Alternative treatment options—also known as complementary therapies—can be a good adjunct to medication when it comes to managing arthritis symptoms. Some of the options address physical causes of pain, but don’t forget that chronic pain is complicated. In arthritis, tissue inflammation, bone erosion, and nerve impingement can combine to “rewire”
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For many people with arthritis, drug treatment is only part of their day-to-day disease management. Exercise, supplements, splints, assistive devices, dietary change, and alternative and thermal therapies offer patients the opportunity to take control of their arthritis and improve their quality of life.
The field of exercise and alternative therapies is
Not so long ago, avocados were a seasonal delicacy in most of the country, and when they were available, their high fat content scared away health-conscious consumers. With loosened import rules from Mexico, however, sales of Hass avocados (about 95% of the US market) have more than doubled in the
More than 50 million Americans—one in five adults—have arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation, making it the Number One cause of disability in this country. The condition is marked by inflammation in one or more of your joints, resulting in joint pain and stiffness. The two most common types of
Arthritis may lead you to try anything to ease the pain it causes. And, for many dietary supplements present another pain relief option.
The use of supplements has grown over the past 40 years. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, more than half of adults in the U.S.
One of every five U.S. adults has been diagnosed with arthritis, a group of diseases and conditions that share a constellation of common symptoms including pain, aches, stiffness and swelling in or around joints. Although there are more than 100 types of arthritis, the two most common forms, by far,