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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

I am having pain in my neck and shoulders, my musc
Updated 10/21/2014 11:28:18 AM

I am having pain in my neck and shoulders, my muscles always tense up here under stress. Any exercises, people have found to help in this area? I have found stationary bike and leg presses help keep my knees from aching....  Read more

pain
Updated 10/21/2014 3:51:47 PM

I hurt so much I want to scream!!!!! The pain is so unbearable sometimes! I exercise & I hurt. I don't exercise & I hurt!...  Read more

My left foot is in a lot of pain. It has mysteriou
Updated 10/13/2014 10:37:34 PM

My left foot is in a lot of pain. It has mysteriously swollen and is painful when I walk. I can't do my usual exercise which is walking. I have just been lying in bed because of the pain....  Read more

Consistent back pain for a few weeks has slowed me
Updated 10/12/2014 11:08:55 AM

Consistent back pain for a few weeks has slowed me down. Still trying to eat right....  Read more

HELP! Bad pain after running...
Updated 10/6/2014 6:24:17 PM

I'm a new(2 months) runner. I just started having severe pain at the top of hip bone protrusions, not joint, even sore to the touch. Walking hurts, stairs, etc. Better after 24 hours, can run every other day comfortably, but hurts each time. Imme...  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