Arthritis - Treatments

Arthritis Patients May Be Able to Grow New Joints

A new study demonstrates that people may one day be able to grow their own new, natural joints.

Should You See an Orthopedic Surgeon?

How do you know if it's time to visit an orthopedic surgeon? Well, you may want to consider scheduling an appointment if you have pain that won't let up, diminished function, or any deformity of your musculoskeletal system.

"Rotten Egg" Gas May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation

Can this horrible smelling toxic gas secreted by the body and produced by factories actually reduce arthritis inflammation? Some studies are saying so.

5 Daily Habits to Reduce Pain

If pain is part of your daily life, you're not alone and you're not helpless. Millions of people who suffer from arthritis, migraines, fibromyalgia, back pain and other chronic pain conditions live with some level of pain every day.

The Link Between Diabetes and Arthritis

More than half of all Americans who have diabetes also have arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Unlocking a Mystery: Understanding Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia affects about one out of 50 people, with women much more susceptible than men. The main symptom of fibromyalgia is a widespread dull ache affecting multiple spots on the body, typically muscular in nature. Here, learn more about this condition.

Basal Joint Surgery: What You Should Know

If you've been suffering from arthritis in your basal joint, the joint located at the base of the thumb, your doctor may have recommended surgery. But what exactly is involved in basal-joint surgery? And is it something you should even consider?

What Type of Mattress is Best for Arthritis Sufferers?

Buying a new mattress can be a big undertaking for anyone. But for people with arthritis, the right mattress can mean the difference between a pain-filled night and a comfortable one. So, how do you know which kind to choose?

Understanding Arthritis-Related Numbness

While arthritis typically causes pain and stiffness, some sufferers experience numbness in affected areas as well. What causes this numbness, and how can it be alleviated?

Arthritis-Related Jaw Pain? 5 Ways to Beat It

While the jaw may not seem like a likely place to experience arthritis pain, it can and does happen. Here, 5 ways to quell the pain.

Understanding Breakthrough Pain

Millions of Americans live with constant pain. But what if pain suddenly gets worse, your pain medication wears off too soon or you do something that aggravates your pain condition? That s called breakthrough pain.

How to Deal With Arthritis-Related Swelling

Swelling can come after a long day of activity, after certain meals, or even just because of the weather. How can you deal with this difficult symptom so that it doesn't stop you from living a fulfilling life?

Beat Arthritis Pain With Water Walking

When it comes to managing your arthritis, walking and swimming are both ideal exercise options. They allow you to get your heart rate up while going easy on your joints and keeping pain at bay. But did you know you can actually combine both pursuits for a different kind of workout?

Does Evening Primrose Oil Help With RA?

Evening primrose oil contains an omega-6 fatty acid that the body uses to make prostaglandins, hormones that supposedly help regulate the immune system. In theory, this would help patients manage rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease. But does it?

4 Most Common Locations for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body. But it tends to be somewhat predictable, typically occurring in just a handful of major weight-bearing joints. Learn how the disease manifests itself in each of these areas.

Shellfish Supplement May Help Ease Arthritis Pain

If you have osteoarthritis, no doubt you're always on the lookout for different therapies to ease your discomfort. One remedy to consider is a supplement obtained from the outer skeletons of shellfish, such as crabs.

How to Prevent Post-Surgical Pain

By taking the right preemptive steps, you don t have to endure severe pain after surgery.

Could You Benefit from a Pain Clinic?

Rather than living with the discomfort of pain, you should consider visiting a pain clinic.

Will Steroid Injections Help Your Arthritis?

Ever imagine that a simple injection could alleviate your osteoarthritis symptoms? It just may become a reality. Steroid injections are part of the arsenal of treatments for a certain segment of the population that suffers from this painful, sometimes debilitating disease.

Slow Breathing May Ease Arthritis Pain

If you suffer from arthritis, you're probably all too familiar with the pain. But did you know that a remedy for your discomfort may lie in something you already do multiple times a minute?

Bioelectric Therapy for Pain

Bioelectric therapy is a safe, drug-free treatment option for people in pain.

A Lower Level of C-Reactive Protein Means Less Inflammation

One of the markers of bodily inflammation is a blood protein known as C-reactive protein. Basically, the higher your level of C-reactive protein, the more inflammation there is somewhere in your body.

RA or Osteoarthritis? How to Tell the Difference

Although there are 100 different types of arthritis, the two most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Their symptoms can be quite similar, so how can you tell the difference?

Stem Cells May Put Arthritis Into Remission

For people living with RA or osteoarthritis, the idea that the symptoms could disappear or at least go into remission without invasive surgery might seem like a dream. That dream may soon be a reality.

Can a Multivitamin a Day Keep Arthritis Symptoms at Bay?

Getting the proper amount of vitamins is important for everyone, but particularly so for arthritis sufferers or those at risk for arthritis.

TENS: Does It Work?

TENS therapy is a method of pain relief that might be the answer for you.

5 Myths About Joint Pain

Don't let misconceptions about joint pain prevent you from doing the things you love or making sound health decisions.

Can a Blood Test Predict Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The earlier RA is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin.

Chiropractic and Massage for Arthritis Relief

The life of an arthritis sufferer can often feel like a never ending search for pain relief, but chiropractic and massage could offer new hope.

Cartilage Repair Surgery: What You Should Know

If your doctor has recommended this surgery, there are certain things you should be aware of.
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