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Fitness

Pinpoint (and Fix!) Your Joint Pain Problems

Feeling a little creaky in your neck, shoulders, knees, and toes? Oh no! Experts share how your everyday habits cause joint pain -- and how to fix it fast.
Power lunge with leg lift How to Fix Hip, Knee, and Foot Pain

So what's a runner girl to do? Tighten your butt, seriously! "Doing exercises like lunges and squats isn't just for aesthetic reasons, it can really help protect you from a knee injury," Dr. Lopez says. In addition, Mitchell K. Freedman, DO, director of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia and associate professor at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, recommends stretching in the morning, especially if you've taken up a new cardio class or workout. This will help prevent plantar fasciitis and shin splints.

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