A very common complaint I hear from my patients who have been dealing with persistent aches, pains and injuries is that they have “GAINED WEIGHT”.
It takes a lot of them by complete SURPRISE!
Before they know it, the scale has crept up by 5, 10, 15 pounds or more!
How did this happen?
Camping and summertime BBQ’s! Fresh garden salsa and guacamole!
I have a lot of people who ask me why their knees pop, click or crack and whether it’s something they should be worried about it. In fact, it’s one of the most frequent questions I’m asked when someone is worried about Knee Pain.
I’m sure many of you at some point have had a knee ‘pop’ or make a ‘cracking’ sound when squatting or kneeling. It’s likely you may have heard you knees ‘clicking’ or ‘creaking’ when bending your legs or changing positions.
The good news…most of the time it’s just noise. These noises are common as we grow older and are generally nothing to worry about.
But to make sure it’s not the beginning of a bigger problem, it’s always a good idea to have your knees checked. If muscles around the knee become tight or weak it can cause popping or clicking that can lead to tendonitis or more serious injury if the underlying problem isn’t corrected.
I love being outdoors this time of year – gardening, camping, walking by the river or just relaxing out on the deck!
But I don’t particularly enjoy the biting insects that seem to think I’m a tasty snack. I’ve started getting mosquito bites working in the yard over the past couple days, which means it’s time to get out the bug spray.
A few years ago I fell in love with a couple different Essential Oil Bug Repellents. In fact, I found they actually work better than the bug sprays made with toxic chemicals – like DEET, which I try to avoid!
Below are my two favorite Essential Oil Bug Repellent recipes that are super easy to make:
"Helping active adults overcome persistent aches, pains and injuries, so they can get back to the activities they love and improve their health naturally - without pain medication, injections or surgery."
Oregon City, OR
Dr. Julie Krueger