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Knee pain: Arthritis

Different types of arthritis can make it difficult and painful to move your knees. Three types of arthritis can affect movement of the knee. Osteoarthritis is the most common type. It causes cartilage in the knee joint to gradually wear away. Cartilage is a tough, elastic tissue that covers the ends of the bones that make […]

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Diagnosing arthritis

Early diagnosis and treatment of arthritis can help increase your chances of living a full and active life. Aches and pains in your joints can affect you in many ways. Maybe your wrist gets sore when you try to open a jar. Perhaps your back stiffens up in the morning when you get out of […]

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Taking care of arthritic joints

Tips for coping with osteoarthritis and maintaining your independence. If painful joints due to osteoarthritis (OA) are controlling your life, here’s a reminder: It’s possible to live a more active, independent life with less joint pain. But you’ll have to do your part. First, talk to your doctor. He or she can help you develop […]

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Gardening with arthritis

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=4c6ee961-5620-4e77-97b5-24f97e41105f#.WsJDq9TwbRZ Done properly, gardening can actually be a great exercise. If you have arthritis, just bending over to pull a weed can seem like a day’s work. But a few simple techniques and tools can help restore the joy of gardening and ease the pain. In fact, this hobby can actually improve your health. […]

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Traveling with Arthritis

Whether you’re planning a vacation in sunny Florida or a trip to see the grandkids, traveling can be a challenge if you have arthritis. But don’t let those aches and pains get you down. Make the most of your vacation with the following advice from the Arthritis Foundation and the Society for Accessible Travel & […]

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Get in the swim of things with water exercises for arthritis

If you have arthritis, water can be a great place to exercise. But, as with any type of exercise, it’s important to follow safety precautions and make sure you don’t overdo it. If you could invent the perfect exercise for arthritis, it might let you strengthen your muscles without lifting weights, improve your flexibility without […]

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