6 Myths About Joint Pain and Arthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA), one of the most common forms of arthritis, results from wear and tear of the cartilage that cushions the joints, typically after an injury or with advancing age. More than 27 million Americans have OA. Also called degenerative joint disease, OA usually develops over years, and symptoms include pain, stiffness, tenderness, a limited … Read More

Treatment Options for Knee Pain and Injuries

Knee injuries can occur with activities like jogging, basketball, tennis or inline skating. When we change direction, twist with our feet planted, stop suddenly, or jump and land awkwardly, our knees can take a hit. To treat simple knee sprains and strains, rest, ice packs and elevation are usually all you need. But if you … Read More

Research Finds Exercise is Good for Arthritis (Video)

It was thought for many years that if you had arthritis, you should not exercise because it would damage your joints. Now, however, research has shown that exercise is an essential tool in managing your arthritis. Elaine Husni, MD, is a rheumatologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute. She says exercise will do more … Read More

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Keeping Pain at Bay Through the Golf Season

So, its springtime and you have watched enough golf on television. You have started to wear down the carpeting in your living room perfecting your winter swing. The impact bag you have used for months has convinced you that a groundbreaking season is at hand. It is an awesome feeling. You anticipate the league championship … Read More

Good News… Weight Loss Can Reduce Osteoarthritis Pain

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis with an estimated 27 million Americans affected by it. In Motion talked to M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH, director of the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Center at Cleveland Clinic, to learn more about it. IM: First of all what is OA and where does it affect a … Read More