Blogs about Arthritis

Have you tried drinking Aloe Water?

Most people know that the aloe plant can be healing when used topically, but many don't realize that the aloe leaf is one of the oldest healing remedies for many conditions and that drinking aloe in water can aid in circulation, assimilation and elimination. It can ease arthritic pain, lower high cholesterol, and prevent kidney stones among other uses. It can soothe ulcers, gastritis, IBS and help muscle functioning.

10 Preventative Steps for Halting Arthritis in Its Tracks


Running May Be Good For Your Knees

Many people worry that running ruins knees. But a new study finds that the activity may in fact benefit the joint, changing the biochemical environment inside the knee in ways that could help keep it working smoothly. 

Exercising With Arthritis

Using Movement to Heal: 3 Exercises to Battle 3 Common Conditions

Jumping around your favorite cardio class or pumping out reps during a strength training session are fantastic ways to improve your overall health. That’s because exercise is proven to boost your energy and mood while preventing excess weight gain and keeping your heart in its best shape. Unfortunately, experiencing a common health condition may lead you to pump the brakes on any sort of physical activity. In practice, however, maintaining some degree of exercise as part of your routine can actually promote the healing process and lessen the discomfort of your symptoms.

Training the Joint Replacement Client

Do you train clients with Hip or Knee Arthritis? What about Hip & Knee Replacements? 

What to do for Arthritis in the Knee

Many times as we age arthritis can build up in certain joints. The knee is one of the joints that is more susceptible to arthritis.

Staying independent as we age exercise prescription

Dr. Wayne Westcott Ph.D. states that it is important to realize that muscles are the engines of our bodie . He explains that our muscles are where combustion occurs, where energy is released, where power is produced, and where movement originates.Muscles have long been recognized as key factors in physical performance and athletic achievement, however strength training has a much greater application by having a major influence on both our physical and mental health.

Injuries in the Young and Arthritis

We all hear the stories about how sport is bad for you, running causes arthritis etc. but the reality is that until recently there had been, until recently, very few studies that looked at the effect of injury in young people later in their life. One of the most common areas of the body to be injured is the knee joint and similarly this is also one of the most common areas to get knee arthritis.Recent Study

Bone Spurs (Osteophytes)

    Bone Spurs (Osteophytes) Basic Bone Spur Facts • A bone spur is a tiny pointed outgrowth of bone.• Bone spurs are usually caused by local inflammation, such as from degenerative arthritis or tendonitis. • Bone spurs develop in areas of inflammation or injury of nearby cartilage or tendons.