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Posted: Apr 01, 2014
Overtraining is the number one cause of injuries in runners. If you overdo it and put your body under too much stress too often, running can cause you more harm than good.
Rest and Recovery
Posted: Apr 01, 2014
Running. What's it about for you? Do you do it to stay in shape, relieve stress, lose weight, and/or spend time with family and friends? Whatever your reasons, research has shown that running is not only the ultimate physical activity but also an important contributor to... Read More
Posted: Sep 25, 2013
Proper breathing in a slow, controlled rhythm is the fastest pain reliever you can use. Your goal is to relax -- the opposite of what the pain response is. It is normal to tense up when in pain. By activating the relaxation response you are, in fact, reducing your pain.
Doctor with stethoscope in ears
Posted: Sep 25, 2013
It always comes as a surprise to my patients when I prescribe a painkiller for their arthritis joint pain that doesn't require a written prescription and not even a trip to the pharmacy. I tell them to breathe. While it's become fashionable to tell friends and... Read More
Posted: Jun 13, 2013
Airing on PBS stations around the country throughout June, "Active With Arthritis" sees Dr. Vijay Vad presenting some of his best tips for those in need. This is a clip of Dr. Vad's presentation - check your local listings or go to www.pbs.org to find out when you can catch his... Read More
Posted: May 31, 2013
By 2030, one out of every three Americans will suffer from arthritis.If you have arthritis pain, the good news is that you can become self-empowered to manage your own arthritis pain.
Weathered hands folded
Posted: May 31, 2013
Arthritis -- specifically osteoarthritis, which is the most common form of arthritis -- has reached epidemic proportions in our country. Currently there are over 50 million estimated arthritis sufferers in the USA. By 2030, one out of every three Americans will suffer from... Read More
Posted: May 01, 2013
As a non-surgeon practicing at the busiest orthopedic surgery hospital in the country, Dr. Vijay Vad stands out. Instead of sending his patients to surgery, his goal is to keep them out of it. A sports medicine specialist at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery who... Read More
Posted: Apr 30, 2013
Prolonged sitting, like at a computer, puts a kind of chokehold on the disc, cutting off the blood supply it needs. This combination of pressure and the concurrent decrease in blood and the nutrients it carries to the discs increases the back's risk of injury.
Dog laying next to feet
Posted: Apr 30, 2013
"I'll sit this one out" is a perfectly good response to the 12th Lady Gaga cover at a wedding or bar mitzvah. "Can I sit in?" is a perfectly acceptable question to ask if you're a jazz musician. In all other circumstances, sitting is going to be your... Read More

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