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Arthritis Limiting Activity for Millions of Americans
You want to hop on the bike, hit the tennis court or work on the car, but stiffness in the joints causes you to hold off. This may be a problem shared by millions of Americans, new research shows.
Healing and Surviving After Knee and Hip Replacements
For some people with aching bones and joints, knee or hip replacement surgery may be a treatment option. But pre-existing conditions may affect how a patient responds to surgery.
Knee Braces for Osteoarthritis Treatment
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint issue for middle-aged and older adults. The good news is that there may be a simple solution to help patients deal with the pain.
Lack of Social Ties Linked to Pain after Hip Replacement
If you're a social butterfly, it may do you some good if you're about to undergo hip replacement surgery.
Breaking a Sweat for a Better Life with OA
For patients who have osteoarthritis, aching knees don't always seem compatible with physical activity. But a new study shows that exercising may actually add healthy years to a patient's life.
Less Pain for Osteoarthritis Patients
For patients who have osteoarthritis, aching joints and loss of cartilage can lead to pain and difficulty with movement. Luckily, there are several options for managing this type of arthritis.
Two is Better than One for Knee OA Pain
Diet and exercise are two things that heavier adults are told to consider when seeking relief from pain in the knees. With osteoarthritis, exercise by itself might not be enough to reduce the stress placed on those joints.
Arthritis and Depression: It's Not All In Your Head
Arthritis, which can lead to painful bones and joint damage, is a physical condition. However, according to recent research, it may also affect patients' mental health.
Orthopedists Name Needless Kinds of Care
Knowing which medical treatments are needed and which aren't plays an important role in personal wellness and in creating an efficient healthcare system. Now, individuals with arthritis and other difficulties getting around have a shortlist of procedures many of them can do without.
Zapping Nerves Didn't Help Knee Arthritis
Exercise can benefit arthritis patients by helping reduce pain, stiffness and disability. Certain electrical devices have been tried for the treatment of arthritis as well, and researchers recently studied whether one such device could add to the benefits of exercise for knee osteoarthritis.