Category: arthritis

Easing Arthritis Pain

Ask the doctor whether the prescription topical diclofenac, which comes in a gel, patch, or drop you apply to skin is appropriate for you. According to Orly Avitzur, M.D., Consumer Reports medical director, such tropical...

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Ease Your Aching Knees

“Mobility is really key as we age,” say Stephen Messler. “When you lose your mobility, you lose your independence, and things can go downhill pretty quickly.”  Messier directs the J.M. Snow Biomechanics...

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Arthritis Warning Sign

Research on 4,673 Americans who had knee arthritis or were at risk for it indicates that pain while going up and down stairs may be the first sign of osteoarthritis in the knee. In addition to being painful, arthritic knees may...

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Exercise For Hip Pain Relief

Three months in an exercise program called Thuko intervention eased joint pain and increased flexibility in people with osteoarthritis of the hip, according to a recent German study. The 218 volunteers were divided into three...

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Walk Off Arthritis Pain

Arthritic knees can make it hard to climb stairs or even get out of a chair.  But a study of 1,788 people by Boston University found a simple way to stave off the problem.  KEEP WALKING  Just 5,000 to 7,500 steps a day, about 2...

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If You Have Arthritis

Cut back on sugar! It’s been study proven that high-fructose corn syrup (found mainly in regular soda and packaged foods) can worsen inflammation, which means stiffer, more painful joints. Also, high-sugar foods are high...

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Weather and Joints

Joint pain is affected by weather. Studies in weather chambers have shown that people with various types of arthritis experience an increase in joint pain, when there is a sharp change in barometric pressure, which is associated...

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