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  • Natural Relief For Arthritis Pain

    Natural Relief For Arthritis Pain

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 50 million American adults have arthritis or another rheumatic condition. Arthritis is characterized by inflammation in one or more joints which leads to chronic pain, stiffness, swelling and decreased range of motion. The condition can attack...

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  • Natural Relief for Joint Pain

    Natural Relief for Joint Pain

    Chronic joint pain is suffered by a large percentage of the population, particularly as we grow older. In a recent US Government survey by the National Center for Health Statistics, tests showed that 29.4% of adults aged 55-64 reported suffering joint pain in the 30 days prior to being surveyed. Th...

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  • Ways To Permanently Ease Back Pain

    Ways To Permanently Ease Back Pain

    Are you looking for ways to ease your back pain? If you are, then you are certainly in very good company. Back pain influences the lives of millions of people every year. In this article, we will explore back pain and what you might be able to do to address your back pain in an effective fashion. A...

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  • Proper Nutrition Is Critical For Healthy Joints

    Proper Nutrition Is Critical For Healthy Joints

    The pharmacy is the first place that comes to mind for most people when joint pain flares up. While there may be some medications that provide short-term relief, a trip to the grocery store for joint-friendly foods can pave the way for long-term solutions to pain. According to the National Insti...

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  • Back Pain? Immerse Yourself In The Benefits of Swimming

    Back Pain? Immerse Yourself In The Benefits of Swimming

    If you are among the millions of Americans who spend their days awash in a sea of back pain then maybe it's time you took a plunge into the pool. Because swimming is low-impact, it provides all of the benefits of a workout without the risks of joint damage. Water neutralizes the force of gravity so...

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  • The Correlation Between Exercise and Lower Inflammation

    The Correlation Between Exercise and Lower Inflammation

    Adults in middle age who regularly engage in exercise over the long-term have been found to have much lower levels of inflammation, according to a study published in Circulation magazine. A comprehensive study by doctors at University College in London plotted the association between inflammator...

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  • Chronic Pain Relief with Perfect Posture

    Chronic Pain Relief with Perfect Posture

    Millions of Americans and people around the world suffer from chronic pain. Pain in the back and neck areas are two of the more commonly cited of all chronic pains, and these issues can be difficult to deal with, treat and eventually remedy. Chronic pain across the board can have many diverse sour...

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  • Adverse Effects Of Statin Drugs On Osteoarthritis

    Adverse Effects Of Statin Drugs On Osteoarthritis

    High blood levels of cholesterol are routinely believed to be responsible for heart disease, even though a large body of evidence now suggests that other factors such as inflammation and oxidative stress may be the real culprits. For instance, the Framingham study showed that nearly half of all hea...

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  • Why Hyaluronic Acid Helps Arthritis Pain

    Why Hyaluronic Acid Helps Arthritis Pain

    When joints begin to stiffen and are not as flexible as they once were, perhaps it's time to do what you would do for a creaking door or a stiff hinge add some lubrication. Human joints are naturally lubricated and protected by a thick gel substance called synovial fluid and one of the main cons...

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  • Anti-Inflammatory Curcumin

    Anti-Inflammatory Curcumin

    Curcumin works by naturally promoting healthy levels of histamine and cortisone. Studies have revealed that curcumin is as effective as either cortisone or the anti-inflammatory drug phenylbutazone in fighting acute inflammation. An added benefit is that, in contrast to the potential toxicity of ph...

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  • Natural Alternatives for Pain Relief

    Natural Alternatives for Pain Relief

    With so many safe and effective natural alternatives there is no longer a need to rely on expensive prescription medicines or surgery for pain relief . Take advantage of the natural treatments above to get a handle on your pain. Curcumin , which is found in the spice turmeric, has potent anti-...

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  • Joint Health Supplement for Runners

    Joint Health Supplement for Runners

    Joint Health Supplement Hyaluronic Acid, or HA, is a complex carbohydrate that is produced in the cartilage, the epidermis, and elsewhere in the body as part of the natural repair and recovery process. The HA molecule has a strong ability to attract water, providing needed hydration to the cells...

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  • Is Hyaluronic Acid Safe?

