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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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How to Drive Comfortably—and Safely—With Arthritis
Living With

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.

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Treatment

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
Lifestyle

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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Treatment

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.

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Symptoms

Is It Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis have many of the same symptoms. Here's how you can tell them apart.

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Treatment

Is Knee Replacement Safe for Older Adults?

Fears about the procedure and recovery may keep you from having knee surgery. Here’s why you should reconsider.

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Nutrition

Should You Avoid Certain Foods if You Have Arthritis?

Steering clear of peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, and potatoes won’t help prevent or improve the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Here’s why.

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Symptoms

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, involves a progressive breakdown of cartilage and other joint tissues.

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Symptoms

What Is Osteoarthritis?

Learn more about the most common form of arthritis and one of the most common causes of physical disability in adults.