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In the middle of season...
02/23/07  Tim Burke
Tim Burke is currently in Ruhpolding, Germany enjoying a little downtime after World Championships. The rest of the team returned back to the US but I decided to stay in Europe in order to minimize travel time and start preparing for the remaining three World Cups.

Tim Burke in Park City, Utah - dry-land training camp of the year.
11/02/06  Tim Burke
Tim Burke is currently in Park City, Utah at their last dry-land training camp of the year. Utah's high altitude and sunny weather make it the perfect place for us to train prior to the start of the racing season.

Tim Bruke arrived home from Sweden yesterday after an amazing camp
09/08/06  Tim Burke
Tim Bruke arrived home from Sweden yesterday after an amazing camp. Tim Bruke arrived home from Sweden yesterday after an amazing camp

Tim Burke is currently in Lake Placid resting up before he leaves for Sweden
08/31/06  Tim Burke
Tim Burke will be spending the rest of August training in Sweden with the new coaches and the rest of the National Team.

Tim Burke finishes up first official National Team training camp of the year.
07/18/06  Tim Burke
Tim Burke arrives to Slovenia for one of the final three World Cup events. Read what he says.

Pound for Pound: My Aching Knees
06/15/06  J. R. Rogers
For those who are readers of my column you know pretty much what my position is on Osteoarthritis. A top-quality liquid Glucosamine product; exercise; and, a sensible diet.

Exercise can benefit arthritics and help avoid joint pain and injury
05/09/06  External Source

Walking Barefoot Decreases Lower Extremity Dynamic Joint Loading
05/09/06  External Source

A Cautionary Note to Pet Owners
05/06/06  J.R. Rogers
As our regular readers know, I offer up a lot of advice on dealing with arthritis in pets. This is a large part of my life.

ActiveXAmerica Features Specialized Search Engine on Arthritis
05/05/06  ActiveXAmerica News
ActiveXAmerica features a recently enabled specialized search engine on Arthritis. With this new resource will be easier for you to find related quality news, articles and information all over the selected network of sister pages and friend web sites.

ActiveXAmerica Features Specialized Search Engine on Arthritis
05/05/06  ActiveXAmerica News
ActiveXAmerica features a recently enabled specialized search engine on Arthritis. With this new resource will be easier for you to find related quality news, articles and information all over the selected network of sister pages and friend web sites.

Is Glucosamine taking a new direction?
05/01/06  J. R. Rogers
Recently, I have been doing some extra research. And of course, there are always those who want to offer up their opinions whether they are warranted or not. At least, that is what I found in doing some of this extra reading.

Let’s set the record straight on Glucosamine
04/06/06  J. R. Rogers

New Clinical Studies Confirm It
04/01/06  J.R. Rogers
We have been telling our readers for years about the power of products like Syn-flex®. The recently completed GAIT studies have confirmed it. That is certainly more good news for those of you who suffer from Osteoarthritis.

Spotting Pain in your Pet
04/01/06  J.R. Rogers
Sometimes we take things for granted. We think we can spot pain when our pets experience it. With pets suffering from arthritis, it may or may not be easy to see.

Tim Burke arrives to Slovenia for one of the final three World Cup events.
03/13/06  Tim Burke
Tim Burke arrives to Slovenia for one of the final three World Cup events. Read what he says.

Chronic Pain: Are you talking about it?
03/01/06   J.R. Rogers
I recently read some interesting studies about chronic pain. And of course, those who suffer from osteoarthritis can be it that situation.

Turin 2006 Winter Olympics: Tim Burke Olympian Biathlete
02/07/06  Tim Burke
Tim Burke has Arrived at Turin for the 2006 Winter Olympics. Here is what he wrote.

Fighting Inflammation in a Big Way
02/01/06  JR Rogers
Over the years, I have discussed the issue of inflammation and arthritis. If you read all of my Arthritis Chronicles, you get a pretty good picture of ways to contain pain which of course, is a consequence of inflammation when you suffer from OA.

Synflex heading to the Olympics
01/17/06  JR Rogers
I am in Boston this morning waiting to catch a flight to Germany in a few hours. The last few days have been an emotional whirlwind and I am looking forward for a little time to unwind.

Using Anti-Inflammatory Products for Arthritic Pets
11/15/05  JR Rogers
I want to share some information I was recently reading about. It dealt with a pet owner who had turned to her vet for some help with her dog who had arthritis.

Initial Results of National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funded Study Reveal Glucosamine and Chondroitin Effective in Treating Moderate to Severe Osteoarthritis Knee Pain
11/12/05  Leiner Health Products
CARSON, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- For 21 million Americans hobbled by osteoarthritis, new science confirms nutritional supplements glucosamine and chondroitin are the right combination for effective knee pain relief(1).

For Arthritis, It is Just a Walk in the Park
11/01/05  JR Rogers
As you likely know, I have shared the three things that I feel give you the greatest success in dealing with osteoarthritis. First, that you use a high-quality liquid Glucosamine. Secondly, that you stay with a healthy diet regimen. Finally, that you exercise.

Frank Talk about Prescription Medications
10/15/05  JR Rogers
For those who read this column, it is clear that I have reservations about the use of prescription arthritis medications for pets.

A Nice Reminder
10/01/05  JR Rogers
After all these years of writing about arthritis, it is refreshing to get a little reminder that some are listening. This time it came from a doctor.

Hurricane Katrina
09/15/05  JR Rogers
It is ironic that in the last issue I mentioned that "storm season" is with us again. Of course, no one could have known that the Southern United States would be devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

Hot and Cold Therapy
09/01/05  JR Rogers
Someone called me the other day to ask this question again. What do you do for a sudden injury? Do you use a "hot pack" or a "cold pack?"

High Altitude Training
08/29/05  Tim Burke
I have been out in Park City, Utah for the past week at our first altitude training camp of the year. With the Olympics being held high in the Italian Alps, it is essential that we have some exposure to altitude before the winter.

