Imagine how frustrating it would be to try to open a jar or button a shirt without your thumb. This feeling is all too common for those with one of the most common types of hand osteoarthritis.
As little as 10 years ago, joint replacement surgery was rather rigorous, with a long, 10-inch incision, a hospital stay and time at a rehab facility. Now, however, newer, more advanced techniques are changing the patient’s experience.
You may not think much about your joints – unless they start to hurt. But prevention is the best medicine. Discover five ways to keep joints strong and healthy as you age.
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.
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There are a number of possible causes of shoulder pain, but the most common causes of shoulder pain are rotator cuff injuries, rotator cuff tears and osteoarthritis.
Managing your pain is possible through the practice of yoga.
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.
Discover the truth behind this and other common misconceptions about arthritis. A rheumatologist shares five facts that often surprise his patients.
Psoriatic arthritis affects the entire body, but until recently doctors didn’t know much about how it develops. Find out how recent research supports early diagnosis and better treatment.