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Arthritis & Joints

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.

A woman doing hand exercises for hand arthritis.
Treatment

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.

By HealthAfter50

The Latest

wrist pain

Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis? How to Tell

These diseases share some common traits, but different origins. Learn more about what makes them unique.

By Jerilyn Covert
knee pain

What Is Osteoarthritis?

In short, it’s joint damage. But there’s so much more to this most common form of arthritis.

By Jerilyn Covert
grandparent and child

How to Get Through Your Day With Osteoarthritis

Tips for managing osteo pain and symptoms at work and at play.

By Lara DeSanto
CBT

Can Therapy Ease Your Joint Pain?

Experts say if pain meds and physical therapy alone aren’t easing your osteoarthritis pain, cognitive-behavioral therapy might help.

By Lara DeSanto
healthy knee

Yes! Moving More Can Ease Osteoarthritis Pain

Strength training, cardio, and other movements can improve your knee pain with osteoarthritis. Here’s how to do it safely.

By Jerilyn Covert
joint pain

10 Causes of Osteoarthritis You Might Not Know

There's a whole range of factors that can increase your risk for developing OA. Make sure you know yours.

By Jerilyn Covert
IlloGrid

9 Knee-strengthening Moves for Osteoarthritis

Strength training can improve your knee pain with osteoarthritis. Experts share how to do it safely (all without paying for a gym membership)!

By Jerilyn Covert
Woman stretching in bed.
Living With

These Hacks Promise a Better Day With Arthritis

People with arthritis share tips for battling morning stiffness and pain.

By Charlotte Hilton Andersen
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Symptoms

9 Sneaky Conditions That Mimic RA

Diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis takes some detective work, especially because so many health problems cause similar symptoms. Our guide helps you spot the clues so you can get the treatment you need.

By Sheila M. Eldred
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Fitness

5 Best Exercises for Joint Pain

Joint pain can get in the way of people with rheumatologic conditions being able to move around and live normally. The simple exercises described by physical therapists here can be the key to getting relief – and back in the game.

By K. Aleisha Fetters

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.