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Osteoarthritis Management Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Osteoarthritis Management.

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

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

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

The Healing Power of Touch

It's common sense that a hug at a stressful time, a handshake after an important meeting or just cuddling at the end of the day help us relax, leaving behind negativity and worry. Now researchers are investigating whether this feel-good energ...  Read more

ADHD impulse control and self-management is a hard
Updated 11/20/2015 11:18:27 PM

ADHD impulse control and self-management is a hard thing, and I just haven't been successful. Each day each choice is an opportunity to slow down, be mindful, and embrace wellness and positivity. Anyone else with similar struggles? ~ feeling ashamed...  Read more

Osteoarthritis and Weight Loss
Updated 11/17/2015 2:48:18 PM

33 Has anyone had their Dr. prescribe warm water aqua therapy and did your insurance cover it? What works best to help with range of motion and decrease pain in the hip area?...  Read more

Exercise time management suggestions??
Updated 11/18/2015 8:13:12 PM

Is it better to exercise a little everyday (like 20 minutes) or for longer period of time (like an hour) several times a week. I am VERY busy and I am having a hard time being consistent with my exercise because I am not exactly sure how to schedule...  Read more

Fybromyalgia osteoarthritis and the fat battle.
Updated 11/19/2015 2:32:34 PM

Hi there everyone. I've recently been diagnosed with a pretty bad case of Fybro. And on top of that osteoarthritis. Yay me, said no and be ever. Does anyone else have this disease on here? And if so maybe we can devise a plan of action And support on...  Read more

Just got diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knees
Updated 11/8/2015 11:52:54 AM

Just got diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knees which makes it really hard to walk or bend them without pain, any suggestions?...  Read more

Not the End of the World

The apocalypse does not arrive simutlaneously with the eating of a double with cheese at Wendy's. Plan for whatever your "special" item is, don't exceed your plan, and enjoy the doggone thing. Works well as a reward for reaching goals, again, if not...  Read more

Pin as tab the Nutrition tracker page (Firefox 4)

I used "Pin as tab" in Firefox 4 to fix my daily nutrition tracker page.This way, my nutrition tracker is always there one click away when Firefox opens up. It is less time to add food, and I am more likely to track. ("Pin as tab" is also useful for...  Read more

Pre-Baby Weight Management (PBWM)

Welcome! This is a team dedicated to help women get healthy enough to have children! Lose the pounds, inches and get in shape for a happy, healthy pregnacy!...  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