If you’re a runner, it’s likely that you have experienced some sort of discomfort, ache or pain along the way. In fact, it has been reported that as many as 90% of runners miss training time each year due to injuries. Fortunately, running pains are not necessarily an inevitability. A good warmup, prior to exercising, […]
It is estimated that between 50-75% of running-related injuries are caused by overuse. You may be wondering if “overuse” simply means running too much… and that can be part of it. However, there’s a lot more to consider than just your mileage. We will go through and discuss each of the primary issues that runners […]
According to a 2011 Annals of Internal Medicine article, 25% of American adults suffer from frequent knee pain. This can limit work, life, and mobility. In those adults over age 50, osteoarthritis of the knee is the most frequent cause of knee pain. Adolescent athletes injure the knee joint more commonly than other joints. For these young athletes, injuries […]
Your knees are an essential part of your life. Whether playing sports or just walking around the grocery store, your knees help keep you moving. It’s no surprise, that knee pain can very quickly affect your daily routine. According to the Cleveland Clinic, around 18 million people a year seek treatment from a physician or […]
As the climax of the annual recreational running season approaches – the Hood to Coast Relay just finished, and thousands of runners are still training for The Portland Marathon in October – the wear and tear on all those running and flexing knee joints also reaches its peak. The harder a runner treats his or […]
Living with Arthritis The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports more than 27 million American adults have received an osteoarthritis diagnosis. Since osteoarthritis is a growing problem, it is important that massage therapists know the benefits of touch for their clients who suffer with pain from this disease. Osteoarthritis is a painful joint […]
Inflammation in the body is a common response to damage. When the body is injured, it releases chemicals and white blood cells to heal and rebuild. Chronic inflammation is when the body’s inflammatory response is abnormal and goes on for longer than it should. In this situation, inflammation happens even when there is no injury. […]
When mentioning osteoarthritis (OA), many people quickly associate it with old age and aging. Though it is less common, OA and Early Onset Osteoarthritis affects a significant number of younger individuals. Because of these age-centered thoughts, an OA diagnosis can be alarming and confusing. While it can seriously affect a person’s life, OA is a treatable condition. Here are some factors of early-onset OA development.