6 Telltale Signs Your Knee Injury Is Serious

Being a lifelong athlete can take its toll on your body. By now, you can probably recognize when an injury just needs to be walked off, or if it's something more serious. For competitive athletes, knee injuries are some of the worst there are. It can be difficult to tell if what you felt on the field is worthy of a hospital visit. Sometimes wishful thinking can keep you from going to the doctor to find out what's really wrong. To prevent you from missing what could be serious, look for these telltale signs that your knee injury could be serious.

 

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Topics: Knee Injury, Knee Pain, knee osteoarthritis

5 Arthritis Treatment Mistakes To Avoid

After you are diagnosed with arthritis, you might be thinking: what now? You and your doctor will create a treatment plan that caters to your type of arthritis in hopes of keeping pain and inflammation levels low. What many newly diagnosed patients don't realize is, a treatment plan won't work unless it is followed. Additionally, it must be understood that many treatment plans are an experimentation of trial and error. It will take patience to figure out what treatment paths manage your symptoms and control disease progression. To avoid pitfalls along the way, here are 5 common mistakes arthritis patients make regarding treatment, that you should avoid.

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Topics: arthritis treatment, arthritis exercise

5 Ways To Postpone Joint Replacement Surgery

Standing up, sitting down, getting in and out of the car, participating in your favorite sports, or just sleeping at night can all become painful when you suffer from arthritis. Simple daily tasks take more time and in some cases, cannot be done. Dealing with these challenges every day can be frustrating and feel hopeless. At some point, you want to throw your hands up and say you're done. This may make you want to replace your joint completely. Joint replacement surgery can come up as an option, but the complications and risks that come with it can make the decision a tough one. This type of surgery can be costly, carry health risks, and limit physical activity. Research has established that it should be your last option when it comes to arthritis treatment. How can you put off joint replacement surgery? There are several steps you can take to postpone total joint replacement surgery.

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Topics: joint replacement surgery

7 Sleep Remedies For Rheumatoid Arthritis

With all the tossing and turning all night long, the throbbing knee pain, and a general sense of discomfort can make sleeping with rheumatoid arthritis exhausting. If you don't get quality sleep and you have RA, you could get trapped in a viscous cycle. Your energy levels will be down, you won't exercise or eat well, and your pain levels will rise. Your sleep habits won't keep you rested and you'll begin the cycle again. Good sleep is crucial to managing your disease. In order to take on each day with optimism and success, we recommend these 7 sleep remedies for rheumatoid arthritis.

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Topics: rheumatoid arthritis relief, sleep, rheumatoid arthritis, poor sleep

5 Ways Anxiety is Linked to Joint Pain

Most people associate joint pain with getting older and injuries from sports or exercise. Therefore it can be a bit surprising that joint pain may have a link to your mental health. Joint pain can actually be a complex symptom of anxiety. Anxiety can physically impact the body, enough in some cases that it can alter a person's day to day movements. To explain exactly how anxiety induces joint pain we've detailed 5 ways below.

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Topics: Joint Pain, Arthritis Pain Relief, anxiety

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