Moving through daily life performing necessary activities and navigating through obstacles you encounter requires varying levels of exertion from your body, especially your joints. Medically, a joint is defined as the site of the junction or union of two or more bones of the body. It provides motion and flexibility to the frame of the body.
One of the joints that withstands the toils of daily walking, running, standing or sitting, is the knee joint. Knee injury, (fracture, dislocation, sprain or ligament tear), is one of the most common reasons people see their doctors according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
In this article, we’re going to discuss symptoms and causes associated with knee pain. Learn how we treat knee pain here.
Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal in order to get through your day. But what about lunch? Choosing the right food for lunch is vital to keep your energy high. Fatty and dense foods tend to cause you to fatigue quickly, resulting in a drop of productivity. We have compiled a list of healthy lunch recipes that are packed with protein to help you make it through your 8+ hour work day.
Brussels sprouts are not usually a fan favorite. In fact, they are one of the most despised vegetables. Even though they carry a bad reputation, brussel sprouts can be quite flavorful when seasoned and cooked correctly. See this site for a savory and crunchy brussel sprout recipe. This is great as a side dish or mixed in with some olive oil and Parmesan cheese in a penne or bowtie pasta.
Healthy eating is an important element to keeping your body happy and pain free. Sometimes, simply cutting out a certain food is the key to end tightness, sometimes its adding more of one thing. For those who might not like cooking, or aren't particularly good at it, food blogs are a great resource for you. The good majority offer a wide variety of recipes that are usually clear and easy to follow along. We've listed 5 food blogs below that are worth following, especially if you have certain dietary needs.
Surprise! You probably thought winter was coming to an end... and then "unexpectedly" New York City received 6 inches of snow after a 2 week streak of 50 degree+ temperatures. All around, runners were happily taking advantage of the warm weather. If you were not one of them, you were certainly dodging them on every city block. For those runners, the recent snow might have put a damper on your mood, but don't be too discouraged. Did you know there were benefits to working out in cold(er) temperatures?
New York City is known to be a fast paced city. You spend a great deal of time on your feet; whether its standing for your 30 minute commute in a packed subway car, spending your day on your feet because your job requires it, or walking long distances in shoes that might not have enough support. We deal with the pain because New Yorkers are tough, and frankly we are used to it.
However, as tough as you are, there are many simple ways you can relieve foot pain and reduce swelling without taking a bunch of pills.
Eating healthy in New York City is a challenge – constantly persuaded by the many restaurants, food advertisements, food trucks, and coffee shops. You’ve tried all the diets, the juice cleanses, and ‘special tricks’ that your best friend swears by. But have you ever tried just simply changing your eating habits?
We’ve put together a list of the best recommendations to help alter your eating routines to lead to a healthier life.
Have you ever experienced vertigo? The room spins, you become nauseated and feel as if you will lose balance and fall. These are just a few of the symptoms many patients with vestibular deficiencies will report.
The vestibular system is part of your inner ear and includes your semicircular canals, utricle, and saccule. At the end of the semicircular canals (in the utricle) are crystals (otoconia) that respond to the movement of fluid (endolymph) within the canals. The vestibular system tells the brain where the head is in space and the direction it is going. Along with your eyes and proprioception system, the vestibular system keeps you balanced. Trauma and virus are some of the causes of vestibular deficiencies, but generally there is no known reason.
Judy Fowler, a licensed massage therapist, describes massage therapy as, “a hands on modality that can have immediate effect on the internal well being of your bodily systems and on your psychological and emotional state. Because it’s a hands on touch therapy, it’s an emotional, psychological, physical experience.”
Following a back injury, it is difficult to return to a regular routine. A lot of time is spent trying to heal and strengthen your back. Stretching, relaxing and managing stress will help heal any back pain.