Dear Doctors: I’m 55 years old and a former marathon runner. Now my right hip hurts all the time, not only when I walk but also when I’m lying down. I can’t even sleep on my right side any more. I was told I need a hip replacement. What does [...]
Dear Doctor: Are there natural remedies for arthritis? Exercises that could help? My pain is in the upper arms and shoulders. Osteoarthritis, the kind that you’re describing, is the most common type of arthritis. It’s caused by degeneration of the cartilage [...]
Dear Doctors: I recently added running to my weight-loss program. Not only do I feel better, but the pounds are also coming off faster. However, I keep reading that running is bad for my knees, so it makes me wonder -- am I making a mistake?
Pain and stiffness in the feet can happen to anyone. But when symptoms become more frequent and affect your level of physical activity, you may have arthritis. This is a condition that affects more than 50 million adults. Besides pain and stiffness, arthritis causes:
- Inflammation (swelling) [...]
With National Men’s Health Week June 13-19 and Father’s Day on June 19, the month of June has become synonymous with men’s health. So take a cue from your calendar and help the men in your life — fathers, brothers, friends, partners, sons — take better care of themselves. [...]