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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

  • 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 [...]

  • 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.

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