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Category Archives: Joint Health

People Suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis Are More Likely to Develop Dementia and Depression

As if living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) isn’t hard enough, a new study suggests that people with the condition are also more likely to develop dementia and depression. This included both Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of arthritis that affects the tissues around the joints. RA is an autoimmune disease, ...click here to read more

Can You Thaw a Frozen Shoulder?

If you’re one of the two to five percent of people affected by the frozen shoulder, you might be wondering what you can do to regain function. Ever heard of frozen shoulder? You’re not alone. The condition, also known as adhesive capsulitis, happens when inflammation and scar tissue take over the shoulder joint and leads ...click here to read more

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Sleep Apnea in Postmenopausal Women Is Associated with Joint Pain Severity

A new study published in the Journal of the North American Menopause Society suggests that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may lead to increased joint pain in postmenopausal women. Many health issues are associated with the menopause transition, including sleep apnea and joint pain. Since the incidence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been found to ...click here to read more

Warm Up Before Working Out, Stretch After

If your joints start hurting while you’re working out, it’s best to stop and take another approach. Joint pain is never good during exercise, and it can signify two things: potential injury or the fact that your body isn’t quite ready for it. This may be of particular interest as temperatures begin to drop. Warming ...click here to read more

Air Pollution Is a Risk Factor for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a growing concern among older adults. Many known risk factors are associated with RA, but a new study published in the journal Rheumatology suggests a link between air pollution and the condition. For this study, researchers from the University of Verona, Italy, collected longitudinal data of patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis ...click here to read more

Go a Little Further to Treat Wrist Pain

I recently met with a friend and noticed a brace on his hand. I asked him what happened, and he let me know he was dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel affects millions of people in America each year, but doctors aren’t exactly sure what causes it. It’s likely a combination of genetic and ...click here to read more

People with Osteoarthritis Need to Improve Their Sleep and Exercise to Reduce Pain

People with osteoarthritis can find pain relief in the right balance of sleep and exercise. For over 32 million Americans living with osteoarthritis pain, it’s vital to understand the lifestyle behaviors that can help reduce symptoms. Patients living with osteoarthritis are often told to exercise to help reduce pain, but it becomes a deterrent for ...click here to read more

Protect Your Ankles This Hiking Season

If you like to get outdoors and hike, this might be the best time of the year to do it. Temperatures are dropping ever so slightly, and the fall colors are approaching quickly. Of course, there are inherent risks in hiking, much like any other activity. There are the ticks of course, but you also ...click here to read more

Parental Smoking during Childhood and Increases Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis Later in Life

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in England have found a potential direct link between smoking and rheumatoid arthritis. The study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology suggests that an increased risk of seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) later in life could be linked to exposure to parental smoking during childhood. “There has been intense interest in ...click here to read more