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Rheumatoid Osteoarthritis Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Rheumatoid Osteoarthritis.

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

Do you have osteoarthritis? If so how do you comba
Updated 9/2/2015 6:49:23 PM

Do you have osteoarthritis? If so how do you combat the extreme fatigue after a workout??...  Read more

I'm looking for Rheumatoid arthritis friends. I w
Updated 8/28/2015 9:46:07 AM

I'm looking for Rheumatoid arthritis friends. I was diagnosed 3 yrs ago. I also have hypothyroid. I would like to chat and share notes on how to shed steroid weight (if possible) and ideas on exercising with cronic flares....  Read more

Anyone else out there working out with rheumatoid
Updated 9/13/2015 10:26:27 PM

Anyone else out there working out with rheumatoid arthritis?...  Read more

62 yrs old. Have aggressive osteoarthritis. Str
Updated 8/16/2015 5:04:06 PM

62 yrs old. Have aggressive osteoarthritis. Struggled with weight since childhood. Looking for buddy....  Read more

Anyone else struggle with Rheumatoid Arthritis/Fib
Updated 8/27/2015 6:34:45 PM

Anyone else struggle with Rheumatoid Arthritis/Fibromyalgia or something similar? How do you get yourself to stay moving instead of sitting around all day when you're constantly exhausted and in pain? That's my biggest problem....  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

Help for Rheumatoid arthritis and swelling with food

Eat onions, scallions,leeks, a drizzle of olive oil, cherries, berries, salmon, citrus fruit, carrots, sweet potatoes, ginger all help with inflamation. Avoid Animal fat, butter,margarine & sour cream; animal fats are high in omega-6 fatty acids whi...  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 some of the most memorable...  Read more