Arthritis Pain Versus Joint Pain

Painful and stiff joints limits people the quality of life since if they’re in pain or have stiff joints they cannot continue to engage in normal activities that they love to do. Although joint health products are available on the open market, people are searching for effective and safe alternatives. They are seeking alternatives since many don’t respond to glucosamine-chondroitin, they don’t wanna take drugs that can cause serious side effects, or they’re looking for all natural solutions. Now there is a scientifically proven alternative to provide this solution-specialized rosehip powder.

The investigators found that two years after surgery, function, and pain scores improved across all BMI categories and as BMI rose, patient improvements increased. Patients with a BMI greater than 40 showed the most improvement.

Knee inflammation, pain and functioning all improved more among people who cut back on calories in addition to working out, researchers found. The greatest benefits were seen among those who lost the most weight, and they tended to be the ones who combined diet and exercise. Extra weight is known to raise the risk of knee osteoarthritis, which happens when cartilage around the joint breaks down, causing inflammation, pain and stiffness. One review found that being overweight doubles a person’s risk …


In a 4 month study 65% of the osteoarthritis subjects versus only 44% on the placebo experienced a reduction in joint pain. Joint mobility also improved significantly relative to the placebo.

Arthritis pain versus joint pain

In a 3 month study 66% of osteoarthritis subjects given specialized rosehip powder achieved joint relief compared to 36 per cent of subjects given placebo.

Specialized rosehip powder was also tested versus placebo in patients with rheumatic arthritis and demonstrated to significantly improve their disability index scores at 6 months while scores for the placebo group worsened.

When should one use a heating pad versus a cold pack for pain?
especially low back and hip pain (sacroiliac)

  • IF you use dry heat (a heating pad) on an area that is inflamed or has any possibility of an inflammation process going on in the region, heat will only flair that area more;; using heat on a muscle is good for strains BUT if you are locating it to an area, say a joint that has arthritis. you can flair up the arthritis in the joint & make matters worse;; I TRULY DON'T beleive in using heating pads because of the 'risk' of making the injury worse;; MOIST heat, like a shower, or a wet towel under the heating pad could be used for almost any chronic condition, but not an immediate, traumatic or surgical 'injury';; COLD is more often used;; the body has a way of heating up during an inflammation process (injury) anyway, so, really no point in using heat (counterproductive);; you can also heat the body up by moving the part…times where you want to do this;; so..all in all cold is best (esp gel cold packs over ice or anything else…they distribute the cold evenly);; ya want to heat up a part, move it..the body likes that idea anyway;; we were made to move…moving can also be a 'cool down' if the activity before was more 'hectic'…hope I've helped…in YOUR specific dx's…cold pack, & while you're taking a shower, draw the shower head over the low back area while you gently move it through ranges…slight bend, slight twist, slight sidebend & hip motions…I sincerely would NOT use heat d/t the possibility that you may have some arthritis in that area of your low back, & the hip may be inflamed…if you use heat on an inflamed area not knowing..what you will feel is possibly immediate relief to what it does to your muscles, releases the tension IF you're not guarding already…but then within a 1/2 hr or so, your pain gets worse;;; again, cold pack, 15-20 minutes to supplement your pain meds & get any inflammation down;; shower for moist heat..no dry heat…good luck, but I hopw you're seeing a doc…

  • a heating pad helps relax muscles. Think menstral cramps.. Ice helps relieve swelling. So if your pain is from swollen joints or a recent bump then ice it. But if it's long term muscle pain then heat would e better.


  • Dealing with pain can be the hardest part of having arthritis or a related condition. However, you can learn to manage it and its effect on your life. Pain is the body’s alarm system that teaches us that something is wrong. When the body is injured, nerves in the affected area release chemical signals. Other nerves send these signals to the brain, where they’re recognized as pain. Pain often tells the affected person that action is required. Long-lasting pain, like the one that accompanies arthritis, is different. While it tells you that there’s something wrong, it often isn’t as easy to relieve. Managing this type of pain is essential in order to enhance quality of life and meaning of well-being.

    Arthritis pain is caused by several factors, such as: inflammation, damage to joint tissues, fatigue that arises from the disease process. Arthritis pain and inflammation cannot be avoided as the body ages. Along with physical changes, such as difficulty in moving, the emotional ups and downs of arthritis also can add to your pain. If you feel depressed or stressed because your movement is limited or you can no longer do a few of the activities you enjoy, your pain may seem worse. You may get trapped in a cycle of pain, limited abilities, depression, and stress that make managing your pain and arthritis seem more difficult.