Last spring, an acquaintance told Heckman about a 26.2-mile marathon that was being held in conjunction with the Arthritis Foundation that October in Dublin, Ireland. Her friend said she would run the race in Heckman’s honor. That was good. But it wasn’t enough. Continue reading “Marathoner Katherine Heckman’s Battle With Arthritis. Part 2”
Katherine Heckman has been a runner since high school. Most weekdays, she’d eat up five or six miles of road for breakfast before heading off for school or work. And on the weekend, the sky was the limit.
“It’s probably that runner’s high that kept me running,” says Heckman, 40, of South Windsor, Conn. “I loved putting on my earphones and running forever.” Continue reading “Marathoner Katherine Heckman’s Battle With Arthritis. Part 1”
Q.I would like your insights on low back pain. I have a manual labor job in which I use my back most of the time. I am not overweight and I am only 42, but I have worked for 23 years and do a lot of repetitive-motion jobs. What is the outlook for this? Continue reading “Low Back Pain from Manual Labor”