OsteoarthritisInfo Center

OA Pain Loss through Weight Loss
Osteoarthritis is known as the "wear and tear" form of arthritis. If you're overweight, you could be putting more strain on your joints and adding to this wear and tear. But losing weight could change that.
Material "Wood" Replace Damaged or Lost Bone
Remember the images of pirates scraping by with a wood leg? Well, wood may be coming back into fashion for repairing and replacing damaged bones.
Risks for Hip Replacement Do-Overs
A total hip replacement can reduce pain and bring back mobility. Still, the procedure has its complications, requiring some patients to go in for an additional surgery, called a revision.
Knee Pain Not the Reason for Inactivity
Exercise is good for just about everyone, especially those with knee osteoarthritis. It can reduce knee pain and boost the ability to move. Unfortunately, arthritis patients may not be getting enough exercise.
Osteoarthritis Is Not Just For Grandma
Pain, stiffness and swelling can be daily challenges for those living with knee osteoarthritis (OA). This debilitating disease is known to occur more frequently with age and in certain populations.
Asking For Help Can Make Some Sad
Sometimes it’s difficult to ask for help, even if it’s really needed. For some, the assistance of others is met with relief. For others, it can bring depression and sadness.
Knee-d to Exercise
It's a balance to keep knees strong. The key is neither too much exercise nor too little.
Post-Surgery Problems for RA Patients
When arthritis causes permanent joint damage, many patients turn to joint replacement surgery. While hip and knee replacement surgeries can lead to huge improvements, they still carry serious risks.
Mind - Body Uplifted After Exercise
Exercise can play a key role in the treatment of osteoarthritis. However, the benefits of exercise may depend on a patient's physical and mental state.
Hand OA Needs Some Pain Relief
When traditional drugs fail to reduce the pain of osteoarthritis, doctors may put patients on anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) medications. But at least one anti-TNF drug may not relieve pain either.