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Osteoarthritis Arthritis Treatment Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Osteoarthritis Arthritis Treatment.

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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

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

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 Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin D

When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r...  Read more

I have severe arthritis of my lumbar spine. I am n
Updated 9/20/2016 6:43:01 PM

I have severe arthritis of my lumbar spine. I am not able to walk or run. What would you suggest for me to get some exercise in?...  Read more

Anybody experienced Cervical Osteoarthritis? My
Updated 9/20/2016 1:13:56 PM

Anybody experienced Cervical Osteoarthritis? My husband has been having episodes where he just passes out or get dizzy. It appears as if he is having a heart attack but heart issues have been ruled out....  Read more

Has anyone done the apple cider vinegar treatment?
Updated 9/16/2016 6:33:59 PM

Has anyone done the apple cider vinegar treatment? I did it for a few weeks in the summer but just now starting back up. Has it worked for you guys?...  Read more

Diagnosed with arthritis today. Doctor said I need
Updated 9/15/2016 10:03:03 PM

Diagnosed with arthritis today. Doctor said I need surgery that relief will be short lived. Freaking out and not handling anything well at the moment....  Read more

*** Anti-inflammatory food arthritis.What kind of food do you eat when the inflammation is pretty ba
Updated 9/13/2016 3:53:08 PM

*** Anti-inflammatory food arthritis.What kind of food do you eat when the inflammation is pretty bad? Or preventive/ supportive?...  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

Best exercise for knee pain?

Approximately 27 million adult Americans in 2005 suffered from knee pain due to osteoarthritis, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Engaging in physical workout is known to relieve arthritic symptoms. Aside from walking, wh...  Read more

Living with Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disorder (RAD)

This group is for those with RAD (RA), their friends and family members. This condition and its treatments can challenge us as we try to exercise and eat right, but it will not defeat us!...  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

Runner's Knee: Exercise or Rest, Which is Best?

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 s...  Read more