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Friends having fun while preparing fresh vegetablesAllergiesTerry Graedon - January 4, 2021
head shot of a Doberman dogAlternative HealthTerry Graedon - December 14, 2020
grape juice with pectin, certo and grape juiceArthritisJoe Graedon - January 21, 2021 - 83 comments

How to Mix Certo and Grape Juice for Arthritis

Certo and grape juice (the purple pectin remedy) can lower cholesterol, make arteries more flexible and ease arthritis pain.

Terry Graedon - October 26, 2020

Will Indian Herbal Medicines Ease Your Arthritis Pain?

Joe Graedon - August 24, 2020

Serious Side Effects of Voltaren Gel Are Scary!

Terry Graedon - June 15, 2020

Will Raisins Solve Two Problems at Once?

Terry Graedon - May 11, 2020

Will CBD Oil Help Your Arthritis Pain?

Terry Graedon - May 4, 2020

Will Soap Under the Bottom Sheet Ease Foot Pain?

Voltaren gel
ArthritisJoe Graedon - May 4, 2020

OTC Voltaren Gel Is Now Available in the U.S.

Did you know that the FDA has approved the sale of OTC Voltaren Gel in the US? What are the pros and cons of taking this NSAID without a doctor's oversight?

Cortisone shots into the knee
ArthritisTerry Graedon - April 9, 2020

How Does Physical Therapy Compare With Steroid Shots?

A randomized study found that physical therapy resulted in more lasting improvement for people with knee osteoarthritis than steroid shots into the joint.

grilled fish and vegetables are part of best diet for arthritis
ArthritisTerry Graedon - April 9, 2020

What Is the Best Diet for Arthritis Pain?

A diet with lots of vegetables, fish and whole grains is the best diet for arthritis. The comparison is a Western diet with lots of processed foods.

Older woman practicing tai chi to improve her balance
ArthritisTerry Graedon - April 6, 2020

What Can You Do to Control Arthritis Pain?

Staying active, even while staying at home, should help control arthritis pain. We also offer other possible treatments that may help.

green-lipped mussels ease arthritis pain
ArthritisTerry Graedon - March 16, 2020

Do Green-Lipped Mussels Ease Arthritis Pain?

The research is inconclusive, but a reader reports that New Zealand green-lipped mussels ease arthritis pain for the whole family, including the dog.

A bowl of Boswellia resin, also known as frankincense
ArthritisTerry Graedon - March 9, 2020

Boswellia Boosted Pain Relief from Glucosamine

A reader reports that boswellia boosted pain relief of fibromyalgia and plantar fasciitis when it was added to glucosamine and chondroitin.

Carol Krucoff, co-author of Relax into Yoga for Seniors, tells how to age gracefully
PodcastsTerry Graedon - March 5, 2020

Show 1203: How Yoga Can Help You Age Gracefully

The right yoga practice can help you age gracefully and alleviate pain. Find out more and call in your own questions on 3/7/20..

African american man holding his arthritic knee in pain
ArthritisJoe Graedon - March 2, 2020

Platelet-Rich Plasma: PRP Injections Helped Resolve Knee Pain

People with tendinitis, sports injuries or osteoarthritis might be intrigued by something called platelet-rich plasma or PRP injections. Is there research?

nurse using sphygmomanometer in home blood pressure measurement to determine if patient needs blood pressure medication to reduce blood pressure
AgingTerry Graedon - February 24, 2020

Can Ginger Reduce Blood Pressure & Soothe Arthritis?

Are you struggling with hypertension? You may be able to use ginger for a double-duty effect: reduce blood pressure and ease arthritis pain in joints.

Knee prepared for PRP injection
Alternative HealthTerry Graedon - February 20, 2020

Will a PRP Injection Help Your Knee Arthritis?

A meta-analysis of 12 studies found that a PRP injection relieved pain from knee osteoarthritis. It was more effective against pain than hyaluronic acid.

grape juice with pectin, certo and grape juice
ArthritisTerry Graedon - February 10, 2020

Is There a Better Arthritis Remedy If You Have Diabetes?

Pectin dissolved in grape juice works well to ease a reader's horrible joint pain. But grape juice has a lot of sugar. Is there a better arthritis remedy?

Cortisone shots into the knee
ArthritisJoe Graedon - December 23, 2019

Do Steroid Injections Melt Bones and Weaken Joints?

When your knees hurt, life gets harder. Climbing stairs can be challenging. Hiking hurts. Steroid injections are tempting, but do they cause lasting damage?