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Joint Osteoarthritis Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Joint Osteoarthritis.

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The Causes of Osteoarthritis

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

Types of Arthritis

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

Dietary Supplements for Osteoarthritis

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

Foods That Fight Osteoarthritis

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

How to Turn Your Walk into a Run

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

My hip is killing me! I can usually keep the joint
Updated 6/21/2015 7:53:24 PM

My hip is killing me! I can usually keep the joint pain away with regular exercise, but it hasn't been working for the last few days...  Read more

Been having major lupus joint problems. Mainly wit
Updated 4/23/2015 6:47:55 AM

Been having major lupus joint problems. Mainly with my knee seizing up. But today I feel pretty good so I'm going to exercise ,gently, and stay moving with cleaning!🐺😁...  Read more

My ankels are really bad In the joints when I go f
Updated 4/20/2015 6:27:31 AM

My ankels are really bad In the joints when I go for long runs, any tips?...  Read more

Squats are only dangerous if you have joint injuri
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Squats are only dangerous if you have joint injuries or other medical conditions that inhibit your mobility, or if you're using improper form. There are videos out there that explain form, or you can ask someone at the gym to check yours for you....  Read more

I have osteoarthritis in my right knee & have real
Updated 4/15/2015 7:15:41 PM

I have osteoarthritis in my right knee & have really been struggling with exercising. I live in a pretty rural area where the nearest gym is 80 miles away so I used to walk a lot but now cant walk more than 20 mins without my knee hurting. Any ideas?...  Read more

Overweight? Knee Pain?

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

Joint Pain? Corn Syrup...WHY NOT?

CORN SYRUP CAUSES INFLAMMATION AND WILL CAUSE JOINT PAIN. Stay Hydrated and lessen joint pain....  Read more

Knees Riding Across America for Exercise!

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

Think Exercise is Bad for Your Knees? Think Again!

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

Do Glucosamine and Chondroitin Alleviate Joint Pain?

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