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OsteoArthritis or OA - what is it? by VidyaSury Facebook Posted Sun 06 Jun 2010 12:00am Arthritis is a general term that means inflammation in joints. Osteoarthritis , also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis . It is associated with a breakdown of cartilage in joints and can occur in almost any joint in the body. It most commonly occurs in the weight bearing joints of the hips, knee ... Read on »
Preventing Osteoarthritis If you... by Dr. Virashri R. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 07 Oct 2008 7:18pm Preventing Osteoarthritis If you have a family history of osteoarthritis then you have a higher chance of developing the disease yourself. Besides genetic predisposition, osteoarthritis can be present in those who are overweight or those who routinely put stress on the particular joint. Injury is also a culprit. Osteoarthritis aff ... Read on »
Osteoarthritis: A review of trea ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 07 May 2009 8:19pm Osteoarthritis: A review of treatment options 08 may 2009--Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD), is the most common form of arthritis in the United States. 1 Although OA can occur in any synovial joint in the body, it most commonly affects the knees, hips, and hands. OA is the leading ... Read on »
Osteoarthritis vs Rheumatoid Arthritis by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 22 Feb 2010 4:47pm There are varying types of arthritis.  Two of the most common are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.  While both can be painful and debilitating, they are distinguishable. X-ray and Laboratory tests can help physicians diagnose the correct type of arthritis but we can also see a variation in the way the disease presents itself. O ... Read on »
Osteoarthritis and Obesity Can Shave 3.5 Years of Healthy Life by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 29 Mar 2011 9:00am Harvard Medical School conducted a study that showed that close to 40% of elderly Americans are obese or have osteoarthritis of the knee, or both, which, on average, eliminates 3.5 years of a positive quality of life. Researchers found that about 33% are obese and do not have osteoarthritis—and can lose almost 2.5 healthy, pain-free life-y ... Read on »
Heavy-Lifting Housework (But Not Sports) Linked to Lifetime Risk of Knee Osteoarthritis by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Fri 10 Aug 2012 10:02pm The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine What’s the best way to avoid painful knee osteoarthritis, which has approximately doubled in prevalence in the US over the past 20 years and is likely to increase? In the first study to estimate the actual lifetime load on the knee from various activities, researchers have added h ... Read on »
Complementary therapy for osteoarthritis sufferers by GoToSee Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:03am A form of Traditional Chinese Medicine called Qigong therapy has been revealed as a potential complementary therapy treatment for osteoarthritis, according to a new study. Arthritis is one of the common causes of disability across the world and increasingly more patients are turning to alternative medicine and complementary therapy treatments ... Read on »
Six Tips For Managing Your Osteoarthritis by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:12pm 1 Comment Hello fellow arthritis friends! I have been under the weather lately and have been quite remiss in following my schedule of regular postings. I came down with a virus about two weeks ago, which kept me off my regular dose of Enbrel, which in turn cause a bit of a flare. Ah, the fun of having a weakened immune system! But I am feeling better and a ... Read on »
Reduce Pain of Osteoarthritis with Pine Bark Extract by Sandy H. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:24pm A natural remedy of Pine Bark extract can reduce the pain of osteoarthritis. Some new research showed that Pycnogenal, well researched pine bark extract, reduced knee pain by 56%. The pine bark extract which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties allowed sufferers to reduce their pain medication quite dramatically. The patients rece ... Read on »
Physiotherapy should be the main treatment for osteoarthritis by GoToSee Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 2:47am Delegates at this year’s Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress have been told that physiotherapy should be at the heart of osteoarthritis treatment in local communities. Physiotherapist George Peat has spent a decade researching the condition and believes from his evidence that physical exercise is the most beneficial therapy but it is ... Read on »