Arthritis / 8 posts found

Are You at Risk for Developing Osteoarthritis?

by Ross Bryant
The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA). The three main causes are aging of the joints, obesity, and injury. What are the symptoms? Symptoms can vary widely from patient to patient, and can be intermittent with long pain-free periods of affected knees and hands. The most common symptoms are joint pain, especially with repetitive use of the joint, and it usually gets worse as the day wears on. Swelling and creaking or grating of the joint may be common, and the joint can be warm to the touch. There may be tenderness to the joint when light pressure […]

My “_____” hurts! Do I have Arthritis?

by Ross Bryant
Let’s face it, we’ve all had it…that pain; in your wrist, your knee, your ankle. Stiffness in your leg after than long drive?  As I have gotten older I have had all of these.  But do I have Arthritis? That’s a good question!  Really the only person that can answer that for you is your doctor.  And that’s a problem. Many people think they have arthritis, but for some reason never discuss it with their doctors. Some just say, “well, I must just be getting older.” They just assume nothing can be done about it. And younger people with joint pain, […]

6 Things You Need To Know to Manage Your Arthritis

by Ross Bryant
If you had to guess…Who do you think is the most important person that will be involved in helping with your arthritis?  That’s right.  YOU!  If you’ve been diagnosed with arthritis, you’ll probably have several healthcare professionals on your team, but the most important person on this team is you. You’ve probably always heard, “if you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself.” All this really means is taking the time to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices for yourself, and then putting them into action. Having arthritis affects everyone differently, so it’s up to you to learn and practice […]

Arthritis Can Cripple Your Quality of Life

by Ross Bryant
If you or someone you know has arthritis, then you know how hard it can be on your life.  Arthritis comes in many different forms and there are currently more than 100 types of arthritis that have been discovered. Arthritis is actually a group of many different conditions that all engage in damaging the joints of the body. The most common form of arthritis is Osteoarthritis.  Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that comes as a result of excessive trauma to the joints, infection of the joints, or simply by old age. Osteoarthritis, as well as affecting the joints, decreases the […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms and Treatment

by Ross Bryant
If you or someone you know is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, you’re not alone.  Each year, out of 100,000 people, 54 suffer from this specific type of arthritis alone. However, this isn’t a disease without hope. Although there is no formal cure, there are many different types of rheumatoid arthritis treatments used to make many of the symptoms if not go away, then make them much less bothersome. Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis aren’t always easy to spot. Many times, patients go undiagnosed because they don’t feel like their symptoms are severe enough to be taken to the doctor. Some symptoms come […]

An Arthritis Diet Could Greatly Reduce Your Pain

by Ross Bryant
If you’ve tried all sorts of different remedies to help reduce arthritis pain, don’t feel like you’ve hit rock bottom or like you’ve run out of options.  There is a new arthritis diet that may help greatly reduce your pain.  Doctors have found that there are specific foods that cause inflammation of the joints and muscles and that there are foods that relieve pain. If you’ve ever thought to yourself that your joints are much achier after your meal than before you ate, the pain you’re experiencing could be directly related to the foods you ate.  Although there’s no medical […]

Arthritis Pain Can Affect Your Whole Body

by Ross Bryant
Have you ever found yourself complaining of a constantly achy back, a shoulder that’s just killing you, or your neck feels like it’s tied in knots, you should know that these common complaints could be a warning sign that you are suffering from arthritis pain. Arthritis pain can affect your entire body if it spreads, so carefully listen to all of the aches your body is making you aware of.  Many times people pass off symptoms of arthritis as just general aches of the body simply because arthritis is usually associated with old age. Little do they know, arthritis pain doesn’t discriminate […]

Arthritis Pain Relief Tips

by Ross Bryant
If you’re experiencing arthritis pain, you already know how severe it can be.  You also know how much you struggle to find relief from all of the pain.  This disease has yet to have a formal cure, but luckily, there are some tips that can help you achieve some much needed arthritis pain relief. A great form of pain relief that will warm you right up is moist heat.  You can buy hot packs and heating pads for around $10 – $30.  I got one of these many years ago and now would not live without it. You could also make […]