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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

Ideas for working out with lower back pain?
Updated 6/17/2016 4:11:49 PM

Hi guys! I'm new here. I thought this would be a good first step in my fitness journey. I wanted to see if anyone here has struggled with lower back pain due to obesity and has had issues with working out because of it. I work a sedentary o...  Read more

How do you cope with physical pain? How do you rea
Updated 6/16/2016 11:35:10 PM

How do you cope with physical pain? How do you reach out for assistance if you live alone without looking so needy? Coping skills? Root canal today and knee therapy has me desiring a massage. Did hire housecleaning and a friend over this weekend but?...  Read more

It's been a hard day my cfs and pain really dreadf
Updated 6/16/2016 11:19:49 AM

It's been a hard day my cfs and pain really dreadful and all I want to do is eat and I have to ignore it....  Read more

Working out with my kids at home is a pain in the
Updated 6/14/2016 1:53:31 PM

Working out with my kids at home is a pain in the arse! But I got it done! Walking laps of my back yard #crazyneighborlady...  Read more

My knee and my hip ia always in pain but am not go
Updated 6/13/2016 11:25:21 PM

My knee and my hip ia always in pain but am not going to let that get in my way of reaching my goal....  Read more

Herbs and Supplements for Osteoarthritis

*** Benefits-----Glucosamine sulfate may reduce joint pain and tenderness, especially knee pain. Some studies also suggest that it may slow or stop the progression of osteoarthritis. Keep in mind that it can take up to eight weeks before glucosam...  Read more

Herbs and Supplements for Osteoarthritis

TurmericTurmeric is a spice popular in India and other countries. It has a characteristic golden color and a warm, bitter taste. It's often used to flavor curries, mustards and cheeses. Curcumin, an active component of turmeric, seems to have anti...  Read more

Chronic Pain Warriors: We Will Win the Weight War

We will not let disease destroy all that is us! Pain/illness isolates but together we can meet goals of health and wellness despite complex physical/mental challenges, fears, and limitations....  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

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