Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that can affect your knees, hands, lower back, hips, and more. Find out about prevention, symptoms, and treatment for this incurable condition.

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Are Multiple Sclerosis and Osteoarthritis Connected?

People with MS may have more rapid degeneration of cartilage, which can lead to osteoarthritis. Here’s what you can do if you develop this condition.

By Lisa Emrich

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

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

Drive Comfortably—and Safely—With Arthritis

The pain, fatigue, and reduced range of motion from arthritis can make driving a challenge, but these modifications can help.

By HealthAfter50

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 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.

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

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