How does RA affect different parts of the body?

By | 2018-09-18T10:27:59-04:00 September 18th, 2018|Arthritis, Inflammation and Pain|

How does RA affect different parts of the body? Last reviewed Tue 18 September 2018  Medical News Today By Jamie Crawford Reviewed by Deborah Weatherspoon, PhD, RN, CRNAOutlook People feel the primary symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in their joints. However, this condition can also affect many other parts of the body, including the eyes, lungs, and heart.Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes a person's immune system to mistakenly attack healthy tissue. When left untreated, RA [...]

Exercises for pain free hands

By | 2018-09-17T14:03:44-04:00 September 17th, 2018|Arthritis, Inflammation and Pain|

Healthbeat Exercises for pain free hands Your hands perform countless small and large tasks each day—from pouring coffee, brushing teeth, and buttoning shirts to raking leaves or kneading bread. But aching hands can transform the simplest task into a painful ordeal. Hands can hurt for a variety of reasons, from the mechanical to the neurological. Arthritis—which affects one in five American adults—and other persistent joint problems are by far the most [...]

When walking makes your legs hurt

By | 2018-08-02T09:32:50-04:00 August 2nd, 2018|Arthritis, Inflammation and Pain|

Harvard Health Letter Four conditions that can affect your legs and make walking painful   Updated: August 1, 2017 Published: June, 2008 Fitness experts used to stress the benefits of heavy-duty aerobic exercise — the kind that makes you breathe hard and gets your heart going. But the message changed to moderation after a number of studies showed that physical activity that's far less taxing is associated with lower rates of [...]

16 Gentle Exercises for People with Arthritis

By | 2018-07-25T09:52:01-04:00 July 25th, 2018|Anti-Aging, Arthritis, Inflammation and Pain, Diet & Excercise|

If you have RA, exercise can help your joints and muscles, and benefit your heart, bones, and mood. KAREN PALLARITO April 01, 2014 Arthritis workouts If you have rheumatoid arthritis, low-impact aerobics, strength training, and stretching can help prevent stiff joints, build muscle, improve endurance, and benefit your heart, bones, and mood. Of course, when joints are inflamed, you need to take it easy. One study suggests resting 2 to 3 [...]

Foods to Avoid with Arthritis

By | 2018-07-24T09:22:37-04:00 July 24th, 2018|Arthritis, Inflammation and Pain, Diet & Excercise, Health News, Tips & Research|

Fried and processed AGEs Sugars and refined carbs Dairy Alcohol and tobacco Salt and preservatives Corn oil Bottom line Inflammatory foods “Arthritis” is a general term encompassing conditions that share joint pain and inflammation. There are many different types of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. Typical treatment involves inflammation and pain-reducing medications. While there is no single diet to follow, research suggests including anti-inflammatory foods in your diet [...]

6 Natural Ways to Ease Inflammation

By | 2018-02-21T11:34:41-05:00 February 21st, 2018|Arthritis, Inflammation and Pain|

If you are like most people, you lead a rather stress-filled life — a life filled with demands, and little time for rest and relaxation. With little time for you, you eat fast food rather than preparing a healthy meal, you choose more coffee over getting more sleep, and you spend hours hovering over your computer or smartphone instead of being outside and enjoying nature. In response to the overload of rampant [...]

Didn’t they take an oath not to do harm? Opioids are coming from doctor’s offices, not the ER

By | 2018-01-29T09:58:58-05:00 January 29th, 2018|Arthritis, Inflammation and Pain|

By: Ralph Flores A new study from the University of Southern California has uncovered a disturbing trend in the opioid distribution: While state legislature and hospitals have implemented more stringent measures in prescribing opioids, physicians’ offices have continued the practice, increasing the rate of prescription by more than four times. The report, which was published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, also revealed that total opioid prescribing in the U.S. had shot up by 471 percent in [...]

Top 15 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

By | 2017-09-07T13:20:16-04:00 September 7th, 2017|Arthritis, Inflammation and Pain|

Small, gradual changes are typically more sustainable, easier for the body to adapt to and can make you less likely to go back to your old ways. So rather than emptying your pantry and sailing off to the Mediterranean, you can pursue an anti-inflammatory diet one step at a time. By adding in the anti-inflammatory foods that fight inflammation and restore health at a cellular level, you can begin to repair [...]

Tai Chi for Knee Osteoarthritis

By | 2017-09-01T10:18:40-04:00 September 1st, 2017|Arthritis, Inflammation and Pain|

Friday, August 4  |  Arthritis Foundation Experts have long recommended tai chi as a low-impact workout that’s gentle on the joints. Research published in 2016 in Annals of Internal Medicine revealed additional benefits: It may be as effective as physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis (OA). In the study, people with knee OA either took a tai chi class or went to physical therapy twice a week. After three months, both groups experienced similar improvements in symptoms, such as [...]

Knee OA More Common Now Than at Any Time in the Last 6,000 Years

By | 2017-09-01T10:12:40-04:00 September 1st, 2017|Arthritis, Inflammation and Pain|

  Tuesday, August 29  |  Arthritis Foundation A team of researchers from the United States and Finland has found that rates of knee osteoarthritis (OA) are higher now than in the past – probably not for the reasons you think. In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers report that knee OA is more than twice as common today, in the post-industrial era, as it was at any [...]

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