All About Joint Creams for Arthritis and Joint Health

Arthritis can be a debilitating condition. It often causes inflammation, aches, pain, stiffness, and even degeneration. Management for arthritis involves diet, exercise, and taking pain relief medication or supplements. Another option is to try an over-the-counter (OTC) topical joint cream to seek relief. Let’s take a look at how arthritis joint creams work. We also discuss the safety and side …

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What Helps Plantar Fasciitis?

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain that radiates in the bottom of your foot. It happens to anyone, at any age. However, it is considered an overuse injury that is common for people who spend a lot of time on their feet. The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue. It connects your …

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Sudden Joint Pain in Hands

Pain and stiffness in and around one or more joints are common symptoms for most types of arthritis. Depending on the type of arthritis, symptoms can develop suddenly or gradually over time. Symptoms may come and go, or persist over time. Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints. And it is the leading cause of hand pain. Arthritis …

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The Best Collagen for Joints

What is Collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. It is the protein that is found in our bones, teeth, muscles, skin, and tendons. It is the protein that holds our bodies together. Collagen gives our bodies strength and structure. Endogenous collagen is the natural collagen, synthesized by the body. As we age, the body breaks …

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Joint Pain After Pregnancy

The main reason many mothers have intense joint pain after pregnancy is because of the weight gain that occurs while expecting. The baby’s weight increases throughout the pregnancy. The mother’s body tries its best to carry this weight. The pain can be a result of the body coming to terms with the completion of the pregnancy. Some mothers are more …

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Heel Pain – Causes, Treatment, Prevention

Keeping your feet healthy is quite literally the foundation of mobility. Suffering from foot pain makes it extremely difficult to get around. The simple act of walking is so painful and this is discouraging.  Heel pain can have different causes. These commonly include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, bursitis, sprains, strains, fractures, and arthritis. Read on to learn more about the …

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Five Unlikely Causes of Joint Pain

When thinking about what may be causing your joints to ache, many people think aging and arthritis. While these are common causes of joint pain, there are many different causes to consider. Here are five unlikely causes of joint pain you may not have been aware of.  1. Dehydration Most people know about the common signs of dehydration: muscle cramps, …

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What Can You Take to Lubricate Your Joints?

We all know what the best thing to do is to eliminate the sound of a squeaky door or hinge. The squeaky wheel gets the grease is an old saying we all have heard before. And, the same goes for aging painful joints. Even though you might not hear them creak, joints that aren’t oiled with thick, viscous synovial fluid …

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What Protein Causes Joint Pain?

The typical American diet includes high-protein foods like beef, pork, chicken, fish, eggs, and dairy products. Just about every meal in typical American diets center around protein. If you eat this type of diet, chances are you get plenty of protein.  In fact, you probably get more protein than you need. Despite what fitness buffs and the makers of protein …

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Core Exercises for Neck Pain

From time to time we all get a  stiff neck. If you are waking up with a neck ache in the morning, you may not realize that the problem didn’t start overnight. It usually takes many years to develop neck pain. When your pillow is too low, your neck is not supported properly and the joints between your vertebrae in your neck will …

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What Does Arthritis Feel Like?

Nearly 40 million Americans or one in every seven people have arthritis. It can affect people of all ages, but it most often comes on as a person gets older. Arthritis usually causes stiffness, pain, and fatigue. The severity can vary from person to person and even from day to day. For some people, only a few joints are affected …

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Diet Tips for Rheumatoid Arthritis Joint Pain

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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Fibromyalgia and Joint Pain

What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and is accompanied by many symptoms. It is the second most common musculoskeletal condition after osteoarthritis. The symptoms and pain are often felt in localized areas of the body like the muscles and joints. Fibromyalgia is a condition that can affect a person physically, mentally, and emotionally. Symptoms …

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Does Menopause Cause Joint Pain?

We all know menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her period stops. It usually occurs naturally, most often after age 45. The average age of menopause onset in the United States is 51. Menopause happens when a woman’s ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. A woman has reached menopause when she has not had a …

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Interphalangeal Joint Pain

The distal interphalangeal joint connects the bones at the tips of the fingers. Many people with arthritis experience pain at this location. People who experience distal interphalangeal joint pain may also experience other symptoms, depending on which type of arthritis they have. This joint is also called the DIP joint. It is the first knuckle from the top of the …

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Causes of Hip Joint Pain

Is hip pain affecting your day to day activities? Hip problems can cause pain and are a common concern for many people, particularly as we get older and try to maintain an active lifestyle. The specific location of hip pain can help to pinpoint the underlying cause. This can include problems in the tendons, muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues …

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Choosing the Best Joint Supplement

Many people take supplements to support their joint health. Some take them to relieve joint pain, while others take them to prevent it from developing. The best joint supplements work by containing ingredients to reduce inflammation, protect cartilage, and promote overall joint health. Cartilage is the material that rests between bones and prevents them from rubbing together. Cartilage wears down …

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Sternoclavicular SC Joint Pain

The sternoclavicular (SC) joint is one of the four joints that make up the shoulder. The joint is located in the spot where the clavicle (collarbone) meets the sternum (breastbone) at the base of the neck. Problems causing SC joint pain can arise from injury and other disorders such as arthritis. The ligaments surrounding the SC joint are some of …

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How to Lubricate Your Joints

Synovial fluid is a thick liquid that lubricates your joints and keeps them moving smoothly. It’s in all of our joints, including in our knees, shoulders, hips, hands, and feet. As we age, stiff joints become a reality for many of us. Years of use can take their toll on our joints and bones. Many people experience stiff joints just …

Joint Mobility Exercises Pt. 3

Continuing with our series of Joint Mobility Exercises, Certified Nutritionist and Personal Trainer Justin Check checks in with five easy to do exercises. These are low impact mobility exercises that require nothing more than a dining room chair. These exercises help get your blood flowing, energize you and best of all are good for your joints. Cat & Cow Joint …