Lyme Disease and Natural Relief

The occurrence of Lyme disease, as with many of the other tick-borne diseases, has increased dramatically over the past 10 years. Lyme disease, or borreliosis, is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi that travels in the stomach of ticks. It is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected black-legged deer tick. Lyme disease gets its name from the Connecticut town …

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DMSO – What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is a colorless liquid organosulfur compound discovered in the 1860s. While it began as a by-product of the wood industry, it has been in use as a commercial solvent since 1953. In the early 1960s, while researching ways to preserve organs for transplant surgeries Dr. Stanley Jacob with the Oregon Health & Science University made a remarkable discovery. …

Glucosamine Sulfate

Glucosamine is a natural amino sugar found in our body tissues that cushion our joints. The body produces glucosamine naturally and distributes it in cartilage and other connective tissue. It plays a key role in cartilage construction and the incorporation of sulfur into cartilage. Some studies suggest that glucosamine sulfate potassium may reduce stiffness, joint swelling and osteoarthritis related pain. …

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Sudden Joint Pain

Injuries or health conditions like Bursitis, Hepatitis and many others can often be the common cause of sudden joint pain. So no matter what causes pain in the joints, the experience is always very stressful and bothersome especially if you are a working adult. In order to understand the pain of joints in general, it is important to know what …

Do Joint Pain Creams Work?

Try Flexcin Now You have heard about joint pain creams. Everyone’s been there at least once. Maybe it’s a sudden tinge or a quick, painful ache in a sore spot somewhere on the body. Was it the knee after climbing a flight of stairs? The shoulder after a morning on the tennis court? That’s when the same old remedies make …

6 Telltale Signs Your Knee Injury Is Serious

Being a lifelong athlete can take its toll on your body. By now, you can probably recognize when an injury just needs to be walked off, or if it’s something more serious. For competitive athletes, knee injuries are some of the worst there are. It can be difficult to tell if what you felt on the field is worthy of …

4 Things To Avoid If You Have Hip Arthritis

As with many joints around the body, hip joints are sometimes taken for granted, until they hurt. Once you start to feel the pain, you realize just how often hips are used in your daily activities. Being diagnosed with arthritis can be disappointing, but it doesn’t mean you have to be in pain all the time. There are some activities …

4 Tips For Golfing With Arthritis

Golfing can be an enjoyable past time on and off the green. You can practice in your backyard, perfect your swing at the driving ranges, and play a competitive round of golf with a friend. Being a golfer with arthritis, you may experience stiffness in your arthritic joints, decreased range of motion, and achy hands and wrists. Dealing with an arthritis diagnosis …

7 Hand Exercises For Arthritis

Having arthritis in your hands can make daily tasks more difficult. Holding silverware, typing on a computer, and just picking things up can become frustrating situations. Because your hands are used in almost everything you do, it’s even harder to give them a break. As arthritis sets in and the cartilage in your small hand joints wears away, the key …

5 Ways To Educate Yourself About Arthritis

Arthritis can seem like a big scary term. We know that being diagnosed can often feel like a lifelong sentence of pain and discomfort, but it doesn’t have to be. Although arthritis of any kind can be a discouraging diagnosis, there are steps you can take to control pain management, inflammation, and contribute to your own joint health. If you’ve …

3 Health Benefits of Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II

Joint problems do not discriminate. They can affect a wide range of people young and old. Regardless of the type of condition you have with your joints, one thing is certain: a good joint supplement may help boost your joint health. Also, it may help reduce inflammation, pain levels, and discomfort. Hydrolyzed collagen is a beneficial ingredient in joint supplements. …

6 Foods To Avoid With Gout

Inflammation of the joints can be painful no matter what type of arthritis you have. When it starts limiting your life and keeping you from doing the activities you love, that’s when something has to be done. Along with the proper treatment, medication plan, and natural daily joint supplements, you’ll want to closely monitor your diet if you suffer from …

6 Health Benefits of MSM

Methyl sulfonyl methane, also known as MSM, is a naturally occurring compound found in the bodies of plants and animals. These natural levels of MSM often decline as you age which can lead to a sulfur deficiency and eventually organ and tissue malfunction. What does this mean for you? Well, for one, sulfur is an imperative component in several structures …

5 Gout Home Remedies

Gout is a type of arthritis that is affected by the levels of uric acid in the body, especially in the joints. If you suffer from gout, you know that tenderness, swelling, pain, and inflammation in the joints can be an every day part of life. How can you ease these symptoms? There are several ways to do this. We …

The Best Places to Live With Arthritis in the U.S. Updated

Update: We’ve received a lot of feedback on this post about places to live with arthritis and it’s apparently been very helpful for a lot of people. Thank you for all your input. We’ve revisited the post and made a couple of updates based on the discussions and feedback we’ve received. If you have any additional input, feedback, or advice, …

5 Early Warning Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis

The signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis can differ from patient to patient, but if you suspect you might have this condition, what should you look for? Recognizing the warning signs of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be crucial to your overall health and extremely helpful to medical professionals in diagnosing the disease. RA can start out with minor symptoms that …

5 Foods To Avoid With Arthritis

Arthritis can be a painful burden that warrants a comprehensive solution. As with most things in life, diet is an important factor when it comes to joint pain and arthritis. Many people ask what they can be eating or avoid eating to help them with their arthritis pain levels. Although diet choices won’t remove joint pain altogether, they can contribute …

Astaxanthin Food Sources

We’ve all heard about antioxidants at this point, but do you really understand what it means or why you should consume them? Certain foods and drinks are touted as being high in antioxidants amongst other nutrients but it is imperative that you be able to see through any marketing ploys and decipher for yourself which foods actually do contain high …

Dealing With & Treating Knee Pain from an MCL Injury

  Diagram of the Knee The knees are the largest joints in the human body; they perform crucial functions in standing, walking, running and jumping. They provide powerful thrusts and absorb tremendous shocks. Seven ligaments run in and around the normal joint, and four provide front back, inside (medial collateral ligament – MCL) and outside (lateral collateral ligament …

How to Prevent & Treat Golfers Elbow

Golfers Elbow Overview When hearing of elbow injuries from sports activities, most people think of the outside elbow pain called tennis elbow and not golfers elbow. There is another, less common form of elbow motion injury; it is Golfers Elbow. Characterized by pain from the bony prominence of the elbow and radiating along the inside of the joint, these elbow …