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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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