Your clothes may not fit like they used to, but it may be due to your pelvic bones and not your waistline. In this video, Dr. Robin Miller explains why pelvic bones keep growing as we age and how to minimize their growth.
Thomas Dunn, MD
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Do my pelvic bones keep growing as I get older?
Robin Miller, MD, Integrative Medicine, answered
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Can training for a marathon actually damage your bones and joints?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredFinishing a marathon will earn you many things: a medal, increased cardiovascular stamina, and blisters the size of Australia. While I respect marathoners and admire their passion, dedication, and athleticism, I can't endorse the training it takes to complete one.
The constant pounding your joints take with every step increases the likelihood that you'll suffer from joint problems and osteoarthritis down the road. And once your run exceeds more than 18 to 20 miles, you are likely to be consuming your own muscle proteins to provide energy.
Sure, I'd love to see you cross the finish line, but I'd also like to see you finish the race of life in the best-and youngest-shape possible. To live long and young, you need to be physically active. But too much activity can actually put the accelerator on aging, instead of the brakes.
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How often should I do stretches for shoulder and elbow pain?
Rick Olderman, Physical Therapy, answeredStretching exercises for shoulder and elbow pain are generally held for 30 to 60 seconds. Performing two to five repetitions is usually all that's needed to experience a positive effect. During the first week, I typically ask my clients to commit to performing their stretches as often as possible (two to five times each day) to aggressively reduce their symptoms. It should always feel good to perform the stretching exercises, so this really shouldn't be a hard sell. After the first week, when your symptoms have abated, you can ease off and find the ideal number of times needed to keep your pain at bay. I recommend doing the exercises first thing in the morning and last thing before bed as most people's pain becomes aggravated during sleep.
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