Apr 19, 2017

Live Well: Helpful Tips for Healthy Joints


  Spring is officially upon us here in Wilmington, NC. Unfortunately for joint pain sufferers, this time of year isn’t always enjoyable because of constant pain and discomfort. Long walks on the beach or wandering around the Farmers Market may not be feasible for someone dealing with joint pain. Our joints endure a lot stress […]

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Mar 15, 2017

Defining the Relationship Between Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis


  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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Mar 8, 2017

Ease Arthritis Pain through Meditation


Amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is so important (and often ignored) to take a moment to ourselves where we can stop, breathe, gather our thoughts, focus, and just be still. It seems that as our schedules get busier and our stresses grow stronger, we forget the importance of taking time to take […]

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Feb 15, 2017

7 Recommended Books for Living with Arthritis


  You know what they say—knowledge is power! When living with arthritis, it is so important to stay informed on everything you can to best cope with the disease. One of the best ways to conquer physical pain is through our own mental strength. There are so many resources that better explain the physiology of […]

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Feb 10, 2017

Eat Right. Live Well.


  What you put into your body has a huge influence on how your body operates. It’s true what they say… Food is fuel! Which is why it’s so important to fuel properly. Like a well-run machine, you want to ensure that you are putting in the best nutrients for your system to run effectively. […]

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Jan 16, 2017

What is Psoriatic Arthritis?


  What is Psoriatic Arthritis? When people hear the word psoriasis, they typically think of a skin disease that results in itchiness and scaly rashes. However, what many people do not know that about 30% of patients who have been diagnosed with psoriasis can begin to develop a form of arthritis called Psoriatic Arthritis. There […]

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Jan 10, 2017

Live Well: Live an Active Life with Arthritis


Those who are diagnosed with arthritis might fear that their life will ending up drastically changing. We’re here to tell you that that is not the case. Although arthritis has mechanical effects on your body, it’s no reason to abandon an active lifestyle. In fact, maintaining regular exercise is key to relieving the pain and […]

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Dec 12, 2016

What is Scleroderma?


Have you ever experienced hardening or tightness in your skin? This could be a developing symptom of an autoimmune disorder called Scleroderma. Less than 500,000 people in the United State have been diagnosed with this rare disease, which is why the symptoms and treatments are not well known. While research continues to reveal more understanding […]

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Nov 9, 2016

What a DXA Screening Can Tell You About Your Bones


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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Oct 19, 2016

How Osteoporosis Affects the Body


Osteoporosis is a bone disease that unfortunately affects over 54 million Americans. If not treated properly, it can have a drastic effect on your everyday life. This bone disease takes place when one’s body loses too much bone, does not make enough bone, or a mix of the two. In return, the body suffers the […]

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