Unfortunately, You Aren’t Too Young to Have Arthritis

When the word arthritis is mentioned, you might think of older people. Gnarled hands and people unable to open a pill bottle or walk without a cane may come to mind. Think again. It’s true that one form of arthritis, osteoarthritis, is usually a part of the aging process. However, another form, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), […]

4 Ways to Fight Arthritis Pain

As people age, they often complain about pain attributable to arthritis, a swelling of the body’s joints, especially those of the hands, knees and feet. They aren’t alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 52 million individuals in the United States suffer from arthritis; interestingly, of this figure, nearly 300,000 […]

Fighting Off Arthritis during your Workout

Intense exercise, especially weight training, invites a vulnerability to arthritis, carpal tunnel and various other forms of strain on muscles and tendons.  We at CTSplace.com understand that this is an ongoing battle and cannot be completely covered in a single article.  So this will be the first in an ongoing series in our coverage of […]

Can Nutmeg Help with Arthritis?

Nutmeg is counted among the several natural remedies, or ingredients to remedies, for pain and anti-arthritic relief. Nutmeg Oil can be used not just as an ingredient in foods or drinks that will alleviate symptoms of arthritis, but can be applied directly on the inflamed muscles to relax the given joint or tendon. Nutmeg oil […]

Is Ginger an Enemy of Arthritis?

This is part of a series of herbal remedies for arthritis; check out last week’s article on cinnamon’s anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties. It’s not a phenomenon of modern medicine that a number of household spices and sweets are being used to fight inflammation and arthritis.  Like cinnamon, ginger is a spice that’s been used for […]

The Most Common Knee Injuries: Part II

This is a continuing series on knee injuries, highlighting the most common and introducing you to the best treatment options; check out Part I. Knee pain mostly affects athletes, but really it can hit anyone for a number of reasons.  However it happened, you’ll want to know what’s ailing you so that you can properly […]

Can Cinnamon fight off Arthritis?

Effects on Alzheimer’s and Inflammation Besides the evidence from a June 2011 report from Tel Aviv University about its effect warding off neurological diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, it reduces pain linked to arthritis: The research team at Tel Aviv University tested CEppt on mice that were raised with five aggressive strains of Alzheimer’s-inducing genes.  When given […]

Back Arthritis and Treatment Techniques

Some 5% of all lower back problems is due to inflammation from arthritis rather than spinal injuries like hernia or slipped discs.  One form, axial spondyloarthritis, impacting the junction between the pelvis and the spine known as the sacroiliac joint and typically first impacts people in their mid 20s.  There are a number of helpful techniques, or […]

Arthritis at 20? Runners and Athletes Can Change their Routine

Arthritis is something we usually associate with the late 30s – at the earliest.  But maybe because of hte proliferation in IT and high-tech jobs, the symptoms are showing up much earlier.  It can come as a shock that arthritis might manifest so suddenly, but 20-somethings who’ve experienced any of these symptoms would be quick […]

Biologics Continue Showing Off their Power against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Biologics are an increasingly popular technique for treating rheumatoid arthritic (RA) patients.  Many are designed to treat RA or other forms of arthritis, but also are prescribed against anemia and psoriasis.  What exactly are biologics? Biologics are genetically engineered proteins derived from human genes. They are designed to inhibit specific components of the immune system that […]