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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.

Osteoarthritis Journey

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

  • Obesity Won’t Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Obese and overweight people who have joint replacement surgeries are less likely to need blood transfusions and are no more likely to face complications than normal weight patients, a new analysis finds. “It’s a very complex issue,” said study co-author Dr. Nolan Wessell, an orthopaedic surgery [...]

  • The Surprising Benefits of Tai Chi for People With Chronic Health Problems

    The slow, fluid movements of tai chi — an ancient Chinese exercise — appear to help older adults with chronic conditions improve their physical function, a new review suggests.

  • 1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC

    THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The weakening bones of osteoporosis greatly raise a person’s odds for dangerous fractures, and a new report finds that one-quarter of all American women aged 65 or older suffer from the condition. Close to 6 percent of men in this age group also have osteoporosis, according to the report [...]

  • Better Sleep May Mean Less Chronic Pain

    FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Improving sleep quality might help ease pain among those with osteoarthritis, a new study suggests. That’s because disruptions in sleep are associated with changes in how the body processes and feels pain, the researchers said. More than half of all people with osteoarthritis have pain during the night. This may [...]

  • Considering Knee Surgery? Read This First

    Arthroscopic surgery to relieve chronic knee pain in middle-aged and older patients is only temporarily effective and might be harmful, a new analysis suggests.

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