Whether your knees ache when you climb stairs or it hurts to bend down to tie your shoes, arthritis can be a real pain. There is no easy fix for osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis and the focus of this article. In this condition, cartilage (the covering on
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If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from osteoarthritis, you’ve likely wondered about the best supplements for joint pain. Based on hundreds of studies, these supplements are the most promising.
Q: Are antibiotics in apples a health concern?
A: Apple growers use antibiotic pesticides on trees to fight bacterial diseases that damage trees. But there are two potential concerns: One is the use of antibiotic pesticides in orchards, which may lead to resistant bacte-ria. This in turn can reduce the effectiveness of the
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition for many over the age of 60. Yet, for some the condition is genetic, making it unavoidable.
Dawn Fuller of Cleveland, Ohio, understands how heredity plays a role in her joint health. With a brother who underwent two total hip replacements in his early 40s,
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.
When faced with a chronic health condition, your attention naturally focuses on treatment and not exercise. However, you can and should continue to be physically active, since regular exercise can help ease symptoms and may even contribute to your healing process.
“Often, it is a ‘Catch-22’ situation in which people with
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Q. I know vitamin D is important for my bone and joint health. But, how much vitamin D do I really need each day?
A. Vitamin D—also known as the “sunshine vitamin”—has been shown to be just as important as calcium for bone health. And now research has shown that vitamin