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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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Jul 26, 2017

How to Prepare for a Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

How To Prepare for a Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

How to Prepare for a Musculoskeletal Ultrasound If you suffer from arthritis, then you know all too well that much of your precious time is spent at medical offices. The good news? If you have an upcoming musculoskeletal ultrasound appointment you’re in for one of your shortest visits. To get you in and out as […]

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Jul 14, 2017

Live Well: Tips for an Arthritis-Friendly Kitchen

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Your home should be the place where you feel the most relaxed. A peaceful retreat for you and your family at the end of a long day. For people who suffer from arthritis, that isn’t always the case. Regular chores can be difficult, and cooking and entertaining are the worst offenders. Our kitchens should make […]

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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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Jun 14, 2017

Live Well: Travel Tips for Arthritis Patients

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  It’s summer, which means vacation season is in full swing! Whether you prefer international travel, cruises, beaches, or National Parks, there are many places to see and many things to do. As you plan your next adventure, one thing you don’t want to deal with is arthritis pain. If this is one of your […]

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May 24, 2017

How Does Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Happen?

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  You’re working at your computer when you begin to feel a strange sensation in your fingers, hands, and forearms. It’s a strange combination of numbness and pins and needles, a little painful but not unbearable. You shake your hands, crack your knuckles, and shut your laptop for the day, hoping that tomorrow you’ll be […]

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May 10, 2017

Live Well: Facing Arthritis with Resiliency

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  Arthritis is a chronic disease. This means that while there are treatments that can be very effective, there is no cure. For this reason, some people find it difficult to remain strong in the face of a chronic diagnosis. However, many studies have shown that learning how to respond to pain with a positive […]

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Apr 24, 2017

Do You Know Your Arthritis Lingo?

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  If you’re received an arthritis diagnosis, you’re probably feeling a lot of different emotions. Fear, worry, and confusion usually top the list. While fear and worry can be eased with a talented doctor and the right treatment plan, confusion can linger—especially if you’re not familiar with the many medical terms associated with arthritis. In […]

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Apr 19, 2017

Live Well: Helpful Tips for Healthy Joints

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  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

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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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