How Osteoarthritis Can Affect your Social Life

If you suffer from osteoarthritis, you’re likely familiar with the many ways it interrupts your physical day to day life. What you may still be learning, however, is how these changes affect your emotional health and relationships. According to research done by Aurora Sherman at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine, the effects of chronic…

Living with Osteoarthritis after Failed Treatments

With all the advances in medical science the past few decades, there are so many options when it comes to treating chronic illnesses. There’s often a wide range of treatments for patients, with varying levels of side effects and invasiveness. Osteoarthritis is one of these conditions where the average sufferer may spend years exploring treatment…

The Importance of Adding Fiber into your Diet for Osteoarthritis

People with osteoarthritis want the same things from life as those without — to play with their grandchildren, take a stroll through the park with their partner, or even walk the streets of Paris for the first time. There are a few medications that doctors can prescribe to manage joint pain and stiffness, but people…

The Best Exercises for Those with Osteoarthritis

Millions of Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, and many of them struggle with one of the most commonly prescribed treatments: exercise. Remaining physically active can feel difficult and counterproductive with painful joints protesting at every step. For those who were active before their diagnosis, it’s frustrating to be limited by their condition. And for others, nurturing…

Osteoarthritis: Can Back Surgery Help?

For many adults over sixty, back pain is a common reason they seek medical attention. Of those with back pain, many will end up facing back surgery before considering other effective and less invasive methods. A common cause of back pain in adults over sixty is a result of spinal osteoarthritis. Surgery is mostly ineffective…

Living with Osteoarthritis: Life Changes and the Importance of a Support Group

Most of us have probably heard about arthritis before and know what it’s all about. Although there are numerous types of arthritis, there is one that currently affects approximately 27 million Americans. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that affects the joints and is the most chronic disease of the joints. It mainly affects the knee,…

Gout: Managing Flare-Ups at Home

Chronic illness sufferers have become all too acquainted to living with chronic pains. And, gout sufferers are no exception. Few things are more painful than a joint that is red, inflamed, swollen, and radiating heat, during a gout flare-up. Once started these flare-ups are nearly impossible to stop, but you can try to ease your…

How This 1 Study Debunks Common Osteoarthritis Knowledge

Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition of the joints, with an estimated 30.8M adults in the United States reported having osteoarthritis from 2008-2011.1 The condition is characterized by a breakdown of the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of bones, and affects more heavily used joints such as those in the hands and spine.2…