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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rocking the Joint: a “STRIVE Sources” post

Submitted by: Dr. Wayne Phillips, FACSM

As Sting famously sings, ”every step you take, and every move you make …” , there is a joint involved (Ok, Sting didn’t sing about joints but I couldn’t resist the reference). Joints are an always switched on, always active and always essential part of daily living. In fact we don’t leave home without them! Perhaps in part because of this nonstop motion, they are also one of the most frequent reasons for doctors visits – up to a third of which are for muscle and joint (or ‘musculo-skeletal’) pain. Joint pain, much of which is generally the result of osteoarthritis, can affect anyone and typically starts as our bodies begin to show the effects of aging. Its effect is all the more noticeable with ‘Usual Aging’ which I have discussed in this blog many times before. Here we go ….

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