Researchers say the results indicate that even modest weight loss may significantly lighten the load on your joints.
The accumulated reduction in knee load for a 1-pound loss in weight would be more than 4,800 pounds per mile walked," writes researcher Stephen P. Messier, PhD, of Wake Forest University in the July issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism. "For people losing 10 pounds, each knee would be subjected to 48,000 pounds less in compressive load per mile walked.
A series of exercise routines you can do to help reduce any lower back pain (occasionally referred to as low back pain), including tension, stiffness and soreness. These exercises from physiotherapist and BackCare expert Nick Sinfield help to stretch, strengthen and mobilise the lower back.
A perhaps unexpected effect of the current recession is the number of retired people who are consulting osteopaths after sustaining injuries whilst caring for their grandchildren, as their own children are forced to spend longer at work.
I've checked my ski equipment, flights, passport but what about my body? Is it up to the strains of the annual pilgrimmage to the ski slopes? In this article I look at some fundemental postural issues that can impact on how well we ski. - Reposted from last year.
With increasing pressure on employers to ensure a safe working environment for employees, the starting point might be to have a workplace assement to identify risk and to provide advice on how to avoid or minimise time off work due to back pain, postural or other musculo-skeletal related problems.
For the Back Care Awareness week this year (17-23 October), the British Osteopathic Association called for parents and teachers to consider the health implications of small bodies carrying heavy school bags.
A good working posture is one that requires the least amount of static muscle work with least muscular effort. The more varied the posture the better. The correct sitting position is the critical first step in minimising the risk of back pain.
Even the best in car seat design and optimal ergonomics cannot guarantee correct seating posture. That is down to you. Here we show you what you can do to achieve an ergonomically correct seating psture for you.
Many people suffer from headaches, face pain and jaw clicking. Sometimes this is because of problems with the jaw joint. Jaw joint problems affect about 40 percent of people at some time in their life.
The guidelines recommend exercise, manual therapy or acupuncture as first line treatments for those with back pain that has lasted more than six weeks. There is then a more comprehensive package of psychological and physical treatments for those who have not recovered after receiving these treatments.
It has been revealed that more than one million people in Britain may be suffering from constant, crippling headaches because they are taking too many painkillers, experts say. The pills people take to relieve headaches and migraines may be making things much worse, according to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in guidance to the health service for England and Wales.
Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the bones — reducing their mass and making them weaker, prone to fracture. Healthy bones are those with a high bone mass or density. These fractures commonly affect the hip, wrist and spine.
Drivers who fail to wear seatbelts correctly are at risk of injury according to the British Osteopathic Association (BOA). While most people are fully aware that wearing a seatbelt saves lives, the majority are not aware that the way they sit in a car plays a huge part in their personal safety.