KNOWTHE FACTS ABOUTARTHRITIS COMMON MYTHS ABOUT ARTHRITIS
According to the CDC, 23 percent of all adults in the United States have arthritis. As common as the condition is, however, myths and misconceptions about it still abound. In order to properly address arthritis, it’s important for people to understand the facts of the condition. Below are some of the most common misconceptions about arthritis and the truth behind each claim. While the likelihood of having arthritis does increase with age, it is not the only cause of the condition. An estimated 300,000 infants, children, and teens have various arthritic conditions. Other factors that can make an individual more likely to develop arthritis include family history, a history of previous injury, and even obesity. Additionally, women are more likely to get arthritis than men. ONLY OLDER PEOPLE GET ARTHRITIS.
according to various studies. The sound is actually caused by bubbles bursting in a type of fluid between cavities of your joints, called synovial fluid, which reduces friction between the joints.
THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT ARTHRITIS.
It is true that there is not a cure for arthritis yet, but if you are diagnosed with arthritis, there are ways to alleviate its symptoms. Losing weight can go a long way toward reducing arthritic pain, as well as staying active to maintain a greater range of motion. Some medications, such as ibuprofen or naproxen, can decrease inflammation in addition to alleviating pain. Maintaining a healthier lifestyle in general by eating healthy and getting a good amount of sleep may also reduce the condition’s symptoms. Here at Campus Commons Physical Therapy, our experienced staff can give you the tools and training necessary to manage your arthritis. It doesn’t have to inhibit you from doing what you love. Give us a call today.
CRACKING YOUR KNUCKLES CAUSES ARTHRITIS.
You might have heard this myth from family and friends who were grossed out by you cracking your knuckles. Even if some people find it annoying, cracking your knuckles doesn’t have any adverse health effects,
TAKE A BREAK
SHRIMP SAUSAGE SKEWERS
Inspired by PaleoLeap.com
1/2 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
Creole Seasoning Ingredients • 2 tablespoons paprika •
1/2 pound cooked sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
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2 zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
1/2 tablespoon cayenne or chili powder
1/4 tablespoon dried oregano 1/4 tablespoon dried thyme
1. Heat your grill to medium-high. 2. In a bowl, combine all ingredients for creole seasoning. 3. In a large bowl, combine the shrimp, zucchini pieces, and sausage pieces, and cover them with the olive oil. 4. Add creole seasoning and mix well until all ingredients are covered. 5. Load up skewers with alternating pieces of shrimp, sausage, and zucchini until they’re full. 6. Grill skewers until shrimp are well-cooked (6–8 minutes).
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