Dietary Tips to Help with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease where the body attacks its own tissues, particularly the tissues of the joints. RA affects the synovial membrane (the lining of a joint) causing swelling, pain, and eventually erosion of the bone material underneath. Over time, the erosion of the bone material can cause joints to become severely deformed and result in …

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Runner Tips for Pain-Free Knees

Running is the oldest form of exercise but it’s also an exercise that tends to get a bad reputation. There’s a lot of controversy amongst the medical and fitness community on whether or not running causes more potential harm than good when it comes to the structural integrity of your knees. We want to offer runner tips for pain-free knees. …

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The Right Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis

It’s been years since you have been able to easily wield a crochet hook or a screwdriver. Remember when your grandkids would come to visit? You used to jump out of your chair and meet them at the door. Now you grunt and groan as you hoist yourself up. All this loss of movement and change of life is because …

Understanding Glucosamine & Does It Work

OK short answers before we get into the ultimate guide on Glucosamine! Glucosamine Supplements Do They Work? Yes, no, and it depends…. “To understand that you really need to read below and educate yourself, to see if it is the right fit for you.” That seems to be the common question we get so we wanted to clear that up …

5 Ways Anxiety is Linked to Joint Pain

Joint pain isn’t any fun. Whether it’s an on-and-off achy shoulder or a lingering discomfort in your knee, pain in your joints can cause a great deal of uncertainty and worry. Recurring joint pain may keep you from activities you once enjoyed without limits, and sometimes, depending on the severity of the pain, it can be nerve-wracking to think about …

5 Common Causes of Hip Pain

Hip pain is a common complaint because it is in an area which can affect everything you do. Hip pain can manifest itself on the outside of your hip, your groin, upper thigh, or outer buttock. So to begin to understand why you’re experiencing this pain and how to reduce it, you first need to understand what causes it. Tendons …

7 Home Remedies For Shoulder Pain

You just got done with your grandchildren at the park where you love lifting them up onto the monkey bars and catching them at the bottom the slide. Coming in from the cold, you can’t help but notice that nagging achy shoulder pain. Because you’ve been ignoring it for a few months now it’s so prominent that it must be …

Glucosamine Sulfate vs. Glucosamine Hydrochloride

Not all glucosamine is equal If you have arthritis or joint pain there is a good chance that a friend, relative, or doctor suggests glucosamine.  Glucosamine can be very effective for some people, while other people don’t believe it works.  Part of the reason people get different responses to it is because of the type of glucosamine they’re using. It …

Exercises for Shoulder Bursitis & Shoulder Impingement Relief

What is Shoulder Bursitis? Every major joint of the body has a synovial bursa, which is a small, oily fluid filled sac that allows and facilitates smooth movement between the moving parts of a joint (tendons, muscle, and bones). When a bursa becomes irritated, it becomes inflamed making the space for movement smaller and smaller. This can cause further swelling …

Trochanteric (Hip) Bursitis Exercises for Pain Relief and Mobility

Exercises For Trochanteric Bursitis Anyone who suffers hip pain from bursitis knows that it can severely limit your mobility. Once upon a time, people with bursitis were told that rest and immobilization were the best treatments for pain. However, we now know that the old saying “use it or lose it” is a much more effective approach for reducing symptoms …