The Problems With NSAIDs

Every single day more than 30 million people take over the counter and prescription NSAIDs for pain relief, headaches and arthritis. As a short term remedy for pain relief, these medications act quickly to temporarily reduce inflammation associated with aches and pains. However, they are meant to be taken on a short term basis and have many adverse side effects …

Does Cold Weather Cause Joint Pain?

For some people, cold weather brings on joint pain, inflammation, body aches, and stiffness. While there is no one explanation for why a temperature drop affects your joints, there are several theories. One being that a drop in barometric pressure causes tendons, muscles, and the surrounding tissues to expand or inflame. Because of the confined space within your body, this …

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What Should You Look for in a Supplement?

The supplement industry generates over 120 billion dollars a year and continues to grow due to the increasing interest in health and wellness products. So how do you make sure you are choosing the right supplement? The supplements we have to choose from for improving our health are not regulated by the FDA, nor does the FDA regulate them for …

MSM – What Is It and Why Is It Important?

MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a form of sulfur that can be beneficial for treating arthritis, joint pain, and inflammation. It can be particularly useful for muscle injuries and types of arthritis because it strengthens connective tissue. Also, it helps to increase the permeability of the joint and muscle membranes allowing the release of excess fluid. This can result in the relief …

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Prescription Drug Prices Soaring in 2020

Prescription drug companies raise the prices of medications annually. For the past decade, drug prices have been soaring higher and higher with seemingly no end in sight. These price hikes have forced  1 in 10 Americans to ration or cut back on taking their prescription drugs. This is a dangerous practice that has already taken the lives of some Americans and puts many …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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-racking to think about …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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. …