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Rheumatoid Osteoarthritis Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Rheumatoid 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

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

Anybody experienced Cervical Osteoarthritis? My
Updated 9/20/2016 1:13:56 PM

Anybody experienced Cervical Osteoarthritis? My husband has been having episodes where he just passes out or get dizzy. It appears as if he is having a heart attack but heart issues have been ruled out....  Read more

Does anyone have any tips for someone suffering from severe rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia? T
Updated 9/12/2016 7:30:15 PM

Does anyone have any tips for someone suffering from severe rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia? Thanks, I'm 22 with both of these. #firstpost #help...  Read more

I'm losing this weight battle. I have rheumatoid a
Updated 7/23/2016 10:10:02 PM

I'm losing this weight battle. I have rheumatoid arthritis and I work on the computer. I walk on my breaks, but the pain is really bad right now. I work 12 shifts, daytime. I can't seem you get on schedule with my meals. Suggestions?...  Read more

Does anyone else have seronegative rheumatoid arth
Updated 6/3/2016 10:22:58 AM

Does anyone else have seronegative rheumatoid arthritis amd fibromylagia? I'm finding exercise hard at present, I do some walking but didn't know if any ideas of other I could try ๐Ÿ˜ž#exercise...  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

Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Introduction

Rheumatoid Arthritis: An IntroductionRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is starting to cement itself as a debilitating disease that affects people of all ages.1 In fact, it’s now the third most common type of arthritis, in terms of incidence, behind osteoarth...  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

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

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

Think Exercise is Bad for Your Knees? Think Again!

Over the years, I've gotten some interesting comments when family or friends find out I'm a runner. "Be careful- that stuff is terrible for your knees!" or "Why would you want to do that kind of damage to your joints?" are...  Read more