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Is My Arthritis Pain Age-Related or Something More?

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are not the same conditions. Know the differences so you can seek the right treatment.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

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.

Why Are My Knees So Noisy?

Those pops and clicks you hear coming from your knees may be the sound of arthritis beginning to take hold. Here’s what you should know.

By Barbara Van Tine

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

Joint Pain at Night: What You Need to Know

Joint pain at night and other symptoms of osteoarthritis can disrupt sleep, but simple measures can help you drift off faster and stay asleep longer.

By Tim Gower

Is It Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis have many of the same symptoms. Here's how you can tell them apart.

By HealthAfter50

Should You Avoid Certain Foods if You Have Arthritis?

Steering clear of peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, and potatoes won’t help prevent or improve the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Here’s why.

By Berkeley Wellness

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, involves a progressive breakdown of cartilage and other joint tissues.

By HealthAfter50

What Is Osteoarthritis?

Learn more about the most common form of arthritis and one of the most common causes of physical disability in adults.

By HealthAfter50

What Is Arthritis?

The word “arthritis” means joint inflammation (derived from “arth,” which in Greek means joint, and “itis,” meaning inflammation).

By HealthAfter50