What Is Osteoarthritis?

Atlanta home caregiver assisting senior woman with osteoarthritis therapy

Have you felt pain or tightness in your joints soon after periods of inactivity or excessive use? You could be dealing with osteoarthritis (OA), the most typical kind of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the breaking down of cartilage that causes the bones to rub against each other, producing stiffness, pain and a reduction of movement in the joint. Osteoarthritis generally has an effect on the knees, hips, neck, hands, and lower back. [Read more…]

Atlanta Seniors: Learn How to Relieve Arthritis Pain in Just 45 Minutes a Week

When it comes to exercise and staying active to maintain optimum health, seniors are no exception! However, for Atlanta seniors who are fighting arthritis pain, getting an adequate amount of physical fitness can be troublesome. [Read more…]

Managing Arthritis in the Winter

What is arthritis?

It is pain in the joints caused by inflammation, or break down of cartilage (the tissue between joints that absorbs impact), lack of fluid in the joints or an auto-immune disease (rheumatoid arthritis.) Though conclusive evidence as to the link between cold weather and pain does not seem to exist, ask anyone who suffers from arthritis when their symptoms are the worst and they will probably all answer “in the winter.”

Though many of us—especially the elderly—choose to stay indoors during winter, this sedentary lifestyle might actually make us feel worse. It is important to stay active year round to decrease arthritis symptoms and to maintain overall health. [Read more…]