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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.

Best Exercises for Painful Hands

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.

Vitamin D Won't Ease Pain of Knee Osteoarthritis

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.

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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.

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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.

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Arthritis Pain: Does Acetaminophen Help?

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

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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.

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An Osteoarthritis Treatment Plan

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

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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.