Category Archives: Arthritis

6 Tips For Healthy & Strong Joints

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A joint is where two or more bones meet and it’s important to know how to keep them healthy and strong because damage to the joints is often extremely painful and sometimes irreversible. Extreme joint pain can aggravate and lead to long-term conditions such as arthritis.  1. KEEP MOVING This doesn’t necessarily mean ‘exercise’ but […]

9 Natural Pain Relief Tips for Osteoarthritis

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As we age, the cartilage in our knees can wear down, triggering osteoarthritis and knee pain that flares up when we’re walking and climbing stairs. Medications — such as anti-inflammatories, corticosteroids, and injections of hyaluronic acid — are often prescribed to treat osteoarthritis knee pain. But those aren’t your only options. Natural remedies can also be used to ease […]

5 Quick Exercise Tips for Knee Pain

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You’ve probably heard the expression, “exercise is the best medicine.” Exercise can be beneficial for aches and pains, especially if you’re suffering from chronic knee problems or pain from arthritis. Before making these exercises a part of your regimen, we suggest speaking with a physician or physical therapist. If you’re experiencing knee pain, it’s important to […]

Tips Dealing with Knee Pain

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Here are the top tips for understanding and treating knee pain. 1. Knee pain is never normal The knee’s purpose is to help you bear weight and absorb shock when you move. A healthy knee is strong and pain-free with a good range of motion. If you experience knee pain, a “no pain, no gain” […]

Should I try Glucosamine For Knee Pain?

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Glucosamine, especially glucosamine sulfate, is extracted from the shells of shellfish to make dietary supplements. A synthetic form is made in laboratories, also. In this article, we explain what glucosamine is, why it is taken as a supplement, and whether there is scientific evidence to prove it is effective. We also discuss any side effects […]

9 Stretches To Start Your Day Off Right

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Let’s face it, getting motivated in the morning isn’t always easy. A cup of coffee and a few feel-good stretches can help. “Muscles stiffen overnight from lack of movement,” says expert. “This results in stiffness of the connective tissue (known as fascia) as well as the muscles.” Hold each of these stretches for at least […]

3 Benefits of Collagen for Joint & Bone Health

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Aside from skincare benefits, people everywhere are taking collagen for joints. Collagen is your body’s primary protein that makes up 70-95% of the cartilage your joints. And in your 30s, you’re less able to generate and replace collagen. The collagen in your body starts fading, affecting your ability and desire to run, to hike, to […]

7 Quick Stair Exercises

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You don’t need fancy gym equipment to get a good workout. You may not even need to leave your home. Squeeze some quick exercise into your day by simply stepping onto your stairs. Stairs climbing helps strengthen and tone your leg muscles. It keeps your leg arteries flexible, allowing blood to move more easily. Better […]