    Is Hyaluronic Acid Safe?

    Despite its rather ominous and foreboding name, hyaluronic acid does appear to be safe for most people in injected form; however, this is most definitely an area for one to consult his or her doctor. Pregnant women and nursing mothers should not use hyaluronic acid. While hyaluronic acid can b...

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  • Joint-Friendly Exercises Naturally Help Fight Pain, Stiffness

    Joint-Friendly Exercises Naturally Help Fight Pain, Stiffness

    Moderate exercise is a critical component in the prevention and treatment of joint problems, but many sufferers avoid working out because they are fearful of the pain it might cause. The old adage "use it or lose it" is very appropriate in this case because a lack of exercise can cause joints to b...

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  • Joint Health Tips

    Joint Health Tips

    Like many parts of our body, we often don't think about our joints and joint health until there is a serious issue. Preventive medicine and maintenance is important at any age, but joint health issues can become increasingly prevalent as we age. In this article, we will turn our attention to how we...

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  • Stretching Exercises Relieve Arthritis Pain

    Stretching Exercises Relieve Arthritis Pain

    Stretching is well known for keeping joints and muscles flexible and has been found to be effective in relieving pain caused by arthritis. Stretching exercises are also good for preventing osteoarthritis in joints that do not have arthritis. Stretching the muscles relieves the pressure and tension ...

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  • Osteoarthritis - How to Stay Active with Pain

    Osteoarthritis - How to Stay Active with Pain

    Arthritis is a health condition marked by inflammation or swelling of the joints. It can cause chronic pain and may also limit movement. While there are many types of arthritis, osteoarthritis (also known as degenerative joint disease) is the most common. Researchers have yet to find an exact ca...

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  • Manage Osteoarthritis Pain with Simple Exercises

    Manage Osteoarthritis Pain with Simple Exercises

    While it may be tempting to use joint discomfort as an excuse not to exercise, people with osteoarthritis won't find significant pain relief unless they keep moving. According to the National Arthritis Foundation, moderate exercise is an essential component of any successful osteoarthritis treatmen...

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  • Relieve Joint Pain with Natural Supplements

    Relieve Joint Pain with Natural Supplements

    Aspirin, Ibuprofen or Naproxen can be found in just about every medicine cabinet in the country especially in those of adults suffering from chronic joint pain. What most of us know is that these are all types of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs - products developed to reduce fever a...

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  • Natural Supplements for Healthy Joints

    Natural Supplements for Healthy Joints

    Osteoarthritis and other chronic joint pain problems are conditions that currently affects 27 million Americans, with debilitating symptoms like inflammation and joint pain. While NSAIDs (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs) are often prescribed for osteoarthritis and chronic joint pain, they c...

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  • Risk Factors For Vitamin D Deficiency

    Risk Factors For Vitamin D Deficiency

    Obesity is an established risk factor for Vitamin D deficiency. Most morbidly obese people have lower than normal blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD, a measure of vitamin D status), which correlate significantly and negatively with body mass and percentage body fat. Lower levels of 25...

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  • What is Kratom?

    What is Kratom?

    Kratom is a substance which can be extracted from leaves of the Mitragyna Speciosa tree which grows throughout Southeast Asia. The flowers of the tree resemble bishops' mitres or hats, hence its name, which means "precious bishop's hat-like tree" . Locals preferred to call it by their own name of K...

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  • Arnica: Uses, Benefits for Chronic Pain

    Arnica: Uses, Benefits for Chronic Pain

    Achy joints. Sore muscles. Back pain. Arthritis. Fibromyalgia. Chronic pain is an unfortunate fact of life for millions of Americans. In many cases the pain is so severe that it hampers the ability to function normally. Consequently pain management is big business and sufferers spend billions of do...

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  • Anti-inflammatory Diet

    Anti-inflammatory Diet

    Is it possible that the kind of diet you eat will actually have an impact on joint pain? In short the answer is, yes! The food choices that you make will impact how you feel and look and even inflammation. Many diseases and conditions revolve around inflammation in some fashion or another. There ar...

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  • Can High Acidity Cause Inflammation in the Body?

