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Osteoarthritis Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 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

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

I have osteoarthritis in my hip. I take 2 Aleve wh
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I have osteoarthritis in my hip. I take 2 Aleve when I will be walking for long distances. It usually helps with the pain....  Read more

Osteoarthritis in knee
Updated 5/21/2016 9:01:12 AM

Has anyone has a knee replacement? Anyone suffering with knee arthritis? How do you cope? Do you bike? Swim? It feels like a life changing point for me. I'm just looking for support from those who understand....  Read more

Exercise with osteoarthritis...any tips??
Updated 4/15/2016 4:56:09 PM

Exercise with osteoarthritis...any tips??...  Read more

Osteoarthritis and lack of exercise. 60 pounds ove
Updated 4/30/2016 11:05:29 PM

Osteoarthritis and lack of exercise. 60 pounds overweight need a plan to lose weight and I'm 52. I'm in so much pain can barely walk up steps....  Read more

Any suggestions for excercise for osteoarthritis a
Updated 4/12/2016 7:57:11 PM

Any suggestions for excercise for osteoarthritis and carpal tunnel?...  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

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

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...  Read more

Life with Osteoarthritis

Some days I don't feel like doing much… well no, most days I don't feel like doing much. I am in constant pain. I don't know how to control it anymore. Laying on the couch is about all I can do most days. Lately I can also add dizzy and nauseous t...  Read more

SP article about Osteoarthritis-- vitamin C

"Vitamin C may help reduce the progression of osteoarthritis. Vitamin C is involved in the formation of both collagen and proteoglycans (two major components of cartilage, which cushions the joints). Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant that help...  Read more