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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

Best Exercises for Arthritis Hand Pain

If you have arthritis that affects your hands, everyday tasks can be painful. Here's how hand exercises may help.

By Tim Gower

Vitamin D Won't Ease Pain of Knee Osteoarthritis

Taking vitamin D supplements doesn’t decrease loss of cartilage or pain due to knee osteoarthritis.

By Jane Langille

Opioids for Arthritis Pain: Risks and Benefits

Before you consider one of these potent medicines to manage arthritis pain, it’s essential to balance the benefit you might gain against the well-known risks.

By HealthAfter50

Osteoarthritis Treatments to Avoid

Some complementary or alternative treatments for osteoarthritis can be dangerous. Others won’t harm you, but they are not worth the money.

By HealthAfter50

Arthritis Pain: Does Acetaminophen Help?

Is acetaminophen a good choice for your osteoarthritis hip or knee pain? Here’s what the latest research says.

By HealthAfter50

Are You Taking the Best Arthritis Medication?

If you struggle with osteoarthritis-related pain, there are several effective medications that can help. Here's what you should know.

By HealthAfter50

An Osteoarthritis Treatment Plan

You are the most important partner in the treatment plan for your arthritis.

By HealthAfter50

Are Glucosamine and Chondroitin Worth a Try?

For years, the dietary supplement glucosamine has been touted as an effective way to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis and slow or prevent joint deterioration.

By HealthAfter50