Pain Relief Drugs 101 what you need to know
08/28/05  Mansi gupta
Ever given a piece of thought to how actually one feels that a part of his/her body is paining? Majority of the response to this question will be in the negative. And ironically it is one piece of information that a person should be aware of.

What Causes Childhood Arthritis?
08/25/05  David Chandler
Childhood arthritis is a disease that occurs in children under the age of 16. It causes pain, stiffness, and swelling in one or more of the joints. This pain, stiffness, and swelling are called inflammation.

08/22/05  Margie - "The Arthritis Lady"
Most governments only scan for the most dangerous of these, like aflatoxin: , thought to be one of the most carcinogenic substances on earth. One study showed that, via a typically grain-predominant diet, a citizen could expect to ingest from 0.15 g to 0.5 g of aflatoxin per day.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Overview
08/20/05  L. Hirt &
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease that affects your joints. It can cause swelling, stiffness, pain and loss of function in the joints it affects. Unlike other types of arthritis, it does not usually affect just one joint, but the matching joint on the other side of your body as well.

Storm Season and your Pet
08/15/05  JR Rogers
Having lived through a massive hurricane last year that took a large part of my house, I am a little sensitive to this issue. Since we are in hurricane season and it doesn't end until November

The Strain Factor
08/09/05  JR Rogers
As those who read this column know, I have recommendations that I know will help you to deal with the affects of arthritis. And, by now they are pretty well known. First, use a high-quality liquid Glucosamine for pain relief and to maintain general joint health. Second, eat sensibly and keep your weight down. And finally, get some exercise.

Arthritis Treatment, The Good And The Bad
07/28/05  Yvonne Loubet
We use this title because not all arthritis treatments are, shall we say, enjoyable. If you suffer from the painful effects of this debilitating condition though, very little can seem worse.

For Arthritis Sufferers, Life Is a Bowl of Cherries
07/28/05  Rachel Williamson
Cherries have been receiving a lot of attention of late due to their beneficial effects on something that affects millions of people: arthritis. According to researchers, cherries contain anti-inflammatory properties that may work even better than over-the-counter drugs.

Suffering From Joint Pain?
07/28/05  Yvonne Loubet
Joint pain can be caused by any number of things. It can be the result of an injury or overuse of the joint. If your joint pain is caused by arthritis, you will need to begin your search for an effective way to treat it.

Arthritis Pain Relief For Dogs – Simple Home Remedies That Work
07/20/05  Rose Smith
Did you know that arthritis affects one in five dogs over the age of seven? It is a painful condition that affects the joints and can occur in your pet’s neck, hips, shoulders, elbows and back.

Do Not Blame the Vet
07/20/05  JR Rogers
When Rimadyl® was introduced in 1997 it was called a "miracle drug" for treating arthritis in family pets. And, other drug companies followed with their own offerings of similar drugs.* A total of four major brands compete in this business.

Arthritis & Joint Health
07/20/05  StarHerb
Many millions of people are affected by pain and suffering from Arthritis and research has shown that Glucosamine and Chondroitin sulphates combined have given these people new hope and relief from their painful ailments.

Harsher Warnings for NSAIDS
The FDA sent proposed label changes to various painkiller manufacturers regarding the risks associated with their drugs. According to the FDA's Web site, the new warnings were delivered to all makers of NSAIDS -- both prescription and over-the-counter.

07/01/05  JR Rogers
We have talked about acupuncture before. However, it has been some time ago and I wanted to bring this up and add some interesting points.

Herbs to help with gout
06/30/05  Anonymous
Question : I WAS told by my doctor recently that I have gout. My uric acid level is high. Since this may be at an early stage as I just had the pain attack, how can I manage it? Are there any supplements that can help?

Summer Training in Maine
06/28/05  Tim Burke
I just arrived back in New York for a week break in-between training camps. My first camp went very well but it sure is nice to be home for a week!

The Myth of 100% Complete Processed Pet Foods
06/27/05  Randy Wysong DVM
Every day, people by the millions pour food from a package into their pet’s bowl. Day in and day out, meal after meal, pets get the same fare. This strange phenomenon is not only widely practiced, but done by loving owners who believe they are doing the right thing.

Discover Which Fruit and Vegetables Help Relieve Arthritic Pain
06/21/05  Emily Clark
If you or someone you know suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, you know how painful and debilitating it can be. If you haven't walked a mile in those shoes, you can't imagine how frustrating it can be.

Bad Joints: What can you do?
06/20/05  JR Rogers
We all suffer when our pets are hurting. It probably makes it worse when we see them "nursing" a bum joint. It helps to know what you can and cannot expect when you are facing an issue like this.

Stiff and painful neck
06/18/05  Anonymous
Question : I AM 43 years old and lately, I have been suffering from a stiff neck. It starts suddenly and there is pain with movement. Sometimes, it may be accompanied with fever and even affects the shoulder blade.

When to Use Walking Aids
06/15/05  Kay Zetkin
There are many factors that contribute to the possession and use of walking aids. From childhood, almost all of us have been in a situation wherein we have needed and relied on walking aids, at certain times in our lives and during certain periods of time.

Arthritis Pain Relief 101
06/14/05  Charlene J. Nuble
Coming of age equals coming of a variety of body pains. And do you know what most of our oldies would complain about regarding this issue? Arthritis. An estimate of over 50 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions related conditions.

What type of arthritis do you have?
06/14/05  Rudy Silva
Arthritis dates back to prehistoric times and is seen all through the ages in the joints of the skeleton remains. Most of you will have problems with your joints and it may be arthritis.

Summer Training for Winter
06/09/05  Tim Burke
I am back up in Fort Kent, Maine right now at a training camp. Everything is going well and we have been training very hard. Spring seems to have left the Northeast, we finally have more sun than rain, which makes training more enjoyable.

My Aching Elbow!
06/02/05  JR Rogers
Most of us have been through this at one time or another. For a great many reasons, we can get hit with pain in our elbows that just drives us crazy.

