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Osteoarthritis Knee Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Osteoarthritis Knee.

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The Causes of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major health problem affecting an estimated 21 million adults in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage which results in pain, stiffness, swelling a...  Read more

Dietary Supplements for Osteoarthritis

When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo...  Read more

Types of Arthritis

When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is...  Read more

Foods That Fight Osteoarthritis

Unlike other forms of forms of arthritis, your risk of developing osteoarthritis is largely related to lifestyle factors like diet, weight, exercise, and previous injury. In fact, dietary and lifestyle changes can have a huge affect on the prevention...  Read more

5 Healthy Habits That Are Making You Sick

You eat right (most of the time), hit the gym regularly and keep a clean house, especially during cold and flu season. So, why are you still getting sick? It turns out that some of the best things we do to stay healthy can expose us to germs when don...  Read more

Low impact cardio for Sr with bad knees
Updated 3/30/2015 3:10:55 PM

Over 70 and arthritic (bone on bone) knees trying to find just the right cardio exercises for under 30 mins. Found FASHfit on Utube but using the SarkProple site so want to find one here. Do 60 mins twice a week of water aerobics and the rest of t...  Read more

Exercises for arthritic knees and asthmatics
Updated 3/31/2015 7:41:19 AM

Doess anyone have any ideas for exercises for someone with severely arthritic knees and asthmatic. I live in Michigan so the weather does not allow me to go out for walks etc for half of the year. I am not doing any exercises now but want to st...  Read more

Exercise while recovering from knee surgery.
Updated 3/29/2015 10:13:22 AM

Hi everyone! Just wondering what you may suggest? I'm almost 2 weeks post up and am gradual taking normal steps! My muscles are still quite tight but I would like to keep active. Any suggestions? Jenn...  Read more

I'm a retired rehab RN and I just finished PT for my knee, too. PT should have given you instruction
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I'm a retired rehab RN and I just finished PT for my knee, too. PT should have given you instructions with pictures. I highly recommend doing them. If you don't have them, ask your PT to give you a copy of them. Good luck! :)...  Read more

I'm in need of exercise help. Had knee surgery and
Updated 3/21/2015 4:21:35 PM

I'm in need of exercise help. Had knee surgery and haven't done anything (but PT) for 3 months. Have 75+lbs to lose to get in shape & avoid more surgeries. All I get from surgeon is "do what you feel is right"- not helpful! Suggestions????...  Read more

High Knees and TV

Don't feel like working out because your favorite show is on? Stand up and do some walking high knees during the program. Walk or do active stretching during commercials. Bam! You've just done a 20+ minute workout!...  Read more

TV Time used wisely

I keep a 2 lb. dumbbell by where I sit. While I'm watching shows, I use it! There are really a lot of arm exercises you can do while sitting....  Read more

The Knees

Recovering from knee surgery?or just having chronic knees issues and pain Need to loose some weight and build muscle to properly support your knees?...  Read more

Flip-Flops May Not Be So Bad After All

Last spring I wrote a blog about my obsession with my beloved flip-flops. With the exception of a few months during the winter, flip-flops are my primary spring, summer and fall shoe staple. I wear them almost every day, the only exception is when I...  Read more

Think Exercise is Bad for Your Knees? Think Again!

Over the years, I've gotten some interesting comments when family or friends find out I'm a runner. "Be careful- that stuff is terrible for your knees!" or "Why would you want to do that kind of damage to your joints?" are some of the most memorable...  Read more