Pain

It used to be that love used to make us weak in the knees, but as we age, pain is the likely culprit. Try these proactive ways to keep your knees strong and healthy:

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A recent study published in the Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain found that men and women who suffer from chronic back pain like eating foods high in fat less than others and don't feel satisfied by them.

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Back pain doesn't have to be an inevitable part of aging.

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Arthritis is among the most common conditions facing older adults, with approximately one in five seniors experiencing symptoms. The pain and inflammation associated with arthritis can certainly be disruptive, but personal care providers can help seniors reduce some of it by focusing on preparing some specific foods. 

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Vitamin D plays an important role in senior health, and sunlight has long been recognized as one of the best sources of the vital nutrient. A new study only strengthens the relationship between vitamin D and well-being, as researchers discovered that spending time in the sun may reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. 

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Pain and depression are two of the most common health issues facing seniors, and there is considerable evidence that the conditions may be closely linked. While it’s not clear whether pain is caused by feelings of depression or vice versa, it’s important that senior care providers recognize the relationship between the two. 

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Living with arthritis can be difficult for seniors, especially for those who are used to a more active way of life. While certainly a painful condition, there are a variety of ways home care providers can help seniors manage and reduce the discomfort caused by arthritis, and it starts with making changes to their lifestyle. 

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According to a 2009 US News and World Report, about 76.5 million experience pain longer than 24 hours. Of those people, 42% have endured pain longer than one year and one third of those enduring chronic pain are in their elder years. 

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