OsteoarthritisInfo Center

Creams Versus Pills for Pain
Gel and cream pain relievers are gaining in popularity. This method of pain relief has fewer side effects than their pill counterparts and may work just as well.
Running for Your Hips
Running can be hard on the knees, but the same may not be true for the hips. In fact, running might protect the hip joint.
Pain Drug May Spark Cardio Complications
Diclofenac is frequently used for the treatment of pain and inflammation caused by arthritis. But the medication may also lead to heart problems.
Don’t Let Illness Get You Down
Lifestyle changes involved in treatment of long-term illnesses can take a toll. People with the biggest, long-term lifestyle changes may have the toughest time coping.
Arthritis May Shape Your Social Life
Arthritis symptoms can get in the way of many social activities, which can affect quality of life. So researchers wanted to know which aspects of arthritis most affected social life.
Vitamin K for Healthy Knees
Vitamin K supports bones and cartilage. So researchers wanted to know if low vitamin K was linked to joint damage and osteoarthritis.
Strong Muscles Better for Function in OA
Osteoarthritis of the knee can get in the way of physical activity. For people with this condition, strong muscles may be the key to maintaining strong physical function.
Apple a Day Doesn't Always Keep Doctor Away
Cancer is a major health issue. So is heart disease. Although they are serious problems, these issues aren't the main reasons leading patients to the doctor's office.
Weight Gain Produces Knee Pain
If you are overweight, those extra pounds could be adding to the wear and tear on your knee joints. Gaining more weight could make knee pain and function even worse.
Why So Idle with Knee OA?
Being obese or overweight can make osteoarthritis worse. Staying physically active is one of the best ways to avoid putting on extra pounds. However, many osteoarthritis patients remain inactive.