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 …