Osteoarthritis Pain

A Spicy Alternative to NSAIDs

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are some of the most widely used medications used for all types of pain, particularly the wear-and-tear form of arthritis (osteoarthritis). In a study published last year in JAMA, researchers took a look at individuals being treated for high blood pressure…

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Amazing Arthritis Antidotes

…found that leeches, placed on top of arthritic joints, can be used to relieve osteoarthritis pain. While sucking blood, leeches release both an anticoagulant and an anesthetic compound into the host’s bloodstream relieving pain. Leech therapy has been around practically forever. It’s still being used…

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Arthritis Awareness

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. The various forms of this disease affect an estimated 50 million Americans. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage. Another type of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, is an autoimmune disease…

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