Arthritis & Joints


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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Healthy Aging

Age-Related Bone Damage Affects a Significant Number of Mid-Lifers

About a third of people aged 40 to 59 have evidence of moderate or severe degenerative disc disease, and more than half have moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis of the spine, according to a recent study.

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Arguing At Home Can Be Bad for Your Health

If you have a chronic condition like arthritis or diabetes, an argument with your significant other can worsen your symptoms, according to this study.

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The Best Non-Surgical Treatment for Knee Pain

This study found that naproxen — an over-the-counter NSAID medication — ranked most effective for reducing knee pain from osteoarthritis.

Female professional downhill skier.

Post-Traumatic Arthritis in Olympic Athletes

The Olympic athletes of yesteryear are still experiencing the pain of pursuing Olympic gold. As an athlete, are you at this same risk?

Ryan Rankin

Osteoarthritis in Your 20s? How to Cope

Osteoarthritis typically occurs in people over 40, so how do you balance life with this condition if you’re diagnosed in your 20s?

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5 Tips for Journaling With Arthritis

Try these tools and techniques to manage psoriatic arthritis hand pain, so you can keep up with your journal every day.

Physical therapist examining knee of patient.

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.

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.

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.