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How Cold Weather Affects Arthritis And Joint Pain

Did you have an aunt while growing up who could always predict a storm was brewing because her shoulder pain got worse? To our amazement she was usually right. The pain wasn’t in her imagination because there are definitely some changes that happen to our joints when temperatures drop. Let’s discover how cold weather affects arthritis and joint pain.

How Cold Weather Affects Arthritis And Joint Pain
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Signs You May Have Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is a chronic inflammation disorder. 1.3 million people in the US have RA. It is two and a half times more common in females than men. It normally affects those who are between the ages of 20 and 50, although others can develop it too. Those are some facts about this disorder, and here are the signs you may have rheumatoid arthritis.

Signs You May Have Rheumatoid Arthritis
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7 Ways to Protect Your Joints and Prevent Osteoarthritis

The Arthritis Foundation tells us 27 million Americans suffer from OA, and it’s the most common condition of the joints. If you have osteoarthritis, we don’t have to tell you about the stiffness and discomfort, nor do we need to cite the loss of mobility. If you are beginning to feel joint stiffness, pay attention to these 7 ways to protect your joints and prevent osteoarthritis.

7 Ways to Protect Your Joints and Prevent Osteoarthritis

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