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2. Diagnosing Joint Pain

There are more than 100 types of arthritis, so when it comes to diagnosis the first challenge is to determine the cause of the inflammation. The second challenge is to evaluate the extent of tissue involvement and level of disease. For example, is there an acute and self-limiting inflammation of

7. A Game Plan for Restful, Healthy Sleep

Sleep hygiene is what sleep specialists call the pattern of good habits that promote healthy sleep. A solid sleep hygiene routine means a consistent sleep schedule. Keep regular hours, even on weekends and vacations, and go to bed at the same time and wake at the same time every day.

3. Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is the third-most-common musculoskeletal complaint seen by primary care physicians, and between 16 and 34 percent of the general population have the condition. More than 30 injuries and conditions cause shoulder pain, and most of them begin to develop between the ages of 40 to 60.
Risk Factors For

1. Different Joints, Common Themes

When was the last time you had joint pain? If it was in the past 30 days, you are among the 30 percent of people in the United States who have had the same problem.
It may have been pain in the knee (Chapter 2), shoulder pain (Chapter 3), hip pain

Stretch Away That Pain in the Neck

Neck pain is a common complaint among older adults. It often is related to underlying arthritis, or osteoporosis, which can result in vertebral fractures that cause chronic pain. It also may occur due to strain or spasm of the neck muscles. These muscles are on constant duty supporting the head.

Newsbriefs: Bones, Joints, and Pain

Surgery Not Justified for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Subacromial decompression surgery for shoulder impingement syndrome is no more effective than placebo surgery, according to the Finnish Shoulder Impingement Arthroscopy Controlled Trial. In this study, published in the July issue of BMJ, 189 patients with persistent shoulder pain for at least three months

Eye Strain: Why It Happens and 4 Ways to Relieve It

Eye Strain: Why It Happens and 4 Ways to Relieve It

You won’t “ruin your eyesight” from reading in dim light—sorry, mom—but you may occasionally experience eye strain when you overtax your vision for prolonged periods. Fortunately, eye strain doesn’t lead to vision loss unless it’s associated with some underlying medical problem. In most cases, you can get to the bottom

3. Exercise Safety

Resistance training exercises are safe when executed with the right exercise, the right load, the right technique, and performed by the right person. When any of those four elements of training are not observed, injuries can occur.
The Right Exercise
The 55 exercises in Chapter 4 have been proven by evidence-based studies

If You Suspect a Heart Attack, Call 911 Immediately

A heart attack (myocardial infarction, or MI) happens when an artery is blocked or when blood flow is severely restricted and can’t reach the heart. When the area of the heart that relies on that oxygen-rich blood is deprived, all or part of it can die. Receiving timely medical attention can

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