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Health Warning: Extra Weight Hard on Joints

Debra Murray

Extra Weight Can Have Dramatic Impact on Joint Function and Pain  When most people think about the average amount of stress that they place upon their joints, they commonly believe that their total bodyweight is the same amount of weight that is borne by the knees, ankles, elbows, and other parts of the body. That just isn't the case, however.     For every pound of body weight, joints bear a 500 percent greater amount of weight. Therefore, a 100-pound person is putting a full 500 pounds of pressure on their joints. Someone who is overweight by just 10 pounds will place an...

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Effective Natural Remedies for Joint Pain

Debra Murray

Since joint pain makes movement so difficult, it is easy to become desperate for a way to treat it that actually works, but you don't have to go out and buy hundreds of dollars worth of products. Relief can be found by purchasing a few inexpensive natural remedies from your local health food store.     Licorice     Years ago, strips of black, twisted candy that were called “licorice sticks” were sold to children. They were made with licorice extract that was harvested from the roots of the licorice plant. Now, this candy is made with artificial flavoring instead. But the plant...

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Build Healthy Joint Cartilage Naturally

Debra Murray

  Swollen, achy joints may occur due to the breakdown of cartilage and joint tissue as we age. This occurs from everyday wear and tear. These effects are often increased by the joints in the body being exposed to excess inflammation over the years. By reducing the effects that inflammation has on the body and encouraging the body to rebuild cartilage, pain and swelling may be reduced naturally.    Reducing the Effects of Inflammation and Pain in the Joints    Antioxidants and other nutrients work in the body to fight off free radicals to help reduce the damaging effects of...

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Dangers of Painful Fingers & Hands

Debra Murray

Anyone who suffers daily from throbbing fingers and hands as a result of inflammation and arthritis increases their risk of experiencing other accidents. Because fingers and hands that hurt and feel swollen have less mobility and flexibility, an individual is more at risk of dropping plates of hot food or hot cups of coffee, causing skin burns. Painful fingers and hands have less ability to grip items firmly and can cause a person to easily lose their grasp on a railing, causing a fall resulting in a sprain or broken bone. Painful fingers and hands can create danger in the bathroom because a person cannot easily grip safety...

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Breaking Health News on Arthritis

Debra Murray

Are Galectins a New Target for Reducing Arthritis Joint Pain?  Pain is the most common complaint of arthritis sufferers and the primary reason they seek medical treatment or therapy. Pain can dominate the experience of arthritis sufferers often making daily tasks difficult. Many physicians believe that pain control should be the primary goal of medical interventions. Most of this pain arises from inflammation of the joints.   Inflammation is a normal process by which the body gets rid of bad bacteria and repairs the damage caused by physical injuries. The immune cells are key components of this process and therefore...

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