Newsflash May 2014 – Arthritis Awareness Month

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders that affect people of all ages, races and genders. The three most common are Osteoarthritis (OA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Juvenile Arthritis (JA). Arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans and limits activity more than heart disease, cancer or diabetes. Exercise is […]

Arthritis Exercise Guidelines

Exercise Smart with Arthritis By Mary Ann Wilson, RN See a physician for a medical check-up before beginning any new exercise program. If you have rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis that is moderate to severe or joint pain with exercise, you should have professional and personalized advice from a physical therapist or other knowledgeable exercise specialist […]