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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

Do NSAID Creams Help Arthritis Pain?

Medicine that you can apply to your skin may have as strong a pain-relieving effect as those of oral drugs and may be safer.

By Stephanie Watson

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

8 Exercises for Hand Arthritis

Exercises for hand arthritis may help improve your range of motion or strengthen your muscles. Here are eight to try.

By HealthAfter50

How Effective Is Total Joint Replacement?

Most people who undergo a total hip or knee replacement are satisfied with the results—but some are disappointed.

By Jane Langille

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

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

What to Know About Joint Replacement

You’ve tried everything else to relieve your joint pain. When is it time to consider surgery?

By HealthAfter50

Exercise Is Essential for Severe Knee Osteoarthritis

Regular exercise can reduce knee pain, stiffness, and pain-related disability from knee osteoarthritis, even if joint degeneration is severe.

By Jane Langille

The Truth About TENS Devices for Joint Pain

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) devices promise relief from joint pain. Here’s what to know before you buy.

By Tim Gower