Ames Walker Blog

Living Well with Arthritis

When playing the game of word association, what’s almost certainly the single most common word that comes to mind after “Arthritis”?…Pain! The word arthritis conjures up an image for most of us of an elderly relative, crunched over, complaining of their aches and pains from their arthritis. But arthritis is not just an ‘old person’s … Continue reading Living Well with Arthritis
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Healthy Heels – Taking care of Plantar Fasciitis

If  you woke up this morning and instead of jumping out of bed and landing on your feet, as you did yesterday,  you find yourself cringing as your heels touch the floor,  you’ve likely got yourself a dose of Plantar Fasciitis.  Also called jogger’s heel,  Plantar Fasciitis is a condition affecting the heel and sole … Continue reading Healthy Heels – Taking care of Plantar Fasciitis
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The Benefits of Compression Hose During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, while your body is going through so many changes, the last thing you want to deal with is the sudden onset of varicose veins. And accompanying that may be aching, heavy, tired legs. Even if you’ve never experienced this before, it’s fairly common in pregnancy: varicose veins occur in about 30% of first … Continue reading The Benefits of Compression Hose During Pregnancy
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Elbow Health

Your elbow is a body joint that is in constant use over your life. How can you protect it from the effects of time and being in use? Your elbows take a lot of punishment. As a major joint of the body, they are designed to be in use for a lifetime, but even the … Continue reading Elbow Health
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HIV: Denial is not Action

Our theme this week has been HIV and our support of the effort to raise awareness in time for National HIV Testing Day. This is an annual event to raise awareness for HIV. Getting tested is important and in many walks of life this is a common and frequent health check. If you have been single … Continue reading HIV: Denial is not Action
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