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Osteoarthritis

Achy joints? It could be osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, is a condition caused by wear and tear on the cartilage of your joints. This strong tissue usually cushions joints, but can wear down over time, causing joints to ache, and become stiff and painful. There's no cure, but a variety of painkillers and treatments can help, as can losing weight if you have excess pounds.

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You Can Tackle and Beat Arthritis Pain

Osteoarthritis can cause pain all over your body—in your hips, knees, hands, neck, and low back. Here's how to recognize arthritis symptoms and get relief.

Osteoarthritis News

  • Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk, Study Suggests

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A common type of knee surgery may increase the chances of arthritis, a new study suggests. The procedure repairs tears in the meniscus, a piece of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber. There are two in each knee, and they stabilize the knee joint. Meniscal tears are one [...]

  • Running Won’t Raise Risk of Knee Arthritis, Study Says

    Regular running doesn’t seem to increase your chances of developing knee osteoarthritis, and it may even help prevent the disease, researchers report.

  • Exercise, Physical Therapy May Help Ease Pain of Arthritis

    SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise and physical therapy may benefit people with hip and knee arthritis, new research suggests. The study included 206 people with hip and knee osteoarthritis, average age 66, who were divided into two groups. One group received usual care, while the other group had regular exercise, physical therapy [...]

  • Early, Small Babies May Be More Prone to Adult Hip Trouble

    MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Adults who were born preterm or at a low birth weight may have an increased risk of needing a hip replacement due to osteoarthritis, a new study suggests. The researchers looked at more than 3,600 Australian adults, aged 40 and older. Seventy-five of them had undergone hip replacement and [...]

  • Knee Surgery May Not Help All People With Meniscus Damage

    Compared to conservative treatments, arthroscopic knee surgery offers no apparent benefit for middle-aged people with age-related tears of the meniscus — the cartilage that cushions the knee joint, according to a new analysis.

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