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High Blood Pressure and Joint Pain

Blood pressure is when blood pushes against the walls of your arteries. Your arteries carry blood from the heart to other parts of your body. Your blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day. If you have high blood pressure for too long, it can cause serious damage to your blood vessels. In turn, this may lead to various …

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Kombucha – What are the Health Benefits?

Kombucha is a fermented beverage made with tea, sugar, healthy bacteria and yeast. Although it’s sometimes referred to as kombucha mushroom tea, kombucha is not a fungus. Kombucha is a colony of bacteria and yeast. Kombucha tea is made by adding the colony to sugar and tea, and allowing the mix to ferment. The resulting liquid contains vinegar, B vitamins …

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Exercises to Relieve Joint Pain Flare-ups

While it may seem tempting to simply rest when you’re dealing with joint pain flare-ups, exercise goes a long way toward helping you feel better, quickly. Exercise increases blood circulation, strengthens the muscles around weaker joints, and helps you lose weight. Exercise helps to keep your body in shape, and reduce pain and stress of joint issues. When you have …

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Turmeric – Is it Good For Joints and Bones?

Arthritis is the most common joint disorder in the United States. Over the counter and prescription medications can offer some relief. However, these medications are frequently associated with harmful side effects. These side effects include kidney and liver damage as well as heart problems. This is why many people turn to natural supplements to help relieve discomfort. Studies have found …

Topical Joint Pain Cream Relief – Motion Lotion

Flexcin’s Motion Lotion is a topical joint pain cream designed to be fast-acting and easy-to-use for joint relief. What makes Motion Lotion stand out is it’s natural, no side-effect formula with patented CM8. Motion Lotion doesn’t give a burning sensation or freezing feeling to your skin. And, it does not have a strong odor or scent like many other pain …

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Can Arthritis Be Reversed?

About 40 million Americans have some form of arthritis. That is one in seven adults. It affects people of all ages, but most often comes on as a we get older. Arthritis 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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Stretching to Relieve Arthritis Flare-ups

While it may be tempting to stay sedentary when you’re dealing with an arthritis flare-up, stretching can go a long way toward helping you feel better, fast. Stretching is a great form of exercise to help keep your body in shape, and reduce pain and stress of joint issues. When you have arthritis, stretching can help increase your range of …

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What Causes Arthritis Flare-Ups?

An arthritis flare-up is a sudden and temporary increase in arthritic symptoms. This condition affects the cartilage in your joints. This is the slippery tissue at the ends of bones that cushion and protect the joints. When your joints are healthy, cartilage allows bones to move smoothly. However, arthritis, specifically osteoarthritis causes the cartilage to wear away. This causes the …

How Do You Know if You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease where the body attacks its own tissues, particularly the tissues of the joints. Unlike the wear-and-tear damage of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints. When RA affects the synovial membrane (the lining of a joint) it causes swelling, pain, and eventually erosion of the bone material underneath. Over time, …

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7 Exercises for Lower Back Pain Relief

When you are suffering from pain in the lower back it is difficult to do anything physically. Sometimes called lumbago or spondylosis, lower back pain is one of the most common forms of chronic pain among adults. If you have been resting your back hoping the pain will go away, you may be surprised to know that activity is better …

Early Signs of Arthritis in Fingers and Hands

There are many types of arthritis and related conditions that affect different parts of the fingers and hands. Common symptoms include pain, stiffness, swelling, or numbness in the wrist and fingers. Pitted nails, painful sores, or thickened skin that makes bending the fingers difficult may also occur. Read on to learn about some signs of arthritis that affect the fingers …

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What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

Oftentimes people get confused about the difference between psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disorder. It is characterized by red patches of skin with thick silvery scales. The most common form of psoriasis is plaque psoriasis. Psoriasis lesions most commonly are found on the elbows and knees. It can be painful, uncomfortable, unsightly, and itchy. Psoriatic arthritis …

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Home Remedies for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a very common joint problem. It can affect anyone. Shoulder pain may involve the cartilage, ligaments, muscles, nerves, or tendons. It can also include the shoulder blade, neck, arm, and hand. Seeking early treatment is important. It can take several weeks or longer for shoulder pain to heal. At-home shoulder pain remedies may help you to recover …

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Tips For Getting Through the Winter with Arthritis

With the coldest temperatures of the year upon us, you’ve probably felt the changes in weather affecting your joints. On top of that your motivation to get up and out of the house has decreased. How can you get through the winter with arthritis? Many people say cold, dry weather affects their joint pain levels. Winter can leave you feeling …

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Exercises for Sacroiliac Joint Pain Relief

Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain is felt in the lower back and buttocks. The pain results from damage or injury to this joint between the spine and hip. Sacroiliac pain can mimic other conditions, such as a herniated disc or hip problem. An accurate diagnosis is important to determine the source of the pain. The SI joint connects the hip bones …

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Is Arthritis an Autoimmune Disease?

Autoimmune diseases are the result of a malfunction in the immune system. Healthy cells are mistaken for foreign bodies. This causes the immune system to attack healthy cells in the body.  According to the Arthritis Foundation, as many as 50 million Americans suffer from some form of autoimmune disease. There are many different forms of autoimmune diseases. The symptoms and …

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Knee Joint Pain – Causes and Treatment

Whether it’s a dull ache or a sharp pain, knee pain is a common problem in older adults. One study of adults over 50 found that one in four suffers from knee pain. And, nearly two-thirds had some type of knee pain during the 12-year study period. Knee joint pain is often caused by overuse. Pain in the knee joint …

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Elbow Joint Pain – Causes and Treatment

Elbow joint pain is often caused by overuse. Tennis, golf, even our jobs can require repetitive hand and arm movements. Elbow joint pain may often be due to a form of arthritis. However, the elbow joint is less prone to wear-and-tear damage than many other joints. Elbow joint pain may also be due to bursitis, tendinitis, sprain, or fracture.  Arthritis …

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 …