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Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteoarthritis Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteoarthritis.

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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

Red Meat Consumption Linked to Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that has been linked to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. Previous studies have found that cigarette smoking and a diet low in vitamin C-rich fruits play roles in the development of...  Read more

How to Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin D

When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r...  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

Looking for a support buddy who also suffers from any autoimmune disease with arthritis and pain i.e
Updated 5/24/2016 5:25:19 PM

Looking for a support buddy who also suffers from any autoimmune disease with arthritis and pain i.e. RA, Lupus, etc. I need someone who understands how hard it is to get going and overcome. #friendfinder...  Read more

I have osteoarthritis in my hip. I take 2 Aleve wh
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I have osteoarthritis in my hip. I take 2 Aleve when I will be walking for long distances. It usually helps with the pain....  Read more

Been raining for 2 days and arthritis is kicking i
Updated 5/18/2016 11:42:41 AM

Been raining for 2 days and arthritis is kicking in bad! Supposed to rain for the rest of the week! This stinks!...  Read more

I have constant pain due to arthritis and back iss
Updated 5/18/2016 9:56:22 AM

I have constant pain due to arthritis and back issues. Any ideas on exercises I can try? Yoga is out, walking is out. ..... help? ?!!#exercise...  Read more

Osteoarthritis in knee
Updated 5/21/2016 9:01:12 AM

Has anyone has a knee replacement? Anyone suffering with knee arthritis? How do you cope? Do you bike? Swim? It feels like a life changing point for me. I'm just looking for support from those who understand....  Read more

Green Beans

Green Beans are a great source of fiber and are about 99 cents per lb. right now. Green beans help those suffering from asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and migraines because of their anti-inflammatory properties. They also prevent choles...  Read more

Sesame Seeds Are Good For you

Nutrient-rich foods are your key to healthy and enjoyable weight loss. Sesame seeds are a very good source of copper. magnesium and calcium. Copper is known to reducing some of the pain & swelling of rheumatoid arthritis. Magnesium supports lowering...  Read more

Living with Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disorder (RAD)

This group is for those with RAD (RA), their friends and family members. This condition and its treatments can challenge us as we try to exercise and eat right, but it will not defeat us!...  Read more

More Americans Experiencing the Debilitating Effects of Arthritis

Over 50 million Americans live with the painful and sometimes life-changing effects of arthritis. That number has remained constant over the past few years. According to a new report from the CDC, what has changed is the number of people reporting...  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