Category: Arthritis Pain

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Which Muscles Are Used When Negotiating Stairs?

April 14th, 2021

Do you have pain going up and down the stairs? Are you extra cautious going up the stairs due to fear of falling? Climbing stairs is a daily activity that is fundamental to getting around the community. Although stairs seem like a simple activity, your body uses various muscles to complete the movement. This article

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3 Exercises to Improve Knee Stability

March 19th, 2021

You may be wondering why your knee buckles when you go up and down the stairs. Do you feel like your knee is unstable and that it may slip out with sudden movements? You may be experiencing knee instability. Common Knee Injuries that Contribute To Knee Instability Meniscus Tear: a meniscus tear occurs in the

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If You’re Taking Opioids for Your Arthritis Pain, This Blog is For You

January 20th, 2021

130: that’s how many people on average die of opioid overdose every day in the United States. It’s a stunning statistic that sadly impacts nearly every community in our country, since opioid abuse and addiction affects people from all walks of life. Many people who become addicted to opioids were first prescribed them by a

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How to Stop Suffering with Arthritis Pain

December 22nd, 2020

Osteoarthritis affects over 32.5 million US adults. Arthritis is characterized by progressive degeneration of the cartilage in the joint space. Wear and tear of the cartilage over time can lead to bone spurs, inflammation, pain, stiffness, and weakness. Arthritis can affect the joint mechanics which can lead to other muscles compensating for it. What Are

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Why Does My Body Feel So Achy When It Rains?

October 29th, 2020

Do you notice that your bones and joints ache when it is cold or rainy outside? You may be wondering why certain joints flare up and stiffen based on the weather? Can you feel that a rainstorm is approaching because your whole body feels stiff? Many physicians have observed that more people feel pain on

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Knee Arthritis

The Beginning of Knee Arthritis

September 3rd, 2020

Arthritis of the knee joint is one of the most common causes of knee pain. Osteoarthritis is defined as progressive wearing away of the cartilage in the joint. The cartilage is there to serve as a cushion between the bones in the knee joint. When the cartilage degenerates, the bone may get inflamed and activities

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What is the Difference Between Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis?

March 16th, 2020

The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) projects that by 2040, an estimated 78 million (26%) US adults aged 18 years or older are projected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis.  What is Arthritis? Arthritis is defined as painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis are the 2 most common forms of arthritis. Although

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4 Stretches and Exercises to Improve Neck Pain

February 25th, 2020

If you are experiencing neck stiffness or soreness, you are not alone. Neck pain is one of the most common ailments among Americans. A strong neck can help prevent impairments in other parts of your body too. In order to prevent chronic neck pain, here are simple stretches and exercises that anyone can perform. 4

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Everything You Need to Know About Frozen Shoulder

January 29th, 2020

Overview Are you having difficulty reaching overhead? Does your shoulder lock up when you try putting on your shirt? Is it painful or difficult to put your hand behind your head? Motions that used to be easy and comfortable are now feeling stiff and painful. You may have Adhesive Capsulitis or better known as “Frozen

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