Dear Diana I’ve just hit 60 and feel so frustrated because my joints are stiff and painful. It makes it more difficult to move around like I did previously. Is this just old age creeping on…or is there something I can do to help myself? Helen Martin Somerset Do you want to exercise atContinue reading “Joint Pain”
Enthesitis-related arthritis is a type of juvenile arthritis that often affects the joints of the leg and spine, causing inflammation where the tendons attach to the bone. It can cause stiffness in the neck and lower back in the teenage years. It’s also linked to a painful eye condition called acute uveitis. Versus Arthritis has moreContinue reading “Enthesitis-related arthritis”
Our hands and fingers are anatomically complicated areas of our bodies consisting of 27 bones, and for us human beings they play an important role in how we function in both our body and sign language. It’s fascinating to learn that the 10 digits of two hands, and also the 12 phalanges of 4 fingers (touchable byContinue reading “Strong hands and fingers”
Ouch! An increase in years inevitably brings some changes to our skeletons with a natural thinning of bones. Changes in the joints, with arthritis, rheumatism and backache are painful reminders of the passing years. Joint pain is common and can be the result of injury, but more often a form of arthritis. In older peopleContinue reading “Aching joints”
You’re never too old to improve bone and muscle strength, even if you actually suffer from osteoporosis. Before-and-after research with very elderly people has demonstrated the benefit of bone-loading exercise and also shown how mobility and muscle power enhance even simple activities like getting up from a chair, lifting parcels or going up stairs. Of course these benefits also reduce the risk of falling and suffering a fracture. Should you have the bad luck to fall, you’re less likely to suffer serious consequences.
My Bone Boosters programme consists of a set of easy movements designed specifically to strengthen and preserve bone thickness. They are exercises you can do in your everyday life, around your home or workplace or in the garden. You need no more than 20-30 minutes a day, for three days a week, though we do ask that you build up to this slowly to avoid possible injury or over-tiring.
Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint.In the UK, more than 10 million people have arthritis or other, similar conditions that affect the joints. Arthritis affects people of all ages, including children. Types of arthritis Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the 2 most common types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis Ost Rheumatoid arthritisContinue reading “Arthritis”
Hello Diana, my problem is Gout which is very painful indeed. It comes and goes without warning and distresses me. Why do I get Gout, I thought it was a man thing, and what can I do to relieve the pain? ….. Mary O’Donnell Belfast Mary, gout is a form of arthritisContinue reading “Do you have Gout?”
Hello Diana, I am in my late 50’s and am anxious to keep my body strong and healthy. What natural ways do you recommend to help me maintain good bones and prevent the thinning bone disease osteoporosis? Hello, Osteoporosis is a silent insidious bone disease linked to hormonal changes and the menopause in women. ItContinue reading “Maintaining strong bones”
The anatomy of the ankle is very complex and whether you are walking, running or jumping normal ankle function is needed for a smooth and nearly effortless gait. Even when everything works together and the ankle functions correctly the ankle and surrounding muscles are put under a great deal of stress and when oneContinue reading “Exercise for slim, strong ankles”