Archives for joint pain

Spotlight on conditions similar to rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis, the inflammation of joints and surrounding tissues, is a common condition that many elderly suffer from. Unfortunately, there are many conditions that exhibit similar symptoms to RA, which makes it difficult to diagnose. Therefore, it’s important to seek a doctor’s advice before making assumptions. According to, knowing the similarities and differences of these conditions can be beneficial in ensuring that the proper treatment is delivered. The website, which aims to empower millions of people to improve and take control of their health and well-being, pinpointed seven conditions that are sometimes mistaken for RA. The editors there went
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Paving a road to hip replacement recovery

According to an article on, total hip replacements are on the rise – to the tune of 285,000 each year in the United States alone. The figure equates to a 25 percent increase in just five years. “Total hip replacement surgery has some of the best results of all major surgeries,” Paul King, M.D., director of the Joint Center at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md. said in the article. Luckily, insurance will typically cover the bill, minus co-pays of course. Patients, too, will get their money’s worth, considering the implants typically last 20 to 25 years. Regardless
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Easing Your Joint-Related Pain

As our joints age, some amount of inflammation and pain may be inevitable.  Currently, 50 million U.S. adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), who also predicts that number to soar to 67 million by 2030.  They also anticipate that one-third of those adults will have limited mobility because of the diagnosis. You do have some control as to whether or not you’ll suffer from this common pain, by managing factors like weight, the amount of physical activity you get and enlisting the help of your doctor.  In addition, there are many nutraceuticals that can
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