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Heel Pain – Causes, Treatment, Prevention

Keeping your feet healthy is quite literally the foundation of mobility. Suffering from foot pain makes it extremely difficult to get around. The simple act of walking is so painful and this is discouraging.  Heel pain can have different causes. These commonly include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, bursitis, sprains, strains, fractures, and arthritis. Read on to learn more about the …

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Five Unlikely Causes of Joint Pain

When thinking about what may be causing your joints to ache, many people think aging and arthritis. While these are common causes of joint pain, there are many different causes to consider. Here are five unlikely causes of joint pain you may not have been aware of.  1. Dehydration Most people know about the common signs of dehydration: muscle cramps, …

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What Can You Take to Lubricate Your Joints?

We all know what the best thing to do is to eliminate the sound of a squeaky door or hinge. The squeaky wheel gets the grease is an old saying we all have heard before. And, the same goes for aging painful joints. Even though you might not hear them creak, joints that aren’t oiled with thick, viscous synovial fluid …

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What Protein Causes Joint Pain?

The typical American diet includes high-protein foods like beef, pork, chicken, fish, eggs, and dairy products. Just about every meal in typical American diets center around protein. If you eat this type of diet, chances are you get plenty of protein.  In fact, you probably get more protein than you need. Despite what fitness buffs and the makers of protein …

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Core Exercises for Neck Pain

From time to time we all get a  stiff neck. If you are waking up with a neck ache in the morning, you may not realize that the problem didn’t start overnight. It usually takes many years to develop neck pain. When your pillow is too low, your neck is not supported properly and the joints between your vertebrae in your neck will …

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What Does Arthritis Feel Like?

Nearly 40 million Americans or one in every seven people have arthritis. It can affect people of all ages, but it most often comes on as a person gets older. Arthritis usually causes stiffness, pain, and fatigue. The severity can vary from person to person and even from day to day. For some people, only a few joints are affected …

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Diet Tips for Rheumatoid Arthritis Joint Pain

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease where the body attacks its own tissues, particularly the tissues of the joints. RA affects the synovial membrane (the lining of a joint) causing swelling, pain, and eventually erosion of the bone material underneath. Over time, the erosion of the bone material can cause joints to become severely deformed and result in …

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Fibromyalgia and Joint Pain

What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and is accompanied by many symptoms. It is the second most common musculoskeletal condition after osteoarthritis. The symptoms and pain are often felt in localized areas of the body like the muscles and joints. Fibromyalgia is a condition that can affect a person physically, mentally, and emotionally. Symptoms …

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Does Menopause Cause Joint Pain?

We all know menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her period stops. It usually occurs naturally, most often after age 45. The average age of menopause onset in the United States is 51. Menopause happens when a woman’s ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. A woman has reached menopause when she has not had a …

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Interphalangeal Joint Pain

The distal interphalangeal joint connects the bones at the tips of the fingers. Many people with arthritis experience pain at this location. People who experience distal interphalangeal joint pain may also experience other symptoms, depending on which type of arthritis they have. This joint is also called the DIP joint. It is the first knuckle from the top of the …

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Causes of Hip Joint Pain

Is hip pain affecting your day to day activities? Hip problems can cause pain and are a common concern for many people, particularly as we get older and try to maintain an active lifestyle. The specific location of hip pain can help to pinpoint the underlying cause. This can include problems in the tendons, muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues …

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Choosing the Best Joint Supplement

Many people take supplements to support their joint health. Some take them to relieve joint pain, while others take them to prevent it from developing. The best joint supplements work by containing ingredients to reduce inflammation, protect cartilage, and promote overall joint health. Cartilage is the material that rests between bones and prevents them from rubbing together. Cartilage wears down …

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Sternoclavicular SC Joint Pain

The sternoclavicular (SC) joint is one of the four joints that make up the shoulder. The joint is located in the spot where the clavicle (collarbone) meets the sternum (breastbone) at the base of the neck. Problems causing SC joint pain can arise from injury and other disorders such as arthritis. The ligaments surrounding the SC joint are some of …

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How to Lubricate Your Joints

Synovial fluid is a thick liquid that lubricates your joints and keeps them moving smoothly. It’s in all of our joints, including in our knees, shoulders, hips, hands, and feet. As we age, stiff joints become a reality for many of us. Years of use can take their toll on our joints and bones. Many people experience stiff joints just …

Joint Mobility Exercises Pt. 3

Continuing with our series of Joint Mobility Exercises, Certified Nutritionist and Personal Trainer Justin Check checks in with five easy to do exercises. These are low impact mobility exercises that require nothing more than a dining room chair. These exercises help get your blood flowing, energize you and best of all are good for your joints. Cat & Cow Joint …

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Relieve Joint Pain Naturally

Joints are the areas where two or more bones meet. Most of our joints are mobile, allowing the bones to move. Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and can cause pain to occur. We have outlined some basic ways to relieve joint pain naturally. Without having to take medications that may help …

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What Causes Joints To Pop?

What causes the noise when our joints pop? Cracking your knuckles, chiropractic adjustments, sometimes simply stretching will often cause a popping noise. Your joints can make a variety of different sounds. They pop, crack, grind, and snap. The joints that “crack” are the knuckles, knees, ankles, back vertebrae, and neck. There are a number of different reasons why these joints …

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Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II and Joint Health

Collagen is a highly abundant protein that is present throughout the body. It helps maintain the shape of tissues and organs. Collagen is often called the body’s scaffolding. It makes up about 75% of the body’s weight of skin. It also holds the shape of organs and is present in our joints. As we age, the body breaks it down …

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Tropical Curry Chicken Salad

By: Justin Check, NSCA Certified Personal Trainer and NESTA Fitness Nutrition Coach With COVID-19 being our new reality, conscience efforts to improve our health through exercise and proper nutrition are at the forefront of many of our minds. Making sure we eat right, work out enough, and sleep an appropriate amount are daily tasks we can actually control. Beyond just …

Foods to Avoid For Better Joint Health

If joint pain has gotten to a point where it is limiting your ability to move and function as well as you once did it may be time to re-evaluate your diet. There are foods that have immune-boosting properties. And, there are foods that cause inflammation. When inflammation becomes chronic, as a result of disease, prolonged poor habits, or poor …