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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.

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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.

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.

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8 Exercises for Hand Arthritis

Exercises for hand arthritis can help improve your range of motion and strengthen your muscles. Here are 8 to try.

How Effective Is Total Joint Replacement?

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.

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.

Joint Pain at Night: What You Need to Know

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.

A surgeon performs knee replacement surgery.

What to Know About Joint Replacement Surgery

If you've tried everything to relieve your joint pain, it might be time to consider surgery. Here's what you should know before going under the knife.

Exercise is Essential for Severe Osteoarthritis of the Knee

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.

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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.