Know the Facts for National Arthritis Awareness Month

The month of May is recognized as National Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is a disease that impacts more than 58 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. The first step in taking control over your arthritis is to know the facts behind this debilitating disease. A few notable facts […]

You’ve Been Diagnosed with Wrist Arthritis, Now What?

Perhaps you’ve had trouble opening jars lately, gripping a tennis racket, holding on to a broom or a cup while taking a sip of water. Does your wrist throb, swell, or feel tender and painful to the touch? You may also hear clicking, grinding, or cracking sounds when you move it. A possible explanation is […]

Insufficiency Fractures: What are they and when to consult your doctor

Exercise is a great way to stay in shape and boost your mood, but sometimes overuse and repetitive movements can cause small cracks in the bone, known as insufficiency fractures or stress fractures. An insufficiency fracture is a specific type of stress fracture that occurs below the surface of the bone on weight-bearing joints and […]

Notice That Your Joint Pain Is Worse At Night? Here’s Why!

Many arthritis sufferers find that their symptoms are worse at night. It could be that levels of the anti-inflammatory hormone cortisol are naturally lower at night; plus, staying still in one position might cause joints to become stiff. Less distractions in the evening could also turn your attention inward on your joint pain, making your […]

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