Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a type of chronic arthritis which targets joints on both sides of the body. While it may focus on your hands, wrists, ankles and knees, it can also make its way to the skin, eyes, heart and lungs. With time, you’re bound to experience joint pain and swelling, fatigue and stiffness.
For years, food has been the top cause for many diseases. Arthritis isn’t any different; there are numerous anecdotes which link certain foods with arthritis flare-ups. For instance, a woman in the Midwest blamed dairy products for her condition since she was thin and athletic. Eliminating milk-based products from her diet was all she needed
Joint pain is one of the crippling health problems affecting an estimated 52.5 million adults. Of these, a considerable fraction has developed arthritis, a disease that causes the joints to swell and cause pain. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misleading information on both issues, confusing even the healthiest individuals and causing them to suspect
Contrary to what most people believe, exercise is one of the best ways of dealing with achy joints. In fact, research shows that exercise is ideal for reducing the chronic inflammation accompanying arthritis and increasing your pain tolerance. It also strengthens the muscles around your joints while increasing blood glow to them. As a result,
Arthritis, the disorder that causes inflammation and stiffness of joints, has been affecting the lives of 50 million Americans according to the latest numbers. Unfortunately, thousands of these people could have avoided this disease had they known about its risk factors. In addition to the usual suspects -age, gender, and obesity – there are five
Regardless of whether you’re a baseball pitcher or just another exercise enthusiast, you should pay heed to your daily aches and pains. Not only can these affect your performance and quality of life, they’re bound to lead to more painful, permanent setbacks. To give you an idea of what you may be up against, the
Many people carry out knee exercises to strengthen the muscles around this joint, reduce the stress their weight adds to it, and improve their flexibility to support the growth of muscles. However, many of these exercises are bound to do you more harm than good if you don’t know how to do them correctly. So
Statistics show that osteoarthritis has claimed 27 million victims in the U.S. alone. While the reasons for this disease may vary (injuries, weight issues and daily wear and tear), the results are the same: a lot of pain and the inability to live your life the way you wanted. Luckily, Mother Nature has a few
Sports injuries, medical conditions like arthritis, and knee osteoarthritis have been known to cause some form of knee pain. If severe, the pain can be crippling, affecting your movement and quality of life. However, you can start strengthening the largest joint in your body today to ensure that it supports you for years to come.
Centuries ago, Ancient Egyptians discovered the healing powers of copper, using it to make bracelets and accessories that could ward off diseases. Studies further confirmed the mineral’s ability to boost the body’s health, especially since it guarantees proper bone, joint, nervous system, and circulatory system health. This is why Primary Health Sports uses this valuable