Post-Traumatic Arthritis

Most of us have injured a joint during our lifetimes, many of us as children. While it was painful for a time and may have required medical attention, it probably healed up and we assumed that was the end of it. But for many, it isn’t. Over time, that same joint may...

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What Is Double-Jointedness?

Most people have known someone who is “double-jointed.” These are people whose joints are so flexible that they can move them in unusual ways. Remember the kid in school who could bend their thumb all the way back to their forearm, or the gymnast who could assume the...

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Sleep and Joint Pain

According to the Arthritis Foundation, studies suggest that as many as 80% of people with arthritis have trouble sleeping. If you have difficulty falling or staying asleep due to joint pain, sleep deprivation can make your pain feel worse and negatively impact your...

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Massage Therapy for Joint Pain

Many people associate getting a massage with a spa getaway or luxury vacation. But did you know that massage therapy can help people who experience joint pain caused by arthritis and other joint-related conditions? Regular massage of muscles and joints can result in a...

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Managing Your Arthritis Flares

No matter which type of arthritis you have, there is a good chance you have dealt with a flare at some point in your life. A flare occurs when arthritis pain increases, or you notice a sudden worsening of your symptoms. During a flare, the medications you usually take...

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