Ask the Doctors: Supplements for Joint Pain; Lyme Disease


Q: I have arthritis in several joints, including my knees and ankles. I bought several supplements that claim to provide joint relief, but they did not help. Are there any supplements that work?

A: Osteoarthritis, which is the most common type of arthritis, is caused by loss of cartilage (the rubbery substance that covers the ends of bones in joints). Friction in the joint causes damage to other structures in and around the joint. The result is pain, swelling and stiffness.

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