Not All Pain is Created Equal

Living and coping with chronic pain can be the hardest part of living with a joint disease. It can disrupt every part of our life and many parts of your life can also affect your pain.

I Am A Nominee In The WEGOHealth Awards 2020

I am so honored to share that I am a nominee in the WEGOHealth Awards for Best In Show – Community and Patient Leader Hero #WEGOHealthChat #WEGOHealthAwards #PatientLeader #Osteoarthritis #Osteonecrosis #Grateful www,ChronicallyGratefulDebla.com and  https://avascularnecrosiseducation.com   My WEGOHealth Profile Link    Deborah Andio WEGOHealth Profile Link Voting will begin in July and link will be posted thenContinue reading “I Am A Nominee In The WEGOHealth Awards 2020”

Link-Between Hearing Loss and RA

When we think of hearing loss, you may associate it with your loved one who’s always asking you to repeat yourself, or the friend who may struggle to follow conversations. Hearing loss is often caused by exposure to excessive noise and is even linked to the natural aging process. But did you know that hearingContinue reading “Link-Between Hearing Loss and RA”

How I Use Meditation and Palming To Help My Pain

So I have been meditating for over 18 months. It has helped me learn to quiet my mind. Focus on my breathing and start taking back some control of my pain. It sure did pay off last week. I fell after another bowman lost her balance her cane went sliding and she also grabbed ontoContinue reading “How I Use Meditation and Palming To Help My Pain”

Joint Pain and Our Government

It’s that damn pain that may creep up slowly on you with a dull, discomfort in one or several of your joints. Or it might be like a raging inferno it like a thief in the night, to steal your joy or try to…. the pain comes on suddenly without any warning, bringing on thatContinue reading “Joint Pain and Our Government”

What your eating maybe worsening your Osteoarthritis

Your eating what? Before you take one more bite of that fast food lunch or dinner consider how it affects your osteoarthritis. Did you know that research shows that diets high in saturated fat – found in red meat, butter, cheese, lard and processed foods – can weaken knee cartilage, making it more prone toContinue reading “What your eating maybe worsening your Osteoarthritis”

May – Arthritis Awareness Month

I have had OA in knees over 14 years. The clicking popping sounds , the feeling of stiffness like the tin man on the wizard of oz is normal especially when it’s rainy. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a form of degenerative joint pain caused by wear and tear on your joints. As you age, the cartilageContinue reading “May – Arthritis Awareness Month”

Bombogenesis and Joint Pain

I’ve heard a lot about Bombogenesis, it’s a popular term used by meteorologists, occurs when a midlatitude cyclone rapidly intensifies, dropping at least 24 millibars over 24 hours. A millibar measures atmospheric pressure. Remember your great-aunt used to to say she “feels” a storm coming on, she was probably predicting the weather with some accuracy.Continue reading “Bombogenesis and Joint Pain”

Facts About Arthritis

Arthritis is all around us, yet its impact on individuals, their families, employers and the country are far greater than most people realize. View or download the Arthritis Foundation’s “Arthritis by the Numbers” book Arthritis Disability Arthritis is the leading cause of disability among adults in the U.S. Arthritis Prevalence By conservative estimates, about 54Continue reading “Facts About Arthritis”

Understanding The Mechanisms of Pain

It’s safe to say most of us are not really fans of pain. However it is one of the body’s most important ways for communication. Imagine, for instance, what would happen if you felt nothing when you put your hand in hot water, or burned your neck with a curling iron , or hit yourContinue reading “Understanding The Mechanisms of Pain”

World Arthritis Day!

Today October 12, is World Arthritis Day! Throughout the day you will see facts and info on arthritis and pain. There are over 100 forms of arthritis. World Arthritis Day is a special day that unifies people of all ages, races, and genders to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases Approximately 350 million peopleContinue reading “World Arthritis Day!”

High Heels When You Have Bone Problems

Not the best idea I had, but let’s be real I’m 5’3 and I needed to wear heels 👠 or my pants would be dragging all over the floor. Also I can fudge my way through hemming pants but I’d do much better if I owned a sewing machine. But I since I wore theseContinue reading “High Heels When You Have Bone Problems”

Joint Pain

 Congratulations !  If you’re like me you are one of the 30 million adults in the United States who suffer with joint pain, you know the pain often is debilitating. It can keep you from staying active and limits your mobility and it even makes daily chores seem impossible. What you might not know isContinue reading “Joint Pain”

The best time to quit is now

Being a former smoker and quitting almost 2 years ago,I know how awful it is to smoke and how hard it can be to quit. I was a smoker for 35 years and it’s crazy to say but I hated it yet thought it would be to hard to quit. My daughter bought me anContinue reading “The best time to quit is now”