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How to Deal If Your Psoriasis Leads to Psoriatic Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, skin infection

If you have psoriasis, you have a 30% chance of also developing psoriatic arthritis. A rheumatologist discusses new treatments and lifestyle changes that can help.


6 Reasons You Shouldn’t Assume Foot Pain Is a Heel Spur

6 Reasons You Shouldn’t Assume Foot Pain Is a Heel Spur

Tags: achilles tendonitis, bone spurs, bunions, foot pain, heel spurs, heels, Morton's neuroma, plantar fasciitis, shoes

Heel pain doesn’t always mean a heel spur. Foot pain comes in many varieties. Knowing what’s wrong is key to developing treatment.


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How to Keep Sore Hips, Knees, Shoulders from Ruining Your Sleep

Tags: chronic pain, hip pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, sleep

Shoulder, hip, and knee pain can easily keep you awake at night. Making a few changes, including to your sleeping position, can decrease the pain and help you get a good night’s sleep.


New Study Finds Injections Are Best for Your Knee Arthritis Pain

New Study Finds Injections Are Best for Your Knee Arthritis Pain

Tags: acetaminophen, arthritis, knee, knee pain, osteoarthritis, study

There are various options for treating the painful symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, and researchers wanted to understand which non-surgical treatments work best. In a recent study, they compared different options.


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How to Overcome Anxiety During Your Sports Injury Recovery

Tags: ACL tear, anxiety, Concussions, knee injury, knee rehab, mental health, post-surgery recovery, rehabilitation, sports injuries, sports injury

When sports result in a serious injury, athletes not only need to heal physically. They often struggle to regain confidence. Find out how you can overcome these feelings and get back to your sport.


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New Surgeries Ease Arthritis of Your Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist

Tags: arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic pain, elbow pain, innovation, osteoarthritis, shoulder pain, surgery, wrist

Arthritis of the shoulder, elbow and wrist can leave you in pain and feeling weak. It also can create a substantial loss of mobility and function. The good news is that there are some very effective techniques to addressing this problem, even in severe cases.


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Do You Sit All Day at Work? Stand at Your Desk for Better Health

Tags: back pain, chronic back pain, electronics, eyes, posture, scoliosis, workplace health

Even though you probably can’t avoid sitting at work, there are ways for you to stay active and maintain good posture at your desk and computer.


Use these 7 tips to ease your bunions without surgery.

7 Ways to Ease Your Bunions Without Surgery

Tags: bunions, feet, foot health, foot pain, shoes

With boot season well under way, you may think it's time to do something about that large bump at the base of your big toe. Find out what you can do at home and when it may be time for surgery.


Knee replacement bandage

Your Age Helps Docs Find Best Option for ACL Repair

Tags: ACL, ACL tear, arthroscopic knee surgery, chronic knee pain, knee, knee injury, knee pain, knee replacements

Have you torn your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)? If, unfortunately, you have, you and your doctor need to weigh one factor very carefully when you discuss treatment options: your age.


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Sodas, Tea and Coffee: Which Can Lower Your Bone Density?

Tags: bone density, bone health, caffeine, coffee, osteoporosis, soda, tea

Colas and coffee affect women's bone density and could lead to osteoporosis. But tea -- even the kind with caffeine -- and other sodas do not. And men are not affected at all. Confused? You're not alone.