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Joyce Hollman

Why your hips hurt and the supplements that help

Keeping your hip joints healthy and pain-free is important to maintaining your mobility and independence as you age. Osteoarthritis is only one condition that can compromise your hip function. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to support the health of these important joints.

Jenny Smiechowski

Never take this over-the-counter pain killer if you’re deficient in selenium

You’ve probably taken Tylenol many times in your life. Most of us have… whether it was to relieve a headache, reduce fever or tame a toothache. But unfortunately, like many over-the-counter pain relievers, it comes with serious risks, especially if you’re low in this essential mineral.

Jenny Smiechowski

The superstar antioxidant that stops osteoarthritis in its tracks

Osteoarthritis is a pain in the butt, or more accurately, the knee, hip, hand, neck or back. The loss of cartilage in these areas leads to painful bone rubbing that can prevent you from doing all sorts of everyday activities. Unfortunately, doctors can’t help much, but there is a promising antioxidant that not only relieves the pain but could stop osteoarthritis from progressing…

Joyce Hollman

How curcumin prevents muscle damage and soreness

Why reach for dangerous NSAIDs when you can reach into your spice cabinet for something that relieves muscle aches without the side effects? Research shows that curcumin supplements are a safe, effective way to prevent muscle damage, pain and inflammation whether you’re exercising, working, gardening or getting your game on.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The vitamin that protects your heart if you’re living with rheumatoid arthritis

Living with rheumatoid arthritis means living with severe joint pain. Add insult to injury, it also puts you at higher risk for heart and blood vessel disease because people with RH can have high levels of homocysteine in their blood. Why? it comes down to a simple vitamin deficiency you can correct…

Joyce Hollman

Your doctor’s go-to treatment for hip and knee pain may actually cause more harm

The knee and hip joints are the two joints you hear about most in connection with osteoarthritic pain and joint replacement. Treatments are available that ease the pain of OA, including cortisone injections. But recent research has revealed that these injections are more dangerous than we’ve been led to believe…

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Joyce Hollman

4 reasons your hips may hurt and how to help

Hip pain doesn’t stop at your hips. It can cause debilitating pain in the lower back and knees because your hips simply cannot bear their share of the weight. If you are living with hip pain, even if it seems minor, it’s good to know the cause. Here are four possible reasons for hip pain, and the signs of each…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Are antibiotics causing rheumatoid arthritis?

When most of us think of arthritis, we probably think of the classic stiff, achy joints of the most common type of the disease, osteoarthritis. But, there’s another type of arthritis that’s a whole different animal, an autoimmune disease that attacks your joints, leaving them painful, swollen and even disfigured.

Craig Cooper

7 foods that reduce joint pain

Regardless of your level of activity, joint pain can affect your performance and your enjoyment. You can tackle this challenge by selecting from a wide variety of anti-inflammatory and pain medications, or signing up for physical therapy. You also can choose these 7 foods that help reduce joint pain.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Joint replacement surgery on your horizon? Do this NOW

The majority of joint replacement surgeries occur in people over the age of 65. If you’re getting ready to undergo a knee or hip replacement, there something very important you should start doing now to lower your risk of a complication that could put you back in the hospital…

Jenny Smiechowski

Is your arthritis chronic Lyme in disguise?

If you develop joint pain and stiffness as you get older, it’s easy to assume you have osteoarthritis, a common condition. But before you write off a sudden case of stiff, achy joints as a sign you’re not the spring chicken you once were, ask yourself a question — What’s my tick exposure like?

Jenny Smiechowski

How yoga relieves rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and boosts remission

When your joints are painful, swollen and inflamed from a rheumatoid arthritis attack the last thing you feel like doing is putting pressure on them. But as counterintuitive as it sounds, there’s one activity that when you have RA, could be your ticket to symptom relief and even remission…

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