What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

If you’re one of the 1.5 million people in the United States with rheumatoid arthritis, you know how painful the disease can be. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory condition that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s...
Is Hyaluronic Acid a Wonder Drug?

Is Hyaluronic Acid a Wonder Drug?

Hyaluronic acid, also called hyaluronan, is a gooey substance your body makes to heal, cushion and lubricate its own parts. The highest concentrations are naturally found in the eyes, joints and skin. Over the last few decades, scientists have discovered the many...
Alternative Treatments for Arthritis

Alternative Treatments for Arthritis

Chronic arthritis pain affects millions of people in the United States each year. In fact, one in four adults with arthritis report experiencing severe joint pain related to arthritis, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although many people...
Wearing the Right Shoes: Why It Matters

Wearing the Right Shoes: Why It Matters

Most people know they should wear good, supportive shoes. It’s something their parents probably told them as children, and their doctors never seem to get tired of reminding them of it. However annoying as it may be to hear this repeated so often, there’s a solid...
Dealing with Joint Pain During Cold Weather

Dealing with Joint Pain During Cold Weather

If you have arthritis or joint pain, you may have noticed that your joints feel sore and achy when the weather gets cold. This isn’t your imagination; in fact, studies have shown that weather changes may increase pain. Some experts believe that joint pain worsens...