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.
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.
TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A postmenopausal woman who is 50 and still shows “normal” readings on her bone density test may not need her next such test for 10 or even 15 years, a new study finds. However, researchers led by Dr. Margaret Gourlay of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [...]
THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Having arthritis and other chronic health conditions can often harm a person’s social life and ability to work, a new study finds. About one in seven American adults has arthritis and at least one other chronic health problem, according to the study authors. The researchers found that having a number [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]