Joint Pain Center: Information, News, Tips, Expert Advice

Can Running Cause Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis (OA), also referred to as a degenerative joint disease usually targets the cartilage. According to the CDC, it poses as the most common type of arthritis affecting more than 30 million US adults. Osteoarthritis is primarily caused by damage or breakdown of joint cartilage between bones and numerous factors contribute to it. Generally, activities that form too much pressure on joints, especially hips and knees, could...

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9 Gentle Exercises To Do After Total Knee Replacement

Staying physically active can be challenging to those of us with a total knee replacement (hereinafter known as a tkr) or joint care issues. We must remain vigilant to keep our joints lubricated, our muscles fluid, and our cardiovascular system working at optimum levels. Below are some time-tested, joint-friendly exercises that focus on improving flexibility and strength without putting undue pressure on your new knee. Do a variety of...

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How Can the Elderly Protect Their Joints to Prevent Osteoarthritis?

As we grow older, our bodies start to change and with those changes, our body becomes loses its ability to fully protect itself against many medical conditions. One of those medical conditions is Osteoarthritis. We mention Osteoarthritis because it is one of the most common conditions noticed among the elderly. Osteoarthritis is only one of the many different types of Arthritis. What you should know about Arthritis is that is it...

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Facet Syndrome – A Leading Cause of Lower Back Pain

Lower (LBP) back pain is fairly common, with most people experiencing some form of LBP during their lifetime. The cause of LBP is usually a combination of different factors such as muscle strains, disc degeneration, and a herniated disc. However, a less talked about but surprisingly common cause of LBP is facet syndrome (FS). FS is a condition in which the origins of back pain are the small joints located in the posterior region of...

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Hemolytic Anemia: Causes, Signs, Diagnosis and Treatment

Table of Contents [Hide] Types of Hemolytic Anemia Inherited hemolytic anemia Acquired Hemolytic Anemias The Causes of Hemolytic Anemia Signs & Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Treatment Options Conclusion Anemia is a blood disorder defined as an insufficiency of red blood cell or hemoglobin (iron-rich protein) in the blood. It is considered to be the most common blood disorder affecting more than 3 million Americans according to the...

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Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis – A Cognitive Comparison

Research conducted on patient suffering from Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis showed that cognitive impairment symptoms in Fibromyalgia were severe compared to that of rheumatoid arthritis. Patients who suffered from Fibromyalgia suffered from memory loss and were unable to concentrate on basic task at hand. They also struggle with numbers and are unable to perform basic math. That part gives us the basic understanding of what...

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Should You Be Worried about Your Joint Pain?

How many times have you experienced pain in one of more joints and completely ignored it? You’re not a lot, although millions of people feel pain in their joints at some point in their lives, they are highly unlikely to schedule an appointment and see their healthcare provider or think it’s something more serious than a “mere pain.” However, no pain ever occurs without reason, and joint pain isn’t an exception. Throughout this...

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Chronic Christmas: Surviving The Holidays With A Chronic Joint Pain

Christmas and Chronic Joint Pain The holiday season is coming near. Your friends, relatives, and neighbors are enjoying the season. You would like to join in the celebration; however, it is not possible if you have a chronic joint pain. It is even more difficult to handle it in the holiday season because Christmas season means winter season. According to the study, the joint pain is affected by the weather and climate, and the pain...

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Joint Pain and Swelling: Learn What May Cause Your Joint Swell?

Was the Onset of Joint Swelling Sudden or Gradual? There are different causes of joint swelling. How the joint pain occurs can give a clue of the cause of the joint pain. Some joint pain will occur suddenly while others will occur gradually. Rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis joint swellings are usually gradual but very harmful. Septic arthritis and other crystal induced arthropathies’ joints swellings are sudden. The joint...

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9 Effective Ways to Get Rid of Shin Splints

Shin Splints is a common term that is used for a condition medically known as medial tibial stress syndrome. This condition occurs when the bone tissue, muscles and tendons of the shin bone becomes overworked. The term is also used for general pain that occurs in the lower leg, below the knee – either at the front or back. They also state that the condition is a common problem among runners. The go on to explain that the condition is...

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