Posted on 19. Dec, 2012 by Jennifer.
Arthritis is characterized by an inflammation and/or swelling of the joints. This is usually also associated with pain and stiffness. In truth, arthritis is a generic term used to refer to a group of several conditions (more than 100 diseases, in fact) that share a common factor: inflammation of the joints.
Posted on 12. Dec, 2012 by Jennifer.
Swollen joints, shooting pain, reduced mobility – this is the everyday life for millions of people around the world who suffer from arthritis. Living with this disease can certainly be a challenge, since arthritis is able to affect even simple activities, such as driving, walking, cooking and even talking on the phone.
Posted on 05. Dec, 2012 by Jennifer.
Do you have soreness and burning in your joints? Do your joints feel swollen, red, and puffy to the touch? You may have arthritis. If you think that you may have arthritis, you need to schedule an appointment with your general practitioner. This is where you will start the diagnosis process. However, this is not likely where you journey ends.
Winter is the time of year that many with arthritis dread. It can be difficult to deal with arthritis as the weather cools, and you may feel as though you need more medication to manage your symptoms. However, with a few measures, you can reduce the amount of pain you have from your arthritis during the winter months.
When you are suffering from joint pain, fatigue and stiffness, the last thing on your mind is probably physical exercise. However, you need to be aware that exercise is absolutely essential for people who suffer from arthritis. A workout program will increase strength and flexibility levels, will reduce pain and will help release the much-needed endorphins, our body’s natural painkillers.
Did you know that arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the USA? In the USA alone, an estimated 43 million people have to cope with this illness on a daily basis and, since the disease has no known cure, finding coping mechanisms or ways to ease the discomfort associated with the condition is absolutely essential. [...]
As the saying goes, you are what you eat. If you suffer from arthritis, know that some foods may actually aggravate your condition and that health care professionals are now telling patients to stay away from certain foods that may cause inflammation. The hardest part is that most of the foods capable of worsening conditions [...]