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Osteoporosis Vs. Osteoarthritis: What’s The Difference?

Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are two chronic conditions, but that is where most of their similarities end. In combination with the root word “osteo,” meaning “bone,” the other parts of their names give hints as to their different characteristics. So, what are the main differences between osteoporosis vs. osteoarthritis? It comes [...]

By | 2017-11-02T17:19:46-07:00 November 2nd, 2017|Tags: , |6 Comments

Menopause And Joint Pain – What’s The Connection?

There are many different causes of joint pain, but for women, add one more to the list: menopause. Menopause and joint pain may be a surprising combination, but 41% of perimenopausal (before menopause) women and 57% of post-menopausal women reported a significant increase in joint pain. Does menopause cause joint [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:11:53-07:00 July 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Capsaicin For Pain

Capsaicin, the compound in peppers that gives them their tell-tale heat, is a surprisingly effective treatment for pain. It is hard to believe when you bite into a particularly hot pepper and flail around for relief that this heat can be a positive force for pain management. The heat level [...]

Living With Osteoarthritis Of The Knees And Hips

In 2007, arthritis and conditions related to it cost the U.S. economy almost $128 billion in medical care and indirect expenses. The most widespread form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is sometimes called “wear and tear” arthritis. Osteoarthritis is characterized by the chronic degeneration of the cartilage that cushions our [...]

5 New Research Studies Into Arthritis

There are over 100 different types of arthritis affecting nearly 175 million people worldwide. The severity of arthritis pain can range from mild osteoarthritis as a natural part of the aging process to severe early-onset rheumatoid arthritis that is debilitating. Most types of arthritis share similar symptoms that can include: [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:31:52-07:00 October 13th, 2015|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Take Action On World Arthritis Day

World Arthritis Day on Oct. 12 seeks to raise awareness about the painful set of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases that affect about 175 million people globally. When people think of arthritis, they commonly think of osteoarthritis, the sometimes debilitating musculoskeletal condition that generally affects people over the age of 60. [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:31:58-07:00 October 12th, 2015|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Ergonomic Changes To Ease Arthritis At Work And Home

Ergonomics is defined as “fitting a job to a person.” In the case of someone with arthritis, this means finding ways to modify the workplace (and the home) to lessen the strain on arthritic joints and make life a little more comfortable. The importance of workplace ergonomics is gaining increasing [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:32:01-07:00 October 11th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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