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Osteoarthritis Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Osteoarthritis.

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

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

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

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

5 Healthy Habits That Are Making You Sick

You eat right (most of the time), hit the gym regularly and keep a clean house, especially during cold and flu season. So, why are you still getting sick? It turns out that some of the best things we do to stay healthy can expose us to germs when don...  Read more

Do you have osteoarthritis? If so how do you comba
Updated 9/2/2015 6:49:23 PM

Do you have osteoarthritis? If so how do you combat the extreme fatigue after a workout??...  Read more

62 yrs old. Have aggressive osteoarthritis. Str
Updated 8/16/2015 5:04:06 PM

62 yrs old. Have aggressive osteoarthritis. Struggled with weight since childhood. Looking for buddy....  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

Fighting Fybromyalgia ,Osteoarthritis, and depress
Updated 3/2/2015 3:13:48 PM

Fighting Fybromyalgia ,Osteoarthritis, and depression anyone else? Could use some advice....  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

Green Beans

Green Beans are a great source of fiber and are about 99 cents per lb. right now. Green beans help those suffering from asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and migraines because of their anti-inflammatory properties. They also prevent choles...  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

Flip-Flops May Not Be So Bad After All

Last spring I wrote a blog about my obsession with my beloved flip-flops. With the exception of a few months during the winter, flip-flops are my primary spring, summer and fall shoe staple. I wear them almost every day, the only exception is when I...  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

Help for osteoarthritis in knees

I heard this on the news yesterday..........not a fix but will hold it at bay for awhile
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osteoarthritis , did you know?

A diet low in omega-3 fatty acids (the good-for-you fats, from foods like flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, hempseeds, and salmon) and high in unhealthy fats (corn, safflower and cottonseed oils, fatty meats, high-fat dairy products, saturated fat and trans...  Read more