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Osteoarthritis Therapy Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Osteoarthritis Therapy.

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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

Physical therapy was tough today!! I love that we
Updated 2/3/2016 4:09:09 PM

Physical therapy was tough today!! I love that we are now working on stuff that's extremely challenging!! 16 minutes of walk/jog intervals, and 45 minutes of targeted muscle strengthening and isolation.. I'm burnt out!!!...  Read more

Physical therapy kicked my butt today!! 12 minutes
Updated 1/28/2016 5:22:47 PM

Physical therapy kicked my butt today!! 12 minutes of running and walking and lots of muscle isolation and balance exercises. Energy wise I feel neutral, i could go to the gym but I want a power nap. And lost 5lbs in 4 days .. I'm feeling it...  Read more

Today I had therapy. I always turn into an emotion
Updated 1/26/2016 5:42:29 PM

Today I had therapy. I always turn into an emotional eater after therapy. The worst day of every week. Anyone else deal with this? Every other day I have no problem sticking to my plan....  Read more

Although physical therapy is not the gym, it's exe
Updated 1/26/2016 12:42:57 PM

Although physical therapy is not the gym, it's exercise based physical therapy, so something is better than nothing right?...  Read more

When I went to therapy my therapist put me on trea
Updated 1/22/2016 7:58:43 PM

When I went to therapy my therapist put me on treadmill for 10 mins and bike for 6 mins how do I log this in...  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