Glucosamine: what am I looking for?

Many glucosamine products sold on the shelves don’t give the consumer what they need. In the USA, these supplements are not regulated by the FDA, and the amount of effective ingredient cannot be verified. There is some conjecture over the most effective dose, and some supplements simply will not provide the benefit intended. Firstly, you […]

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 […]

Electrical Stimulation for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Improving quadriceps strength is a big factor in reducing the pain of osteoarthritis in the knee. Strong muscles around the joint will stabilize the joint and take pressure off the cartilage. Exercise has been shown to improve the symptoms, severity and functionality associated with osteoarthritis of the knee. However in SOME cases the exercise may […]

Shock Absorbing Shoes bad for you?

Here is an article I found on shock absorbing shoes and how they may not be the best option for someone with arthritic knees. From WebMD Those shock-absorbing athletic shoes and clogs designed to protect and cushion the feet may be bad for arthritic knees. When researchers examined the effects of different types of footwear […]

GAIT Study

The recent GAIT study (Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial) checked out whether glucosamine supplementation would help pain and symptoms associated with osteoarthritis. The answer is yes. For people with moderate to severe joint pain, glucosamine was just as effective as anti inflammatory drugs in reducing pain and symptoms. People in the States are realising what the […]

Causes of Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain

What are the causes of joint pain? Obesity Well you hear the term ‘obesity’ thrown around a lot these days. It’s becoming an epidemic, our population is getting fatter, and we are becoming more of a burden on the health system. We all know the main problems that associate with obesity, but it has a […]