Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major health problem affecting an estimated 21 million adults in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage which results in pain, stiffness, swelling a... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
Unlike other forms of forms of arthritis, your risk of developing osteoarthritis is largely related to lifestyle factors like diet, weight, exercise, and previous injury. In fact, dietary and lifestyle changes can have a huge affect on the prevention... Read more
You have been walking faithfully four to five days a week, gradually increasing your time to 30 minutes or longer. Congratulations! But after following this routine for several weeks, you may no longer feel the challenge you once did. You feel it&rsq... Read more
Trying to loose weight for knee replacement later this year (Nov.) and although I'm loosing weight (280-269 since 4/7/14), I need exercises that won't put any additional stress on my knees. My favorite exercise is walking, but can't do much of that... Read more
I have several joint issues and I'm looking for some advice on exercising. I have arthritis in my left knee, tendonitis in my left shoulder and sciatica (in my lower back). Does anyone have any ideas on safe exercises that won't aggravate any of the... Read more
Just wondering if anyone else has this...
So I notice when I do work out I have joints making popping sounds like in my knees and in my arms and back and wrists (gross I know).
I've been told by an Alexander Technique specialist that I have... Read more
I am doing some limited work with a personal trainer and today I noticed a lot of popping with my joints. I did the leg press machine where you lay back and then push your feet upwards in kind of like a seated squat, and my bad knee audibly popped o... Read more
Hi all! Glad to be here and giving my new attitude and new lifestyle a chance and place to thrive here on Sparks. I have severe arthritis and autoimmune disease but have just undergone my first knee replacement and am about to book my second. I am a... Read more
If you are obese, your knees and hips experience up to 6 times as much pressure when walking down a flight of stairs & you are at risk for osteoarthritis in the kness, hands, ankles and hips. Eating tuna or salmon twice a week will give you the Omega... Read more
For people with knee osteoarthritis, our journey is a virtual cross country trip of your choice, via a stationary bike, while losing weight, getting in great shape and building up those knee muscles!... Read more
Over the years, I've gotten some interesting comments when family or friends find out I'm a runner. "Be careful- that stuff is terrible for your knees!" or "Why would you want to do that kind of damage to your joints?" are some of the most memorable... Read more
For many years, people have been searching for ways to alleviate joint pain, especially those who suffer from the painful effects of osteoarthritis. Glucosamine and chondroitin are two naturally occurring substances in your body that help build and... Read more
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