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Losing or Gaining Weight after Total Joint Replacement Affects Patients’ Pain, Function and Activity Years Later

Gaining or Losing weight after total joint replacement surgery affects how patients do years after having the surgery to replace worn hip or knee joints. Those who lose weight have better function and activity levels two years after surgery than those who gain weight, according to a recent study at the Hospital for Special […]

Recent Osteoarthritis Prevention and Coping Advice from Mayo Clinic Experts Touts Exercise, Physical Therapy

World Arthritis Day, October 12, 2013, reminds us of the pain and disability that affects millions of people in the U.S. The most common arthritis type, osteoarthritis, is a debilitating joint condition affecting and estimated 27 million Americans. The good news is there are things you can do to prevent osteoarthritis, as well as enhance […]

Exercise, Alone, Reduces Fat Stored in the Heart, Liver and Abdomen of People with Type 2 Diabetes

Moderate-intensity exercise reduces dangerous fat accumulations around the heart, in the liver and in the abdomen of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This is even in the absence of any dietary changes, according to a study published online in June 2013 in the journal Radiology.

Dutch researchers studied the effects of exercise on […]

Were You Double-jointed as a Teen? You could be at Higher Risk for Joint Pain into Adulthood.

Double-jointed or hypermobile adolescents are at greater risk for developing musculoskeletal pain as they age. This pain occurs especially in the shoulders, knees, ankles and feet, researchers report in February 2013 in the scientific journal Arthritis & Rheumatism.

In fact, children with joint hypermobility are about twice as likely as children who are not […]