There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. The symptoms, which include inflammation of the joints, pain and stiffness, affect more than 50 million people in the U.S. Half of those who suffer do not think anything can be done to relieve their pain. By examining the A-B-Cs of arthritis, you may find some interesting facts and ways to help manage your own pain or the pain of a loved one living with arthritis.
You can be affected by arthritis at any age. In the U.S., more than 300,000 children under the age of 16 have some form of arthritis. Among adults, 75 percent of sufferers are under age 65. More than half of adults 65 years of age and older have arthritis.
Bok choy, beets, broccoli and blueberries are among the top 10 anti-inflammatory foods. The bees have it right too. Honey is a great alternative to inflammatory-causing refined sugar.
Dark chocolate has anti-inflammatory properties but sugar is known to cause inflammation. Choose dark chocolate that is low in sugar and fat.
There is no cure for arthritis, however, maintaining a healthy diet and choosing foods known for their anti-inflammatory properties may help manage symptoms.
Low-impact exercise may help manage arthritis pain and increase your overall health. It can help increase your range of motion and strengthen your bones and muscles around your joints.
A is for Arnicare Arthritis Tablets
Arnicare Arthritis is a convenient and reliable first choice for relieving arthritis and rheumatic pain.* Arthritis pain often comes and goes. It’s best to take Arnicare Arthritis at the onset of symptoms. These tablets have no known interactions with other medications, herbs or supplements and they do not cause stomach pain or drowsiness. Arnicare Arthritis can be used in combination with Arnicare Cream or Gel.
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*These “Uses” have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.