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10 Differences Between Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

The causes, age range, and joint pain that sets these two conditions apart — and the medications you should be taking according to which condition you actually have.

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 Painful Hands

If you have arthritis that affects your hands, tasks like brushing your teeth, buttoning your shirt, and opening a jar may be painful. 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 Your Joint Pain Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Joint pain and stiffness are the primary symptoms of both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and many people confuse the two. But different processes are at work in each disease.

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

Diagnosing Arthritis: Questions Your Doctor Will Ask

To make the diagnosis, your doctor will take your medical history and perform a physical examination.

By HealthAfter50