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Living with Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is a painful condition that causes inflammation and stiffness of the joints. According to NEBH partner the Arthritis Foundation, approximately 50 million Americans have some form of arthritis and it is the leading cause of disability in the US. In honor of national arthritis awareness month, the Arthritis Foundation offers the following tips on living with arthritis. 

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Helpful Tips to Avoid Spring Cleaning Injuries

After a long winter, spring has finally arrived and spring cleaning is on many people’s to-do-lists. While spring cleaning may seem like a harmless task, scrubbing, lifting and standing on ladders can lead to both minor and major injury as well as muscle soreness. Dr. John Turchetta, a physiatrist (medical specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation) at NEBH, recommends a few basic precautions to take to decrease the risk of injury.

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6 Tips for Injury-Free Gardening

With the temperatures finally warming up, many of us are looking forward to getting outside and planting vegetable and flower gardens. Gardening is a great activity that can provide exercise and enjoyment as well as ease stress. Like any activity, when not done properly, injuries can occur. New England Baptist Hospital orthopedic surgeon, Carl Talmo, MD offers six tips to help prevent injury.

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6 Tips to Prevent Foot and Ankle Running Injuries

Running is a popular spring sport that offers a number of health benefits. However, when not done properly, running injuries in the foot and ankle are very common. Whether you are running a 5k or a marathon, these tips from Dr. Jeffrey Jockel, a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon at New England Baptist Hospital, can help reduce the risk for injury.

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Impact of Weight on Joint Health

Weight can play an important role on joint health. NEBH Orthopedic Surgeon Vivek Shah, MD, explains that when a person is even slightly overweight, it can add stress to their joints, especially their weight-bearing joints like the knees and hips. Every pound of weight gained puts an extra 3-5 pounds of pressure on knee joints. Losing weight can diminish pain and restore function in joints, especially when paired with exercise and a healthy diet.

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