4 Early Symptoms of Wrist/Hand Arthritis and What to Do

Whether you lead an active or sedentary lifestyle, some aches and pains are inevitable. While minor pain in your hands or wrist is not necessarily cause for concern, you should see a healthcare professional if you experience prolonged pain. Also, it’s important to know the warning signs for certain conditions, like wrist and hand arthritis. Here are four early warning signs and what you should do.

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Everyday Pain Relief for Plantar Fasciitis

If you have plantar fasciitis, you know the symptoms all too well. Pain or stiffness in your heel, which is usually the most prominent upon taking your first steps in the morning. While the pain and stiffness may subside as you move about your day, you most likely still experience some level of discomfort from this common condition.

Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury and one of the most common causes of heel pain. If you are experiencing foot pain and believe you may have plantar fasciitis (or you’ve already been diagnosed), follow these steps to ease the pain.
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DonJoy Clima-flex OA: A way to ease OA knee pain

A new level of comfort and cooling relief through compression is now available.

Osteoarthritis (OA) can cause a significant amount of pain, even stopping you from day-to-day activities. However, allowing OA to keep you from an active lifestyle is a thing of the past. Today, DonJoy offers the Clima-Flex OA knee brace. Unlike other OA braces, this design has the new C-6 Fabric Technology which delivers breathable, moisture-wicking comfort, antimicrobial fabric, and temperature control.

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Your Ankles Always Hurt – Tips to Beat Chronic Ankle Instability

You can fight through nagging quad aches or shoulder discomfort, but chronic foot and ankle pain can throw a wrench into your whole routine.

Your feet and ankles are your tools to get you from one point to another. You’re constantly on your feet, whether you’re walking around the office or running on a track. Your feet and ankles are the foundation to your daily activities.

Your feet and ankles are tough; they can hold a great deal of weight and handle various movement. But when overworked, over trained or neglected, they’ll begin to hurt. If left ignored, you’ll begin to deal with chronic ankle instabilities. Continue reading →

Facts About Plantar Fasciitis

The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons. That’s 52 bones in your feet, which make up about 25 percent of all the bones in your body.

Since a quarter of all the bones in the human body are down in your feet, when a great deal of force, weight and pressure are placed on them, your chance of injury increases.

In fact, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) conducted a study that revealed 77 percent of Americans (18 and up) suffer from foot pain. Approximately 2 million people in the United States will suffer from Plantar Fasciitis, one of the most common foot pains.

• About 83 percent of active adults, ages 25 to 65, will experience plantars.
• Ten percent of runners will suffer from it.
• Fourteen percent reported improved symptoms simply from changing their shoes.

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