Arthritis

Surgery and Arthritis

Whether you’re having total joint replacement or just a minor repair of damaged cartilage, you should learn as much as possible about the procedure before

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Preventing Arthritis

If you don’t suffer from osteoarthritis, take a moment to consider your good fortune. An estimated 54 million Americans suffer from arthritis or chronic joint

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Stretching and Arthritis

Many arthritis sufferers complain of a little stiffness in the morning. Then there’s Jane Kowalski,* an 83-year-old living in Baltimore. She often woke up feeling

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Gonococcal Arthritis

Like chlamydia, the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea can infiltrate the joints of unwitting victims and cause arthritis. Typically this condition, called gonococcal arthritis, is more

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Arthritis Drugs

There’s no shortage of medications that can offer relief to people with arthritis. But with so many options to choose from, it’s important that you

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Glucosamine

For many years, veterinarians routinely gave glucosamine to racehorses to help preserve their joints over years of pounding the track. Now scientists are studying whether

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Fibromyalgia

For nearly 20 years, social worker Susan Mason suffered from mysterious and debilitating muscle pain throughout most of her body. Time and time again, doctors

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Arthritis

Questions Patients May Want to Ask Their Doctors about Arthritis 1. What is the difference between arthritis and rheumatic disease? 2. Are there several types

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Sex and Arthritis

Most people with chronic arthritis will readily admit they have trouble with certain tasks such as climbing long flights of stairs or opening tight jar

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is rheumatoid arthritis? On the surface, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) looks like a close relative of osteoarthritis, a condition all too familiar to many older

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