Many people experience stiff joints as they age. Others may experience joint stiffness due to medical conditions and lifestyle choices. Sometimes, people can treat stiff joints at home.
For people with chronic heel pain, costly "custom" shoe inserts are probably a waste of money, a new research review suggests.
The rotator cuff is a collection of tendons and muscles that surround the shoulder. It's common for athletes -- for example, baseball pitchers -- to injure this area.
Pain is essential for survival. However, it could also slow rehabilitation, or could become a distinct disorder. How strongly we feel it depends on our individual pain threshold. Scientists have discovered that this threshold can be increased by a new fitness method called Jymmin. It combines working out on gym machines with free musical improvisation -- and makes us less sensitive towards physical discomfort.
Whether you suffer from a chronic condition that makes you more prone to foot and ankle injuries or you’re recovering from an elective surgery as a result of trauma to your foot or ankle, the process of maintaining fitness while you recover can be frustrating. I can certainly understand. I am currently recovering from a foot/ankle sprain and microfractures in three different joints — an injury I suffered during a fall while running three months ago. I know that when you’re used to being active, it’s hard to stay off of your feet, but allowing ample time for healing and recovery is critical in order to reduce your risk of re-injury. Here’s advice from both HealthCentral and rehabilitation specialists on how to make the most of your recovery.