You’ve probably never thought about the purpose of a cane unless you need to use one. Depending on your individual needs, a cane can assist with any one of a number of purposes.
The research shows that opioids are not the only way to treat chronic pain.
Depending on the severity of your pain, injections can be another option for easing your joint pain and get you moving again.
If you have recurring or chronic joint pain, you may think joint replacement surgery is your only option for relief. However, you may want to explore several less invasive options first to help maintain mobility as you age.
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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.
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.