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What is Swan Neck?

What is Swan Neck?

by Stephanie Meadows
The fingers are made up of bones called phalanges. The phalanges in each joint are separated by two joints called interphalangeal joints (IP joint). The two joints are the distal IP joint (DIP joint), meaning further away, and the proximal IP joint (PIP joint), meaning the middle or closer in. These IP joints of the fingers are like hinge joints, allowing us to have mobility with our hands, including straightening and bending.

How Weight Loss Can Help Joint Replacement Surgery

How Weight Loss Can Help Joint Replacement Surgery

by Stephanie Meadows
As we age, our joints begin to break down. Without adequate blood volume, so that nutrients can move through your blood and into your joints, our joint health is compromised. Just like our bodies need to be hydrated by drinking water, and nourished with food, our joints need to be exercised and taken care of, in order to function properly.