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Ask The Doctors: October 2018

For a chronic pain condition, such as osteoarthritis, heat seems to work best. However, some people find that cold...

What Is Nerve Pain?

 Subscribers OnlyThis will likely be one of the first questions your doctor asks if you complain of chronic pain. Unless there is an...

Topical NSAIDs: A Safer Option

 Subscribers OnlyDiclofenac gel (Voltaren Gel®) can be used to treat pain from osteoarthritis in the hands, wrists, elbows, knees,...

How to Prevent Falling

In addition to aging, other factors can put you at higher risk for falling. Having fallen in the past raises the...

How to Be a Healthy Vegan

 Subscribers OnlyOne diet that has been gaining increasing popularity is a vegan diet. Like vegetarians, vegans do not eat any meat....

Turning to Acupuncture

 Subscribers OnlySuffering with chronic pain from arthritis, back problems and other medical conditions can make people desperate for...

Ask The Doctors: June 2018

I’ve had polymyalgia rheumatica for 10 years. I take low doses of prednisone. When I stop it, the symptoms...

Making the Most of Medications

 Subscribers OnlyIf you have a condition that affects your bones or joints, you may be taking medications. It could be a pain...

Ask The Doctors: May 2018

Bunions, which are very common, can be annoying, painful and affect your ability to do activities. Just because you...

What Is Inflammation?

Your achy joint that’s swollen and feels stiff is probably harboring inflammation. If you have arthritis...

Pain Relief for Knee Arthritis

Osteoarthritis in the knee is very common, especially as we get older, typically causing achy pain, mild swelling and...

Ask The Doctors: April 2018

How can I strengthen my core muscles? Any machines at the gym I should use? I’ve had one cortisone shot in my...

Chronic Pain? Retrain Your Brain

 Subscribers OnlyIf painful arthritis interferes with your life and dominates your thoughts, consider working with a behavioral health...

Understanding Opioid Addiction

With all the attention being paid to the problem of opioid abuse, you might hesitate to take these medications for...

Treating a Labral Tear

 Subscribers OnlyPain in the groin and a feeling of instability at the hip signals a problem inside the hip joint, possibly...

In The News: April 2018

After declining every year from 2002 to 2012, the rate of hip fractures among women age 65 and older in the United...

Ask The Doctors: March 2018

Topical pain relievers can be one part of a multipronged approach to treating osteoarthritis. Some are available...

Coping with Psoriatic Arthritis

A greater understanding of psoriatic arthritis and an increasing number of medications available to treat it have had...

Walking for Wellness

 Subscribers OnlyWe all walk, simply to get around. But upping the amount and intensity of walking has health benefits. Cleveland...

Choose Nourishing Protein

 Subscribers OnlyOur bodies, including our joints, function best when we eat whole nourishing foods,” says Roxanne B. Sukol, MD,...

What to Eat in Winter

 Subscribers OnlyThe colder months are here for many of us, and the time of plentiful fresh, local produce in farmer’s markets is...

Knee Pain Treatment Targets Nerves

 Subscribers OnlyOsteoarthritis commonly affects the knee joint, which explains the hundreds of thousands of knee joint replacement...

Knee Pain? Work Out in Water

 Subscribers OnlyIf you have arthritis in the knees and other joints in the lower body, simple movements of daily life can be painful,...