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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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Mar 8, 2017

Ease Arthritis Pain through Meditation

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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

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  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.

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  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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