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Tools for Life: Physical Therapy and Posture Program Facilitate Extraordinary Recovery

By | 2018-10-29T12:54:41+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: Healthy Aging|Tags: , |

Annemarie Duncan always led an active lifestyle, from golfing and gardening to joining her grandchildren on the trampoline. But more recently, severe back pain related to double scoliosis, spinal stenosis, arthritis, and bulging disks put many of her activities on hold. Last year, the 68-year-old Freehold resident traveled to [...]

Total Knee and Hip Replacement: What’s New Isn’t Always What’s Necessary

By | 2018-10-08T15:04:37+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Healthy Aging|Tags: , , |

The most important aspect of surgery isn’t what’s new, but what’s best for the patient, particularly when it comes to joint replacement surgery. While robotic techniques are emerging, research and experience has shown that minimally invasive surgery delivers the same or better outcomes at a lower cost. For example, [...]

A Big Hit: Knee Replacements for Four Team Members

By | 2018-09-05T15:05:16+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Healthy Aging|Tags: , , |

As a longtime player and manager in the Monmouth county senior softball league, Emil “coach” Jennette is always evaluating his teammates and opponents. He recalls a game when he closely studied outfielder Bobby Duncan as he ran the bases during a game. “I was watching how he performed, and [...]

Top 5 Exercises for Healthy Joints

By | 2018-08-21T08:33:52+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Healthy Aging|Tags: , |

A balanced exercise program can help keep you fit, strong, flexible and trim, all of which support healthy joints. 1. Flexibility Training Improves range of motion and relieves stiffness. Try yoga, Pilates, tai chi or qigong. 2. Low-Impact Aerobic Exercise Boosts endurance and helps with weight management. Walking, swimming, [...]

5 Proven Ways to Relieve Stiff, Achy Knees

By | 2018-05-04T14:39:14+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Healthy Aging|Tags: , |

Osteoarthritis and wear-and-tear arthritis are the most common causes of knee pain. Here are 5 ways to relieve the creaking and ease the discomfort: 1. Anti-Inflammatory Medications Over-the-counter aspirin or ibuprofen work well. 2. RICE Therapy Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation help lessen the swelling and pain. 3. Physical [...]

The Mediterranean Diet Helps Keep Joints Healthy

By | 2018-08-30T16:15:09+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Healthy Aging|Tags: , |

The Mediterranean Diet abounds with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and olive oil. It also features moderate portions of fish, poultry—and even a little red wine! These fresh, flavorful foods contain numerous nutrients, powerful antioxidants and healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which can help you: Curb inflammation and relieve [...]

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