Arthritis is a medical condition that causes inflammation in the joints of the body, causing pain, swelling and immobility in the affected joint. Most people think of arthritis as a disease of aging, but there are more than 100 different types of arthritis, and some of these types affect children and young people.
If you spend time outside in spring, summer or early fall, sooner or later you will pick up ticks in their various stages or get bitten by flies or mosquitos, all of which can carry a range of different microbes. Several of these are associated with Lyme disease.
Whether you've had to take time off due to injury or are simply trying to get back into your chosen sport after a hiatus, it can be hard to get back on the horse. Athletes of all ages and builds know that getting back into the swing of training and picking up where their fitness left off is difficult, if not impossible. Learn how to recover after an injury or long hiatus.