Leg Pain

How Painful Joints Can Affect Your Heart

…stiff. I just dread getting out of bed in the morning.” Waking up with painful joints and other everyday aches and pains is one of the many signs of aging. At least 80 percent of people older than 50 experience some painful joints, which can interfere with everyday activities—whether it’s walking…

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Stroke Symptoms for Women

…themselves with the more traditional stroke symptoms, including: * Weakness in arm or leg or both on the same side, * Weakness in facial muscles with progression to one-sided facial droop, * Sudden headache, * Leg weakness or instability, or a gait stagger, * Imbalance in coordination: stumbling, difficult…

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Walking Club Check-In: Don't Forget to Warm Up

…place or riding a stationary bicycle for five minutes. When you stretch, do not hold your breath. Stretch slowly and hold the position just short of pain. Avoid bouncing. Here are some stretches to start you off: * One-quarter Head Circles: Starting with your ear near your shoulder on one side, rotate…

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Should You Get Screened for an Aneurysm?

…there may be no symptoms until they rupture, as was the case for my dear father who was the picture of health. He had just started to have severe leg pain when I heeded his call and ran up the stairs. It was so abrupt that my poor mom was totally confused when I hollered down to the kitchen to call 911…

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