OsteoarthritisInfo Center

Embrace the Knee Brace
It's been established that braces for the knees can provide relief from pain and protection from injury. But until now, not much was known on whether knee braces can pinpoint pain in the kneecap.
Price of Fame at the Expense of Longer Life
Success and fame can come with a hefty price: living a shorter life. Researchers said fame and achievements in performance-related careers could come at the cost of a shorter life expectancy.
Stopping Joint Pain with NSAIDs
When joints start hurting again, individuals with osteoarthritis might not be sure what step to take first to stop the aching: take medicine, take a hot bath, or what? 
Who's Happy with Knee Surgery?
While less than 5 percent of knee implant recipients go back under the knife for adjustments, certain patients are more unhappy with the results than others.
These Shoes Were Made for Walking
When patients with knee osteoarthritis are walking, their knees may jut out to the side. Shoes that imitate barefoot walking can help with that.
Which Knees Need the Knife?
A burning question among orthopedic docs is when is it appropriate to operate versus when to wait and prescribe physical therapy? In short, who needs the knife?
Joint Connection After Surgery
Osteoarthritis in the knee or hip can make intimacy difficult between couples. Surgery to replace painful joints could help.
Therapy in Motion for OA
Osteoarthritis may sometimes be called the "wear and tear" form of arthritis, but that doesn't mean patients should stop moving to prevent further damage.
Hormones Can Be Good - For Joints That Is
Bone density begins to decline when women hit menopause. Along with the risks for osteoporosis for women in this age group, osteoarthritis and pain in the joints can also be a concern.
Cholesterol Rx Good For Joints Too
Osteoarthritis and high cholesterol may seem like totally unrelated conditions. But as it turns out, the same medicines that lower cholesterol may also help prevent osteoarthritis.