Glucosamine Chondroitin and Chondroitin Sulfate
05/16/05  K. Perry
Glucosamine is readily produced in the human body and is necessary for the production of joint cartilage. As we age, producing enough glucosamine becomes more difficult and cartilage begins to detiorate causing stiffness and painful joints.

Update from Lake Placid
05/16/05  Tim Burke
All is well here in Lake Placid. I am still at home training until the the end of May and then I will be headed back to Maine. Training has been going really well and I feel that I am already in pretty good shape.

More Issues with Food and Family Pets
05/15/05  JR Rogers
Recently, I went back to discussing food issues in some detail. It is important to understand that we do have ways of helping out pets not only with their diets, but with preventing things from happening long term.

More Precautions and Approaches to Using NSAIDs
05/05/05  JR Rogers
As our readers know, I am dead set against the use of NSAIDs. Over the counter NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are now being implicated in possible cardiac complications just as Vioxx and Celebrex have been. Of course, Bextra is on that list too.

Preparing for the Olympics
04/28/05  Tim Burke
I have finaly adjusted back to the Northern New York weather of 40 degrees and rain, I sure do miss Florida!

Herbal remedies can have harmful interaction when taken with drugs for rheumatic arthritis
A recent study had pointed out the fact that herbal preparations and over the counter alternative medicines may react badly when taken along with medication for rheumatic arthritis.

An Amazing Statistic
04/15/05  JR Rogers
I was reading a book the other day about hip dysplasia in dogs. Before going further, I should add that this applies to cats as well. The article was written by a veterinarian and it had something very important to say about this painful condition.

Using essential fatty acids for reducing arthritis joint pain
04/15/05  Rudy Silva
Essential fatty acids provide protection for the whole body. In particular it is effective in reducing inflammation as experienced in joint pain or arthritis.

Bextra's Safety Questioned
04/08/05  Bob Weiss
An increasing number of Americans are relieved to learn there are non-drug ways to ease pain now that safety questions have been raised about another well-known and widely used painkiller, Bextra.

Pfizer Asked to Stop Selling the Painkiller 'Bextra'
U.S. health officials asked drugmaker Pfizer to stop selling the painkiller "Bextra" because of concerns that the risks of using the drug outweigh the benefits.

Update from Tim Burke
04/04/05  Tim Burke
I am on my home right now from the North American/ US National Championships races that mark the end of the racing season. I had an incredible week of racing and captured two National titles as well as two North American titles.

Our Shoulders Do Plenty and That is the Problem
04/03/05  JR Rogers
It's funny, but before I got involved in the arthritis business after my own injuries, I used to think that our knees were the easiest joint to injure.

Use Omega-3s in Fish Oil Not Drugs to Fight Inflammation
Relying on natural sources, rather than drugs, has been proven to be the safest, effective way to treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, according to scientists.

Real Food Treats Improve Your Pet's Health
We love to give our dogs treats, and they love to get them. The healthiest treats we can give our dogs and cats are made from real, fresh food. Since we like to give them variety and tasty tidbits as well, we'll review briefly each category of treat.

Working toward the National Championships
03/17/05  Tim Burke
I just arrived back home to Lake Placid yesterday. It feels great to be home with my family after a long trip!

Nutrition and Arthritic Pets
03/15/05  JR Rogers
We have talked about the importance of both diet and exercise when dealing with a pet that has arthritis. I think that diet is such an important issue that it is one we should discuss in greater detail. It is becoming common knowledge that as humans, our bodies perform better when we "eat right." It is equally important for pets to follow healthy food guidelines as well.

Arthritis-Fighting Drugs: The Ulcer Connection
03/02/05  J.R. Rogers
If you read these chronicles, you know that I have constantly warned about the dangers of using NSAID's to tackle arthritis pain. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can cause serious problems and ulcers are one of them.

Vioxx Reapproved by FDA Panel Members With Ties to Drug Companies
How could the FDA get away with such blatant conflict of interest? Ten of the 32 FDA panel members who voted to bring Vioxx back to the market, had financial ties to the drugs’ makers.

Do Magnetic Bracelets Ease Arthritis Pain?: Five Things You Must Know Before Trying Magnetic Therapy
02/25/05  Tom Frost
Although the idea of magnetic therapy has been around for centuries, the use of magnetic bracelets to ease pain is a hot topic in medical news today.

Are you a Vioxx victim? Here’s something you have to know. Many people from all over the world were victimized by this drug. The Vioxx was produced by Merck and Pharmacia. It comes in liquid and pill form.

How to Choose a Personal Trainer
02/24/05  Phil Goglia
In the fitness industry there is a joke that goes something like this: “The reason I decided not to become a personal trainer is that I had no table waiting experience and I didn’t want to become an actor.”

Big Dogs: Big Problems - Caution on the Exercise Front
02/17/05  JR Rogers
In the past, we have talked about certain breeds of dogs that are prone to developing arthritis problems. Generally speaking, it is the larger breeds that are more prone. Of course, arthritis does not discriminate.

Silent Heart Attacks, Sudden Cardiac Deaths Common For RA Patients
Those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a higher risk of coronary heart disease; however, research has indicated silent, unrecognized heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths are also vastly common in RA patients.

Cure Your Arthritis - My Amazing Mom
02/14/05  Susan Graham
From the age of 11 to age 53 my mother avoided holding hands; they were painful to the touch, so puffed up, sore and hot!!!

Coping With Stress and Anxiety
02/14/05  Trevor Dumbleton
Among the hardest parts of living in the modern world is stress and anxiety. With worries about work, the environment, the economy, natural disasters, terrorism, and the general state of the world, it seems that there is no end to the number of things to worry about.

FootPower for Golf
02/14/05  William Breland
Although the ankle is the most injured body part of an athlete, very little is ever done to strengthen the stabilizing muscles that prevent rolling in and out.

Tips For Traveling With Rover
02/14/05  Ron Swerdfiger
Whether it be on a vacation to your favorite resort, or just visiting the in-laws for the weekend, many people are choosing to take their dogs with them when traveling.

