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Where Does It Hurt?
Back & Neck
The spine runs from the back of the neck to the lower back and can be painful and stiff from problems such as arthritis and muscle stress.
These ball-and-socket joints move in almost all directions. Shoulders are prone to arthritis injury and fracture.
Elbows can be affected by arthritis and repetitive use that can mean ongoing pain and stiffness.
These ball-and-socket joints move in almost all directions. Arthritis and osteoporosis can mean pain, stiffness or fracture.
Wrists, Hands & Fingers
Wrist, hand and finger joints are among the most important joints for performing daily activities.
The ankle is a complex joint with many moving parts, making it vulnerable to injury and arthritis.
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Supplement and Herb Guide
Find out all you need to know about certain supplements and what they do for people with arthritis.
A natural vegetable extract made from avocado and soybean oils.
Black currant seed oil is obtained from seeds of the black currant.
Oil from the seeds of the borage plant.
Also known as Indian Frankincense
Group of enzymes found in pineapple that break down protein.
The highly purified, heat-producing component found in chili peppers.
Dried root bark of a woody vine that grows in the Amazon rain forests.
A component of human connective tissues found in cartilage and bone.
Also known as Turmeric
A traditional herb used in South Africa.
An androgen steroid hormone naturally produced by the adrenal glands.
A colorless, sulfur-containing organic by-product of wood pulp processing.
The seeds of a wildflower, containing gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
Oil from cold-water fish such as salmon, tuna, halibut and cod.
Seed of the flax plant, containing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
The dried or fresh root of the ginger plant.
Leaf of the ginkgo biloba tree, native to East Asia.
Omega-6 fatty acid in evening primrose, black currant and borage oils.
Major component of joint cartilage; derived from the shells of shellfish.
The New Zealand mussels are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Gum resin from the bark of the Boswellia tree found in India.
A hormone produced by the pineal gland.
Organic sulfur compound found naturally in fruits, vegetables, grains, etc.
The extract made from the bark of the French maritime pine tree.
Made from the seed pods of roses.
A naturally occurring chemical in the body.
The St. John’s wort plant is native to Europe and grows wild in the U.S.
A stalk-like plant found in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Root of a vine-like plant from Asia.
A yellow powder ground from the roots of the lily-like turmeric plant.
The dried root of the perennial herb valerian.
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