Volume 3 - Issue 5

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Welcome to the May 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. Arthritis and the Shoulder
  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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Arthritis and the Shoulder


By J.R. Rogers

Shoulder Pain
If there is one joint in the body that has versatility it is the shoulder. There is no other joint that has the range and corresponding ability. Unfortunately, it is also the one that is most prone to frequent injury.

What's the problem?
The reason your shoulder is likely to sustain injuries, is because of its structure. Unlike other joints, your shoulder has very few ligaments to hold it in place. That means the muscles and tendons have to carry the bulk of the support functions and for that reason, injuries are constantly a risk.

The Diagnosis
At some point in time, all of us experience shoulder pain. It can be attributed to osteoarthritis (commonly the problem); tendonitis or bursitis. If you are using a high quality glucosamine product and still continue to experience pain, it may be something other than OA. If the glucosamine product you are using does not contain all-natural anti-inflammatories, you are likely going to have to rely on NSAID's (Ibuprofen, Naproxen or the like) to control pain That is not a desirable approach for the many reasons that we have stated over and over again.

Ending the pain without NSAID's
If you want to ease the pain without the risk of using NSAID's, make certain you are using a glucosamine formula that contains all-natural anti-inflammatories. In approximately 99% of all cases, the pain is going to disappear.

Warm Compresses and Sleep Habits
Two additional steps will assist you in dealing with shoulder pain. First, use warm or hot compresses (a heating pad) on the affected area 4-5 times daily. Limit this to about 10-15 minutes with each application. Second, if you sleep on your back (as most do) try placing a pillow under the shoulder that is giving you trouble. Combining these two steps with the use of a glucosamine formulation utilizing all-natural anti-inflammatories will usually put the discomfort to rest within 7-10 days. In the tougher cases, it may take a little longer.

The Rotator Cuff
Those are sensible approaches to the problem and as mentioned, your discomfort should end fairly quickly. However, if you reach a point where you are several weeks into this regimen and you have not experienced any relief, it is possible that you have torn your rotator cuff. In this case, you may have to have surgery to correct the problem.

The Medical Community
There are a great many physicians out there that unfortunately, are not as well educated about the use of all-natural products when approaching pain issues. As well, most are so set in their ways that they are quick to dismiss them as "not effective." Most of you know better and if you can avoid surgery, all the better.

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 May Issue of The Arthritis Chronicle. Look for the next issue in your inbox on June 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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