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8. Arthritis and Exercise

The pain, stiffness, and restricted movement that accompany arthritis may seem like a good reason to curl up in bed,  but exercise is beneficial in mild-to-moderate arthritis. The benefits include:

Healing. Exercise increases blood circulation and oxygenation within joint tissue, promoting repair.
Lower risk of complications. Exercise helps protect against complications that

4. Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease involving joints and other organs in the body. It affects about 1.5 million Americans and 1 percent of the population worldwide, causing chronic pain, joint deformity, and significant disability.
What Happens in Rheumatoid Arthritis?
The disease process of RA is complex and not fully

2. Diagnosing Joint Pain

There are more than 100 types of arthritis, so when it comes to diagnosis the first challenge is to determine the cause of the inflammation. The second challenge is to evaluate the extent of tissue involvement and level of disease. For example, is there an acute and self-limiting inflammation of

Pseudogout May Be Linked to Dehydration

Pseudogout May Be Linked to Dehydration

Despite its name, pseudogout is real. It’s not gout, but there’s good reason it’s called “false gout.” Like gout, pseudogout is inflammatory arthritis caused by an excess of crystals in the joint fluid.  And, like gout, it hurts, leaving your joint swollen and red.  While gout is often triggered by

3. Exercise Safety

Resistance training exercises are safe when executed with the right exercise, the right load, the right technique, and performed by the right person. When any of those four elements of training are not observed, injuries can occur.
The Right Exercise
The 55 exercises in Chapter 4 have been proven by evidence-based studies

Newsbriefs: RA; Vitamin Deficiencies; Tea for Eye Health

Foods That Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis
A study (Frontiers in Nutrition, Nov. 8, 2017) has pinpointed some of the foods that can help reduce the progression and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The recommended foods include grapefruit, grapes, mango, dried plums, blueberries, pomegranates, apples, whole grains, yogurt containing “good” bacteria, the spices

Research Roundup: Rheumatoid Arthritis; Diabetes; Whole Grains

Food Combats Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
Regularly eating foods like blueberries, whole grains, ginger, and specific oils and teas can help patients with RA manage symptoms and slow progression of the disease, researchers say. The review of several studies focused on the dietary components and plant compounds in foods that have proven

Knee Replacement Alternatives

Knee Replacement Alternatives

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a bumpy road, so to speak. There’s the joint stiffness that you struggle to overcome each morning. Then, throughout the day, every step and every ounce of force you place on your arthritic knee can trigger pain that limits your activities. If you’re one of the

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