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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

Anyone, older people have problems with joints whe
Updated 8/6/2016 8:43:02 PM

Anyone, older people have problems with joints when you walk and exercise ? I need some WD40 for my joints. I'm so tired dealing with pain !...  Read more

swam for 30 mintues to try to relief my joints
Updated 8/5/2016 10:38:15 PM

swam for 30 mintues to try to relief my joints...  Read more

Joints and exercise...Do any of you have joint pai
Updated 8/3/2016 6:32:22 PM

Joints and exercise...Do any of you have joint pain when you walk ? My hips and knees start playing out after a mile. I've heard there is over the counter pills that kinda lube the joints. Any one know ? What you do ? I give in after a mile #exercise...  Read more

I'm new to this. I'm just trying to ease joint pai
Updated 7/31/2016 3:04:45 PM

I'm new to this. I'm just trying to ease joint pain more than anything else. I cut out a lot of carbs and sugars. I've been more active but every time I am it seems my hips hurt worse. I'm going to be 30 in 4 weeks so I was trying for relief....  Read more

I have chronic joint pain so I can't do exercises
Updated 7/21/2016 6:36:13 PM

I have chronic joint pain so I can't do exercises that put too much pressure on my joints, like push ups. I do a lot of swimming so that helps. Any other exercises I can do?...  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

Herbs and Supplements for Osteoarthritis

You've been managing your osteoarthritis for a while now. You know that the medications your doctor prescribed for you play an important role in relieving pain, making joint movement easier and preventing further damage from inflammation. But like...  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...  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