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Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteoarthritis Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteoarthritis.

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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

Red Meat Consumption Linked to Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that has been linked to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. Previous studies have found that cigarette smoking and a diet low in vitamin C-rich fruits play roles in the development of...  Read more

How to Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin D

When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r...  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

I was recently diagnosed with arthritis in my hips
Updated 2/3/2016 2:45:01 PM

I was recently diagnosed with arthritis in my hips. 20+ yrs as a medic will do that, I guess. I recently became a nurse, so I'm on my feet A LOT. So, I need to shed some weight and do some strength training to keep it from getting worse....  Read more

I have fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. Energy is
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I have fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. Energy is definitely a problem but I do what I can to stay active....  Read more

Today I found out that I have arthritis in my knee
Updated 1/15/2016 5:22:43 PM

Today I found out that I have arthritis in my knees and though it's not bad I still feel extremely bummed out about it because I'm not even 25 yet but my knees are already ruined I want to cry but I can't even bring myself to do that hating life now...  Read more

Is anyone here with arthritis and other movement l
Updated 1/14/2016 7:49:34 AM

Is anyone here with arthritis and other movement limiting conditions?...  Read more

Any rheumatoid arthritis or mixed connective tissu
Updated 1/5/2016 11:56:59 PM

Any rheumatoid arthritis or mixed connective tissue disease/Sharp's sufferers? Would love to make some friends on here to get and give encouragement /tips for diet and exercise and general illness maintenance. I don't know anyone my age with it....  Read more

Green Beans

Green Beans are a great source of fiber and are about 99 cents per lb. right now. Green beans help those suffering from asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and migraines because of their anti-inflammatory properties. They also prevent choles...  Read more

Sesame Seeds Are Good For you

Nutrient-rich foods are your key to healthy and enjoyable weight loss. Sesame seeds are a very good source of copper. magnesium and calcium. Copper is known to reducing some of the pain & swelling of rheumatoid arthritis. Magnesium supports lowering...  Read more

Living with Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disorder (RAD)

This group is for those with RAD (RA), their friends and family members. This condition and its treatments can challenge us as we try to exercise and eat right, but it will not defeat us!...  Read more

More Americans Experiencing the Debilitating Effects of Arthritis

Over 50 million Americans live with the painful and sometimes life-changing effects of arthritis. That number has remained constant over the past few years. According to a new report from the CDC, what has changed is the number of people reporting...  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