For most people with osteoarthritis, the cause of their condition is unclear. But certain factors are known to increase your risk for osteoarthritis. One of them is an injury from sports or some other trauma.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” An orthopaedic surgeon answers this one about rub-on pain relievers.
You may want to consider adding topical pain relievers such as creams, ointments, lotions, patches and rubs to your pain relief arsenal. These over-the-counter products can ease arthritis aches without the potential side effects of pills.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Orthopaedic surgeon Kim Stearns, MD, answers this question about knuckle-cracking, arthritis and enlarged, unsightly joints.
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Managing your pain is possible through the practice of yoga.
Learn how stress can affect your arthritis, and ways you can reduce stress with medicine, regular exercise and by eating certain foods.
If you have ankle arthritis, it’s best to proceed with conservative management first.
For a decade, researchers have been concerned about how the arthritis drug celecoxib would affect the heart compared to two other drugs that are commonly prescribed for the condition. A new study shows that these concerns were unwarranted.
You may already be taking medicines — either prescription or over-the-counter — to relieve morning stiffness, inflammation and pain in your joints. But many studies show that certain foods, spices and supplements may help in addition to medicines.
Of the more than 100 conditions that fall under the umbrella term “arthritis,” rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are the two most common. Learn more.