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. …

6 Foods To Avoid With Gout

Inflammation of the joints can be painful no matter what type of arthritis you have. When it starts limiting your life and keeping you from doing the activities you love, that’s when something has to be done. Along with the proper treatment, medication plan, and natural daily joint supplements, you’ll want to closely monitor your diet if you suffer from …

6 Health Benefits of MSM

Methyl sulfonyl methane, also known as MSM, is a naturally occurring compound found in the bodies of plants and animals. These natural levels of MSM often decline as you age which can lead to a sulfur deficiency and eventually organ and tissue malfunction. What does this mean for you? Well, for one, sulfur is an imperative component in several structures …

5 Gout Home Remedies

Gout is a type of arthritis that is affected by the levels of uric acid in the body, especially in the joints. If you suffer from gout, you know that tenderness, swelling, pain, and inflammation in the joints can be an every day part of life. How can you ease these symptoms? There are several ways to do this. We …

The Best Places to Live With Arthritis in the U.S. Updated

Update: We’ve received a lot of feedback on this post about places to live with arthritis and it’s apparently been very helpful for a lot of people. Thank you for all your input. We’ve revisited the post and made a couple of updates based on the discussions and feedback we’ve received. If you have any additional input, feedback, or advice, …

5 Early Warning Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis

The signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis can differ from patient to patient, but if you suspect you might have this condition, what should you look for? Recognizing the warning signs of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be crucial to your overall health and extremely helpful to medical professionals in diagnosing the disease. RA can start out with minor symptoms that …

5 Foods To Avoid With Arthritis

Arthritis can be a painful burden that warrants a comprehensive solution. As with most things in life, diet is an important factor when it comes to joint pain and arthritis. Many people ask what they can be eating or avoid eating to help them with their arthritis pain levels. Although diet choices won’t remove joint pain altogether, they can contribute …

Glucosamine Sulfate vs. Glucosamine Hydrochloride

Not all glucosamine is equal If you have arthritis or joint pain there is a good chance that a friend, relative, or doctor suggests glucosamine.  Glucosamine can be very effective for some people, while other people don’t believe it works.  Part of the reason people get different responses to it is because of the type of glucosamine they’re using. It …

Exercises for Shoulder Bursitis & Shoulder Impingement Relief

What is Shoulder Bursitis? Every major joint of the body has a synovial bursa, which is a small, oily fluid filled sac that allows and facilitates smooth movement between the moving parts of a joint (tendons, muscle, and bones). When a bursa becomes irritated, it becomes inflamed making the space for movement smaller and smaller. This can cause further swelling …

Astaxanthin Food Sources

We’ve all heard about antioxidants at this point, but do you really understand what it means or why you should consume them? Certain foods and drinks are touted as being high in antioxidants amongst other nutrients but it is imperative that you be able to see through any marketing ploys and decipher for yourself which foods actually do contain high …

Trochanteric (Hip) Bursitis Exercises for Pain Relief and Mobility

Exercises For Trochanteric Bursitis Anyone who suffers hip pain from bursitis knows that it can severely limit your mobility. Once upon a time, people with bursitis were told that rest and immobilization were the best treatments for pain. However, we now know that the old saying “use it or lose it” is a much more effective approach for reducing symptoms …

Dealing With & Treating Knee Pain from an MCL Injury

  Diagram of the Knee The knees are the largest joints in the human body; they perform crucial functions in standing, walking, running and jumping. They provide powerful thrusts and absorb tremendous shocks. Seven ligaments run in and around the normal joint, and four provide front back, inside (medial collateral ligament – MCL) and outside (lateral collateral ligament …

How to Prevent & Treat Golfers Elbow

Golfers Elbow Overview When hearing of elbow injuries from sports activities, most people think of the outside elbow pain called tennis elbow and not golfers elbow. There is another, less common form of elbow motion injury; it is Golfers Elbow. Characterized by pain from the bony prominence of the elbow and radiating along the inside of the joint, these elbow …

What Causes Palindromic Rheumatism?

Palindromic Rheumatism, also known as Hench-Rosenberg Syndrome or Palindromic Arthritis is a musculoskeletal disease characterized by a palindromic (or recurring) joint pain and stiffness. This type of rheumatoid arthritis gets its name because it is unique in that it will go away and come back from time to time. The word “palindrome” refers to a word that it the same …

Use the Summer Season to Your Advantage

Depending on where you live, summer is typically the most looked forward to season during the year, and for good reason. Sunny weather, vacation time, long days, and easy living, make it hard not to love. With psychological health boosted during the summer months, it’s just as easy to boost your physical health, maybe even getting some natural joint pain …