Arthritis & Joints

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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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.

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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
Complications

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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Balance

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.

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Complications

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
Symptoms

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?
Treatment

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
Treatment

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.

How to Drive Comfortably—and Safely—With Arthritis
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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.

Joint Pain at Night: What You Need to Know
Symptoms

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.