    Can High Acidity Cause Inflammation in the Body?

    From the common cold to cancer, inflammation is a major component of disease. Learning ways to prevent inflammation not only helps ease symptoms of disease, but it helps to slow aging, keeping the body young and healthy for as long as possible. What is inflammation? Inflammation is a natura...

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  • Understanding Arthritis and Diet

    Understanding Arthritis and Diet

    Derived from Greek and Latin roots, the word "arthritis" appropriately means joint inflammation. Arthritis affects roughly one fifth of the population of the United States and is the main reason for disability in people over the age of 55 living in industrialized parts of the world. It is not a sin...

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  • Glucosamine And Chondroitin: Dynamic Duo Takes Aim At Joint Pain

    Glucosamine And Chondroitin: Dynamic Duo Takes Aim At Joint Pain

    Many older Americans accept joint pain as an inevitable part of getting older and dial back their physical activity to accommodate their stiff, swollen knees and hips. But it doesn't have to be that way. A recent study conducted at the Osteoarthritis Research Unit at the University of Montreal ...

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  • End Chronic Pain with Perfect Posture

    End Chronic Pain with Perfect Posture

    Millions of Americans and people around the world suffer from chronic pain. Pain in the back and neck areas are two of the more commonly cited of all chronic pains, and these issues can be difficult to deal with, treat and eventually remedy. Chronic pain across the board can have many diverse sourc...

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  • Top 3 Foods For Joint Pain Relief

    Top 3 Foods For Joint Pain Relief

    With a growing trend toward a healthier lifestyle, good nutrition is playing an increasing role in the lives of many individuals. In addition to helping maintain a healthy body weight and boosting energy, scientists are learning that certain foods may also help ease joint pain. Many people...

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  • Zap Arthritis Pain With Low Level Laser Therapy

    Zap Arthritis Pain With Low Level Laser Therapy

    More than 40 million Americans suffer from arthritis and live with chronic pain and stiffness that affects their ability to function normally. Arthritis typically affects joints in the hands, spine, knees and hips. Although it can occur at any age, it is more prevalent in people over the age of 55....

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  • Fend Off Falls with Tai Chi

    Fend Off Falls with Tai Chi

    One of the biggest health risks to elderly adults may surprise you. Most would guess heart disease, cancer or other medical disorders. These certainly are a concern for senior citizens, but one of the most dangerous health hazards the aging population faces is falling. Learning and regularly practi...

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  • Thai Solution to Knee Pain

    Thai Solution to Knee Pain

    How do you respond to constant nagging knee pain caused by osteoarthritis? Do you try ibuprofen, and if that doesn't work do you make an appointment with your doctor? And if the prescribed painkillers don't solve the problem, what then? It?s interesting to see how other cultures deal with joint pai...

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  • Exercise Your Way to Lower Inflammation

    Exercise Your Way to Lower Inflammation

    Physical exercise offers a host of healthy benefits including better control of body weight, improved mood, better sleep, and a boost in energy, but that's not all. A number of studies point to a new health benefit people can gain through regular exercise: reduced inflammation in the body. Tie...

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  • The Importance of Synovial Fluid to Joint Health

    The Importance of Synovial Fluid to Joint Health

    The synovium is a membrane surrounding each joint and is responsible for the production of a thick, slippery fluid. Moving into the cartilage when a joint is at rest and out to the joint capsule during activity, synovial fluid helps ensure smooth and easy body movement. It lubricates and nourishes...

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  • Joint Health Indicates Heart Health

    Joint Health Indicates Heart Health

    Wouldn?t it be handy if we had an indicator on our arm or leg that showed the level of our heart health? Well, in a way, we do. Researchers have found that moderate to severe osteoarthritis in the joints is associated with increased mortality from cardiovascular disease. Conversely, healthy joints ...

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  • Supplements for Chronic Joint Pain

    Supplements for Chronic Joint Pain

    Chronic joint pain occurs when a joint is inflamed or infected over a long period of time. Symptoms include pain, swelling, stiffness, limited movement and redness or warmth around the joint. While obesity, accidents and overuse can cause chronic joint pain, medical evaluation is recommended as it ...

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