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Rheumatoid Osteoarthritis Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Rheumatoid 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

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

Recently diagnoses with rheumatoid arthritis. Stru
Updated 4/18/2016 11:43:24 PM

Recently diagnoses with rheumatoid arthritis. Struggling with dealing with the fatigue. I have gained 20 in the past year before being diagnosed. Does anyone else have experience with RA and fatigue?...  Read more

Exercise with osteoarthritis...any tips??
Updated 4/15/2016 4:56:09 PM

Exercise with osteoarthritis...any tips??...  Read more

Osteoarthritis and lack of exercise. 60 pounds ove
Updated 4/30/2016 11:05:29 PM

Osteoarthritis and lack of exercise. 60 pounds overweight need a plan to lose weight and I'm 52. I'm in so much pain can barely walk up steps....  Read more

Any suggestions for excercise for osteoarthritis a
Updated 4/12/2016 7:57:11 PM

Any suggestions for excercise for osteoarthritis and carpal tunnel?...  Read more

It's raining and I am in pain. Rheumatoid Arthriti
Updated 3/14/2016 7:34:16 PM

It's raining and I am in pain. Rheumatoid Arthritis kicking my butt! Need to move more but I am exhausted....  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

Herbs and Supplements for Osteoarthritis

You've been managing your osteoarthritis for a while now. You know that the medications your doctor prescribed for you play an important role in relieving pain, making joint movement easier and preventing further damage from inflammation. But like...  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

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