Managing arthritis during the holidays: Holiday and travel tips for arthritis sufferers

Managing arthritis during the holidays is important because arthritis pain and complications can really put a damper on your festive plans. When you’re bogged down by pain and stiffness you can’t enjoy the holidays to the fullest. To save you from suffering, here are some helpful tips to get you through the holidays – despite here to read more

Menopause and joint pain: What is the connection?

Joint pain often occurs at the same time as menopause and it affects many women. While there is no clear reason for these achy and swollen joints, some doctors believe it may be due to falling estrogen levels. Estrogen is thought to protect joints and reduce inflammation, and when these levels drop during menopause, inflammation here to read more

Less rheumatoid arthritis pain reported among fish eaters

A new study found that consuming fish at least twice a week could significantly reduce pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Although previous studies have looked at the benefits of fish supplements on rheumatoid arthritis, little was known about actual consumption of fish and its effects on rheumatoid arthritis pain. Study author Dr. Sara here to read more

Simple fix to protect your joints

Our joints usually receive little attention and don’t really enjoy much limelight, but their function in the body is crucial. Think of anything you do during the day—stretching in the morning, going for a walk, cleaning the house, cooking meals, mowing the lawn, lifting grocery bags, reaching the top shelf, playing tennis—and you can bet here to read more

Polyarthritis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

The term polyarthritis is used to describe a condition in which more than five joints are affected at the same time. They may be caused by various other arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and a variety of alphavirus-related forms of arthritis including Chikungunya. The symptoms of polyarthritis present much in the same here to read more

Pseudogout: Causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment

You may be wondering, what is pseudogout? Well, you probably have heard of gout, the painful condition that commonly affects the large toe. But pseudogout? While it does sound similar, there are some notable differences. Before we outline the differences between gout and pseudogout, let’s further define pseudogout. Pseudogout, similar to gout, is an arthritis here to read more

How to deal with arthritis pain on a daily basis

Living with persistent pain, such as arthritis pain, is always a challenge. You can manage occasional episodes of pain with quick go-to remedies like over-the-counter painkillers, but if the pain is chronic—meaning, it’s here to stay—you’ll need a long-term solution to continue functioning (and to do so in a safe manner) and still enjoy your here to read more

Weekly health news roundup: Arthritis treatment, diabetic kidney disease, numbness, and tingling in legs

In case you missed it, here is Bel Marra Health’s weekly health news roundup, featuring information on arthritis treatment, diabetic kidney disease, and numbness and tingling in the legs. Researchers develop new arthritis treatment Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis are developing a new treatment for arthritis that can ease symptoms and make existing here to read more