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Can OA Affect Young Healthy Individuals?

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August 7, 2017

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Can OA Affect Young Healthy Individuals?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), osteoarthritis (OA) affects a whopping 27 million Americans. Though OA is common, it is still somewhat misunderstood. While people tend to know that the degenerative joint condition affects more women than men, only some realize that it can affect young… Read More
 

Why Does OA Affect More Women than Men?

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July 17, 2017

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Why Does OA Affect More Women than Men?
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting over 30 million American adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk factors for OA include: Age (risk increases as age does) Family history Injury Obesity Overuse of affected joint Being female! The last risk factor… Read More
 

This Innovative Osteoarthritis Drug Shows Promise

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February 28, 2017

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This Innovative Osteoarthritis Drug Shows Promise
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder in America, and likely on the rise. If you’re living with this degenerative condition, you’ll be excited to learn about the news coming from the UK. The University of Liverpool recently partnered with AKL Research and Development Ltd to conduct a clinical… Read More
 

When to Consider Surgery for Osteoarthritis

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October 27, 2016

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When to Consider Surgery for Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that wears away the cartilage in your joints, causing pain, stiffness, lack of motion, and a decreased quality of life. This form of arthritis typically attacks weight bearing joints such as the hips or knees affecting your ability to walk, exercise, get up,… Read More
 

What Happens to Your Joints and Cartilage as You Get Older?

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May 26, 2016

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What Happens to Your Joints and Cartilage as You Get Older?
Aging is an inevitable part of life that we all have to face. As we age our bodies age with us, but what does this mean for your joints and cartilage? As we get older the effects of walking, exercising and physical activity during day to day life begin to… Read More
 

Best Exercises for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

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February 11, 2016

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Best Exercises for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain
Experts have known for a long time that exercise can help relieve pain and improve function for people with knee osteoarthritis. Maybe you already go on gentle walks, swims and bike rides to help your health and improve your condition. Aerobic activity is a great part of any well-rounded exercise… Read More
 

Best Painkillers for Osteoarthritis

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January 15, 2016

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Best Painkillers for Osteoarthritis
Unfortunately there isn’t a cure for osteoarthritis (OA). But that doesn’t mean you can’t improve your quality of life! Before we look at the best painkillers (prescription or over the counter) for osteoarthritis, we should mention the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. According to the National Institute of Arthritis… Read More
 

Lifestyle Tips for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain Relief

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December 13, 2015

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Lifestyle Tips for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain Relief
Managing osteoarthritis-inflicted knee pain can be a challenging process. Since our knees are such a commonly used joint, arthritis in the knee can really interfere with day-to-day life. These simple tricks can alleviate knee problems and help keep knee pain at bay. Exercise It may seem counterintuitive, but exercise is… Read More
 

Have Arthritis? 9 Inflammatory Food Ingredients to Avoid!

Have Arthritis? 9 Inflammatory Food Ingredients to Avoid!
Would you be surprised to learn that more than 52 million Americans are living with some form of arthritis? An estimated 1 in 2 people will develop symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee by the time they reach 85. In short, arthritis is more common than you realize and something you… Read More
 

Treating OA Pain: Does Acetaminophen Really Work?

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April 6, 2015

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Treating OA Pain: Does Acetaminophen Really Work?
Acetaminophen (also known as Paracetamol) is a commonly used over-the-counter painkiller that’s available under a range of different brand names, such as Tylenol and Excedrin. People have been turning to acetaminophen for everything from headaches and muscle aches to colds and fevers for years. Yet one question that many physicians… Read More
 
 
 

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