knee pain

Meniscus Tear: Does It Require Surgery?

A meniscus tear, one of the most common knee injuries, can be the result of osteoarthritis-related degeneration, an injury caused by twisting or a sudden stop, or a blow to the knee. The risk increases with age, being overweight, or both. The meniscus is a crescent-shaped cartilage pad between the … Read More

Baker’s Cysts Can Cause Pain Behind the Knee

Most frequently occurring in women over 40, a Baker’s cyst is basically swelling in the form of a soft lump behind the knee. This area is called the popliteal space, which is the small indent in the back of your knee where the femur and the tibia meet. Sometimes called … Read More

The Best Supplements for Joint Pain, Part 1: The Top 5

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, the following supplements are the most thoroughly researched and promising natural remedies to manage the pain from osteoarthritis and other joint diseases. Many of … Read More

Bursitis: Hip, Knee, and Other Targets

Bursae are thin sac-like structures located throughout the body whose function is to alleviate the pressure or friction between bones and adjacent soft tissue such as tendons, ligaments, muscles, and skin. There are more than 160 different bursae in the average person’s body; some bursae are just under the skin … Read More

Managing Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of joint disease, arising from the breakdown of cartilage, bone, and other tissues in the joints.1 The knees and hips are most commonly affected, followed by the spine, feet, and hands. After age 50, your risk of osteoarthritis increases dramatically. By age 65, 80% … Read More

3 Common Natural Remedies for Joint Pain Get Mixed Research Results

Part 1 looked at SAM-e, boswellia extract, vitamin D, curcumin phytosome, and avocado-soybean unsaponofiables and is available here. No discussion about natural remedies for joint pain would be complete without the inclusion of glucosamine, chondroitin, and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). These three compounds have been studied in more clinical trials and have … Read More

5 Health Benefits of Avocado – A True “Super Food”

Now that you’ve learned in part 1 about avocado’s spectacular array of nutrients and phytochemicals and seen the many ways it keeps your heart and blood vessels healthy, it’s time to review some of the additional health benefits of avocado. The research into this unique food may only be in … Read More

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