OsteoarthritisInfo Center

The Shape of Arthritis
Your risk of osteoarthritis is higher if you are obese, have had joint injuries, or overuse your joints. But can the shape of your joint play a role in arthritis?
Not Enough of a Good Thing
Osteoarthritis patients can benefit greatly from exercise. But how many arthritis patients actually take advantage of this cheap and effective form of treatment?
Tiny Transporters Deliver Pain Relief
Arthritis drugs can be effective if given enough time to work. But the drugs often leave the body before their job is done. Finding a way to make arthritis drugs last longer could mean better results and fewer injections.
Big Pain in Bigger Joints
African Americans and Caucasian are not always affected by diseases in the same way. For example, as new research shows, African Americans may have a different experience with arthritis.
Knee Injuries Lead to ACL Tears and Osteoporosis
Being involved in sports is a good way to learn social skills, get some exercise and meet people. But certain sports can be more taxing on bones and ligaments.
RA Medicines May Increase Skin Cancer Risks
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) increases a person's risk for some types of cancer such as lymphoma and lowers the risk of other types such as colon and breast. Now, it seems medications for RA increase the risk for another kind of cancer.
Stopping Arthritis before It Starts
Young athletes can put their bodies through a lot of stress. Over time, the continuous stress can lead injuries and osteoarthritis. Instead of treating arthritis once it develops, why not stop the condition before it starts?
Broken Bones Don't Discriminate
What is true for one type of arthritis is not necessarily true for another type. For example, broken bones have been linked to rheumatoid arthritis for years but not to osteoarthritis. However, new research may change this.
Fresh Eyes On Early Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis researchers are bringing in the big boys in a team effort to improve early detection and earlier effective therapies.
Arthritic Couch Potatoes
Get your butt off the couch and get moving! Exercise is good for everyone, especially if you have arthritis.