With Thanksgiving and the holiday season upon us, one thing that most of us try to avoid is holiday weight gain. Weight can impact your health in many ways, including the health of your bones and joints. When a person is even slightly overweight, it can add stress to their joints, especially their weight-bearing joints like the knees and hips. For example, every pound of weight gained puts an extra 3-5 pounds of pressure on knee joints.
So how do you make it through holiday gatherings filled with sweets and indulgences without packing on extra pounds? Follow these tips for eating healthy during the holidays.Read Full Article
If you suffer from arthritis, the pain and stiffness in your joints may prevent you from thinking about an exercise routine. However, exercise is crucial for those with arthritis. Exercise has a number of health benefits, including decreased pain and fatigue, increased strength and flexibility, and improved ability to manage symptoms or prevent injury. Below are three ways you can safely exercise with arthritis.Read Full Article
As the Boston Celtics begin their season, fans are excited to celebrate. Whether you’ll be watching games this season at the Garden or from home, here are a few tips to make sure you have a safe and fun time.Read Full Article
Many of us have been told by friends or family members to stop cracking our knuckles because it’s bad for our hands and can lead to arthritis. We asked NEBH orthopedic surgeon and hand specialist Hervey Kimball, MD: Why do our joints crack? And does knuckle cracking lead to arthritis?Read Full Article