Bone Deep: How To Keep Your Bones Youthful As You Age

Healthy bones are part of a healthy life. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sonya Sloan has some tips on how to keep your aging bones feeling youthful.

 

WHAT IS IT ABOUT TURNING 40 THAT BRINGS ON ACHES AND PAINS YOU DIDN’T HAVE BEFORE?

DIET, WEIGHT, INJURIES, SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE, STRESS

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF BACK, HIP, AND KNEE PAIN?

SAME AS ABOVE, BUT ALSO THE PHYSIOLOGIC CHANGES TO OUR BODIES (HORMONES/ BLOOD FLOW)

WHAT TREATMENT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ACHING BONES?

CHANGE YOUR DIET – EAT LESS PROCESSED FOODS, BE MORE ACTIVE AND NOT JUST A WEEKEND WARRIOR

IF YOU GET AN INJURY, USE RICE (REST, ICE, COMPRESSION AND ELEVATION) NSAIDS OR HOLISTIC METHODS LIKE TURMERIC, ACUPUNCTURE, MEDICATIONS AND SLEEP, PHYSICAL THERAPY OR SURGERY

 IS WEIGHT A MAJOR FACTOR IN HAVING BACK, HIP, OR KNEE ISSUES?

YES! EVERY 1 POUND ON YOUR BODY EXERTS 4-5 POUNDS ON YOUR HIP, KNEE OR ANKLE JOINTS. THUS A LOSS OF JUST 10 LBS = 50 LBS ON YOUR JOINTS.

WHAT CAN CAUSE SHARP PAINS THROUGHOUT THE BACK, HIP OR KNEE?

ARTHRITIS OR OSTEOARTHRITIS, LIGAMENT OR MUSCLE INJURIES, NERVE DAMAGE (PINCHED NERVE OR HERNIATED DISCS)

CAN WEARING 3-INCH HEELS OR HIGHER ON A REGULAR BASIS CAUSE ANY OF THESE ISSUES?

YES AND NO. THERE ARE NOT ADEQUATE STUDIES SPECIFICALLY FOR A CONSENSUS, BUT THE THOUGHT IS THE SHIFT IN WEIGHT LEADS TO INCREASE PRESSURE AT THE KNEE JOINT AND MEDIAL FOOT. BUT DEPENDING ON HOW YOU ARE SHAPED, THE HEIGHT AND TYPE OF HEEL, ALL OF THAT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. SAFE ZONE: BELOW 2-INCHES, OCCASIONAL HEELS LESS THAN 3.5-INCHES. STAY AWAY FROM OVER 5-INCH HEELS UNLESS THERE IS A PLATFORM ON THE FOREFOOT OR THE FRONT OF THE SHOE.

DO MORE PEOPLE INJURE THEMSELVES WHILE EXERCISING?

YES, BUT THERE IS A CAVEAT. WEEKEND WARRIORS THAT OVERDO IT OR DO IT WRONG GET INJURED MOST. SPRAIN, STRAINS AND FRACTURES ARE BAD, BUT THE MOST DANGEROUS IS CARDIOVASCULAR – HEART ATTACK, STROKE OR OTHER ISSUES, IF NOT CLEARED BY YOUR DOCTOR.

DO YOU RECOMMEND YOGA AND OTHER LOW-IMPACT ACTIVITIES?

YES, LOVE IT FOR BODY, MIND AND SOUL.SWIMMING HAS THE LEAST IMPACT ON YOUR JOINTS. (WEIGHTLESSNESS) YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE FULL IN THE WATER OR GET YOUR HAIR WET)… TRY WALKING ACROSS THE POOL, DOING ARM AND LEG MOTIONS UNDERWATER.

WILL THE ACHES AND PAINS DEFINITELY COME OVER TIME?

IT VARIES, DEPENDING ON THE LIFESTYLE CHANGES YOU MAKE, WITH WEIGHT LOSS, AND HOW MUCH WEAR AND TEAR HAS ALREADY HAPPENED. YOU COULD HAVE LESS AND LESS ACHES AND PAINS, OR MORE. IT’S ABOUT BEING CONSCIOUS OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING, EATING AND FEELING AND MAKING EFFORTS TO CHANGE FOR THE BETTER LONG TERM.

Sonya M. Sloan, M.D., aka #OrthoDoc, has established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the male-dominated field of Orthopedic Surgery. Licensed to practice medicine in several states, she travels the country to extend the impact of her unique approach to patient care.

With a B.S. in Chemistry from Texas Tech University and an M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Dr. Sloan completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine where she made history as both the first African-American female Intern in General Surgery and the first African-American female Orthopedic Surgery resident. She has authored several published research projects in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and a joint venture with NASA, Johnson Space Center.

 


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Your HelloGiggles horoscope, April 7th to April 13th: Deep soul-searching is on the menu

This week will be quite an interesting one. We are simultaneously deeply anchored in dreams and bliss, while also hyper aware of our responsibilities and limitations. We’re still very much bathing in romance, though, and we’re being asked to compare reality and our dreams, a theme that was initiated last week with the new moon in Aries.

We’re being asked to plunge into unconditional love, unconditional self-love, too, but also to be super realistic: What are the obstacles in your way? What are you going to do about them? Are you going to give up, or give it a good fight?

The end of the week will trigger a lot of soul-searching and revelations about our darkest shadows—it’s most definitely a transformative week during which tough truths will be told.

Here’s what else the stars have in store for your weekly horoscope.

