arthritis

Living with Arthritis and Working: Tips for Managing Symptoms

Arthritis affects millions worldwide, making it a common challenge in the workplace. The pain, stiffness, and inflammation associated with the condition can make it difficult to perform daily tasks, let alone maintain productivity at work. But don’t despair! With the right strategies and support, you can successfully navigate your career while managing your arthritis. Here are some tips for coping …

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Can Acupuncture Help Manage Arthritis Pain?

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the joints. While there’s no cure, many people seek relief to improve their quality of life. Acupuncture is an ancient practice used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that’s gaining traction as a complementary therapy for arthritis. What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into specific points on …

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Cracking the Code: Advances in Arthritis Genetics

Arthritis, a group of conditions causing joint pain and inflammation, affects millions globally. While not a single disease, understanding the genetic factors that contribute to different arthritis types is a rapidly evolving field. This blog dives into the latest breakthroughs in arthritis genetics, offering a glimpse into the future of diagnosis and treatment. Beyond the HLA-DRB1: A Spectrum of Risk …

On the Cusp of a Cure? The Latest Advancements in Arthritis Treatment

Arthritis, a blanket term for over 100 conditions causing joint pain and inflammation, affects millions globally. While a definitive cure remains elusive, exciting research advancements offer a glimpse into a future with better management and potentially, cures for specific types of arthritis. The Roadblocks to a Universal Cure The sheer diversity of arthritis types presents a challenge. Osteoarthritis, the wear-and-tear …

Is Arthritis Inherited? The Importance of Family Medical History

Arthritis is a broad term for joint pain and inflammation, encompassing over 100 different conditions. With so much variation, it’s natural to wonder if arthritis runs in families. The answer? It can, but it’s not quite as simple as a single gene determining your fate. Family History Matters Having a close relative (parent, sibling) with arthritis increases your risk. This …

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Preventative Supplements for Joint Pain: A Comprehensive Guide

Joint pain is a common problem that can affect people of all ages. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including arthritis, injury, and overuse. While there is no cure for joint pain, there are a number of things you can do to prevent it or manage it. One of the most effective ways to prevent joint pain …

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What are the warning signs of a rotator cuff injury?

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder joint in place and allow you to move your arm and shoulder. Rotator cuff injuries are common, especially in athletes and people who engage in repetitive overhead activities. There are a number of warning signs that may indicate a rotator cuff injury. These include: Pain: …

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Common causes of sudden hip pain without an injury

Hip pain is a common complaint, especially among older adults. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including injuries, arthritis, and other medical conditions. In some cases, hip pain may come on suddenly without any obvious cause. Here are some of the most common causes of sudden hip pain without an injury: Arthritis: Arthritis is the most common …

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What is Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of inherited disorders that affect joints and connective tissue. Connective tissue is found throughout the body and provides support, strength, and flexibility. In people with EDS, the connective tissue is weaker and more elastic than normal. This can lead to a variety of symptoms, including: Types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome There are many different types …

crohn's disease

Crohn’s Disease and Joint Pain: What’s the Connection?

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that can affect any part of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus. Joint pain is a common symptom of Crohn’s disease, affecting up to 30% of people with the condition. The exact cause of joint pain in Crohn’s disease is not fully understood, but it is thought to …

kidney

Kidney Pain vs Back Pain: What’s the Difference?

Kidney pain and back pain are two common medical problems that can cause very similar symptoms. However, there are some key differences between the two conditions that can help you determine which one you are experiencing. Location Kidney pain is typically felt in the upper back, between the ribs and the hips. It can be felt on one or both …

osteoporosis

How Glucosamine and Chondroitin Help to Fight Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become weak and brittle. This can lead to fractures, even from minor falls or injuries. There are a number of things that can help to prevent osteoporosis, including a healthy diet, regular exercise, and taking joint supplements. Glucosamine and chondroitin are two supplements that have been shown to be effective in fighting …

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Pros and Cons of Injected Steroids and/or Medications into Joints

Joint injections are a common treatment for a variety of conditions, including arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis. They can provide temporary relief from pain and inflammation and can help to improve joint function. However, there are also some risks associated with joint injections, including infection, bleeding, and side effects from the medication. Here are some of the pros and cons of …

anti-inflammatory diet

An Anti-Inflammatory Diet for a Healthier You

Inflammation is a natural immune response to injury or infection. However, chronic inflammation can damage cells and tissues, leading to a variety of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and arthritis. There is growing evidence that diet can play a role in reducing inflammation. An anti-inflammatory diet is one that emphasizes whole, unprocessed foods that are rich in nutrients …

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The Benefits of Swimming and Water Aerobics for Back Pain

Back pain is a common problem that affects millions of people worldwide. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including injury, poor posture, and obesity. While there is no one-size-fits-all cure for back pain, swimming, and water aerobics can be effective treatments for many people. Swimming and water aerobics are low-impact exercises that are easy on the joints. …

epidermis

Epidermis or Skin Cell Thinning

As we age, the skin cells of the epidermis grow thinner. This is due to a number of factors, including: Decreased cell turnover. As we age, the rate at which skin cells are replaced slows down. This means that there are more dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, which can make it look dull and lifeless. Reduced …

fall

What Happens to Your Body After a Hard Fall?

Fall injuries are very common, especially among older adults. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among people aged 65 and older. Each year, more than 3 million older adults are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries, and more than 800,000 are hospitalized. Falls are common, and most people will experience at least one fall in …

heel pain

Heel Spur Pain Relief

Heel spurs are bony growths that develop on the bottom of the heel. They are often caused by repetitive stress on the heel, such as running or standing for long periods of time. Heel spurs can cause pain, tenderness, and inflammation in the heel of your foot. There are a number of things you can do to relieve heel spur …

gum disease

Gum Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Possible Link

Maintaining good oral health is essential not only for your dental health but also for your overall well-being. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common condition that affects the gums and other structures that support the teeth. It is caused by the bacteria that accumulate in dental plaque, which is a sticky film that forms on teeth. …

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Arthritis Affects on Quality of Sleep

Painsomnia is the inability to sleep due to pain. And, it is a major problem for people with arthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, as many as 80% of people with arthritis have trouble sleeping. With stiff, achy, and swollen joints, getting comfy, dozing off, and staying asleep while in pain due to arthritis can be very difficult. When suffering …