Managing Joint Pain
winter joint pain

4 Ways to Reduce Winter Joint Pain

Winter’s frigid temps can do more than nip at your nose. For people living with joint pain, freezing temperatures, combined with low barometric pressure and precipitation, only increase the discomfort. There are ways to effectively curb the intensity of achy, stiff joints and help to make winter’s chill more bearable. …

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Staying Fit
How to Exercise at Every Age

How To Exercise at Every Age

Exercise is among the best ways to improve your health and quality of life, especially as you get older. Staying active can help avoid many age-related limitations, such as difficulty climbing stairs, walking long distances or reaching overhead to change a lightbulb. The key to keeping fit as you age, …

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Injury Prevention
5 Ways to Avoid Wrist Injuries

5 Ways to Prevent Wrist Injuries

Whether you are swinging a golf club, carrying grocery bags or typing a report, your wrists are often hard at work and in need of your protection. Prolonged stress on those small bones can make you vulnerable to wrist problems, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis, resulting in pain, …

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Healthy Athletes
Sports Injury? Don't Play Through the Pain

Sports Injury? Don’t Play Through Pain

When it comes to sports and recreation activities, injuries to athletes and weekend-warriors are inevitable. Some will occur during a practice or game, others may simply be an accident. Injuries can also happen due to poor conditioning or improper gear. No matter which sport you play, however, being smart and …

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Work-Related Conditions
Carpal Tunnel vs. Tendonitis: Identifying the Symptoms

Carpal Tunnel vs. Tendonitis: Identifying the Symptoms

For years, you have probably heard about the risk of carpal tunnel or wrist tendonitis for people that spend most of their days typing at a computer. That’s a scary thought as technology is becoming a bigger part of our everyday lives. Tammy Woods, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with Henry …

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Fitness Tips

Choosing the Right Shoes for Your Workout

Whether you prefer running, CrossFit or spin class – or a combination of all three – selecting the correct footwear depends on your activity. Add to that form, function and trendy neon colors, and it’s no wonder fitness enthusiasts often get stumped at the sporting goods store. While run-of-the-mill exercise …

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Recovery After Surgery
Life After Joint Replacement: Why Physical Therapy Is Key

Life After Joint Replacement: Why Physical Therapy Is Key

If you get a joint replaced – whether hip or knee – you might think your mobility woes will be history. The reality is, your new joint needs continued attention and care to function normally. “Today’s hip and knee replacement prosthetics use innovative plastics and metals that are more durable, …

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Fitness Tips

Tips for Running on Different Outdoor Surfaces

Whether you run the sidewalks in your neighborhood or a footpath through the park, running on the same surface offers predictability that many runners enjoy. However, changing up your running surface can help take workouts to the next level. “There are lots of benefits to running on different surfaces,” says …

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Staying Healthy on the Course
How to Prevent 3 Common Golf Injuries

How to Prevent 3 Common Golf Injuries

Michigan is great (dare we say perfect?) for the outdoor adventurist. And for many, hitting the course for a round of golf is high up on the list of summertime activities that make Michigan so enjoyable this time of year. Whether you’re a golf newbie or a seasoned veteran, this …

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Raising Healthy Kids
sports injuries

Sports Injuries & Student Athletes: A Parent’s Guide

Playing sports is a great way for children of all ages to maintain a healthy lifestyle and learn valuable life lessons, like working as a team, the value of hard work and practice, and confidence. While it may be every sports fanatic’s dream to have their kid make it big …

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