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Do You Know Your Options For Osteoarthritis?

Tags: back pain, hip pain, knee pain, osteoarthritis

“What are my options?” If you have a persistent condition such as osteoarthritis, ask this question frequently.


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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.


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4 Exercise-Related Things You Should Avoid Before Elective Surgery

Tags: exercise, hip replacements, knee replacements, rehabilitation, surgery

When you’re scheduled for an elective surgery, there are steps you can take to ensure that you’re in the best possible shape to speed your recovery. When it comes to exercise, here are four things not to do.


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.


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If You Have Lupus, Consult Doctor Before Pregnancy (Video)

Tags: high-risk pregnancy, lupus, pregnancy, systemic lupus erythematosus

Before getting pregnant, it's best for lupus patients to coordinate care with their rheumatologist and an obstetrician familiar with high-risk pregnancies.


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Do You Have Sports-Related Back Pain? Know When to Call a Doctor

Tags: back pain, chronic back pain, exercise, joint pain, spine, sports injuries, strains and sprains, workout

Find out what you need to know about sports-related back and spine injuries. It's important to know when to treat these injuries on your own and when to seek help.


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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Drugs Can Help You with Lupus-Related Hair Loss (Video)

Tags: androgenic hair thinning, hair loss, lupus, medications, systemic lupus erythematosus, videos

Doctors treat hair loss in lupus patients with medications such as steroid lotions or prednisone. Talk to your doctor early to best manage the condition.


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If You Have Arthritis, Don’t Hibernate This Winter

Tags: arthritis, exercise, fitness, osteoarthritis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, winter

Whether you exercise indoors or outdoors, staying active during winter can decrease arthritis pain and stiffness.