Help Yourself Get Active Again
A wide variety of assistive devices can help you work in the garden and enjoy other activities of daily living despite arthritis.

Help Yourself Get Active Again

Assistive devices protect your joints and get you back to the activities you love.

When you have arthritis, your day may seem filled with the limiting thought “I can’t.” Your hips hurt, so you can’t bend over to tie your shoes. Your hands ache, keeping you from using your favorite garden tool. You’d rather not wear socks because you can’t bear the thought of putting them on.

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  • Not Sleeping? Natural Remedies May Help

    Supplements

    Not Sleeping? Natural Remedies May Help

    Sleep can seem a million miles away when you suffer from arthritis, but there are natural ways to help get the rest you need.

    It’s a vicious cycle, really: Arthritis sufferers need a full night’s rest to help reduce their pain and fatigue, but those very symptoms can disrupt sleep rhythms. If that wasn’t enough, research has shown that sleep deprivation can lower one’s threshold for...

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  • A Safer Route to Pain Relief

    Medications

    A Safer Route to Pain Relief

    If NSAIDs arent an option, opioids arent always the answer. There may be safer, more effective medications.

    It’s a battle cry those struggling with arthritis hear on a daily basis: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can ease your pain. But, if ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®) and naproxen (Aleve®, Naprosyn®) and other NSAIDs have offered little to no relief,...

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  • In The News: July 2015

    Medications

    In The News: July 2015

    New research suggests the popular analgesic acetaminophen shows no effect on low-back pain and offers mixed results in managing osteoarthritis (OA) pain. According to a study published in The BMJ (March 2015), the benefit of acetaminophen (Tylenol®) for reducing low-back pain...

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  • Finding Solutions to Sciatica

    Pain Management

    Finding Solutions to Sciatica

    Non-surgical therapies and lifestyle measures can ease the leg pain and other symptoms of sciatica.

    Chances are you’ve heard the term “sciatica” used broadly to describe low-back pain. \nIn many cases, the term is a misnomer. Sciatica originates in the nerves and other structures of the lower back, but a number of other, non-spinal conditions can produce the...

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  • Joints

    Reinforce Your Ankle Strength

    If your ankles ache, here are ways to strengthen and regain balance to get you back on your feet.

    It’s been said that the ankles are the neglected stepchildren of body parts. Yet, a strong ankle is the linchpin to empower your daily activities. When arthritis settles into the bones at the base of your legs, the pain can keep you from taking the simplest of strolls.\n

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  • Pain Management

    Ask The Doctors: July 2015

    Glucosamine and chondroitinPost-traumatic arthritis

    I’ve read that glucosamine and chondroitin can help my pain. Other times, I hear reports that they are not beneficial. What should I believe?\n

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