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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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Natural Supplement Formulas That Prevent Joint Pain

Debra Murray

  Many people are starting to turn to natural remedies instead of prescription medications. There are three main reasons for this. First, they have fewer side effects, since they are made from natural ingredients instead of chemicals. Secondly, they don't require a doctor's approval to get them. And lastly, they cost significantly less. One of the most common conditions that people use natural supplements for is joint pain. The following is a list of some of the natural remedies that are available to treat this condition:    Turmeric    Turmeric is considered the best spice in the world because of...

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No Signs of Slow Down as U.S. Arthritis Cases Rise

Debra Murray

According to recent healthcare research findings, the market for chronic pain therapies will steadily continue with treatments for arthritis and back pain predicted to be the most lucrative over the next decade.     As populations age and people search for better remedies for aches and pains, the chronic back pain and arthritis pain market segments encompassed almost 57 percent of the overall chronic pain drug market in 2010.     Statistics from the National Arthritis Foundation state: Nearly 1 in 5 adults suffer from arthritis, and the number is growing Arthritis affects people in all age groups, including nearly...

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Health Warning: Dangers of Arthritis 

Debra Murray

There are several types of arthritis. All of them can cause uncomfortable stiffness and sometimes unbearable pain and can eventually lead to disability.    Osteoarthritis is a condition where a joint such as the fingers, hands, neck, back, hip or knee swells and/or causes pain. This can come about due to aging joints or if the joint has been diseased or injured. Other types of arthritis come about when the immune system attacks the body or when an infection attacks a joint. These types of arthritis can lead to complications that may cause some symptoms to be dangerous.    Even...

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