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Osteoarthritis Pain Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Osteoarthritis Pain.

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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

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

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

The Healing Power of Touch

It's common sense that a hug at a stressful time, a handshake after an important meeting or just cuddling at the end of the day help us relax, leaving behind negativity and worry. Now researchers are investigating whether this feel-good energ...  Read more

Help!! Please!! Hip pain with new shoes??
Updated 9/16/2014 2:04:11 PM

Hi Ive been walking/running 3 miles for the past 4 weeks with non running New Balance shoes, old ones. I just got me some NB runners (with support and lots of cushion) I was able to run a little more but I noticed right away my hip was hurting but...  Read more

My rheumatologist prescribed me some pain relievin
Updated 9/14/2014 9:23:42 AM

My rheumatologist prescribed me some pain relieving gel for my fibromyalgia and lupus and it's working great! I'm also supposed to start slowly adding in exercise and increasing my endurance. Walking DVDS here I come! :)...  Read more

exercise with knee pain - restriction by dr.
Updated 9/12/2014 8:44:50 PM

I have a tear in my meniscus and problems on the patella.the dr.does not think surgery for the tear would help much, but there is damage to the patella and I will eventually need knee replacement surgery. next week I go to pt and will get exercises t...  Read more

Cross-trainers and ankle pain
Updated 9/10/2014 9:43:20 AM

I used to have a cross trainer, at first it was fine, and a lot of fun. Lots a lot of weight using that thing (30 kilo's!). But after a few months, whenever I tried using it, it gave me ankle pain so bad that standing on that foot became agony fo...  Read more

Exercising Through Pain
Updated 9/12/2014 4:48:04 PM

How do I know if an exercise I want to do is safe for me? I have arthritis and often have joint pain....  Read more

Personal Care Using Salt

1.Extend toothbrush life. Soak toothbrushes in salt water before your first use; they'll last longer.2.Clean teeth. Use one part fine salt to two parts baking soda -- dip your toothbrush in the mix and brush as usual. You can also use the same mix di...  Read more

Take Care of Yourself!

Be a little selfish! Take care of yourself. No one else can take care of you and you cannot take care of others if you don't put yourself first when you need to....  Read more

Fibro Friends....

Fibromyalgia is a pain in the neck, arms, legs....Any one with FMS is welcome. Also join us on the Fast Break forum "Fibromyalgia Anyone????"...  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 suf...  Read more

Do Glucosamine and Chondroitin Alleviate Joint Pain?

For many years, people have been searching for ways to alleviate joint pain, especially those who suffer from the painful effects of osteoarthritis. Glucosamine and chondroitin are two naturally occurring substances in your body that help build and...  Read more

Osteoarthritis pain.....part 2

Slept very little last night due to pain...up since 2:30 AM. Last night in bed I could feel the pain in my left hip, lower part of my back & some in my left leg to ankle. Will call doctor 1st thing in the morning & see when I can get in to see her...  Read more

Osteoarthritis Pain....please go away!

I am in Week 3 of my 5K Walking Program & need to walk 2.25 miles today. Since I have had bad pain for the last 2 days (& lost sleep nights), I will try & do the walk on my treadmill, but will be in a slower pace. I have osteoarthritis in both hips...  Read more