The aches and pains of arthritic joints have been around as long as the human race. And before pharmacies opened on every corner, people used natural remedies to ease pain and stiffness.
“To understand why many old-fashioned pain remedies worked, you need to understand that if someone believes in a pain cure, their brain will produce endorphins that ease their pain,” explains Andrew G Kowal... ››› more
Your skeletal system, composed of a whopping 206 bones, has one of the most important functions in your body: To provide overall structure and support and protect the organs. So how do arthritic joints later in life occur?
The care and maintenance of this powerhouse is often ignored or completely forgotten. Your body builds bone mass until you reach your twenties. Then, by your thirties, you ha... ››› more
Arthritic joints can make everything - from picking up a pen to taking a walk - completely and utterly painful and miserable.
If you're familiar with this feeling, you're not alone. In the United States alone, every one in five adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While there's no way to make your achy joints disappear forever, eating... ››› more
Arthritic joints typically present redness, swelling, pain and stiffness. For this reason, exercising with arthritic joints can be a challenge! But dealing with arthritis symptoms doesn't mean you should stop exercising or give up on your favourite activities…
In fact, exercising keeps your joints in tip-top condition and supports your overall bone, muscle and connective tissue health. In the... ››› more
With arthritic joints, there can be joint pain, joint damage and systemic involvement. There are many different treatment options for arthritic joints, but one that we'd like to introduce, or rather tell you about, is an age-old remedy that has worked like a dream for millions of people: Epsom salt baths.
Epsom salt baths is a popular topic that's brought up among people suffering from some for... ››› more
If you have arthritic joints but (understandably) don't want to opt for common treatments such as over-the-counter and prescription drugs due to their harmful side effects, you need to know about green tea!
Green tea is a super-healthy, tasty alternative to painkillers that may provide serious joint pain relief. According to research, green tea helps alleviate joint pain by fighting inflammatio... ››› more
If you have arthritic joints, you may be tempted to buy into the long list of anti-inflammatory, painkilling prescription drugs that your doctor has recommended. But we'll tell you right now that enduring the expense - not to mention side effects - of big pharma is unnecessary considering there are natural ways to deal with arthritic joints that are safer and more effective...
We have many tric... ››› more
The worse your symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis get and the longer you suffer from them, the bigger chance you have of your disease completely destroying your joints. But once you know you have rheumatoid arthritis, you can slow down the progression of your symptoms. Use these three tips to do just that!
Slow down the progression of your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms to save your joints
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Taking medications for your arthritis isn't your only treatment options. You need to include a comprehensive exercise plan into your normal routine to keep your joints healthy, moving and strong. Here are the most important reasons why you need to exercise when you suffer from arthritis and joint pain!
Exercise helps preserve your joints despite your arthritis
When you keep your join... ››› more
When you have painful joints because of your arthritis, it's important to keep them moving. And yes, that includes when they're swollen and sore. As long as you're doing the following exercises gently, you're likely to see a vast improvement in your range of motion, strength and balance despite your painful joints.
Keeping your joints moving when you have arthritis isn’t the easiest thing to ... ››› more
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