Tag: joint disease

Hip Osteoarthritis Can Be Treated with Exercise

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common type of joint disease and affects more than 20 million people in the U.S. alone, nearly one in 10 worldwide. It is a degenerative disorder resulting from the breakdown of articular (hyaline) cartilage in the synovial joints. While there is no “cure” for hip OA,

The Best Strategies for Coping With Arthritis Pain

If you are one of the millions of women with the degenerative joint disease called osteoarthritis (OA), you know how much of a toll it takes. OA of the knee is one of the top five causes of disability among community-living adults; more than 75 percent of OA patients report

Do Your Hands Hurt? Relieve Pain and Stiffness with Exercises

If your hands are painful and stiff in the morning, you are not alone: Forty-four percent of women over age 58 have osteoarthritis in their hands, and 10 percent experience severe symptoms, including pain and joint swelling.

“Typically, degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis, is a disruption of the joint surface wherein

There’s More than One Way to Ease Arthritis Pain

Osteoarthritis (OA) is considered by many women to be a normal part of aging, and many women feel its effects, such as creaky knees, sore hips, and throbbing fingers, after age 50. Unfortunately, you cannot stop OA once it begins, but you can take measures to slow its progression and

The Surprising Healing Power of Sweating

Where I live in Seattle, August is the perfect month to get outdoors, enjoy the sun, and do some good old-fashioned sweating. For some ultra-therapeutic sweating, I’m hoping to make it to the mountains and hike up to some hot springs this month. But I’ll also be doing some day-to-day

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