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Thumbs are such wonderful things we generally just take them for granted. When your thumb hurts is when you really notice just how much you use it. There are many conditions that can cause thumb pain. This blog will highlight some of the most common problems and help to answer the question- My thumb hurts – what’s wrong?
If you find it hard to stick to a regular walking program, be creative! Putting some variety into your daily routine will make it more enjoyable and a harder habit to break.
1. Track your progress the high-tech way. Nike’s Ipod program, for Apple iPhones and iPods, for example, goes way beyond your basic pedometer. It allows you to …
If you think meditation is just for hippies, think again. There is solid medical evidence that regular meditation can help manage pain, as well as boost the spirits of arthritis patients who are coping with lifestyle changes, stress, or depression after their diagnosis.
Among the most notable programs for pain management is the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, developed in …
Swimming and Arthritis
Arthritis sufferers know that regular exercise is essential for their joints – and for their overall good health and well-being. It increases strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain, and helps with fatigue. When stiff and painful joints are acting up though, the mere thought of exercise can be overwhelming. The good news is that its not always …
If you have been diagnosed with arthritis, you may think you shouldn’t exercise. Arthritis is one of the most common reasons people give for not exercising-especially if the disease affects the legs, hips or back. So to answer the question– Should I exercise if I have arthritis? The answer is an emphatic- Yes! Arthritic patients can and absolutely should exercise!
Everybody knows WD-40 is the product for silencing squeaks, displacing moisture, preventing rust, and loosening stuck parts. You probably have a can sitting in your garage right now. What you probably didn’t realize though is that WD-40 can help people with arthritis, too.
WD-40 was created for the space program by the Rocket Chemical Company in 1953. It took 40 …
Arthritis and Fatigue
We’ve all been there….. feeling so tired that it’s all you can do to get out of your pj’s and get dressed for the day. For most of us, this weariness is short lived and comes from “over-doing it” either physically or mentally. A good night’s sleep and a couple of days of rest and we regain …
Most of us know that eating healthy is something we should do. Eating a balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean sources of protein are important for good health and quality of life. For those with arthritis, a healthy eating plan can be even more important. Avoiding certain foods is an important part of that …
Many with arthritis claim to experience more arthritis-related pain on colder, wet days than on warmer, dry days. You or a relative in your family may be heard saying “My shoulder is achy. Rain’s coming soon.” Is this an “old wives tale” or does damp, cold weather really affect Arthritis?
Arthritis is a disease that causes joint pain, stiffness and …
Autumn is a beautiful time of year ! The cool dry air, the smell of warm apple cider, the colorful leaves fluttering down –all just a few reasons why fall is a favorite season for so many. Raking those colorful leaves is another story though, especially if you suffer from painful arthritis, an injury or other limiting conditions. Here are some leaf raking tips to lessen arthritis pain–making it less of a chore and more of an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful day outdoors.