Five ‘Unpopular’ Things People with Chronic Illness do

Self-care is pretty popular these days. It’s not uncommon to see images floating around the internet touting the amazing sensation of canceling plans out with friends to instead stay in and curl up with a good book. While we can all certainly agree from our own perspective, it’s often much more difficult to be the…

Tips for Managing Knee Pain

Whether you’re suffering from an injury or are simply genetically predisposed to joint issues, there are a number of ways to manage knee pain. There are often many different goals with joint rehabilitation, but the path to get there is often quite similar. Runners hope to finish their perfect marathon, grandparents want to play with…

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…

5 Best Walking Songs for People with Osteoarthritis

We’ve all heard the advice before from our doctor: get some exercise if you want to feel better. Most frustrating of all for people with osteoarthritis is that the one thing that may be best for our health is also the habit that’s hardest to pick up. That joint pain can be so hard to…

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,…

Gluten-Free Breakfast Muffins

Mornings are hard. And, as a result, it can be easy to skip breakfast for a few more minutes of sleep. Instead of having to choose between breakfast and sleep, making your breakfast in advance is a great way to ensure that you can have both! In previous blog posts, we’ve spoken about the reasons…