Your knees are often put under a lot of stress, whether you’re running, playing basketball, dancing or cleaning your house. Simply using the stairs can put pressure on each knee equal to four times your body weight.
Study after study has shown that bed rest is the worst thing for low back pain, and that exercise can help. One type of exercise that you may not be familiar with is the Alexander Technique, which has been shown in clinical studies to work.
If you watched the Summer Olympics in Rio, you undoubtedly saw quite a few high-profile athletes sporting large purple circles on their bodies, the result of “cupping.” But the evidence that this ancient treatment has healing powers is dubious.