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Feb 8, 2018

Reclaim: 6 Tips for Sleeping Better with Arthritis

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Was getting more sleep part of your resolutions for the new year? Even with the best of intentions and a strict sleep plan, sleeping comfortably with arthritis can be more difficult that you imagined. Unfortunately, poor sleep habits can exacerbate your symptoms, which creates a vicious cycle of pain and lack of sleep. Because of […]

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Aug 15, 2017

Live Well: 5 Techniques to Help Manage Arthritis Pain Naturally

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When it comes to treating arthritis pain, there is “no one size fits all” treatment. While there are a number of medications available to help manage arthritis pain, often times the best treatment is a combination of methods. A plan that includes medication and natural therapies are usually the best technique for coping arthritis pain. We […]

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Jun 28, 2017

The Three Most Common Types of Arthritis

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  Arthritis is the catch-all term for any disease that causes painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. There are over 100 different types of arthritis, each with their own causes, symptoms, and treatments. That said, most of the 40 million people in the United States who have arthritis end up with one of the […]

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Mar 15, 2017

Defining the Relationship Between Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis

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  Our physicians at Carolina Arthritis Associates come across this frequent question quite often: “Do I have osteoarthritis or osteoporosis?” Although osteoporosis and osteoarthritis sound similar, these two bone conditions are actually quite different. In this post, we’ll explain the key differences between this “osteo” mix-up. Let’s Break It Down The term “osteo” means bone, […]

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Nov 9, 2016

What a DXA Screening Can Tell You About Your Bones

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When you start to experience symptoms of osteoporosis, you might be wondering what your next step is. How do you gain a better understanding for what your body is dealing with? Sometimes we cannot tell what is going on beneath the surface, which is where x-rays come in to provide further review. Therefore, the first […]

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May 3, 2016

3 Warning Signs of Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to thin and weaken over time, making them more prone to breaks and fractures. The bones most susceptible to this disease are the spine, hip, and wrist bones. In most patients, especially older ones, fractures in these bones can be painful, dangerous, and even deadly. This is a […]

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