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Addressing Two Basic Types of Arthritis

Addressing Two Basic Types of Arthritis

| September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are two basic types of arthritis (arthro=joint. Itis= inflammation). Most arthritis is classified as “wear and tear”. It’s analogous to brake wear in your car. The padding of cartilage (white on end of chicken bone) between bones gradually wears down such that bone comes in contact with bone. It starts off as morning stiffness […]

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Mother of All Balms for Arthritis Relief

Mother of All Balms for Arthritis Relief

| July 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are 2 basic forms of arthritis–osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis. Osteoarthritis, the most common type, is similar to brake wear. With long-term usage, the brake disc separating metal wears down. Metal on metal makes the brakes squeak when you apply them. This means you need new disc. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage that normally separates bones […]

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Why NSAID Use is a Bad Idea

Why NSAID Use is a Bad Idea

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

NSAIDs are a class of drugs available with or without a prescription. Common ones include: Celebrex, Meloxicam, Aleve and the generic ibuprofen. The acronym stands for “Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs”. The designation being applied as these drugs sub-planted prednisone and other steroid drugs in the treatment of joint pain. NSAIDs, like most prescription drugs, work because […]

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