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Osteoarthritis Management Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Osteoarthritis Management.

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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

Today I start the medical weight management progra
Updated 8/1/2016 1:54:59 PM

Today I start the medical weight management program with Kaiser with my husband. Excited! ^_^ Anyone else doing or have done this program?...  Read more

I think weight management and healthy living is al
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I think weight management and healthy living is also about the scale. Go ahead, make that purchase, and control your focus by only doing weekly weigh ins. This will at least keep you informed of your progress. In this case, ignorance is NOT bliss...  Read more

Is that also a weight management medicine? I was o
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Is that also a weight management medicine? I was on phentermine and I liked it much better except for the dry mouth....  Read more

I have osteoarthritis in my hip. I take 2 Aleve wh
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I have osteoarthritis in my hip. I take 2 Aleve when I will be walking for long distances. It usually helps with the pain....  Read more

Osteoarthritis in knee
Updated 7/9/2016 9:03:49 PM

Has anyone has a knee replacement? Anyone suffering with knee arthritis? How do you cope? Do you bike? Swim? It feels like a life changing point for me. I'm just looking for support from those who understand....  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...  Read more