Arthritis and Exercises for the Spine

Arthritis and Exercises for the Spine

Q: I have arthritis in my spine. Other than pain, I can often feel stiff and have trouble bending down to the floor from a standing position or taking a deep breath. Do you know any good exercises to help…

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Anti-inflammatory diet – made easy

Anti-inflammatory diet – made easy

Following an anti-inflammatory diet will not cure arthritis, however for many people it is an effective way of controlling symptoms, maintaining a healthy weight and reducing the risk of developing other health problems.  Recent studies have also found that a…

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Non-Addictive Pain Control: What Works Best?

Non-Addictive Pain Control: What Works Best?

Q: Non-Addictive pain control: what works best? This is a question asked by someone who attended one of our free Community Education webinars. Yes, there are many different, evidence-based strategies to help manage pain. But first, let’s briefly touch on…

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Ways to Reduce Inflammation

Ways to Reduce Inflammation

Question: I have both Ankylosing Spondylitis and Osteoarthritis, and so I was wondering if there were ways or things I could do to reduce inflammation to help treat my arthritis. Answer: Yes, there are certainly things you could try to…

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Pros and Cons of Cortisone Injections

Pros and Cons of Cortisone Injections

Injections of Intra-articular corticosteroids (IACSs), usually combined with analgesics, are commonly performed to treat pain related to osteoarthritis (OA) e.g., hip and knee OA. While they are common, they are not without their risks. I will go on to talk…

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Supporting the mental health of my child with JIA

Supporting the mental health of my child with JIA

Q: How can I help support the mental and emotional health of my child with JIA? Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common rheumatic disease in childhood, occurring in approximately 1:500 children. Despite a recent expansion in treatment options and…

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