Friday, December 26, 2014

Tips for maintaining healthy joints#MuscleAndFitness

Early prevention is key:
-Avoid running or walking on hard surfaces such as cement.
-Stretch daily to lubricate the knee and hip joints and help maintain a healthy range of motion.
-Add Omega 3s to your diet.
-A good multivitamin is important as well. Make sure it contains calcium, vitamin D and zinc.
-Talk with your doctor about other supplements that may be beneficial. Glucosamine, for example, is a great supplement to add to your daily regimen.
-If pain is consistent, see a doctor right away.
-During your annual physical examination make sure your doctor tests your bone density.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Shoulder pain starts developing when the scapula doesn’t move as well due to injuries, bad posture, and poor training #MuscleAndFitness

To fix nagging shoulder pain, always follow these rules:
-Stop doing exercises that irritate the shoulders.
-Get the shoulders to sit in the right position.
-Get the shoulders to move properly.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

How to Strengthen Your Ankle After a Sprain #AOFAS

Following an ankle sprain, strengthening exercises should be performed once you can bear weight comfortably and your range of motion is near full. There are several types of strengthening exercises. The easiest to begin with are isometric exercises that you do by pushing against a fixed object with your ankle. Once this has been mastered, you can progress to isotonic exercises, which involve using your ankle's range of motion against some form of resistance. The photos below show isotonic exercises performed with a resistance band, which you can get from your local therapist or a sporting goods store.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Panel Rejects Sternest F.D.A. Warning for Steroid Shots

Injecting steroids that have a granular texture can increase the risk that an artery will become blocked, causing a serious health problem.