Busting the Myth About Knuckle Cracking

Busting the Myth About Knuckle Cracking

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: People keep telling me to stop cracking my knuckles. Does it cause…

Early treatment for rheumatoid arthritis prevents joint damage

Early treatment for rheumatoid arthritis prevents joint damage

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: I was just diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. The doctor wants to me…

Joint cracks and pops usually not cause for concern

Joint cracks and pops usually not cause for concern

It’s not unusual for your body to make “popping” or “cracking” sounds as you lean over, twist or reach for…

Stretch daily to stay flexible

Stretch daily to stay flexible

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I walk with my neighbor daily. She stretches…

When is it time for knee replacement?

When is it time for knee replacement?

By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I have osteoarthritis. My right knee is especially painful and stiff. How do I know…

Shed Extra Pounds for Healthier Joints

Shed Extra Pounds for Healthier Joints

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I am starting to have knee pain when…

Eating to ease arthritis pain

Eating to ease arthritis pain

By Carrie Dennett, M.P.H., R.D.N., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter More than 50 million Americans — one in five adults — have…

Stimulating Touch

Stimulating Touch

Astym treatment heals pain for the active and overweight The treatments for ankle sprains, muscle strains and other problems in…

Flex Time

Flex Time

More patients are spending less time recovering from joint-related surgeries By Nancy Maes Ron Allen was born with an improperly…

Physical Therapy after Joint Replacement Surgery

Physical Therapy after Joint Replacement Surgery

The recipe for a successful return to normal activities By Nancy Maes When extensive pain makes knee or hip replacement…

Old Arthur Itis

Are the effects of arthritis just something we have to deal with as we age? By Karen Schwartz Ah, getting…

Multiple Choice

Breakthrough technologies broaden options for hip and knee replacement hopefuls By Alex Lubischer It had been months since Cheryl Risicato,…

Triathlon Recovery

A lifetime runner gets a second chance with a total knee replacement By Alex Lubischer Fear of immobility caused William…

Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds

Meniscal transplant breathes life into athletic hopes of 16-year-old Lake Forest resident. by Katie Morell On a warm afternoon this…

Navigating Back Pain

by Carroll Cole The spine is, arguably, the most important structure in the human body. It is an extension of…

Out of Joint: Hip and Knee Replacement

Out of Joint: Hip and Knee Replacement

Joint stiffness and pain, particularly in the hip and knee, can have a serious impact on a sufferer’s quality of…