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Aquatic Therapy Welcome Physical Therapy for Arthritics

by on Apr.09, 2012, under Arthritis

As osteoarthritis patient Lillian Milanof of Louisville, Ky., has found, aquatic exercises can be an enjoyable, versatile form of physical therapy.

“Performing the exercises my physical therapist recommended in a water environment has made a difference in my recovery from two recent joint replacement surgeries,” she said. “I look forward to it.” (continue reading…)

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What Exactly is Arthritis? Part 2

by on Sep.20, 2011, under Arthritis

Lupus is another inflammatory form of arthritis. There are two forms of lupus: systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (about 70% of the people with lupus) and Discoid lupus (about 15% of people with lupus). SLE affects joints, skin, kidneys and other parts of the body. Discoid lupus is primarily a skin disease that can cause scarring. Symptoms of lupus include swelling, pain and redness in affected organs. (continue reading…)

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What Exactly is Arthritis? Part 1

by on Sep.20, 2011, under Arthritis

Arthritis affects approximately 43 million Americans. That number adds up to nearly one in every six people. This staggering number of people makes arthritis the most common chronic condition and the leading cause of disability in the United States.

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