How To Move Without Pain

Month: August 2021

women holding her hand in pain

Understanding Psoriatic Arthritis

According to research psoriasis is in our genes. Two out of every five people living with psoriatic arthritis have at least one close family member who’s been diagnosed with either psoriatic arthritis or psoriasis.

Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling are the primary signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. Any joint is susceptible to the pain of psoriatic arthritis, including joints of the fingers, spine, knees, ankle, and toes.

Knowing the signs, how to manage and how to live an active life with Psoriatic Arthritis, knowing how to protect your joints and what you can do is key.

ankle wrapped due to joint sprain

What’s the difference between a strain and a sprain

The difference between a sprain and a strain is what structure is involved in the injury. A sprain is an injury to a ligament, which are the bands of tissue that connect two bones together.

A strain, on the other hand, involves an injury to a muscle and/or a tendon, which is a band of tissue that attaches a muscle to a bone.

Regardless of the structure injured, a strain, or sprain, proper management is the best way to get back to your normal activity and lifestyle. More severe strains and sprains may need additional time to heal and may benefit from physical therapy to help you regain strength, range of motion, and normal walking or mobility

asian women holding her neck because it is stiff

Why are my joints so stiff

Joint stiffness occurs for many reasons as we age. Although all of this may sound scary, it doesn’t have to result in pain or limited mobility. OA, for example, is a normal process that our joints go through as we age, but only about 10% of people will have pain with it. Other arthritic conditions are often alleviated with proper management and activity. If you are experiencing any symptoms of arthritis, talk to your health care provider to see what you can do to preserve your lifestyle and continue enjoying all the activities you want!

elbow joint inflammation

Understanding the Difference between Acute and Chronic Joint Inflammation

Treatments for joint inflammation can include rest, medication, physical therapy, or even surgery if joint tissues need repair. The goals of joint inflammation treatment are to reduce and ease the inflammatory response within the joint involved, correct and control the inflammation to slow down the inflammatory process and improve joint mobility.

The foods we eat can also play a big role in inflammation. Eating a diet focused on food that will help ease the inflammation in your body, such as fruits and vegetables that are high in natural antioxidants can help.