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People who Don’t Allow Hip or Groin Injuries to Heal, Risk Subsequent Hip or Groin Injuries

Athletes who injure the hip or groin, sustaining injuries like bone stress fractures and groin strains, are two to seven times more likely to injure the same area again, researchers found when they looked at a collection of studies on the topic. The researchers also found higher risks for hip and groin injuries among […]

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 […]

Obesity Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Obesity has long been a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes. New research suggests obesity might also be linked to rheumatoid arthritis among women.

Mayo Clinic researchers wrote in a study published April 18, 2012 online in the scientific journal Arthritis Care and Research: “Obesity is associated with a modest risk for developing […]

Yoga without Injury

Yoga offers health and fitness benefits. But, for some, the stretching and posing results in injury to the neck, shoulders, lower back or knees.

Some people are especially prone to yoga-related injuries. They include people who have severe osteoporosis, high or low blood pressure, inner ear problems, known degenerative problems and women who are […]