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Simple Health Tips for Osteoarthritis Sufferers

Debra Murray

  As we age, we often start to feel twinges of pain in our joints, most likely in the hips and knees. Most of the time, this pain is caused by osteoarthritis. When the stiffness and pain start to affect your everyday living, it may be time to do something about it. Following are several tips to help ease the pain of osteoarthritis.    Keep Your Weight in Check  If you are overweight, you are putting extra stress and strain on your knees with every step you take. One of the easiest ways to help relieve osteoarthritis pain in your...

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Glucosamine Sulfate: Studies on its Efficacy

Debra Murray

  Glucosamine sulfate is a chemical that naturally occurs in the body. It's found in the fluid that serves as the cushioning for joints. Without this fluid, the joints begin to painfully grind against each other, similar to pistons in a car engine that's low on oil. This causes a myriad of symptoms such as joint pain, stiffness and swelling, commonly referred to as arthritis or osteoarthritis. Joint disease can affect any part of the body. Since glucosamine sulfate is found in this fluid, it's a natural conclusion that taking a glucosamine sulfate supplement may alleviate joint disease symptoms and...

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Breaking Health News: Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

Debra Murray

  Osteoarthritis often occurs with aging but younger people can acquire it too. When the cartilage that cushions joint bones becomes worn, it no longer cushions the moving bones of the joint. This condition can cause swelling, stiffness and pain in the joint. A number of treatments are recommended to reduce pain and increase mobility.     What Occurs in Osteoarthritis    Joint cartilage is composed of collagen, water and certain proteins. This cartilage may become damaged by repetitive movement of the joints or injury to the area. In the condition of osteoarthritis, the cartilage that helps to cushion the bones is...

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Studies About the Effectiveness of Chondroitin Sulfate

Debra Murray

  Osteoarthritis is sometimes commonly referred to as the wear and tear disease of joints. Some new studies are looking for biological factors that may lead to acquiring the disease, but the sad fact remains that there is no medical cure available today. In fact, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) reports that 27 million Americans suffer from this degenerative joint disease, and it is expected that 50 percent of people may get osteoarthritis in their knees.    Prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers are the standard recommended treatment, but even OTC pain relievers in pill form (such as Aleve, Tylenol, etc.)...

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Health Warning: Avoid the Risk of Osteoarthritis

Debra Murray

  Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition of the joints that occurs from normal wear-and-tear. It generally affects people over the age of 40, causing chronic pain, stiffness and immobility in joints of the ankles, knees, hips, fingers and other areas. Osteoarthritis problems often have their genesis earlier in life. You can avoid the pain of osteoarthritis with proper care of minor injuries when they occur.     What Happens in Osteoarthritis?  Osteoarthritis begins when the cartilage wears away and is no longer available to provide the cushioning for joint bones. The bones become gradually more misaligned, leading to poor function and...

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Simple Health Tips for Aching Feet

Debra Murray

  Aching feet can be a sign of poor health.  Health disorders like arthritis, diabetes, and poor circulation have been found to cause foot pain.  Foot disorders, such as calluses and ingrown toenails, cause foot pain too. One other common cause is ill-fitting shoes.    To rule out any serious health conditions that may be causing your feet to ache, get examined by a qualified doctor. Once your doctor knows the cause of your pain, he will be able to guide you toward the proper course of treatment. Listen to his expert advice, and follow these healthy tips for aching feet. ...

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Simple Health Tips for Arthritis

Debra Murray

  If you suffer with osteoarthritis you are forced to live with stiff, painful, swollen joints every day. This form of arthritis often affects the hips, knees and hands. Natural topical pain relief medications can be lifesavers as they help manage inflammation and pain. When these medications are combined with healthy lifestyle choices, it can make living with arthritis more bearable.   Get Active Regular exercise can help your joints stay flexible, increase mobility and reduce pain. Swimming, water aerobics, stationary biking, Pilates and yoga are ideal choices for arthritis sufferers as they are low impact and they don't put...

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Health Warning: Dangers of Arthritis Causing Bursitis

Debra Murray

  Arthritis and bursitis are hard to differentiate. Arthritis inflammation is caused by degenerative bone and connective tissue. Bursitis involves inflamed bursae, the fluid-filled sacs that surround the joints. Arthritis is one of the most common causes of bursitis.   The bursae are small structures that cushion the muscles, tendons and bones. The age-related "wear and tear" of osteoarthritis can easily lead to bursitis. However, the condition is more likely to stem from the systemic inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis.   The shoulders, elbows and hips are the most common places for bursitis to develop. The pain may also occur in...

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The Ten Most Common Types of Arthritis

Debra Murray

There are many kinds of arthritis that a person can develop. So it is important to know the signs and symptoms of each one to look for. Read on for a list of ten of the most common forms of arthritis and how their symptoms can be relieved by BLUESPRING natural pain relief products.    Osteoarthritis    Osteoarthritis is caused by the slow degradation of the cartilage that cushions the bones. This type of arthritis most commonly affects the hands, hips, spine, and knees. It can cause bone spurs to form, and each area with cartilage loss will be in a lot of...

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Joint Health Studies Prove Benefits of Opti-MSM

Debra Murray

Opti-MSM is just one of the key ingredients in Joint Support Formula by BLUESPRING.   Osteoarthritis, or OA, is believed to affect more adults annually than any other disabling illness. Knee, shoulder and even elbow pain are common hallmarks of OA flare-ups, and each of these symptoms can easily turn a productive day into one devoted to pain management. Although analgesics and anti-inflammatories can provide some relief, they fail to exert any medicinal effect beyond simple palliation (relieving pain without dealing with the underlying cause). Opti-MSM, however, reduces symptoms by attempting to restore connective tissue and healthy joint functioning.   Any substance that...

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Studies Prove Boswellia Improves Joint Health

Debra Murray

Boswellia is a key ingredient in Joint Support by BLUESPRING   Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition that progressively degenerates the knee joint as people age. Boswellia serrata possesses favorable anti-inflammatory qualities, and has been shown to bring relief to painful arthritic conditions especially among the aging population, 50 and over. Boswellia can benefit those with arthritis!   The small Boswellia tree grows in hilly forests of India, and its acids are known to block leukotrienes synthesis— these are compounds that cause inflammation. For over 3,000 years the resin from Boswellia serrata has been used to treat inflammation, focusing especially on the goal...

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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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Breaking Health News on Knee Pain

Debra Murray

  If you experience knee pain it is usually caused by overuse, poor form during exercise and not warming up and/or stretching before physical activity. You can alleviate pain that has just started by doing the following:   Resting and avoiding activities that cause pain Applying ice at least 4 times a day and keeping your knee elevated to bring down swelling Using a safe topical pain reliever. Apply every ten minutes until pain subsides then 3 times daily Using an ace bandage to provide support.   You should contact a doctor if you have the following symptoms:   You...

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