Getting well, staying well
No matter how lucky or careful a person is, it is practically impossible to spend all one’s days without illness. When confronted with a life-changing health condition, there are many important ways one can take charge and manage it effectively. In this series, we take a close look at the things you should know in order to be the best custodian of your own wellness.
Have Noisy Knees? Here's What's Really Going On
Hearing cracking, popping, or other noises coming from your knees can be upsetting. Is it really something to be concerned about, though? At what point should you see your doctor? Is there anything you can do to protect — or silence — those noisy knees?
Why Do My Joints Hurt?
Many Americans live with joint pain. If your joints hurt, you want to find the cause of the pain so you can treat it. But joint pain may come from inside the affected joint or structures outside of it. Many types of joint pain are caused by medical conditions such as arthritis, but some result from diseases such as Lyme disease.
5 Arthritis Trigger Foods to Avoid
Dietary choices are always important to overall health, but if you have arthritis, the foods you choose can have a surprising impact on your joint health. You may find some arthritis trigger foods cause pain, stiffness, and swelling, while others actually alleviate your symptoms.
How Do Arthritis Gloves Work to Ease Symptoms?
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. According to the Arthritis Foundation, it affects at least 54 million adults. If you've suffered from arthritis in your hands, you know the pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion can be a constant frustration. Arthritis gloves are commonly recommended to help manage some symptoms. But do arthritis gloves work?
Occupational Therapy for Arthritis Might Help You
Living with arthritis can be frustrating. Painful, stiff joints can make simple tasks like cooking, getting dressed, or even turning a doorknob into challenges. If you're suffering from arthritis, your doctor may have recommended occupational therapy. But what does occupational therapy for arthritis involve? And how can it help?