Posts Tagged ‘osteoarthritis’

Running Shoes Could Cause Joint Strain

Running in standard running shoes may place more torque on the knees than wearing high heels!

Last month, we ran across an article in the Journal of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s December issue.  Researchers at the University of Virginia, led by Dr. D. Casey Kerrigan, measured the forces (“torque”) exerted when running in standard running shoes and found those forces were 54 per cent greater at the hip, 36 per cent higher at the knee and 38 per cent higher at the ankle than when running barefoot.

The large increase in torque in areas of the knee where osteoarthritis develops “was surprising, [Kerrigan] said, because it was greater than the increase in knee torque she had observed for women wearing high heels, which was only 20 percent to 26 percent.”

Read an article in LiveScience that reports on this study.

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Right Foods and Plenty of Water Can Help You Deal With Arthritis

By Janet Martin

In the US alone, there are over 70 million people suffering from some type of arthritis. Most people who are suffering from this condition will tell you that the pain from the inflammation of joints and bones are truly excruciating, enough to even make some sufferers avoid moving or doing activities they previously enjoy. This debilitating problem is preventing a lot of people, particularly the elderly, from enjoying an active and a happy life.

The food that you eat and don’t eat can actually influence the development, or treatment, of your arthritis. Sometimes getting rid of the pain, inflammation and other symptoms of this condition is as simple as eating an apple a day or including certain types of food that contain minerals and vitamins that can combat the pain, inflammation, accumulation of uric crystals and cell damage caused by arthritis. Here are the types of food you need to start incorporating in your diet to help ease arthritis symptoms. Read the rest of this entry »