Limiting Your Physical Activity Worsens "Muscle Arthritis"
New research may challenge those living with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions that live their lives believing increased activity means more pain.

Septic Arthritis
02/01/05  JR Rogers
I think it is important to understand that there are a great many kinds of arthritis. Some can be more serious than others and it is important to at least be aware of some of the symptoms.

Omega-3: How to Properly Increase Intake of Omega-3 with Fish Oil to Protect Against Disease
You want to increase your overall health and energy level. You want to prevent heart disease, cancer, depression and Alzheimer's.

An Update from Tim Burke
01/27/05  Tim Burke
I am spending the day packing up and getting ready to head back over to Europe for six weeks. I can't wait to get back on the road and back racing, it feels like I have been home for too long. After spending many winters constantly traveling, I begin to get restless if I am in one place for very long.

How Fish Oil Protects Your Heart
While there are many (unnecessary) pharmacological treatments for the prevention and management of coronary heart disease, both health professionals as well as the public believe simple dietary interventions may prove to be more beneficial.

History of Vioxx and Celebrex
01/21/05  Vioxx Lawsuit Help
Vioxx and Celebrex were both widely successful drugs for the pain relief of arthritis symptoms. Both emerging to the U.S. market in 1999, Merck and Pfizer both took part of a major direct-to-consumer marketing campaign of their drugs Vioxx and Celebrex.

Alternatives to Vioxx and Celebrex
01/17/05  Vioxx Lawsuit Help
Celebrex and Vioxx were introduced to the U.S. market in 1999 as arthritis painkillers. Both drugs, alongside Bextra, are part of a class of drugs called COX-2 inhibitors that were immediately popular when emerging onto the market.

Dangers of Vioxx and Celebrex
01/14/05  Vioxx Lawsuit Help
Twenty million people have taken Vioxx since its 1999 launch, and then in October 2004, Merck and Co. announced the drug was being taken off the market after studies showed patients who took it for more than 18 months had double the risk of heart attack and stroke.

What Is Arthr-IT IS?
01/13/05  Dr. Ben Lerner
During my first quarter of graduate school, I had to take a course in medical terminology. As I found out early on, chiropractic school was not much different than medical school. We had to learn to diagnose and, interestingly enough, terminology was the key to diagnosis.

Maximizing Your Pet's Joint Health
01/13/05  J.R. Rogers
Anyone who reads these columns knows by now that I am a big fan of dealing with pet arthritis using liquid glucosamine. Without a doubt, it has changed the way that individuals and veterinarians are viewing safe and effective ways to help arthritic pets.

Vioxx and Celebrex Side Effects
01/13/05  Vioxx Lawsuit Help
Patients taking both Vioxx and Celebrex are now finding it is more of a pain to take a pain reliever than it is not to.

Drug Company Empire Ready to Fall
The $500 billion drug company dynasty finally appears ready to fall as the industry struggles to save face among continual reports of serious problems with well-known drugs.

Syn-flex goes to the World Cup!
01/06/05  Tim Burke
I'm sorry for the lack of race day updates as I had promised but in a last minute decision our team trials were moved from Lake Placid to Maine, where I did not have good email access.

Stunning News for Users of Aleve
12/29/04  J.R. Rogers
From the newswires across America another stunning announcement coming on the heels of studies implicating prescription pain medications as bearing cardiac risks. Vioxx was removed from the market and of course, concerns have arisen regarding the use of Celebrex and Bextra. Now, a clinical study has demonstrated that Aleve is also putting consumers at risk of cardiac complications. That’s not all.

Some Incorrect Approaches to Exercise
12/15/04  J.R. Rogers
For you regular readers, it is no secret that I am adamant about this point. The use of a high quality liquid glucosamine will handle most pet arthritis very well. However, the nutrition and exercise components play a big role here.

Pedometers: An Interesting Finding
12/01/04  J.R. Rogers
I was reading an interesting article in my local newspaper the other day. I say it is interesting because it raises an issue about some of the motivating factors involved in exercising.

Hip Dysplasia
11/15/04  J.R. Rogers
We have discussed issues about the use of liquid glucosamine for pets suffering from arthritis. This time, I would like to focus a little more on hip dysplasia and steps that can be taken to deal with this often complex issue.

Riding a Bicycle and Arthritis
11/03/04  J.R. Rogers
By now, all of you should understand that exercise is an important ingredient to handling arthritis. And of course, some of you are much more active with your approach to exercise including some who ride bicycles. Although this is not everyone's "cup of tea" many of you do ride.

How much glucosamine do Fido or Fluffy really need?
10/20/04  J.R. Rogers
If you are a regular reader of this column, you know that I am a strong advocate of safe approaches to dealing with your pet's arthritis. Certainly, I have made it clear that the use of a pharmaceutical quality liquid glucosamine is my preferred approach as opposed to prescription drugs that have the potential to cause serious side effects.

Feeding Options for Dogs with Arthritis
10/15/04  Administrator
The Federal Government (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) does not mandate that ingredients used in pet food be inspected. A handful of states do impose that requirement on manufacturers but they are the minority. So where does that leave you?

How Glucosamine In Liquid Form Is Better Than Pills And Capsules
10/11/04  Administrator
Glucosamine is beneficial to the sufferers of osteoarthritis -- both humans and pets. It has been proven effective in easing osteoarthritis pain, rehabilitating cartilage, renewing synovial fluid, and repairing joints that have been damaged from osteoarthritis.

Want Healthy Joints?
10/11/04  Brenda Adderly
In the Land of Oz, the Tin Man had a very simple way of maintaining healthy joints. When his joints locked up, he simply reached for an oil can and gave them a quick lube.

Syn-flex sales expected to soar with demise of Vioxx
10/08/04  J.R. Rogers
With the withdrawal of Vioxx from the market, the makers of Syn-flex predict that sales of their product will rise dramatically. Syn-flex is a powerful, pharmaceutical quality liquid arthritis product that has been an industry leader for years. It also costs a fraction of what prescription drugs like Vioxx cost.

