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.

Dealing with Joint Pain in the Pandemic

How do I deal with my knee and back pain until the orthopedic doctors start seeing patients again? There are a variety of non-operative treatment options for pain. No one treatment is going to help everyone, and patients need to find the treatments that seem to work the best for them. Medications I personally cannotContinue reading “Dealing with Joint Pain in the Pandemic”

All About Our Knees Part 3 of 6

Part 3 knee Knee injuries can be the result of sports, falls or trauma. They typically involve the ligaments that hold two of the bones of the knee – the femur and tibia – together. Here are some of the most common types: Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are among the most commonContinue reading “All About Our Knees Part 3 of 6”

All About Our Knees Part 2

Types of Pain What are the different types of knee pain? Knee pain has many causes. Some of the most common include: Osteoarthritis Arthritis is a chronic condition that causes joint inflammation. Symptoms include redness, warmth, swelling, tenderness and pain. Up to 30 percent of the population may have knee osteoarthritis, or “wear and tear”Continue reading “All About Our Knees Part 2”

All About Our Knees Part 1 of a 6 part series.

About the knee 1 of 6 Did you know that your knee is the largest joint in your body. Its a really amazing and complex mechanism made of bone, cartilage and ligaments. The cartilage in your knee acts as a cushion and gliding surface. So the knee can move freely. When the knee is healthy,Continue reading “All About Our Knees Part 1 of a 6 part series.”

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”

Arthritis Pain Do’s and Don’ts

Arthritis pain: The Do’s and The don’ts Will physical activity reduce or increase your arthritis pain? Get tips on exercise and other common concerns when coping with arthritis symptoms and arthritis pain. Arthritis is a leading cause of pain and disability worldwide. You can find plenty of advice about easing the pain of arthritis andContinue reading “Arthritis Pain Do’s and Don’ts”

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”

Fall Weather + Falling Temps = Joint Pain

Can you predict the weather based on how your joints feel? Is it Cloudy with a chance of pain I your neck of the woods? Can increased joint pain be caused by the weather? In my opinion and experience absolutely For every mile I walk in the fall feels like 2 on my knee jointsContinue reading “Fall Weather + Falling Temps = Joint Pain”

WEGOHealth Awards2019©

I am honored to be nominated again this year for the WEGO Health Awards

Knee pain from exercise? Here’s what you should know….

Do you suffer with knee pain from exercise? Here’s what you should know, according to Health’s medical expert. Knee pain especially during and after exercise is a common exercise complaint. The knee is an intricate joint, involving bones, menisci, muscles, tendons, and ligaments they all are working in rhythm supporting the joint. If there isContinue reading “Knee pain from exercise? Here’s what you should know….”

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”

Osteoarthritis Facts

  I have had OA for over 15 years and its painful. Its limiting and when you have it in your 40s it really sucks. Fast forward I am 56 and I am still learning how to cope with my pain associated with OA . Writing about living with osteoarthritis and osteonecrosis as well asContinue reading “Osteoarthritis Facts”