Volume 3 - Issue 4

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Welcome to the April 2003 issue of The Arthritis Chronicle. Please pass this along to your friends!

Table of Contents:

  1. Featured Articles from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource Center
  2. Building on Isometrics (Part III)
  3. Eight Day Arthritis Ecourse
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Featured Articles from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource Center


  1. Osteoarthritis: Explained Simply
  2. Glucosamine and Osteoarthritis
  3. A Guide to Glucosamine Products
  4. Eight Tips to Control Arthritic Pain
  5. What You Need to Know Before Buying A Glucosamine Product
  6. Arthritis in Dogs and Cats
  7. Arthritis Message Board Community
  8. Liquid Glucosamine Formula Syn-flex®

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Building on Isometrics (Part III)


By J.R. Rogers

I can't count the number of emails I receive that ask about specific exercises that target some very difficult areas of the body. Here is one that seems to be a frequent trouble spot.

The Elbow-Seven Days to Freedom from Pain
Ask yourself this question. How do you go about exercising your elbow? If you think about it, it is not a simple one to answer. Unfortunately, this is one area where arthritis seems to cause a lot of problems. The usual situation is pain when your arm is in a straightened position.

The Ten-Second Pull
Take the arm (elbow) that is giving you pain and hold it out as straight as you can. Reach over and grasp the wrist of that arm and continue to straighten until you feel an increase in the pain. As you continue to straighten the arm (and straighten the elbow) apply some pressure with the holding hand in the opposite direction back toward your shoulder.

Now, release the hold you had on the wrist of the affected arm and try to straighten it out once again. As you do this without the opposing force on the arm, you will discover that it moves much more easily and with less pain.

Gaining Mobility and Putting the Pain to Rest
This simple resistance exercise should be done several times daily for about 10-15 seconds each time you do it. Typically, it takes about a week or so before the pain begins to disappear in the arm that is giving you the elbow pain. (Of course, it may be both elbows.)

Give it Two Days
Try this simple regimen for a couple of days. At the end of that time, you should see a considerable reduction in pain. However, if your pain has increased or if it persists you should stop trying this routine and seek a medical opinion.

Aiding the Exercise
To really get the maximum benefit from this exercise, try putting a hot pack on the elbow joint before doing it. This will allow for even greater flexibility in the affected elbow.

Over the next few editions we will be talking about other arthritis trouble spots and simple exercises that will assist in allieviating the pain. It is so simple to rid your body of these troublesome pain spots and it takes so little time that we urge all of you to watch for these great tips. After all, if arthritis is the question, then we hope to continue bringing you simple answers that will make your life a little easier.

See you next time.

Have Questions? Email me
I hope these tips have helped. Do not give up on the fight against your arthritis. I know pain can be extremely difficult, exhausting, and depressing. Please email me if you have any questions. I can be reached at jr@arthritis-glucosamine.net. I will do my best to answer all questions within two weekdays.

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8 Tips to Control Arthritic Pain


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This concludes the April Issue of The Arthritis Chronicle. Look for the next issue in your inbox on May 1st! Please forward to any friends you know who have arthritis and would be interested.

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Please note:
As readers of this Chronicle are aware, prudent exercise benefits those who suffer from arthritis. Most of the exercise recommendations made here are low impact in nature and designed to assist those who suffer from arthritis. Nonetheless, we always recommend that you consult with your physician before engaging in any type of exercise program.

 

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