OsteoarthritisInfo Center

Why Does Winter Worsen Arthritis Symptoms?
If you feel your arthritis symptoms getting worse when winter comes, you are not alone. But what causes this issue?
Common Arthritis Pain Gel Now Available OTC
From prescription to over-the-counter — a common arthritis pain gel is now available without a prescription.
Approved: OTC Advil/Tylenol Combo
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen for pain relief.
Three Prescription Drugs Get OTC Approval
From prescription to over-the-counter — the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the switch for three medications.
Knee Surgery: Not Always Worth It
Older people with painful arthritic knees or torn cartilage often turn to surgery to fix the problem. Such operations, however, may have short-lived benefits and do more harm than good in some cases.
Better Sleep, Less Knee Pain
For many older people, joints can get stiff and painful from osteoarthritis. This disease often settles in the knee. While it can be hard to sleep with an aching knee, poor sleep may be contributing to the pain.
Stiffness No Obstacle to Shoulder Surgery
When dealing with torn shoulder tendons, surgery may be the best option to lessen pain and improve function. Although doctors must consider several factors before recommending surgery, relieving shoulder stiffness can be part of the solution rather than the problem.
Knee Surgery? Watch out for Arthritis
The knees have it — arthritis, that is. Knee injuries that require surgery may lead to a raised risk of arthritis in the knee.
Shots May Trump Pills for Knee Arthritis Pain
They're no magic bullet, but injections might trump some pills for knee arthritis pain relief.
Get Active for Improved Arthritis Symptoms
Improving arthritis symptoms may be as simple as getting some exercise.