The Demise of Vioxx
10/01/04  J.R. Rogers
We have been telling our readers for years that there are inherent dangers in using prescription drugs like Vioxx. Citing the risk of heart attack and stroke, Merck Pharmaceuticals has now pulled its product from the market. This is the largest recall of its kind in medical history.

Pets and Catastrophic Storms
09/15/04  J.R. Rogers
Most of the time, I am writing about pets that have arthritis. This time, I would like to talk about pets and major storms. I am doing this because it happens that I live in Punta Gorda, Florida which was Ground Zero for Hurricane Charlie.

Cardiovascular Benefits Using Glucosamine for Pets
09/15/04  Administrator
By now, you should all realize that using liquid glucosamine, exercise and diet all play a role in assisting your pet with their arthritis. However, there is another aspect to using the right product that many of you likely have never considered: namely, it can have cardiovascular benefits.

Sitting Down?
09/01/04  J.R. Rogers
I have said many times that exercise is extremely important for those who suffer from osteoarthritis. It is especially important for those that are less active or work in an environment that is sedentary.

Can Fido or Fluffy make it as Vegetarians? (part 2)
08/15/04  J.R. Rogers
In our last article we talked about the importance of diet. If your pet has arthritis or joint-related problems, it becomes very important to do the right thing with diet. (Of course, it is for all pets.)

Pet Obesity & Arthritis
08/15/04  Administrator
We have discussed the importance of weight control for pets who suffer from arthritis. There is no question about it. It is a major issue and we have to understand not only the importance of keeping pets "trim" but how to do it.

Fueling up with Water: The New Twist
08/10/04  J. R. Rogers
We have always been told that drinking eight 8-oz. glasses of water a day is essential to good health. As well, we have always been told that drinking soft drinks, coffee, tea and other liquid substitutes is not the answer.

Can Fido or Fluffy make it as Vegetarians? (part 1)
07/15/04  J.R. Rogers
In the past, we have talked about the importance of diet for pets dealing with arthritis. This is a very important issue and one that many pet owners do not address properly. That is not to say that they don't care, it is more a question of understanding what works best for your pet particularly if they are arthritic or have joint-related issues.

Is it really arthritis?
07/15/04  Administrator
When a pet that has been behaving normally has a sudden onset of "limping," does it mean that arthritis has set in? To answer that question, you have to consider just how suddenly it appeared.

Using Glucosamine to Ease Arthritis Pain in Pets
07/12/04  J.R. Rogers
Information on how glucosamine actually works for easing arthritis pain in cats, the science backing glucosamine, and how to select the best glucosamine formula for dogs...

New Glucosamine Studies in Europe
07/01/04  Posted by Administrator
The latest round of European studies regarding the use of glucosamine is not surprising. While these studies focused on post-menopausal women, there are important findings for men as well.

2004 - The Year of Growth and New Directions
06/17/04  J. R. Rogers
The growth of Activex America, Inc. has been nothing short of phenomenal. Of course, we continue to break new sales records with Syn-flex® and are looking forward to meeting the demands of that continued growth.

Feline Hip Dysplasia
06/15/04  Administrator
Hip dysplasia is an inherited trait involving multiple gene pairs - it is not congenital (meaning an animal is not born with it). The condition develops over time from instability in the hip joint which results from an improper fit of the femoral head (ball-like structure) into the acetabalum (hip socket). This instability, called hip joint laxity, results in abnormal weight bearing within the hip joint. From this, secondary changes and remodeling occur in an effort to stabilize the joint or avoid bone-on-bone contact. When cartilage disintegrates from abnormal wear, the femoral head and acetabalum rub together with every step causing pain and eventual osteoarthritis.

Stretching and Mobility
06/01/04  J.R. Rogers
In previous editions of this Chronicle, we talked about some fundamental "static" stretching exercises that will assist with increasing mobility. Given the ease with which this can be used, it is something that every sufferer of arthritis should be doing every day.

Arthritis in Dogs
05/15/04  Administrator
X-rays can show up most (but not all) conditions affecting the bony structures of the joints, limbs and spine, and some soft tissue structures as well. I am often asked why vets need to heavily sedate or anaesthetise an animal for this. For the x-ray to provide as much useful information as possible, your pet must be still during the process. Modern anaesthetics are very safe, and most practices now have a nurse monitoring the animal under anaesthetic constantly. Trying to interpret a poor x-ray can sometimes be just as dangerous as guesswork. So, if your vet recommends anaesthetising your pet to x-ray him, there are good reasons why this is helpful in confirming a diagnosis.

The Research Backing Glucosamine
05/02/04  J.R. Rogers
Glucosamine works to stimulate joint function and repair. It is beneficial in the treatment of osteoarthritis, the most prevalent type of arthritis. A number of studies over the last 20 years have shown this.

Possible Benefits of Combining NSAIDs with Glucosamine
05/01/04  J.R. Rogers
A recent study conducted at Temple University has revealed an interesting development regarding the use of NSAID's (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

What canine arthritis is, how it forms, and how you can ease the pain!
04/15/04  Administrator
Canine Arthritis (degenerative disk disease) is a disease in which joint cartilage deteriorates. The result is that surfaces that are supposed to glide over each other become rough, and lubrication within the joint is decreased. Movement is more difficult and often painful. The signs of arthritis in a canine are: difficulty in walking; such as limping or a stiff, slow, or ungainly gait; difficulty in getting up from a seated or lying position; difficulty climbing stairs; a creaking, crackling, or "ratcheting" sound in the joints; an overall decrease in mobility; an unwillingness to move; and dragging the back legs so that the tops of the nails scrape the floor. Canines who are experiencing the pain of arthritis also may become "snappish" if they are touched in the wrong place or made to move when they're not ready. They experience arthritis pain just as humans do.

Arthritis in Pets
04/02/04  J.R. Rogers
Osteoarthritis is a chronic, slowly progressing condition that is caused by the breakdown and destruction of your pet's cartilage. As that occurs, the bony structures begin to rub against one another causing pain and discomfort.

