Does Damp, Cold Weather Really Affect Arthritis?

damp weather and arthritis pain

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 …

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Leaf Raking Tips to Lessen Arthritis Pain

leaf raking tips

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.

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Arthritis Making Reading Difficult? Maybe An E-reader Is For You


My grandmother was a voracious reader. I don’t remember her without a dog eared paperback in her hand, be it a juicy Harlequin Romance or a murder mystery.  She passed the “Bookworm Gene” down to my mother and my mother passed it on to me.  My grandmother stopped reading about  15 years ago when her vision began deteriorating and she could no longer comfortably hold a book due to arthritis in her hands.  I remember how saddened I was that she no longer had the pleasure of escaping into a good book.

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Cooking Tips For Arthritis: Simple Solutions for Opening, Cutting and more

opening a jar- cooking tips for arthritis

For many people with arthritis, coping with food preparation can present difficult challenges. Opening a jar, chopping an onion and even washing dishes can be difficult with a sore thumb or fingers.  Pain and joint swelling can be warning signs that your joints are being too heavily used. In general it is a good idea to modify your approach to painful activities to prevent further damage to your joints.  There are several things that you can do to minimize these stresses while still getting things done. Here are some cooking tips for arthritis.

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Will Yoga Help My Arthritis?

yoga for arthritis

The aches and pains of arthritis can really disrupt regular life and finding productive ways to help eliminate pain is an important step towards feeling happier and healthier. In the past, doctors might have warned against trying yoga. Today the thinking has changed. Keep reading to answer the question will yoga help my arthritis?

Instead of damaging joints, the practice …

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