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Arthritis Self-Management Becomes Pain-Free Living

For over 15 years, Arthritis Self-Management has been publishing the most comprehensive information about managing arthritis pain. We recently surveyed our readers, who confirmed that they suffer from numerous types of pain aside from arthritis. To provide all our readers with the important, timely, and engaging content that they desire, we are re-launching as Pain-Free Living. Your journey to living pain free starts today.

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What is Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain all over the body, and it is among the most common and least understood of all the arthritis-related conditions. Although millions of Americans have it, there is a great deal that remains unknown about fibromyalgia and how it works in the body. This state of affairs has contributed to a general feeling of confusion surrounding the condition.

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Exercise and Physical Therapy


You have probably heard about the exercise method known as Pilates (Pi-LAH-teez). Nowadays it seems that Pilates is everywhere you look, and you may be wondering what all the hype is about. Is it a fad? A cult? Do you need to be able to touch the back of your head with your heels to be able to do it? The answer to all these questions is no.

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Featured Recipe

Black Beans and Tortillas

The cuisine of the southwestern United States reflects a combination of Spanish, Mexican, and Native American cultures. This week's featured recipe is high in vitamins, minerals, fiber — and flavor!

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Featured Definition

Weight-bearing Exercise

In weight-bearing exercise, the body remains upright and works against gravity, which strengthens the bones and helps guard against osteoporosis, or thinning of the bones. The National Osteoporosis Foundation defines two basic categories of weight-bearing exercise. High-impact activities include hiking, jogging, running, tennis, jumping rope, dancing, and performing high-impact aerobic routines. Some people may be […]

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