Since World Arthritis Day took place this month on the 12th, we felt it was important to cover many of the topics surrounding some of the major types of arthritis. From osteoarthritis to juvenile arthritis to rheumatoid arthritis, here's what we learned from our different posts this month on the blog.
Currently the strongest supporting research for the use of a supplement for treating chronic pain goes to glucosamine sulfate, a naturally occurring compound found in our body's own connective tissue. It has been effectively synthetized and is frequently used to treat arthritis pain, especially in conjunction with chondroitin. Glucosamine is
The powerhouse omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil offer a plethora of health benefits, including decreasing a person’s risk for heart disease. But did you know fish oil is also one of the more effective supplements for reducing chronic pain? People experiencing headaches, backaches, nerve pain, and even autoimmune
For the over two million people in the U.S. that suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, there is good news out of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in Florida. A new synthesized compound, SR2211, has been shown to dramatically reduce joint inflammation in mice after the first eight to ten days of
When the body is injured, its normal, protective response is inflammation. Initially inflammation protects the injured area from further damage by cushioning the injured area or keeping harmful irritants or pathogens out of injury. However, once inflammation becomes chronic or acute, debilitating pain can set in. Long-term inflammation no longer