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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quick Fact

An interesting fact I stumbled across. X-ray is a method of detecting osteoarthritis. By age 40, many people have some evidence of osteoarthritis on their x-rays. 70% of people over 70 have x ray evidence of osteoarthritis…but only half of those develop the symptoms.

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 […]

What is Glucosamine?

Glucosamine is a popular supplement used by many people who suffer from osteoarthritis. It’s made naturally in the body and is found in healthy cartilage. As we age, glucosamine production dwindles. Glucosamine is often combined with chondroitin, together these two aid in joint pain, inflammation and cartilage regeneration. This is just a little snippet on […]

Will Joint Cracking Cause Arthritis?

NO! It might be making your neighbor slightly more annoyed than need be, but no, you aren’t going to develop arthritis from it. OK so if its painful, then chances are you are doing some damage. Joint cracking is basically when negative pressue is pulling nitrogen gas into a joint. It really isn’t harmful. Other […]

Exercise and Osteoarthritis

If there is pain, don’t do it right? Well yes and no. It’s not ideal to push through the pain, you are likely to cause more damage and further degeneration. However, becoming suddenly sedentary isn’t the best idea either. Exercise is really important to improve joint range of motion and to strengthen the muscles around […]

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 […]

Joint Pain

Joint pain is suffered by millions around the world. There are many underlying conditions that can cause joint pain, but the most common is arthritis. This site will focus on degenerative cartilage damage and osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder and affects millions world wide. This disease causes the shock absorbers of the […]