OsteoarthritisInfo Center

Low Vitamin D May Hurt Arthritic Knees
Vitamin D has been shown to play a crucial role in many functions throughout the body. Now, researchers have found Vitamin D levels could explain why black Americans may feel more pain from osteoarthritis.
Arthritis Patients Follow Natural Path
Drugs are one way to treat arthritis but they aren't the only way. Many arthritis patients choose to add natural therapies to their treatment plan.
Embracing the Brace
Knees are only meant to bend forward and backward. If a knee pops and locks up with major pain, something serious is going on there, and it's most likely an ACL injury.
Misunderstanding Exercise for Knee Pain
If your knee hurts, exercise might not be on the top of your list of things to do. Nevertheless, staying physically active is a key part of managing knee pain.
Metabolic Risks Linked to Knee Arthritis
Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of factors that boost the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Now, it seems metabolic syndrome may also be linked to the "wear-and-tear" of arthritis.
Diabetes Tied to Osteoarthritis
Type 2 diabetes has been known to cause problems in the heart, eyes and feet. New research suggests that diabetes may be linked to joint damage as well.
MRI May Spot Arthritis Unseen by X-ray
Osteoarthritis happens when joints and joint tissues wear down over time. Usually, doctors use X-ray imaging to see this joint damage. But another imaging technique may give doctors a better picture.
Rub Away Arthritis Pain
Osteoarthritis is commonly treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs ). For the most part, NSAIDs are taken orally, or through the mouth. But that's not the only way patients can take these drugs.
Most Damage, Most Gain in Knee Replacement
If you have knee osteoarthritis, you can take steps to prevent permanent damage. For those with the damage done, joint replacement surgery may relieve pain and boost knee function.
More Magnesium, Less Arthritis
What you put in your body can affect your risk of disease, even your risk of osteoarthritis. If you're trying to prevent this "wear-and-tear" type of arthritis, you may want to eat more almonds and spinach.