Intensity and Duration - Interval Exercising: Part 2
04/01/04  J.R. Rogers
Those who suffer from arthritis and want to gain maximum exercise benefits with minimum effort need to focus on two other important issues. Let's examine each in turn.

The Tellington Touch Method
03/14/04  Administrator
TTouch™ - the Tellington-Touch - is a method for enhancing the physical, mental and emotional well-being of your companion animal based on cooperation and respect. It is used to support veterinary care, training and behavior modification. An additional benefit is a deeper rapport between humans and animals through increased understanding and more effective communication.

Maximizing Your Exercise
03/01/04  J.R. Rogers
We have talked about getting maximum benefits from exercise. Our discussion centered around how "interval" exercising can enhance the joint and other health benefits you derive.

Dog Food for Dogs with Arthritis
02/13/04  Administrator
The Federal Government (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) does not mandate that ingredients used in pet food be inspected. A handful of states do impose that requirement on manufacturers but they are the minority. So where does that leave you?

Glucosamine Side Effects
02/02/04  J.R. Rogers
Unlike COX-II inhibitors and NSAIDs, glucosamine is a very safe compound. There are, however, two reasons why you wouldn't want to take glucosamine.

The F.D.A. and Acetaminophen
02/01/04  J.R. Rogers
Since about 2001, the FDA has been taking a deeper look into dangers associated with taking acetaminophen (best known under the "Tylenol" brand name).

Obesity & Arthritis in Dogs
01/15/04  Administrator
Just as obesity adds stress to joints in humans, the same factor is at play with family pets. Excessive weight restricts joint movement, decreases mobility and can cause other physical problems. Those associated problems only add to the difficulties posed by the arthritic condition.

Lifestyle and Supplements
01/01/04  J.R. Rogers
We have talked about the bio-availability (absorption) of liquid supplements as opposed to pill or capsule form(s). For those who suffer from arthritis, this discussion centers on the use of liquid glucosamine.

Is Glucosamine Effective for Arthritis in Dogs?
12/15/03  Posted by Administrator
An informative report for anyone who owns a pet including the latest breakthroughs in fighting arthritis in pets, a debilitating disease for 30% of all dogs and cats.

Holiday Time and Arthritis
12/01/03  J.R. Rogers
Since we are in the middle of and approaching more holidays, this might be a good time to talk about a common problem for those who suffer from arthritis pain. Of course, I am talking about depression.

Natural Arthritis Relief for Pets
11/16/03  Administrator
No one likes to see an animal suffer. But watching a beloved dog struggle to get up from her bed, or a cherished cat hobble around the house, is truly heartbreaking. Yet, just as in humans, osteoarthritis is an equal opportunity disease, striking young and old, healthy and infirm alike. In fact, for many purebred animals, osteoarthritis is virtually a given, due to breeding practices that result in congenital joint problems, like hip dysplasia.

Special Report: What You Need To Know Before You Buy Glucosamine
11/11/03  J.R. Rogers
Glucosamine is very promising for relief of arthritis pain and is backed by numerous double-blind, placebo-controlled studies. In these studies, glucosamine has been shown to rehabilitate cartilage and reduce the progression of osteoarthritis, and significantly lessen pain from arthritis.

Possible Benefits of Combining NSAIDs with Glucosamine
11/02/03  J.R. Rogers
A recent study conducted at Temple University has revealed an interesting development regarding the use of NSAID's (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). It would seem that these researchers share the same concerns that have been frequently reported in the Arthritis Chronicle.

Protecting your Shoulders
11/01/03  J.R. Rogers
For those who are regular readers of this chronicle know that I am a strong advocate of exercise for those who suffer from arthritis. The benefits are powerful and at the same time, you have to use a little caution. This is one instance when I say do not tackle the problem with exercise; at least, not right away.

Sports Injuries & Secondary Arthritis
10/12/03  Posted by Administrator
For anyone involved in sports activities, injuries are a way of life. It doesn't matter if you engage in these activities professionally or for recreation, you are at risk all the time.

Body Cells and Aging
10/01/03  J.R. Rogers
I am contacted regularly by those who continue to believe that aging alone is the most significant factor in the development of arthritis. Of course, those of you who are regular readers of the Arthritis Chronicle know that I disagree.

Effective Help for Canine Hip Dysplasia
09/15/03  J.R. Rogers
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is a genetic, painful, crippling disease that causes a dog's hip to weaken, deteriorate, and become arthritic. It is a congenital condition and is the leading cause of lameness occurring in the rear legs of dogs.

Living With Osteoarthritis
09/02/03  J.R. Rogers
Osteoarthritis is the primary example of degenerative arthritis. It affects approximately 70 million people in the United States. The condition affects both men and women and occurs primarily in individuals over 40 years of age.

DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide)
08/01/03  J.R. Rogers
Occasionally, someone will ask for an opinion about DMSO as an arthritis pain reliever. Although most who use high-quality glucosamine formulas know that clinically and practically they are on the right track, a few will explore DMSO. Before considering the use of DMSO, there are a few facts you should be made aware of.

What Are NSAIDs?
07/15/03  J.R. Rogers
If you suffer from arthritis, you will be familiar with NSAIDS. They have become a part of American life. Some examples are Aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Excedrin, and Motrin just to name a few. They are a favorite of doctors when prescribing pain relief for osteoarthritis.

Lower Back Pain
07/01/03  J.R. Rogers
Oh, yes. Nearly everyone over the age of 40 is eventually plagued with that nagging, persistent lower back pain. In fact, being younger does not make you immune from lower back pain. Frequently, it strikes much younger individuals as well. It can range from mild pain and discomfort to pain that is simply crippling.

The Role of Glucosamine in Fighting Osteoarthritis
06/12/03  J.R. Rogers
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis and typically damages the weight-bearing joints such as the hips, knees and spine.

Danger of NSAIDs
06/01/03  J.R. Rogers
In recent years, many have warned about the dangers of using NSAIDs to try to counter the pain from arthritis. Generally, users hope to reduce pain and inflammation which is of course, a problem for OA sufferers.

