Learn about arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis, and other bone, joint, and muscle conditions
As we get older, some of the most common complaints we have seem to revolve around our joints and muscles. I was recently reminded of that fact when I used rather poor form while lifting weights. The resulting inflammation in my elbow put a damper on my exercise program for several weeks. Fortunately, with natural therapies and a more careful routine, my elbow improved considerably. The whole event, however, brought home just how difficult everyday activities can become when you have to deal with joint, bone, and muscle problems.
If there were an owner's manual for your body, I'm sure that "The Care and Maintenance of Your Bones, Joints, and Muscles" would be one of the major sections. Unfortunately, most people don’t know that you can take specific steps to protect these areas of the body from damage and the arthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other conditions that develop as a consequence.
We’ve been led to believe that an old injury or just advancing age will ultimately lead to weaker bones and muscles and arthritic joints, and that the only two options available are taking medication for life or replacing the joint with an artificial one through surgery. I’m sure it would surprise a lot of people to learn that they have other options that not only help prevent these conditions but, in many cases, actually restore their bones, joints, and muscles to excellent health.
In this section of my website, I will be discussing some of the most common conditions that affect the bones, joints, and muscles: