Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that can affect your knees, hands, lower back, hips, and more. Find out about prevention, symptoms, and treatment for this incurable condition.

8 Exercises for Hand Arthritis

Exercises for hand arthritis can help improve your range of motion and strengthen your muscles. Here are 8 to try.

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Knee Arthritis Pain Meds May Not Really Work

Researchers analyzed the results of 47 randomized clinical trials and found uncertainty about the long-term effectiveness of osteoarthritis treatments.

By Diane Domina

Whole-Body Massage: A Surprising Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis

People with knee arthritis who had weekly whole-body massages for two months experienced significant easing of pain and improvement in mobility.

By Diane Domina

Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Learn about the causes, age range, and joint pain that set these two conditions apart — and the medications you should be taking for each.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

3D Imaging Technique Could Improve Arthritis Treatment

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have designed a new technique to monitor joint damage in people with arthritis and detect tiny changes in the joints – a development that could lead to better understanding about how arthritis progresses.

By Diane Domina

Age-Related Bone Damage Affects a Significant Number of Mid-Lifers

About a third of people aged 40 to 59 have evidence of moderate or severe degenerative disc disease, and more than half have moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis of the spine, according to a recent study.

By Diane Domina

Arguing At Home Can Be Bad for Your Health

If you have a chronic condition like arthritis or diabetes, an argument with your significant other can worsen your symptoms, according to this study.

By Diane Domina

The Best Non-Surgical Treatment for Knee Pain

This study found that naproxen — an over-the-counter NSAID medication — ranked most effective for reducing knee pain from osteoarthritis.

By Diane Domina

Post-Traumatic Arthritis in Olympic Athletes

The Olympic athletes of yesteryear are still experiencing the pain of pursuing Olympic gold. As an athlete, are you at this same risk?

By Christina Lasich, MD

Osteoarthritis in Your 20s? How to Cope

Osteoarthritis typically occurs in people over 40, so how do you balance life with this condition if you’re diagnosed in your 20s?

By Ryan Rankin

5 Tips for Journaling With Arthritis

Try these tools and techniques to manage psoriatic arthritis hand pain, so you can keep up with your journal every day.

By Julie Cerrone Croner

Meet the Experts

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

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