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We sometimes associate hip problems with elderly adults—women more often than men—who have fallen and suffered a fractured hip. But middle-aged and not-yet-elderly individuals can have a variety of hip problems in addition to fractures. The type of injury or condition affects symptoms as well as treatment. With luck, the
The formula to determine the probability of a hip fracture is as simple as it is accurate: Age + weakened bones + a fall = hip fracture. And 75 percent of falls are experienced by women.
Ninety-five percent of hip fractures are caused by falls (usually sideways, says the Centers for
Heel and foot pain is a common complaint that can be related to flat feet and arches that are very high, as well as to the type of footwear you tend to wear. Even though it’s common, you shouldn’t overlook or ignore heel or foot pain, since it can limit
Ailments that affect your feet can interfere with your ability to stay mobile and independent, so it’s important to monitor your foot health and take action if problems develop.
“Common conditions that cause foot pain include bunions and plantar fasciitis,” notes John J. Doolan, DPM, FACFAS, clinical assistant professor of podiatry
If you have pain that starts in your lower back and runs down through your buttock and your leg, you probably have what is commonly called “sciatica.”
“Sciatica is caused by the irritation or pinching of the sciatic nerve. The correct terminology for this condition is actually ‘radiculopathy,’ or radicular pain,”
While many people may think of sore feet as an inevitable part of aging, the reality is that something that may be seen as a minor inconvenience can lead to much bigger problems. Sore feet might keep you from getting the physical activity you need—and research has shown that sedentary
Since gout is often thought of as a man’s disease, many women lack awareness of gout symptoms—foot pain, in particular—which means that many women have gout but aren’t aware they have it.
“Although women are less likely than men to suffer from gout, a woman’s chance of developing gout increases significantly
In spite of research, information, warnings, and scores of fall-prevention programs, the rate of falls remains dangerously high. The recommendations in this chapter come from health and safety organizations and institutions around the country. By implementing some or all of them, you can eliminate many of the physical obstacles that