March 27, 2019

You've only got one life to live, and with that life comes just one set of parts.  Unless you're looking for metal and plastic replacements, you'd do well to take care of the knees you've got.  As you know, arthritis is progressive, which means that once your knees sta...

March 3, 2019

An up front disclosure is needed here.  I currently work with surgeons who perform the total knee (and shoulder and hip) arthroplasty aka joint replacements.  I have a parent who has had a hip replaced and is enjoying the benefits of improved pain and mobility.  That b...

January 15, 2019

     Happy New Year to everyone and best wishes for your 2019 health!  We all know the touted foods to eat for prosperity in the new year: beans and greens for coins and money respectively, pork for a fat wallet, pomegranate for fertility, etc.  But what do you eat for...

December 26, 2018

If you've lived with arthritis for long enough, you've likely been told about "the gel shot" or "the rooster shot" or "the natural shot."  What all of these are talking about is an injection of hyaluronic acid (HA).  What is hyaluronic acid?  Sounds like something a de...

July 10, 2018

Probably the biggest hurdle I hear all exercisers give when asked what keeps them from going for a run or hitting the gym is motivation.  "I just don't have the motivation to do X."  Well, I know this is a professional's opinion and there's no place for weakness there,...

May 10, 2018

The last two posts have commented largely on the effects of very well known osteoarthritis supplements: glucosamine/chondroitin and omega 3 fatty acids. Click on the links to read the full discourse.  In my searches for objective, high-quality evidence on supplements,...

February 28, 2018

Here in South Georgia, the weather has already begun to warm, and the joggers are out in full.  The gyms are filled with people still working on their New Years Resolutions, and everyone is rediscovering aches and pains they'd forgotten over the winter.  Last month, I...

January 14, 2018

Welcome to the new year!  It's resolution season, and large part of many peoples' gym resolutions is getting the "right" supplements.  Every evening on cable television, you can find several supplements promising everything from "improved vigor" to "mental clarity." On...

October 26, 2017

Hey guys, I hope you all are staying active, even as cool weather begins and college football consumes more and more of your (and my) time!  I'm going to start a series of blog posts about questions I get with some regularity because it's become apparent that these que...

August 11, 2017

Welcome back to exercise with arthritis!  I hope everyone has been getting out and exercising, no matter what it might be!  So far in EWA, we’ve covered two topics dealing with how exercise is beneficial for joint function, arthritis prevention, and improvement of pain...

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