How to Relieve Painful Joints

By | October 10th, 2011|Aging, Arthritis, Healthy Posture, Wrists, Yoga|

Do you suffer from painful hands, knees or hips? If so, you may have osteoarthritis (OA), a condition characterized by pain and stiffness in the joints. OA is distinct from rheumatoid arthritis, which is an auto-immune disease also affecting the joints, which can lead to redness and swelling of the joints. What Causes Osteoarthritis? Causes of OA include sports injuries, some types of work, genetic predisposition and unhealthy posture. When the joints are misaligned, the cartilage at the end of your bones can get worn down, so that eventually you may have bone rubbing on bone. This cartilage, when healthy, [...]

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5 Tips to Avoid Wrist Problems

By | August 11th, 2010|Healthy Posture, Proper Computer Posture, Sitting Posture, Wrists|

Have you ever felt sore shoulders, fatigue in your back muscles, or an aching neck after spending a few hours surfing the web or at the end of your work day? Students often ask me how they should align themselves at their computer to relieve pain. I’m going to give you some tips here to help you reduce pain and get more comfortable when using a computer at your job or at home. Because we use computers so much today, many people experience Repetitive Strain Injuries (like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) from doing a repetitive motion, like using a mouse. Problems [...]