublesome Link

Recent studies show an ominous connection between arthritis and cardiac risk. You can reduce the odds with early screening for both.

Herniated Disc? Four Ways You Can Avoid The Knife

That sharp, shooting pain in your neck or lower back may be a herniated disc. The good news is that it can be treated without surgery.

Doubling Drugs Can Be Deadly

Interactions between arthritis meds can produce more than ugly side effects - they can also be fatal. How not to become a statistic.

Warm Up Or Stretch?

To prevent injury and increase flexibility, you need to do both - but the guidelines have changed.