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Arthritis

ArthritisBone, Muscle & Joint
October 8, 2018

The 10 best foods for arthritis

Arthritis is a group of diseases that cause swelling, stiffness and pain in your joints. Arthritis can affect anyone, of any age. There are many types of arthritis. These include osteoarthritis, which develops if your joints are overused, and rheumatoid arthritis which develops if your immune system attacks your joints. No matter which type you have, living with arthritis can be tough as there’s no cure. But there are ways to manage the condition. Certain foods can help ease the symptoms by fighting inflammation (a condition where different parts of your body become reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful), and…
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ArthritisBone, Muscle & Joint
December 8, 2017

Make arthritis better with these simple steps

You’ve been diagnosed with arthritis – what does this mean? Arthritis is felt by pain in your joints. You may find these joints swelling, getting stiff and find it difficult to move. With arthritis, the pain can be worse on some days and mild on others. In severe cases, some people can’t walk or climb stairs. There is hope though. Surgery (like joint replacement) is a possibility that can help down the line. In the meantime, exercise can go a long way in easing your symptoms. Having arthritis is not a death sentence  There’s a lot you can do to…
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Arthritis
December 4, 2016

Take control of arthritis

The word “arthritis” describes joint inflammation or swelling, and it’s the name for a large group of more than 100 different conditions. The general symptoms are stiffness, pain and inflammation in the joints and softer structures around them. There is often swelling, redness, and reduced mobility, and these symptoms may worsen with age. Fortunately, there are arthritis treatments to help you cope. The earlier treatment is started, the more effective they will be. (more…)
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ArthritisBone, Muscle & Joint
October 16, 2016

Work away the pain of arthritis

Exercise is probably the last thing on your mind when a flare up of arthritis hits, but a workout may do you the world of good. Staying active is one of the best ways to ease arthritis and joint pain. This doesn’t mean you need to run a marathon – even moderate bouts of exercise can help you manage and improve your condition. (more…)
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Arthritis
October 12, 2014

Arthritis isn’t just an old man’s disease!

There is a common misconception that arthritis only begins to affect people over the age of 40 – not true! Arthritis can affect children as well. (more…)
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Arthritis
December 21, 2013

Working with arthritis

Did you know? There are more than 100 diseases which fall under the heading of arthritis, and all of them are characterised by joint stiffness and debilitating pain. Arthritis is a chronic condition, and accounts for more than 1 in every 10 visits to the GP. Joint pain may be caused by injury or an infection but, as we age, the most common cause is osteoarthritis. The joints most generally affected are the hips, knees, shoulders and finger joints. (more…)
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