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CBD and Pain Relief — How it Helps My Osteoarthritis

CBD and Pain Relief — How it Helps My Osteoarthritis

I had a revelation this morning. Since I am a reasonably shallow person, most of you are not likely to see this as mind-blowing information, but I’m going to share it anyhow because maybe it will help someone. In December 2018, I found out that I have osteoarthritis, and as soon as I shared that little piece of information, I started to receive advice from people with similar issues. One bit of advice came up far more frequently than any…

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Dear Tylenol, I’m back but I’m not sticking around.

Dear Tylenol, I’m back but I’m not sticking around.

  Dear Tylenol, I’m back but I’m not sticking around. This will just be a short visit, I’m sure, and then I’ll be on my way. By the way, I never thanked you for the last time you helped me out. I really appreciate you letting me stay for those couple of weeks when Osteoarthritis was giving me a hard time. I don’t know what I would have done without you. Thank you for giving me a comfortable place to…

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How to Deal with Osteoarthritis Pain – Some Helpful Tips

How to Deal with Osteoarthritis Pain – Some Helpful Tips

I’m in my fourth month since I found out that the unexplainable aches and pains throughout my body are partly due to osteoarthritis. The grieving process kicked in as soon as I heard the news. I have been through all five steps, and most of them more than once: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Denial dominated my thinking for three years before I finally went to the doctor. Depression and anger stepped in immediately upon diagnosis, and bargaining lingered…

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How to Deal with Osteoarthritis Pain – What Works for Me

How to Deal with Osteoarthritis Pain – What Works for Me

As I write this post, I am in a lot of pain. My neck hurts and has been since yesterday, and I can feel the pain traveling down to that hard-to-reach spot on my upper back. Meanwhile, my hands are threatening to become numb, and I am still on the first paragraph of this article! What is a person to do? Let’s talk about how to deal with osteoarthritis pain. Pain Medications & Me One of the first things many…

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How to Deal with Osteoarthritis Pain

How to Deal with Osteoarthritis Pain

Osteoarthritis, or Degenerative Bone Disease, is the most common form of arthritis and is usually caused by wear-and-tear of the body or by injury and results in pain and stiffness of the joints. In this article, we will present an overview of the many techniques for handling discomfort and give you some ideas for how to deal with osteoarthritis pain. Exercise is the most frequent non-drug recommendation for easing the pain of osteoarthritis. That seems counter-intuitive when it hurts to…

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Walking with Osteoarthritis – Using Nordic Poles

Walking with Osteoarthritis – Using Nordic Poles

Exercise is the best non-drug treatment for osteoarthritis, as I shared in my article How to Exercise with Osteoarthritis. There are many beneficial forms of exercise for people with osteoarthritis, but walking is one of the most versatile because it can be worked into our daily routine, we can control how much or how little we do, it can be done indoors or out and it has many health benefits. For those of us suffering from knee or hip pain…

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How to Exercise with Osteoarthritis

How to Exercise with Osteoarthritis

It doesn’t make much sense when your body is already stiff and/or sore, but exercise is the best non-medical treatment there is for osteoarthritis. Although I am fairly new to the world of degenerative joint disease, I am quickly learning what works and doesn’t work for my body and the more I listen to what my body needs, the better I feel. Maybe you feel like it’s enough of a challenge to get off of the couch to have some…

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