Discover the truth behind this and other common misconceptions about arthritis. A rheumatologist shares five facts that often surprise his patients.
When you seek help for an aching knee, shoulder or other joint, one of the first things a doctor will do is try to see which of the two major types of arthritis you have. Three questions help give them the answer.
Learn more about this distinctive form of arthritis. Find out who’s at risk, and how to prevent and manage flare-ups. We’ll also reveal the facts and the fiction about gout.
Skiers and snowboarders dealing with arthritis have more concerns than just which resort to choose. Get advice on smart ways to enjoy your hobby.
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We’ve gotten much more aggressive in how we monitor and treat gout, a chronic, inflammatory form of arthritis. Here’s how you can take an active role in managing your condition.
Why it’s important to get the right diagnosis and change your habits whether you’re dealing with minor, nagging pain or recovering from something more serious.
Location. Quality. Even sound. There are a few of the factors doctor ask about your knee pain to help sort causes and culprits.
Do you often wake up in the night with a feeling of “pins and needles” in your hands, like they’ve fallen asleep? Does it get better if you shake them? That’s often an early warning sign of carpal tunnel syndrome — especially if your symptoms are in the thumb, pointer and middle finger. Not all … Read More
If your hands are pain-free, it’s easy to take them for granted. But when you have arthritis, you notice just how important your hands are for everyday living. Your treatment options for hand pain and other symptoms depend on your specific type of arthritis and how severe your case is. So talk to your doctor directly … Read More
If you want to live a better life with arthritis, the benefits of exercise are clear. Healthy movement can help you decrease stiffness, release your body’s natural pain-blocking endorphins and reduce stress on your joints as you lose weight. But there’s a reason I always stress the importance of speaking with a doctor before starting … Read More