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Osteoarthritis Therapy Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Osteoarthritis Therapy.

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

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

Osteoarthritis and Weight Loss
Updated 11/17/2015 2:48:18 PM

33 Has anyone had their Dr. prescribe warm water aqua therapy and did your insurance cover it? What works best to help with range of motion and decrease pain in the hip area?...  Read more

First day of physical therapy today. Hopefully the
Updated 11/13/2015 9:07:54 AM

First day of physical therapy today. Hopefully they can help with my knees. Fingers are crossed!...  Read more

Fybromyalgia osteoarthritis and the fat battle.
Updated 11/19/2015 2:32:34 PM

Hi there everyone. I've recently been diagnosed with a pretty bad case of Fybro. And on top of that osteoarthritis. Yay me, said no and be ever. Does anyone else have this disease on here? And if so maybe we can devise a plan of action And support on...  Read more

Just got diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knees
Updated 11/8/2015 11:52:54 AM

Just got diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knees which makes it really hard to walk or bend them without pain, any suggestions?...  Read more

November is when I start my vitamin D therapy to r
Updated 11/2/2015 1:12:23 PM

November is when I start my vitamin D therapy to reduce my SAD. Anyone else use vitamin D?...  Read more

Ovation Hair Care

grow, strengthen your hair! An outstanding product that added thickness, enabled growth of new hair and repaired damaged hair. I love it and it helps prevent the damage that sweating causes!...  Read more

My Stress Buster

No more emotional eating! When I am stressed I have learned to rely on my journal. By writing the start of my stress out I am able to problem solve the issue instead of eating....  Read more

Beck Diet Solution

Those following the weight loss program in Judith Beck's book which is based on cognitive behavioral therapy which her father created....  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

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