Joints

The Truth About the Lyme Disease Epidemic

…and/or joint pain; fatigue. * From days to weeks afterward: multiple rashes; facial paralysis (Bell’s palsy); stiff neck; fever; headache; weakness, numbness, or pain in the arms or legs; irregular heartbeat; weakness and fatigue. * Weeks to months afterward: arthritis in the lower joints (usually…

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Cherries Prevent Gout

…annually and is one of the primary concerns brought by patients to rheumatologists. Gout often affects the lower limbs, especially the bones and joints of the feet, effectively leaving you disabled for some time so prevention is key. How Does Eating Cherries Prevent Gout After significant anecdotal…

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Are You Wearing the Right Shoe Size?

…will become crooked and crowded when the arch straightens out. Next time you buy boots or shoes, check where the joint of your large toe is. By checking the shoe length this way, the joint will be at the widest part of the shoe, where the fit is right. Now it’s your turn: Have you ever found out you’ve…

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Little-Known Factors that Can Trigger Gout

…anger. * Direct trauma to a gouty joint ruptures small pockets which release undissolved crystals leading to inflammation and gout attacks. * Sudden drops in the pH (where the body becomes more acidic) are thought to bring on attacks. * Hypothermia (exposing the joint to cold temperatures) causes uric…

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Preventing Falls While You Improve Your Memory

…enjoyably—through exercise. For instance, the slow movements of Tai Chi, a form of soft martial arts commonly practiced by the Chinese, improve balance, joint health, circulation, and the ability to relax. Classes are available for all ages and in most towns throughout this country. Some of the best gait and…

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Find Exercise You Love!

…swimming, which is a great full body aerobic workout that also incorporates resistance training? Swimming is great for the elderly, those with bone and joint problems, and the obese. Or maybe try dancing, take an adult ballet class or a Zumba class. Shop around and look for what you most enjoy and look forward…

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The Health Benefits of Chia

…nature, and excess omega-6s promote inflammation. Chia consumption can help with other inflammatory conditions including most types of arthritis, joint pain, and stiffness. Finally, chia’s ALA gets converted into DHA, which has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder…

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