Maximizing Your Exercise
05/13/03  J.R. Rogers
In the last edition, we talked about getting maximum benefits from exercise. Our discussion centered around how "interval" exercising can enhance the joint and other health benefits you derive. (If you did not read the last Chronicle, please review it.)

Win The Battle Against Osteoarthritis with Liquid Glucosamine
05/12/03  J.R. Rogers
Almost everybody over 60 will have some sign of OSTEOARTHRITIS in some part of their body, also known as “wear and tear arthritis.” It is caused by a breakdown of the protective layer that covers and cushions the ends of all bones.

What is arthritis in cats?
05/02/03  VetMed
Arthritis in cats is the progressive deterioration of joint (articular) cartilage. One or more joints can be afflicted with the condition. Another term commonly used to describe this condition is degenerative joint disease. When the term osteoarthritis is used, it usually refers to an extension of the changes into the bone underlying the cartilage layer.

Arthritis and the Shoulder
05/01/03  J.R. Rogers
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.

Glucosamine Sulfate Slows Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis, Eases Pain
04/15/03  J.R. Rogers
Reports of a study on the effects of glucosamine sulfate in the treatment of osteoarthritis by the American College of Rheumatology

Building on Isometrics (Part III)
04/01/03  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.

Twelve Ingredients That Will Ease Your Arthritis Pain
03/12/03  J. R. Rogers
From glucosamine to chondroitin to bromelain to boswellin, a listing of twelve compounds that (in one high-quality formula) will significantly reduce your osteoarthritis pain, improve joint health, assist in rehabilitation of cartilage, and slow the progression of your disease.

Building on Isometrics (Part II)
03/01/03  J.R. Rogers
Each of the simple isometric exercises we have discussed play an important role in improving your upper body. One of the most affected areas for arthritic patients is the upper and middle back. This area in particular is one that feels the impact of arthritis and maintaining these muscle groups pays big dividends.

Is Glucosamine Really The Answer to Arthritis?
02/02/03  JR Rogers
If you are among the millions who suffer from osteoarthritis, we do not have to tell you about pain. Nagging, persistent and at times unbearable pain is a way of life for you.

Building on Isometrics
02/01/03  J.R. Rogers
We have discussed the importance of continuing an exercise program that will assist in beating the debilitating effects of osteoarthritis. Staying with this simple plan will make a big difference in your life if you are following all of the other tips we have provided.

01/01/03  J.R. Rogers
We have talked a great deal about the use of glucosamine and other synergistic ingredients that are being used to ease the suffering of osteoarthritis. We have also talked a great deal about diet issues. Finally, we have talked about exercise.

Osteoarthritis and NSAIDs
11/01/02  J.R. Rogers
There are many dangers and discomforts associated with using NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). The milder problems include cramps, constipation, confusion, drowsiness, indigestion, swelling in your extremities and (the hands, feet and fingers).

Intensity and Duration - Interval Excercise: Part 3
10/15/02  JR Rogers
Those who suffer from arthritis and want to gain maximum exercise benefits with minimum effort need to focus on two other important issues. Let's examine each in turn.

The Benefits of Omega 3 & 6
10/02/02  J.R. Rogers
These fatty acids otherwise known as fish oil and salmon oil are often sold as separate products. They reduce inflammation, fight arthritis, and protect against heart disease.

Living Life Out of Alignment
10/01/02  J.R. Rogers
There are simple things that we do in everyday life just because we become accustomed to doing them. You walk with a little outward “swing” in your step. Or, you twist your arm slightly when picking up something off the ground. Is there anything wrong with your leg? Or how about that ‘habit’ of twisting your arm?

Beating Fatigue
09/01/02  J.R. Rogers
In even the mildest cases of osteoarthritis, fatigue can be a major issue. It is a "double-whammy" when pain gets out of control. Moreover, we are not talking about someone who is constantly in pain. It can affect any of you who are simply having a bad day. (Even one day of bad pain can become excruciating.)

Body Focus: Proper Lifting Technique
08/15/02  J.R. Rogers
If you are an arthritis sufferer, you may have a difficult time doing the very simplest of chores like going up and down stairs. Even getting out of bed can prove painful. When lifting objects, special care needs to be taken to lift things properly and with the least amount of strain.

Stretching for Success
08/01/02  J.R. Rogers
We have discussed the importance of exercise in increasing the odds of beating osteoarthritis in previous articles. Now, we are going to add some simple stretching exercises that can be added to your arthritis-beating regimen.

Non-Surgical Option for Those Who Tear Their Achilles Tendon
Achilles tendon tears, the bane of many middle-aged "weekend warriors," may heal as effectively with a supportive splint and exercises as with surgery, according to Dr. Alexandra Kirkley, associate professor of surgery at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

Understanding & Dealing with Arthritis Pain
07/15/02  J.R. Rogers
The first thing that one needs to learn when dealing with arthritis pain is to be able to manage it. Whether your pain is excruciating or merely a minor bother, it is not fun.

Tendonitis and Bursitis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Reducing Symptoms, and Care
07/01/02  J.R. Rogers
Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons, the fibrous muscles that connect muscles to bones (Tennis elbow would be a classic example). A calcium deposit often accompanies tendonitis, causing inflammation. Bursitis is the inflammation of the fibrous sac that cushions the tendons.

Facts About Calcium
06/15/02  J.R. Rogers
Hi, this is Amy Wallace. I will be a contributing writer to the Arthritis Chronicle every now and then. I have suffered from osteoarthritis in my knees for a little over three years now. In this issue I will be writing about the benefits of taking calcium.

Is Your Beloved Pet Not As Active As Before?
06/15/02  J.R. Rogers
Approximately 25-30% of family pets suffer from osteoarthritis. The stiffness, pain and swelling in a pet with arthritis is really no different than what you as a human being would experience.

Reducing Weight & Saving Your Load Bearing Joints
06/01/02  J.R. Rogers
Excessive weight can play a major role in the increase of osteoarthritis-related issues. It not only increases the amount of damage, it also has long-term consequences that can be severe. Let us consider this example.

