Tag Archives: osteoarthritis

Feeling and living better with arthritis

January 15, 2014

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by Jennifer Schaecher —  If you are one of the 20 to 40 million Americans suffering from osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, you may wonder what you can do to alleviate the pain. Have you tried exercise? Numerous medical studies demonstrate that exercise improves — even relieves — arthritis pain. People who choose […]

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Osteoarthritis and vitamin C

December 19, 2013

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Arthritis is a leading cause of disability in the world, affecting 43 million persons. One of the most common conditions that will affect most of us to some degree is osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease (DJD). It is a breakdown of joints, including […]

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Fall back into health

November 24, 2013

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by Dr. Saman Rezaie —  The summers in Arizona have a way of slowing things down. The heat keeps people indoors, which tends to bring a halt to being active. The loss of physical activity can lead to getting out of shape and can make us more prone to injuries. With the temperatures coming down […]

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Hip pain and myofascial release

March 30, 2013

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by Maria Troia —  Hip pain affects individuals of all ages and can have various causes, including osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis or common muscle strain. Such hip pain can happen while walking on flat surfaces, up and down stairs, squatting or sleeping on the painful side. Hip pain may be experienced in the hip […]

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The heavy facts about being overweight

January 9, 2013

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by Dr. Melissa Dawahare —  With the popularity of NBC’s hit show “The Biggest Loser” and Dr. Phil’s book, The Ultimate Weight Solution, the topic of weight loss is in the spotlight. People across America are beginning to participate in weight loss programs, eat better and exercise more. This trend comes just in time, because […]

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Regenerative joint therapy optimizes joints

September 23, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Regenerative joint therapy (RJT), also known as prolotherapy, is a treatment for joint injuries and strains. Joint injuries are common and can lead to arthritis or joint diseases. Arthritis is caused by inflammation of the joint and is accompanied by stiffness, aches and pains from injuries, or strain on the […]

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Health updates

September 12, 2012

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The following is new information about evolving insect resistance to genetically engineered cotton, and ways to manage arthritis without drugs. First documented cases of insect resistance to GE cotton According to a new research report by University of Arizona (UA) entomologists, a pest insect known as the bollworm is the first to evolve resistance in […]

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Screwing with your knee problems

September 2, 2012

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by Dr. Kenneth F. Muhich —  OK, now that I have your attention, allow me to explain the phrase “screwing with your knee.” A number of different joints in your body are connected to other joints by muscles, tendons and ligaments for support and movement. These joints have different names, such as facets in the […]

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Osteoarthritis and prolotherapy

May 7, 2012

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold — One of the most common health conditions is osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease. Arthritis is a leading cause of disability in the world, affecting 43 million persons. When one suffers from osteoarthritis, a group of mechanical abnormalities including a gradual “wear and tear” […]

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Prolotherapy for sports injuries

March 1, 2012

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Nearly anyone who has ever experienced a sports- or exercise-related injury can tell you that sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness, treatment and prevention of those injuries. Although sports teams have employed physicians for many years, it is only since the late 20th […]

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Do you pop pain pills for arthritis?

March 1, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Anyone who has arthritis knows how difficult it can be to treat. The usual palliative treatment includes pills, creams or a tough-it-out attitude. Yet over-the-counter pills barely work and/or last only a few hours, while prescription drugs may cause a multitude of side effects and be dangerous. Many find that […]

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Natural treatment options for osteoarthritis

February 26, 2012

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by Denise Jenderzak —  Struggling with arthritic pain can be frustrating and challenging. For those with osteoarthritis (OA), the pain affects all areas of their lives. Sleep is disrupted, and the ability to focus and concentrate is diminished. Irritability and depression can occur. As the disease progresses, many patients are forced to give up activities […]

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Are you tired of living with low back pain?

February 24, 2012

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Low back pain, also referred to as backache and lumbago, is one of the most common health concerns for which people see a doctor. If you have not experienced low back pain, the odds are that you will sometime in the future. The statistics involving low back pain are […]

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