Many factors can influence our mobility, particularly our joints and muscles and our balance. Our skeletal system is the scaffolding of our body, providing structure and support. Joints are the parts of the bodies where different bones come together, allowing our skeletons to move. Healthy joints contain cartilage, synovial membranes,
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Ask the Doctors: Tricuspid valve regurgitation
Q. I’m 89 and have moderately severe (3+) tricuspid valve regurgitation. But I enjoy a good quality of life. I have always exercised, but I’m wondering if that’s still safe, given the valve regurgitation and the higher heart rate that comes with exercise. My cardiologist
Q. What is the difference between post-traumatic arthritis and regular arthritis?
A. The most common cause of osteoarthritis (OA) is the wearing out of joint surface cartilage over time. But, sometimes injuries from sports, a vehicle accident, a fall or any other physical injury can accelerate the wearing out process and
The better your balance, the less likely you are to fall and the more likely you are to stay active, and doing exercises can help. For example, researchers from the Weill Cornell-affiliated Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) reported at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals conference in