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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

Arthritis in my hips weather change = Pain!
Updated 8/17/2016 5:49:04 PM

Arthritis in my hips weather change = Pain!...  Read more

Exercise With A Bad Knee/Chronic Pain/Arthritis
Updated 8/17/2016 4:52:38 PM

I am 46 and have the knee of a 70 year old according to my Dr. I am too young to get a replacement so all I can do is deal with it the best I can. Once I have taken 8000 to 10000 steps it gets to where I am in so much pain I can hardly bend my knee,...  Read more

I have arthritis in my knees, any exercises that h
Updated 8/7/2016 8:56:34 PM

I have arthritis in my knees, any exercises that help lose weight but easy on the knees?...  Read more

I'm losing this weight battle. I have rheumatoid a
Updated 7/23/2016 10:10:02 PM

I'm losing this weight battle. I have rheumatoid arthritis and I work on the computer. I walk on my breaks, but the pain is really bad right now. I work 12 shifts, daytime. I can't seem you get on schedule with my meals. Suggestions?...  Read more

Arthritis is seriously playing up today. :-( Still going to complete a walk however it will be a sh
Updated 7/22/2016 2:26:46 PM

Arthritis is seriously playing up today. :-( Still going to complete a walk however it will be a short one. I'm doing the 30 day walking challenge & todays is 10 minutes, sounds ideal for me today :-) Onwards & forwards. No excuses #motivation....  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