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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

  • Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Painful knee arthritis is associated with an increased risk of premature death in women, a new study suggests. Women with osteoarthritis-related knee pain — the type associated with normal wear and tear — were nearly twice as likely to die early from any cause, and more than three times [...]

  • Number of Hip Replacements Has Skyrocketed, U.S. Report Shows

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of hip replacements performed in the United States has increased substantially, and the procedure has become more common in younger people, new government statistics show. The numbers reveal the rapid evolution of the procedure, which “remains one of the most dramatic and cost-effective ways [...]

  • Knee Pain While Using Stairs May Be First Sign of Arthritis

    Having knee pain while using the stairs may be an early sign of arthritis, a new study suggests.

  • Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

    MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise. A research team led by Dr. Christine Cigolle, of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann [...]

  • Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear Winner

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Pain-relieving treatments for knee arthritis all work better than doing nothing — but it’s hard to point to a clear winner, a new research review concluded. Using data from almost 140 studies, researchers found all of the widely used arthritis treatments — from over-the-counter painkillers to [...]

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