Tag: osteoarthritis

When You Need to Start Taking Your Back and Joint Pain Seriously

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Aches in your back and joints are one thing (and are very common in older individuals) but when the aches turn into pain, you should really pay more attention. Here’s what you should be on the lookout for. First, understand that pain and tenderness are two different things. Tenderness is a feeling of discomfort when…


Expert Discussion: Natural Joint Health Options by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is inflammation in the joints, mainly due to a breakdown of cartilage. Osteoarthritis frequently occurs in the knees, hips, spine, and the fingers. Common medical treatments do not usually improve healing or change the path of this condition. They are aimed at decreasing pain, inflammation, and stiffness while…


Health Spotlight: Rheumatoid and Osteo- Arthritis

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Arthritis – stiff, painful, swollen joints – is not a single disease. There are more than 100 arthritis-related conditions. The most common is osteoarthritis – “wear-and-tear”. Nearly 27 million Americans have osteoarthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Osteoarthritis, in which joint cartilage is broken down and lost, largely affects the spine,…