ARIES

This is a bit of a confusing week for you, Aries, as you’re truly searching in the deepest parts of your soul. It’s a week during which you should focus on your creativity, your imagination, and your dreams—actual or symbolic. Now is a good time to listen to music, journal, meditate, or start a yoga class. It’s a week focused on self-improvement and self-knowledge

TAURUS

This week is all about being out and about once again, Taurus. You’re feeling more social than usual and more keen on building relationships with people, online or IRL. It’s a good time to develop your artistic skills.

GEMINI

Gemini, things have been a bit confusing for you lately. Your mind and heart can feel like they are constantly battling with each other, and it has been a journey for you during these last weeks to learn how to reconcile both. You have a lot of energy, though, and you can actively seek to accomplish goals and tasks. It’s a good time to get a lot of work done.

CANCER

Cancer, it’s been all about work lately, but you might feel like there are a lot of limitations on your path that seem to frustrate or delay you. You’re at a critical time for your personal development and career, so keep pushing through.

LEO

This week is a bit uncomfortable for you, Leo, but highly rewarding. You’re being asked to do deep psychological work, and as you’re working hard at shifting your mindset and perception, you’re discovering a lot of things about yourself. Get really intimate with your loved ones and with yourself.

VIRGO

A lot of relationship energy going on for you this week, Virgo. Spend time reflecting on boundaries, on how much of yourself you give to others, and how you can perhaps lose your sense of identity by having too-loose boundaries. It’s also a very love-oriented time for you.

LIBRA

Relationships are in focus for you, Libra, and you’re trying to find not only your balance, but also a sense of peace, routine, and organization. You’re testing out how to find a sense of health and peacefulness while exploring further your relationships. It’s likely you’ve been feeling imbalanced in the past weeks, and this week is all about finding your center. It’s a very emotionally healing time for you.

SCORPIO

Scorpio, this week is all about feeding your soul and what brings you joy, a la Marie Kondo. Throw away everything that doesn’t spark joy. It could be a time of great romance for you—relationships are highlighted, so let your guard down temporarily for a bit of bliss.

SAGITTARIUS

A very mentally restless week for you, Sagittarius. You have a lot of energy to dedicate to your goals, but you may also feel like your mind isn’t as clear as it usually is. Nurture yourself, especially mentally. Pay attention to your thoughts.

CAPRICORN

This week is very work-oriented for you, Capricorn (when isn’t it, really). It’s a good time for you to get really serious with money goals. You can be more visionary and imaginative than usual—let go of the rational thinking for once and let your softer side prevail.

AQUARIUS

This week is about you, you, you, and you, Aquarius. You’re really focusing on yourself, on improving yourself, and on connecting to your inner world. It’s a time of deep reflection for you, and you’re being called to pay attention to your emotions, to the sensations in your body. This week you might be more introverted than usual, so focus on a good ol’ self-care routine.

PISCES

You’re all about understanding yourself and navigating yourself lately, Pisces, and this week is a really good time to focus on self-love, unconditional love, self-acceptance, and forgiveness. Your heart is wide open, and you can actually get a lot of your desires accomplished if you focus on connecting to your heart.

More forecasts and astrology from me on www.lookupthestars.com.

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If you’re been dying to get your hands on a new Apple Watch but you’re reluctant to part with all that cash, today is most definitely your lucky day. Amazon is blowing out refurbished Apple Watches at deep discounts, and three different generations of Apple Watch are covered in the big sale. You can snag an Apple Watch Series 1 for just $ 185, the Apple Watch Series 2 starts at just $ 212, and Apple Watch Series 3 models can be had for as little as $ 296! These prices are only good for one day though, and these are refurbs so supply of the more popular models will probably sell out.

Apple Watch Series 1

  • Renewed products look and work like new. These pre-owned products have been inspected and tested by Amazon-qualified suppliers, which typically perform a full diagnostic test, replacement of any defective parts, and a thorough cleaning process. Wireless devices have batteries tested to have at least 80% capacity relative to new at the time of sale. Packaging, wall plug and charging cable may be generic (headphones not included). Wireless products on Amazon Renewed come with the 90 day Amazon Renewed Guarantee.
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Apple Watch Series 1 Smartwatch 38mm Rose Gold Aluminum Case, Pink Sand Sport Band (Newest Mode…: $ 235.00

Apple Watch Series 2

  • Renewed products look and work like new. These pre-owned products have been inspected and tested by Amazon-qualified suppliers, which typically perform a full diagnostic test, replacement of any defective parts, and a thorough cleaning process. Wireless devices have batteries tested to have at least 80% capacity relative to new at the time of sale. Packaging, wall plug and charging cable may be generic (headphones not included). Wireless products on Amazon Renewed come with the 90 day Amazon Renewed Guarantee.

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Refurbished Apple Watch Series 2, 42mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band: $ 269.00

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Apple Watch Series 3, 42MM, GPS + Cellular, Space Black Stainless Steel Case, Black Sport Band…: $ 409.00

Apple Watch Series 3, 42MM, GPS + Cellular, Stainless Steel Case, Soft White Sport Band (Refurb…: $ 409.00

Apple Watch Series 3, 38MM, GPS + Cellular, Space Black Stainless Steel Case, Black Sport Band…: $ 379.00

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T-Pain might best be known as one of R&B music’s top hitmakers, but he’s also got a savvy eye for upcoming business trends as evidenced on his new Fuse series, T-Pain’s School of Business. Tallahassee Pain sat down with the creators of virtual reality software Mind Show and got into a deep discussion with one of the founders who was the 3-D animator that created The Matrix bullet effects.

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Check out T-Pain’s School of Business tonight (Nov. 13) on the FUSE network at 11:00 PM ET/PT.

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