Arthritis-health Blog

3 Essential Shoulder Stretches to Manage Arthritis

Keeping an arthritic shoulder immobile can increase pain. Incorporating shoulder stretches, like the towel stretch, crossover stretch, and overhead stretch can help to keep blood flowing, build up the shoulder muscles, and maintain the shoulder's range of motion.

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Can RA Symptoms Be Reversed with Diet?

Clint Paddison shares his journey about severe rheumatoid arthritis, and how he eliminated his RA symptoms with a strict diet and exercise regime.

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A Visual Guide to Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis, a type of arthritis that mainly affects the spine, is complex. Our award-winning video can guide you through how AS begins and progresses.

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The Benefits of Prolotherapy Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis

Prolotherapy is a relatively new injection option that relies on joint inflammation to stimulate growth and healing in damaged tissues.

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What Are Lumbar Osteophytes (Bone Spurs)?

When joint cartilage degenerates, bone spurs (or osteophytes) may develop on the damaged joint. Learn what happens when they form in the lumbar spine.

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4 Ways to Turn Up the Heat on Fibromyalgia

Heat therapy is one of the most effective strategies for soothing fibromyalgia pain. Try these 4 heat therapy methods to ease your fibromyalgia aches and pains.

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Using Heat and Cold to Treat a Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare-Up

Heat and cold therapy can be used to treat stiffness and swelling from rheumatoid arthritis.

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Can a Gluten-Free Diet Relieve Joint Pain?

Following an anti-inflammatory diet is becoming a popular way to fight inflammation and the joint pain that can result from it. Is eliminating gluten one way to do it?

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“Treat to Target”: A New Approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Experts think the treat-to-target approach is the best way to treat rheumatoid arthritis and relieve joint pain. This approach is appropriate for anyone with RA, whether they are newly diagnosed or have had it for decades.

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5 Risk Factors for Hip Arthritis

No one knows for sure what causes hip osteoarthritis. But research has shown that these 5 factors can raise your risk.

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