Rheumatoid Arthritis: 11 facts and myths explained

1. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an extreme form of wear and tear arthritis. False. It is true that Osteoarthritis (OA) the more common form of arthritis, is caused by every day wear and tear with gradual loss of more


12 things you need to know about calcium supplements for bone health

[quote]High priced “brand name” Calcium tablets offer no advantages, in spite of their marketing claims.[/quote] 1. Why is Calcium important? Calcium plays a critical role in proper function throughout the body, including blood cells, muscle, and nerve.  Over more


Osteoarthritis Pain Medications: Part 2

This is the second part of my survey of your osteoarthritis medication options. Read part 1 here. Part 2 focuses more on potent medications.  Always check with your rheumatologist before beginning any medication regimen. Tramadol This is a more


Are you taking the right medications for osteoarthritis pain? Part 1

Pain relief for arthritis is possible through medication. But nothing will completely solve the problem because we can’t repair or replace damaged cartilage. Yet. That doesn’t mean, though, that you have to live with excessive pain–a reality I more


How diet affects Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Gout

“What should I eat more of to help my arthritis?” Patients suffering from chronic arthritis pain ask this question daily, and it’s a good question to ask.  Often, the hope that at least some relief may be found more