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
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 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
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
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
First off, I will say that I'm going to ask my doctor and physical therapist at first opportunity, but I was just hoping to get some real-life experience from people here.
I've had some mild shoulder pain for the last three or four months, so I... Read more
I"m not entirely sure where to put this, but I wanted to ask. I was talking to a coworker today who has been trying to lose weight and she said that she wears a rubber band around her wrist and whenever she thinks of food, specifically of sweet thing... Read more
Hi, I'm 44 and have "mild" arthritis in both hips according to my dr. It certainly doesn't feel mild when I'm trying to get to sleep at night. I've been given strength exercises to do and told to lose weight. Currently I weigh 175 and I'm 5'4" and c... Read more
Two years ago I was diagnosed by x-rays with arthritis in my knees. It started with severe knee pain after I began walking an hour a day for several days when on a vacation. The pain was severe and required prescription pain pills. My orthopedist... Read more
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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
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
Ask any runner, or non-runner for that matter, what one of the most common running injuries is and invariably many will mention patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)--AKA runner's knee. It has been reported that as many as 70% of all runners will suf... Read more
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