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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 have severe arthritis of my lumbar spine. I am n
Updated 9/20/2016 6:43:01 PM

I have severe arthritis of my lumbar spine. I am not able to walk or run. What would you suggest for me to get some exercise in?...  Read more

Anybody experienced Cervical Osteoarthritis? My
Updated 9/20/2016 1:13:56 PM

Anybody experienced Cervical Osteoarthritis? My husband has been having episodes where he just passes out or get dizzy. It appears as if he is having a heart attack but heart issues have been ruled out....  Read more

Diagnosed with arthritis today. Doctor said I need
Updated 9/15/2016 10:03:03 PM

Diagnosed with arthritis today. Doctor said I need surgery that relief will be short lived. Freaking out and not handling anything well at the moment....  Read more

*** Anti-inflammatory food arthritis.What kind of food do you eat when the inflammation is pretty ba
Updated 9/13/2016 3:53:08 PM

*** Anti-inflammatory food arthritis.What kind of food do you eat when the inflammation is pretty bad? Or preventive/ supportive?...  Read more

Does anyone have any tips for someone suffering from severe rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia? T
Updated 9/12/2016 7:30:15 PM

Does anyone have any tips for someone suffering from severe rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia? Thanks, I'm 22 with both of these. #firstpost #help...  Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Introduction

Rheumatoid Arthritis: An IntroductionRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is starting to cement itself as a debilitating disease that affects people of all ages.1 In fact, itís now the third most common type of arthritis, in terms of incidence, behind osteoarth...  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

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