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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Opioids for Arthritis Pain: Risks and Benefits

Before you consider one of these potent medicines to manage arthritis pain, it’s essential to balance the benefit you might gain against the well-known risks.

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6 Water Exercises to Try

Water buoys joints and muscles, so there’s less stress on the body as well as a reduced risk of falling.

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Osteoarthritis Treatments to Avoid

Some complementary or alternative treatments for osteoarthritis can be dangerous. Others won’t harm you, but they are not worth the money.

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Arthritis Pain: Does Acetaminophen Help?

Is acetaminophen a good choice for your osteoarthritis hip or knee pain? Here’s what the latest research says.

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Are You Taking the Best Arthritis Medication?

If you struggle with osteoarthritis-related pain, there are several effective medications that can help. Here's what you should know.

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What Is Arthritis?

The word “arthritis” means joint inflammation (derived from “arth,” which in Greek means joint, and “itis,” meaning inflammation).

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An Osteoarthritis Treatment Plan

You are the most important partner in the treatment plan for your arthritis.

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Diagnosing Arthritis: Questions Your Doctor Will Ask

To make the diagnosis, your doctor will take your medical history and perform a physical examination.

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What Works for Osteoarthritis Pain

Your doctor cannot predict how quickly your joint symptoms will worsen or how severe the symptoms will become.

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Are Glucosamine and Chondroitin Worth a Try?

For years, the dietary supplement glucosamine has been touted as an effective way to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis and slow or prevent joint deterioration.