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Osteoarthritis Knee Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Osteoarthritis Knee.

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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 fell a couple days ago and banged my knee pretty
Updated 8/19/2016 9:23:00 AM

I fell a couple days ago and banged my knee pretty hard. It doesn't seem to be badly injured, but it is pretty sore. I'm sad to have to put running on hold until it's better. I want to find some upper-body exercises I can do in the meantime....  Read more

They are walking with Nordic poles, which help people with knee pain and/or balance issues.
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They are walking with Nordic poles, which help people with knee pain and/or balance issues....  Read more

Exercise With A Bad Knee/Chronic Pain/Arthritis
Updated 8/17/2016 4:52:38 PM

I am 46 and have the knee of a 70 year old according to my Dr. I am too young to get a replacement so all I can do is deal with it the best I can. Once I have taken 8000 to 10000 steps it gets to where I am in so much pain I can hardly bend my knee,...  Read more

Stated doing some knee ups at work while I'm waiti
Updated 8/15/2016 2:20:52 PM

Stated doing some knee ups at work while I'm waiting, I think my problems is that I have to get a set list and stick to it. Just small sufficient exercises to do periodically throughly the day... Any suggestions is much appreciated....  Read more

Anyone enjoy running, but have iffy knees?
Updated 8/15/2016 10:03:04 AM

Anyone enjoy running, but have iffy knees?...  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

7 Reasons To Lace Up Your Sneakers

3. Ease Your Aching Knees"Mobility is really key as we age," says Stephen Messier. "When you lose your mobility, you lose your independence and things can go downhill pretty quickly."Messier directs the J.B. Snow Biomechanics Laboratory at Wake For...  Read more

The Knees

Recovering from knee surgery?or just having chronic knees issues and pain Need to loose some weight and build muscle to properly support your knees?...  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