Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveal that approximately 52.5 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis, including osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and gout. Arthritic diseases may be mild in some people but can be debilitating in others. Symptoms characterized by joint pain, swelling, and stiffness
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Q. Should I wear a knee brace for my arthritic knee while exercising or will this further weaken the knee joint?
A. If pain from your arthritic joints is impeding your exercise, a brace can allow you to do more with less pain. Generally, wear the brace only when you require
Winter can be a challenging season. If you have arthritis, it can be even more frustrating if the elements of ice and snow make walking outside trickier than usual. As a result, the combination of arthritic joints and changes in surfaces can increase your risk of falling and serious injury.
There’s nothing like a hotdog, beer and nachos at a baseball game in the summer. But, if you have arthritis, you’d better add a pain reliever to the day’s lineup: You might need it later.
Several foods are known to have inflammatory properties, and for arthritis sufferers, inflammation equals pain,
If exercise hasn’t been part of your regular routine, you may have some concerns about getting started at an older age. You’re certainly not alone. Exercise, however, is the ideal prescription to help you feel younger and more energetic.
“One of the central principles of geriatrics is that age is just
Browsing through bins of fragrant fruits and vegetables at the farmer’s market on a hazy summer morning seems a million years away right now. As the winter months yawn on forever, the cold seeps into our bones, and yes, definitely our arthritic joints.
Luckily, what Mother Nature takes away in warmer
As we get older, it may seem like living with increasingly creaky, arthritic joints is inevitable. Of the more than 100 types of arthritis, osteoarthritis is by far the most common and age is a factor. It rarely occurs in young adults and affects more than one-third of Americans over
Diet Soda Dangers, Natural Remedies for Nausea, & Treating Seasonal Allergies: News Bulletin for July 12, 2013
This week’s trending health topics include: Diet Soda Dangers, Natural Remedies for Nausea, and Natural Treatments for Seasonal Allergies.