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
My mom used to love aerobics. Back in the '80s, she had an electric blue workout outfit that I liked to wear when I played dress up. She did Jane Fonda's toning tapes in front of the TV, walked (with her Walkman) in the mornings with a fr... Read more
I am 45 yr old and have osteoarthritis in my left hip (moderate damage) & lower back ( recent discovery)..I recently noticed pain in my left knee too (because of the way I must be walking or something) walking is very painful so running,... Read more
I'm not very old, only 28, and I have had severely flat feet my entire life (to the point where doctors wanted to break my feet and put in rods/pins when I was 7). I never had that procedure done, so I've always tried to use insoles and supportive s... Read more
I have recently been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my back. I am pretty much in constant pain. It eases up some during the day, but i can't seem to find any stretching exercises that make me feel better. I was wanting to start up the couch to 5K p... Read more
I'm starting to notice that on the South Beach diet that although my fat and protein is higher and my carbs are lower than SP recommends I am noticing my pain in my knees is virtually gone. In addition, my back which had started ache as well is doing... Read more
I noticed that every time I do a squat my knees pop. Also, when I use my hand weights my shoulder and elbow joints pop. What does that mean? I've been exercising for awhile now and I still notice this. Any suggestions?... 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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