Pick Up Sticks

Many people suffering from arthritis are severely restricted in their mobility. A task such as bending down to pick something up off the ground may be a very painful, take a lot longer, or simply be impossible. There are many aids available to help people in this situation with everyday tasks. One such device is […]

Gout: Everything You Need To Know

What is Gout? Gout is a form of arthritis that causes redness, swelling and pain in joints. It has been known for more than 2000 years. It usually affects a single joint with each episode, most often the big toe, but can affect other joints also. Gout is known as a condition that affects primarily […]

Juvenile Arthritis

What is Juvenile Arthritis? There are over a hundred types of Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions that are characterized by painful, stiff and swollen joints. Arthritis that occurs before the age of 16 is called Juvenile Arthritis. This term refers to the many different types of arthritis that can occur in children. Juvenile Arthritis can occur […]

Weather and Arthritis

Many arthritis sufferers claim their joints hurt more under certain weather conditions. Is it true? Can weather affect your joint pain? There are conflicting opinions on the matter and there is still really no agreement on this issue. Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, and fibromyalgia have all been reported by people to be affected by the […]

Omega 3 Oils and Inflammation

Nearly everyone suffering from joint pain or arthritis has wished for a magic cream or supplement to vanish away their pain. Research is finding more and more ways to aid your pain relief,in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle these supplements and nutritional aids really do work. So whats the latest? Omega 3 is one of […]

Tai Chi for Joint Pain

Everyday you see people around in parks and public areas performing some slow moving martial arts movements, it almost looks like a synchronized dance. Well what you are seeing is Tai Chi. Tai Chi has been practiced for years in China, and is now regarded as a therapy, a preventative measure and remedy for many […]

Hydrotherapy and Water Exercises for Joint Pain

Hydrotherapy and water exercises are a great option for joint pain and arthritis sufferers. It is well documented that exercise and activity will significantly help pain management for osteoarthritis. It will increase your joints range of motion, and strengthen the joint. Both of these lead to a healthier, more stable joint that will ultimately function […]

Nutrition & Arthritis: An Introduction

One of the most common questions people with arthritis ask is, can the foods I eat affect my arthritis? We know for sure than excessive weight gain will affect your arthritis, and many researchers have looked at the role diet may play in the treatment of arthritis. There are over 100 different types of arthritis, […]

Walk with pain?

Should you push through the pain barrier? It’s a common question many arthritis sufferers ask themselves, and rightly so. There is so much information out there now about the benefits of exercise for arthritis. It is all true, but most people with arthritis don’t do the exercise necessary. The trick is to know what kind […]

Arthritis of the Hand: Part 2

Diagnosis Arthritis of the hand can be diagnosed by examining the hand and by taking x-rays. If the x-ray is normal, sometimes a bone scan can help the doctor diagnose the arthritis in its early stage. Arthroscopy is another way to diagnose arthritis. This is a very invasive procedure and shouldn’t be used for diagnosis […]