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 Knee Pain Part 5 of 6

Part 5 knee Treatments Conservative care Many types of knee pain can be relieved and/or resolved with conservative treatments such as: Rest When the knee is injured or is inflamed, as in bursitis, tendonitis or arthritis, it’s important to rest the joint and avoid overuse. That may mean keeping the knee straight (extended) or inContinue reading “All About Knee Pain Part 5 of 6”

All about Knee pain part 4 of 6

  Part 4 knees How is knee pain diagnosed?   When diagnosing any knee pain, the physician will take your medical history and perform a thorough physical examination. To help your doctor best understand your knee pain, you’ll need to provide the following information: • A description of your knee pain (aching, tenderness, burning orContinue reading “All about Knee pain part 4 of 6”

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”

Face mask awareness

Many asked to get them for awareness so here they are  Osteonecrosis Avascular Necrosis Awareness  Masks and where to find them. Afterburner FX  Hubbard Ohio  Ribbon AVN mask  Or Skull AVN Mask Afterburner FX  I make nothing off of their sale just want to do my part to get awareness masks out there. They areContinue reading “Face mask awareness”

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”

Rare Week In Washington DC

I had an amazing experience participating in Rare Week in Washington DC. I arrived Feb 25 and left Feb 29, 2020. Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill brings rare disease community members from across the country together to be educated on federal legislative issues, meet other advocates, and share their unique stories with legislators. IContinue reading “Rare Week In Washington DC”

Thank You Alabama

Grateful We are moving along state by state Alabama is giving us for rare disease awareness the week of February 20,2020 to February 27, 2020 as Avascular Necrosis Osteonecrosis Awareness Week!!! And on November 29 Avascular Necrosis Osteonecrosis Awareness Day!! Every state so far is coming on board!! Thank you Lord Deb Andio

Happy New Year – And New Decade

My last post of 2019 and looking forward to the New Year and also a new decade. I would like to take this time to thank you all for reading and following my blog. I am grateful for each one of you. Tonight isn’t your typical New Year’s Eve. The world is welcoming not justContinue reading “Happy New Year – And New Decade”