Is Arthritis Hereditary?

There are more than 100 different forms of arthritis and related diseases. The most common types are osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), fibromyalgia, and gout. The short answer is yes – there is a genetic predisposition to getting it. However, just because people in your family have this painful condition, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll develop the …

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Lyme Arthritis

Lyme disease is an illness spread through tick saliva. If an infected tick bites you, bacteria in the saliva enter your bloodstream, increasing your risk of Lyme disease. When there is a delay in treatment, the bacteria may settle into the joints, leading to a special type of Lyme arthritis. In fact, 60% of people who do not receive timely …

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Carpal Tunnel vs Arthritis

If you are having pain in one or both hands, you may be wondering if carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis is causing the pain. While both conditions can cause discomfort, there are several key differences between the two. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause weakness, tingling, or numbness in the hands. Arthritis can also cause pain and make it difficult to …

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Arthritis on the Rise

According to the CDC, arthritis affects nearly 59 million US adults. That is about 1 in 4 adults. This is an increase of about 4 million people or about 8.5% from 10 years ago.  Research finds that arthritis susceptibility increases with age, body mass index, physical inactivity, and worsening physical and mental health. Arthritis is highest among adults who are …

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Early Signs of Arthritis Can Begin at What Age?

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the United States. It most often develops in people in their mid-30s or older. It’s also more common in women and people with a family history of the condition. Of people 18 to 44 years old, 7.1% report doctor-diagnosed arthritis, according to the CDC. Of people who are aged 45–64, 29.3% report doctor-diagnosed …

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Fall Prevention – How to Avoid Injury

Falling – accidentally and unexpectedly landing on the ground, usually happens in familiar environments while you are doing your normal, daily activities. You may fall when something bumps into you, trip over something, lose consciousness (from a seizure, stroke, or other health problem), or you are experiencing losing your balance. Falls are a big problem for older adults. So much …

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Brushing and Flossing with Rheumatoid Arthritis

As people with arthritis already know, arthritis can make things we previously took for granted much, much harder. As simple tasks become increasingly difficult there may be a temptation to stop doing some of the things that help a person lead a fulfilling life – like brushing teeth. However, there is a huge list of reasons why brushing your teeth …

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Are There Any Cures For Arthritis?

Often times people will ask whether there is a cure for arthritis. However, what they really want to know is if there is a way for people with arthritis to go on living without being affected by the conditions of the disease. So, it’s really important to keep in mind that there are ways that arthritis can be treated, although …

Should I Try Natural Remedies For Gout?

Gout can be a very painful condition, with flare-ups happening suddenly. Gout occurs with a rise in uric acid within the blood. When levels reach a certain point, a gout attack occurs. Luckily, there are some natural remedies and treatments you can try at home to help reduce pain, and lessen the frequency of attacks.

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What are Stem Cells?

You may have heard about stem cells in the news, and perhaps you’ve wondered if they might help you or a family member with a serious disease. They are special human cells able to develop into many different types of cells. This can range from brain cells to muscle cells. In some cases, they can also fix damaged human tissue. …

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The Effects of Being Overweight and Knee Pain

Joint pain in the knees is one of the most common types of chronic pain. Many people experience aching joints, especially in the knees or hips, and assume it’s a natural part of aging. But there may be an underlying cause – being overweight. Weight loss can be a pain. But not losing those extra pounds can result in even …

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Eating Healthy While on a Budget

You don’t have to break the bank to eat a healthy diet. In fact, there are many ways to eat healthy, nutrient-rich foods even on a very tight budget. These include planning out meals, cooking at home, and making smarter choices shopping for groceries. Also, keep in mind that unhealthy junk foods cost you twice. This is because eating lots …

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The Dangers of Dehydration for Older Adults

You may have noticed in the news this time of year record heat waves and heat indexes across the US. Extreme temperatures seem to be on the rise. When it’s so hot outside, especially in the summer, dehydration can be a risk. Staying hydrated is very important for overall health. Your body needs water to regulate temperature, maintain blood pressure …

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Benefits of Nordic Walking with Nordic Poles

What is Nordic walking? It is the technique of walking using two poles to help with balance and to get  greater walking workout benefits. Whether you want to shed a few pounds, increase your fitness, protect your joints, or simply have a fun outdoor walk, Nordic walking checks all the boxes. Nordic walking may not be as popular as jogging …

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Does CBD Help Arthritis and Joint Pain?

If you have chronic arthritis joint pain, you may be wondering about cannabidiol oil (CBD) as a treatment. CBD, along with delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other chemicals, is found in marijuana. But unlike THC, CBD is not “psychoactive”. This means it does not cause the intoxication or high associated with marijuana use. Does CBD work? Have there been studies and evidence …

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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 …