Are Your Treatments Failing You or Are Other Forces in Play?
05/01/02  J.R. Rogers
There are many different factors at play when you are trying to beat the pain of arthritis. Not only are there different physical and psychological issues, each and every person's case is different.

Lifestyle and Supplements
04/15/02  J.R. Rogers
We have talked about the bio-availability (absorption) of liquid supplements as opposed to pill or capsule form(s). For those who suffer from arthritis, this discussion centers on the use of liquid glucosamine.

Osteoarthritis and Alternative and Complementary Medicines, Supplements, and Treatments
04/01/02  J.R. Rogers
With recent news about even more side effects resulting from usage of Cox-2 inhibitors like Vioxx and Celebrex, and heightened concern regarding long term use of other arthritis drugs, it is crucial that you know your options and the risks.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
03/25/02  J.R. Rogers
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease causing inflammation and deformity of the joints. Other problems throughout the body (systemic problems) may also develop, including inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis), the development of bumps (called rheumatoid nodules) in various parts of the body, lung disease, blood disorders, and weakening of the bones (osteoporosis).

Using Glucosamine for Osteoarthritis
03/15/02  J.R. Rogers
Information on how glucosamine actually works, the science backing glucosamine, and how to select the best glucosamine product...

The F.D.A. and Acetaminophen
03/12/02  J.R. Rogers
Since about 2001, the FDA has been taking a deeper look into dangers associated with taking acetaminophen (best known under the "Tylenol" brand name).

Liquid Glucosamine is More Effective
03/07/02  J.R. Rogers
Until about the beginning of the new century, glucosamine was available in two forms. These were topical analgesics and pill/capsule form.

Osteoarthritis: Explained Simply
03/01/02  Administrator
The first sign of osteoarthritis is the deterioration of healthy cartilage, therefore, understanding cartilage is crucial to understanding osteoarthritis and how you can effectively ease your osteoarthritis pain.

Celebrex and Vioxx Potentially Fatal
02/15/02  Article provided by
Celebrex and Vioxx were approved for the U.S. market back in 1999 for the treatment of arthritis and other types of pain. Both of the drugs constituted a new class of drugs called Cox-2 inhibitors.

The Common Types of Arthritis
02/02/02  J.R. Rogers
Of more than 100 different kinds of arthritis, these are the most common: Osteoarthritis - Also called degenerative arthritis. Occurs when the cushioning cartilage in a joint breaks down.

The Arthritis Diet: Foods to Avoid
02/01/02  J.R. Rogers
I will start this tip with a list of foods to watch out for. While there over 100 different kinds of arthritis, they all have one thing in common. There are one or more foods that the sufferer is allergic to.

Stretching and Mobility
01/25/02  J.R. Rogers
In previous editions of this Chronicle, we talked about some fundamental "static" stretching exercises that will assist with increasing mobility. Given the ease with which this can be used, it is something that every sufferer of arthritis should be doing every day.

Hip Dysplasia: Is Your Pet Suffering?
01/15/02  J.R. Rogers
Canine hip dysplasia (CHD) is a genetic, painful, crippling disease that causes a dog's hip to weaken, deteriorate, and become arthritic. It is a congenital condition and is the leading cause of lameness occurring in the rear legs of dogs. CHD is common in dogs, particularly in certain large and giant breeds, although smaller dogs and cats can suffer from the condition as well.

The Exercise Component of Healing Osteoarthritis
01/01/02  J.R. Rogers
When we experience pain, it is nature’s way of telling us that something is wrong with our body. Pain comes in two different forms: Acute pain is that which generally lasts less than 5-6 weeks. Chronic pain is the kind that seems to go on forever and is the most typical for those suffering from osteoarthritis.

Secondary Osteoarthritis in Athletes
12/15/01  J.R. Rogers
For anyone involved in sports activities, injuries are a way of life. It doesn't matter if you engage in these activities professionally or for recreation, you are at risk all the time.

What Exactly is Glucosamine?
12/02/01  J.R. Rogers
Although this natural remedy still inspires controversy, there is increasing evidence that glucosamine does, in fact, relieve joint pain and inflammation for many arthritis sufferers, and that it may slow progression of the disease.

Glucosamine's Role in the Rehabilitation of Cartilage
12/01/01  J.R. Rogers
There is often a misunderstanding of exactly what role glucosamine plays in rehabilitating cartilage within joints.

Disk Disease and Your Pet
11/15/01  J.R. Rogers
As most of you know, disk disease affects a great many of us. In fact, it is common to find evidence of this in most aging adults. However, it can also be a very real issue for your pets as well.

Arthritis in Dogs and Glucosamine Sulfate
11/30/99  Administrator
Glucosamine Sulfate and Chondroitin Sulfate supplements are fast becoming the most widely used supplements in dogs' diets. The reason is this: arthritis in dogs is one of the most common health problems seen by veterinarians. Quite unfortunately, dog owners and veterinarians rarely notice the early warning signs of arthritis in dogs because these animals have the character to ignore soreness and discomfort until the arthritic changes in the joints have progressed significantly. Recent widespread availability of nutraceuticals such as GLUCOSAMINE and CHONDROITIN SULFATE have proven to be significant contributors to easing the discomfort of arthritis in dogs. Plus these substances actually promote healing and tissue repair.

Most Dog's Do Well on Rimadyl, Except the Ones That Die
11/30/99  Administrator
"From Wall Street Journal March 13, 2000

You might call it a made-for-TV drug. Approved for human use in the U.S. but not marketed that way, an arthritis medicine called Rimadyl languished for nearly 10 years in developmental limbo, then emerged in a surprising new form: instead of a human drug, it was now a drug for arthritic dogs. And it became a hit. "

Is Glucosamine taking a new direction?
04/27/07   J. R. Rogers
Recently, I have been doing some extra research. And of course, there are always those who want to offer up their opinions whether they are warranted or not. At least that is what I found in doing some of this extra reading.

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