CELEBRATE YOUR BONES AND JOINTS!
Improve Bone and Joint health with movement! It may seem counterintuitive to the pain that you are experiencing but continued movement, no matter how minimal, will keep your bones stronger and joints more limber. Take action now and age actively!
Chronic joint pain increases with age, but peaks in the 65- to 74-year age group. Among the 63.1 million persons reporting chronic joint pain in 2012, knee pain is the most frequently cited. The leading cause of joint pain is Arthritis.
Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis. Recent reports of the prevalence and incidence of gout range from a prevalence of <1% to 6.8% and an incidence of 0.58-2.89 per 1,000 person-years. Gout is more prevalent in men than in women, with increasing age, and in some ethnic groups. Despite rising prevalence and incidence, suboptimal management of gout continues.
A study released by researchers at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, found that Tai Chi could specifically reduce the pain and physical impairment of people with severe knee OA.