Arthritis-health Blog

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

New ways of thinking about how rheumatoid arthritis is treated can mean better outcomes and improved quality of life for those with the condition.

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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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How to Sleep Better if You Have Ankylosing Spondylitis

These 3 tips can help alleviate your ankylosing spondylitis symptoms so you can get some much needed rest.

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When Is Joint Revision Surgery Needed?

Most joint replacements last years without any problems. But as joint replacement patients get younger, an increasing number of people may need a second joint replacement, known as a joint revision surgery.

Following your surgeon's care instructions after a joint replacement can help decrease the risk for needing a revision surgery. Read More

Lubricating Injections Can Soothe Knee Osteoarthritis

Viscosupplementation or hyaluronic acid injections are a good treatment option for knee osteoarthritis when other treatments haven't worked or you're trying to delay or avoid surgery.

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